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New London Sports Roundup: NLHS's Super Bowl Champion

Whalers pick up two basketball wins; Mitchell College wins overtime game against Becker

David Reed, a New London High School graduate and wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, will receive a Super Bowl ring after the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s big game. Reed had time on the field but did not pick up any new stats in the Ravens’ 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII.

High school

The NLHS boys’ basketball team tacked on another two wins in the week, boosting their record to 10-6 after defeating Bacon Academy 72-66 on Tuesday and East Lyme 75-51 on Friday. The team plays Fitch in a 7 p.m. home game on Tuesday and Windham in a 7 p.m. away game on Friday. The girls’ team played on the same days, losing to Bacon Academy 43-30 and to East Lyme 52-35. The team drops to 9-8 and faces Fitch in a 7 p.m. away game on Tuesday and Windham at home at 7 p.m. on Friday.

The Whalers’ wrestling team defeated Lyman-Windham Tech 47-21 in the ECC Small match on Wednesday, putting the team at 4-2 for the season. The team competes at the ECC championships this weekend at Fitch, with matches at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. The swimming and diving teams compete against Fitch at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at UConn Avery Point.

At the Williams School, the boys’ basketball team (3-8) lost to Marianapolis 61-36 on Friday but defeated Watkinson 63-38 on Saturday. In their only game of the week, the girls’ basketball team (5-8) fell to the Lincoln School 61-27.

College

The Mitchell College men’s basketball team bested Becker in a 79-71 overtime game on Tuesday and went on to defeat Lesley 72-66 on Thursday. The Mariners dropped a 93-66 result to Elms on Saturday, putting their record at 10-10. The women’s team (4-14) lost a 68-49 game to Newbury on Tuesday before triumphing in a 75-56 Thursday game against Bay Path and losing to Elms 56-39 on Saturday.

The Connecticut College men’s ice hockey team (7-10-3) twice defeated Tufts, with the Camels earning a 5-2 result in Friday’s “Green Dot” game to raise awareness of domestic violence and a 3-2 score on Saturday. The women’s ice hockey team (10-9-1) split a pair of games with Middlebury, winning 3-2 on Saturday and falling 4-0 the next day. The men’s basketball team (7-14) won a 91-79 game against WCSU on Tuesday but lost to Hamilton 60-57 on Friday. The women’s basketball team (8-12) defeated Hamilton 51-46. The men’s swimming and diving team competed against Bates and won 219-85 on Saturday; the women’s team also defeated Bates with a 188-93 score, but lost to Wellesley 158-155 in the same meet. The squash teams competed in the NESCAC Championships, with the men’s team (10-13) falling 7-2 to Amherst on Friday before scoring upset wins by sweeping Wesleyan 9-0 on Saturday and defeating Colby 6-3 on Sunday. The women’s team (9-14) lost to Wesleyan 7-2 on Friday, and in Saturday action the team beat Tufts 9-0 and lost to Colby 8-1. The indoor track teams competed at the Tufts University Stampede invitational on Saturday, with the men placing 11th out of 24 teams and the women placing 10th out of 26 teams.

At the Coast Guard Academy, the men’s swimming and diving team won a 182-96 meet against Wesleyan on Saturday while the women lost 144-140. The wrestling team placed seventh of eight teams competing in the All-Academy Championships on Saturday. The men’s basketball team (1-18) lost to Springfield 58-45 on Wednesday and 89-53 to WPI on Saturday. MIT bested the women’s team (7-12) with a 62-47 result on Wednesday, and the team fell to Smith 71-50 on Saturday. The Bears also competed in the Tufts Stampede, with the women placing eighth of 24 teams and the men placing ninth of 20 teams.

Standout athletes

  • Deante Bruton: scored 11 points in New London’s win against East Lyme, according to The Bulletin.
  • JC Cangelosi: scored the game-winning goal in Conn College’s second game against Tufts.
  • Sara Cantrell: Coast Guard Academy athlete named as the NEWMAC Diver of the Week
  • Caroline Corbett: scored the winning goal in the first Conn College women’s hockey game against Middlebury
  • Alex Del Rio: scored eight of Mitchell College’s 12 overtime points against Becker
  • Tara Gabelman: scored 23 points and had nine rebounds in Conn College’s win against Hamilton
  • Nate Giorgio: Coast Guard Academy wrestler, who placed second at the All-Academy Championships and was the only Division III wrestler to make a championship match in the tournament; Giorgio is also ranked first in the nation for his weight at D3wrestling.com
  • Keith Porter and Josh Maynard: top scoring players in the Whalers’ win against Bacon Academy; Porter had 22 points, Maynard 14
  • Joshua Ford: had a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie Mitchell with Becker and send the game to overtime; scored 24 points in the win against Lesley
  • Amanda Garcia: scored 20 points for Mitchell in the win against Bay Path
  • Drew Watson: had 18 points in the Williams School win against Watkinson

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ZIGGY February 05, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Nice job Josh Maynard!---glad things are working out for YOU!---I don't blame you for leaving Waterford---all the townspeople know the politics & favoritism that seeps from the Waterford coaches veins

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