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New London Sports Roundup: Overtime Wins For Coast Guard, Mitchell

Bears triumph in triple overtime; Whalers boys' team again on four-game winning streak

High school

The New London High School boys’ basketball is again on a hot streak with four wins in a row, bringing their record to 12-6. The Whalers defeated Fitch 70-54 on Tuesday and Windham 91-74 on Thursday. The girls’ basketball team (9-10) has the exact opposite fortune, having given up four games in a row. The team fell to Fitch 37-25 on Tuesday, then to Windham 46-42 on Thursday. The final regular season games take place this week, with the boys playing 7 p.m. home games against Griswold and Norwich Free Academy on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, and the girls playing an away game against Westbrook at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

The Whalers have a winless 0-9 season in swimming and diving, falling to Fitch 89-48 in Tuesday’s meet. They’re taking on Waterford this week at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Lancers’ pool.

The Williams School canceled weekend competitions due to the blizzard but suffered two basketball losses on Wednesday. The boys’ team (3-9) fell to Rocky Hill 57-49 while the girls’ team (5-9) lost 45-27 to St. Andrew’s School.

College

The Coast Guard Academy fought hard for a series of basketball wins. The women’s team (8-12) had a particularly dramatic victory on Wednesday, managing to erase a 17-point to defeat Springfield 55-54 in triple overtime; the Bears also triumphed over Mount Holyoke with a 65-47 result. The men’s team (2-19) lost to Clark 89-47 on Wednesday, but picked up its second win of the season with a 64-58 result against Wheaton on Sunday. The wrestling team lost to the Merchant Marine Academy 26-15 on Wednesday.

The Mitchell College men’s basketball team won its third overtime game of the season, besting Newbury 82-73 on Thursday to improve its record to 11-10. The women’s team (5-16) lost to Becker 70-60 on Monday, but also bested Newbury with a 71-67 result.

At Connecticut College, the women’s ice hockey team defeated Stevenson 4-1 on Sunday, improving their record to 12-9-1. The men’s team (7-11-3) lost to Amherst 4-2 on the same day. The women’s basketball team (9-13) beat Nichols 64-60 last Monday but lost to Bowdoin 72-59 on Sunday. In their only game of the week, the men’s basketball team (7-15) lost to Bowdoin 60-56.

Several other competitions were canceled or postponed due to the storm.

Standout athletes

  • Abby Bishop: named the Coast Guard Academy Athlete of the Week after placing second in the pentathlon at the Tufts University Invitational on Feb. 3
  • Kaylee Cerruto: had 17 points and 12 assists in Mitchell’s win against Newbury
  • Kaitlyn Cresencia: had eight points for Connecticut College in the game against Nichols, including two foul shots that helped secure the victory
  • Alex del Rio: scored eight points in overtime for Mitchell, helping secure the overtime win against Newbury
  • Meghan Fornaro: forced the Coast Guard’s third overtime against Springfield with a score and made a three-pointer to secure the win
  • Kelsie Fralick: stopped 13 shots in Conn College’s hockey win against Stevenson
  • Jimmy Knudsen and Greg Marshall: scored 26 points and 24 points, respectively, in the Coast Guard basketball win against Wheaton
  • Alexi Howland and Kaitlin Ward: top scorers in the Coast Guard’s win against Springfield with 12 points each
  • Greg Marshall: scored his 1,000th career point in the Coast Guard’s loss to Clark
  • Keith Porter and Colin Sawyer: top scorers in the Whaler boys’ basketball wins. Porter had 27 points and 18 rebounds while Sawyer had 16 points against Fitch, according to The Bulletin; Porter picked up a whopping 41 points against Windham while Sawyer had 13
  • Victoria Sutherland: top scorer in the Coast Guard win against Mount Holyoke with 17 points
  • Tim Young: scored a three-pointer for Mitchell to bring the Newbury game into overtime

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