The New London High School girls’ basketball team picked up two wins in the past week to improve their record to 9-6. The Whalers defeated Griswold 48-44 last Monday, lost to Montville 42-31 on Tuesday, and won against Woodstock Academy 51-41 on Friday. The boys’ team suffered two setbacks, falling to Career Magnet 53-38 on Wednesday and Woodstock Academy 32-28 on Friday to drop their season record to 8-6. The teams play 7 p.m. games against Bacon Academy on Tuesday and East Lyme on Friday, with the boys at home and girls away for the Bacon Academy game and the boys away and girls at home for the East Lyme showdown.
The Whalers’ wrestling team edged Griswold on Wednesday with a 34-33 win; the team has its final regular season scheduled match this week, facing Lyman Memorial and Windham Tech at home at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The swimming and diving team travels to Windham on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. meet against the host, RHAM, and Coventry and then Avery Point on Friday for a 7:30 p.m. meet with Ledyard and Stonington.
At the Williams School, the girls’ basketball team picked up a trio of wins and improved to 5-7 for the season. The Blues bested MacDuffie 37-30 on Wednesday, Providence Country Day School 48-31 on Friday, and Fishers Island School 34-24 on Saturday. The boys’ team (2-9) defeated Oxford Academy 55-29 on Wednesday but lost to Providence Country Day School 79-24 on Friday and Fishers Island School 52-42 on Saturday. The squash team suffered a 6-1 loss to the Suffield School on Wednesday and 5-2 loss to the Westminster School on Saturday to even their record to 5-5.
In cross-road rivalries, the Connecticut College men’s basketball team (6-13) defeated the Coast Guard Academy 62-55 on Monday before dropping a game to Wesleyan 71-41 on Saturday. The women’s team (7-12) lost to Rhode Island College 59-46 on Thursday and Wesleyan squeaked by in a 47-46 defeat of the Camels on Saturday. The women’s ice hockey team (9-8-1) split a pair of games with Amherst, winning 1-0 on Friday before losing 3-2 on Saturday. The men’s team defeated SUNY-Canton 3-2 on Tuesday but lost to Middlebury 4-1 on Friday and to Williams 5-0 on Saturday. The swimming and diving teams each defeated Trinity on Monday; the men placed fifth and the women seventh out of seven teams at the Dartmouth College Invitational on Saturday. In women’s squash (5-12), the Camels lost to Mount Holyoke 6-3 on Wednesday and to Drexel 7-2 on Saturday.
After losing to their neighbors, the Coast Guard Academy men’s basketball team (1-16) also fell to Wheaton 77-66 on Wednesday and MIT 92-66 on Saturday. The women’s team (7-10) defeated Wheaton 48-41 but lost to Clark 73-61 on Saturday. The wrestling team defeated Southern Maine 36-18 but fell to Trinity 31-19 in a Wednesday tri-meet, then competed in the New England Dual Championships on Saturday and placed eighth. The swimming and diving teams bested Clark on Saturday, with the men winning 140-77 and the women 142-95. At the Springfield College Invitational, both the men’s and women’s indoor track teams placed fifth in a field of 11 teams.
The men’s basketball team at Mitchell College handed Newbury its first NECC loss on Tuesday with a 73-62 win, but it marked the only victory of the week for the Mariners. The men’s team fell to Regis 58-54 on Saturday to drop their record to 8-9. Bay Path came out on top with a last minute basket in a 51-50 win over the women’s team (3-13) on Tuesday; Regis added another defeat with a 79-49 result.
- Lexus Childs-Harris and Charee Osborne: each scored 18 points in New London High School’s win against Griswold, according to The Bulletin
- Mike Commander: had a pin for New London High School to secure the wrestling team’s win against Griswold
- Tim DiPretoro: scored two of Connecticut College’s goals against SUNY-Canton
- Joshua Ford: had 18 points, 16 rebounds, and seven assists in Mitchell’s win over Newbury
- Chantel Ferguson: named the Coast Guard Academy athlete of the week for her performance in a swim meet against the Merchant Marine Academy, including three individual wins and a role in a winning medley relay team
- Marion Phillipe: logged 26 points, nine rebounds, and three assists in the Williams School win against MacDuffie
- Adam Scalesse: broke his own school record of 8.25 in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.16 on Saturday
- Sotiraq Vangelli and Drew Watson: scored 12 points and 11 points, respectively, in the Williams win against Oxford Academy
- Kaitlin Ward: picked up her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Coast Guard Academy’s win against Wheaton
- Matt Vadas and Jared Shill: top Connecticut College scorers in the basketball win against the Coast Guard; Vadas had 18 points, Shill 13.