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New London Sports Roundup: Wins Scarce In Post-Holiday Games

New London High School basketball teams get mixed results; Connecticut College men's ice hockey victory is only college win

High School

Wilbur Cross snapped the winning streak of the New London High School boys' basketball team last Wednesday, defeating the Whalers 69-60. The team also had a heartbreaking one point loss on Saturday when they fell to St. Raphael 42-41, but picked up another win the night before with a 64-50 result against East Lyme. The team is now at 5-3 and this week plays 7 p.m. away games against Fitch and Hamden on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively. The girls' basketball team defeated Wheeler 47-38 on Wednesday but lost to East Lyme 50-46, bringing their season record to 4-4. They next play Fitch and Lyman Memorial in 7 p.m. home games on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.

The NLHS wrestling team takes on Montville in a 6 p.m. away match on Wednesday and East Haven in a 9:30 a.m. match on Saturday. The swimming and diving team has two meets this week at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point pool: one against Ledyard and Stonington at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the other against Fitch at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

The Williams School basketball teams are each at 0-4 after post-holiday losses. The boys fell to St. Andrew's School 61-40 on Friday while the Watkinson School defeated the girls 49-22. The squash team is at 2-2 after losing to Choate Rosemary Hall 6-1 on Saturday.

College

Connecticut College's sports program is returning to its packed schedule, with the hockey teams back in action in the past week. Norwich blanked the men's ice hockey team 6-0 on Friday in the Northland Savings Bank Holiday Tournament, but they came back the next day to defeat UMass-Darmouth 3-2 and bring their season record to 3-6-1. The women's ice hockey team was the victim of two Bowdoin shutouts, 4-0 on Friday and 3-0 on Saturday, and the team is now at 4-5-1. The men's basketball team (5-8) dropped a 74-67 game to Trinity on Friday and 77-67 game to Amherst on Saturday. The women's team (5-8) also unsuccessfully contested the two schools on those days, losing to Trinity 52-41 and to Amherst 50-48.

The Coast Guard Academy basketball teams started up again in the past week, but couldn't pick up a win. Salve Regina defeated the men's team 72-50 on Wednesday, while Springfield bested the Bears 62-50 on Saturday; the team's record for the season is 1-9. The women's team (4-6) fell to WPI on Saturday in a 60-44 game. The academy also announced that its women's soccer team received the Gold Team Ethics Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for completing its second straight season with no players receiving yellow or red cards.

A correction from last week: Mitchell College hasn't quite resumed its winter athletics. The basketball teams hold their first post-holiday games on Tuesday, with both playing Regis.

Standout athletes

  • JC Cangelosi, whose goal in the Connecticut College men's ice hockey game against UMass-Dartmouth ensured the team's win
  • Tom Conlin, who picked up 20 saves in the game (including nine in the third period) and earned his first win
  • Lexus Childs-Harris and Deanna McCarvill, the top scoring NLHS girls in the game against Wheeler; according to the Westerly Sun, Childs-Harris had 22 points while McCarvill had 20
  • Avery Fanning, a Coast Guard Academy freshman who won Laser Full Rig division of the Orange Bowl sailing event over the Dec. 29-30 weekend
  • Keith Porter, who had 19 points in the St. Raphael game according to The Bulletin

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