February 23, 2015
The Hillhouse-New Haven boys and Tolland girls won the team titles at the CIAC State Open indoor track meet Feb. 21 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Wednesday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
It was Hillhouse’s first state indoor title since 1997. The Academics were led by senior Shawn Fletcher, who won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.1 seconds. Hillhouse, which edged Weston 43-40 for the title, placed in the top three in four events.
Hillhouse also won the SCC and Class L titles. It was the first time the Academics swept all three indoor titles.
The Tolland girls edged defending champion Wilbur Cross by two points to win their first title. Cross, led by anchor Danae Rivers, won the 1,600 relay, the final event, but Tolland finished third to clinch the title. Tolland scored in six events, including a victory in the sprint medley relay.
Rivers also won the 1,000 (2:56.95), 1,600 (4:54.68).
Boys and girls meet results here.
Read the meet story on Hillhouse’s victory by GameTimeCT.com’s Mary Albl here. Read the story on Tolland’s victory by The Hartford Courant’s Matthew Conyers here.
February 19, 2015
Nate Laszewski scored 14 of his 23 points in the second half as Avon pulled away for a 50-39 NCCC boys basketball victory at East Windsor Feb. 17. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Feb. 21 at 9:00pm.
Avon (14-4) trailed 21-18 at halftime before rallying in the second half. Alex Zacchio added 16 points for the Falcons, including eight in the fourth quarter. Johan Gil-Guerrero led East Windsor (6-13) with 15 points.
February 18, 2015
Sami Ashton scored 20 points and Tori Hopkins had 13 (including three three-pointers) to lead unbeaten Morgan School to a 45-42 win over Cromwell in a game between Shoreline Conference leaders Feb. 16 in Clinton. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Thursday Feb. 19 at 7:30pm.
Morgan (19-0), ranked seventh in the latest GameTimeCT.com state media/coaches poll, defeated Cromwell (17-3) for the second time this season, but it wasn’t easy. The Huskies, who took the Shoreline regular-season title, took an eight-point lead in the second quarter before the Panthers rallied to tie it at 24 at halftime.
The game was close until the final seconds, when Morgan’s Kelsey Donaldson drew a charging call with Morgan leading 43-42. Hopkins made two free throws with 18.3 seconds left and Morgan’s defense didn’t allow Cromwell a clean look at a three on the Panthers’ final possession.
Mya Villard had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Cromwell. Read the game story from GameTimeCT.com’s Henry Chisholm here.