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Boys' Wrap Up
By Ryan Rumrill
Town Crier sportswriter
Jan. 27 the Centaurs and the Redman squared off and the contest ended with Woodstock beating Killing by a score of 56-37.
The contest was a tale of two halves, where the Redman came out of the gate the making shots and getting defensive stops but both teams played with a slow pace and ran offense in the half court sets. It was a 16-14 lead for Killingly at the half. In the second half was the complete opposite where Woodstock came out in a new defense, the pace just picked up and became a transition game. Woodstock started forcing turnovers and took the lead against Killingly. Then Nick Short from Woodstock caught fire and scored all of his 14 points in the third quarter. The Centaurs maintained the lead 35-30 going into the final period and that’s where Woodstock opened up the lead behind Chase Anderson. Anderson scored team high 17 points, scored six of them in the fourth quarter. Cole Hackett scored 15 points in the game, scoring eight of them in the final period. The Centaurs finished the game on a 21-7 run to control the win 56-37, but Killingly was in the game throughout the game before going cold late. Luke Desaulnier leads the team with 12 points, Gavin Turner scored nine points, and Jared Gosper finished the game with eight points. This moves Killingly to 7-7 and Woodstock is 6-7.
Putnam Science Academy 85
Orangeville Prep (Canada) 75
Eric Ayala continues to put up buckets as he stepped up in the National Prep School Invitational at Rhode Island College. He scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and tallied four assists to lead Putnam Science Academy past Orangeville Prep from Canada by 10 points. Malik Ondigo played very well offensively and scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and received an offer from the University of Pittsburgh after the game. Jaheam Cornwall finished the game with 14 points and Alexis Yetna scored 12 points and brought down six rebounds for the Mustangs who move to 20-5 on the season.
Berkshire School 43
The Golden Knights faced off with the Berkshire school at their place and took an early lead and maintained it behind the scoring coming from Tyler Burton who finished with 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and Stephon Baxter who finished with 12 points. Joe Del Ricci led the team in scoring with 15 points and move to 7-8 on the year. Owen Soontjens finished with 10 points including two three pointers.
Putnam Science Academy 68
Monteverde Academy (FL) 69
Eric Ayala leads the Mustangs enroute to his 16 points and five assists, while having help from Alexis Yetna who had 14 points and 11 rebounds, KeAndre Fair had 12 points hitting a few from down-town, and Lapri McCray Pace had 10 points and five rebounds. Malik Ondigo finished the game with eight points and six rebounds for the Mustangs as they fall by one point to move to 19-5 on the season.
In the primetime matchup between the two neighboring schools, the Putnam Clippers traveled to Thompson where they squared off against the eye of the Tigers. The game was close through three quarters when the score was 34-31. In the final period, the Clippers got behind their senior leader Lucas Bastilio who scored 14 points in the fourth quarter enroute to his game-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. The Clippers held the Tigers to one basket in the final quarter with the 19-2 run to win the game 53-33 and move to 6-6 on the season. Most importantly it snapped a four-game losing skid. Sebastian Ramos scored seven points, while Zack Cutler and Austin Harmon both scored six points, and Connor Holloman scored five points. The Tigers were led by Simon Silvia who finished the game with 13 points, and Evan Ware scored nine points as Tourtellotte falls to 5-8 on the campaign.
Putnam Science Academy 95
Believe Prep (SC) 74
A day after a triple overtime game, signs of fatigue showed in some legs but the Mustangs bounce back in a great second half of the game after going into the break up two points. PSA was led by the outside shooting from KeAndre Fair, who sank five three-pointers, and Brandon Hurst who hit three three-pointers scoring 15 points each. Inside game was good with Issac Kante scoring 13 points and five rebounds, Malik Ondigo had 10 points, and Alexis Yetna had seven points, eight rebounds, and four blocks. Malik Curry had nine points and had five assists, while Eric Ayala had nine points, four rebounds, and Lapri McCray-Pace had six points and grabbed six rebounds. Jaheam Cornwall finished the game with five points but eight assists for the Mustangs who now move to (19-4).
The Golden Knights took on a very good Brooks Academy who came onto the campus of Marianapolis undefeated and challenged the Knights from the opening jump. Knights battled the entire game but fell 57-42. Marianapolis (6-8) was led by Joe Del Ricci who scored a team-high 17 points, and 13 of which came from the charity stripe. Stephon Baxter finished the game with nine points, and Marley Blommers had six points and four rebounds.
St. Mark’s 48
The Griffins were paced by Christian Wilson who finished the game with 20 points and move their record to (5-8) as the team battled back from an early deficit to take home the win.
Woodstock Academy 56
Waterford and Woodstock squared off for a very competitive game and Waterford had two 20-point scorers as Mike Buscetto leads the game with 24 points and Colin Shannon had 20 points to lift the Lancers over the Centaurs. Woodstock was paced by Cole Hackett who scored a team-high 16 points and Nick Short who also scored 14 points. Jared Bouten scored 10 points and Chase Anderson contributes six points for the Centaurs (5-7).
Putnam Science Academy Prep 119
Commonwealth Academy 113 (3OT)
In a rematch in the Power 5 conference, the PSA mustangs traveled to Springfield in hopes to get redemption against the Commonwealth Academy Tornados who beat them at home for their second loss of the season. As expected was another great game which not only did they play all of regulation, but took three overtime periods for the game to be finalized where the PSA Mustangs left with the victory as they were behind the French Menace Alexis Yetna who finished with an incredible 30 points and grabbed 22 rebounds and was just a beast all over the court. Eric Ayala was great once again as he totaled 25 points, dished out 5 assists, and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Mustangs cruise to their fifth win in a row (18-4). Jaheam Cornwall was also on fire from downtown again as he scored 24 points and dished out three assists in the win. New additions to the team Malik Curry totaled 13 points in the game as Kentravious Jones scored four points but grabbed seven rebounds.
Killingly defeats Montville behind the scoring efforts of three players in double digits, led by Jared Gosper who had a game high 12 points and had five assists. Luke Desaulnier contributed with 11 points for the Redman, while Dommoy Ennis tallied 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Redman move to 7-6, 2-3 on the season and kept Montville winless in conference play, as the Indians move to 4-10, 0-6. Gavin Turner also scored nine points and had five rebounds, while Sean Johndrow scored six points in the game.
Putnam Science Academy Varsity 119
St. Thomas More Varsity 81
The Putnam Science Varsity controlled the game from the opening jump enroute to a 119 to 81 victory at home over the St. Thomas More varsity squad. Amir Paul leads the way for PSA with 31 points as he was joining by Alex White who had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Nate Patenaude put up 17 points and Liam Jacobs had 16 points to go along with eight rebounds. Manny Warren also contributed 11 points while Dan Porcic scored nine points in the victory moving the varsity team to 15-3 on the season.
The Redman lost a very close game to Lyman where Lyman made a turnover on an ill-advised pass over the middle of the court, which was stolen by the Killingly, but the Bulldogs (8-6) scored a basket to go-ahead by three points and as the game was close the whole way. But the Redman come up just short after the finger roll layup by Dave Lopez Jr. to put Lyman up three, but then they got a steal of their own down just one point after a trip to the free throw line where Gavin Turner converted on both, but Killingly just didn’t get a good look at the game winning basket and move to 6-6 on the season. Dommoy Ennis leads the Killingly in scoring and rebounding with a total of 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Jared Gosper scored 10 points for Killingly, while Sean Johndrow scored five, and Gavin Turner scored four. David Lopez leads Lyman to the Victory with 14 points and Kory Lazur had 10 points as well.
Grasso Tech 42
The Tourtellotte Tigers squared off against Grasso Tech where Tigers were paced by Evan Ware who scored a game-high 20 points in the contest, including eight points from the free throw line and the contributions from Simon Silvia who scored four baskets and a pair of free throws and the and-one basket for 11 points in the game. Jackson Padula who also scored double digits with 10 points, Devin Barbour scored eight points, and Ben Leveille scored six points for Tourtellotte who moves to (5-9) this year.