WILLIMANTIC â€” Marcos Rodriguez got Windham High started off on the right foot with a pin of Killinglyâ€™s John Creswell with 15 seconds remaining in their 152-pound tussle to open Thursday nightâ€™s Eastern Connecticut Conference wrestling match but the Redmen responded with wins in the next five matches en route to a 49-21 victory over the Whippets.
Jaden Malave stopped the bleeding for the Whips with a 4-0 decision over Killinglyâ€™s Willie Postell in their 285-pound match but Killingly responded once again, earning wins in the next three weight classes.
Windhamâ€™s Alejandro Garcia garnered six points for the Whips (10-1) with a pin at 126 pounds and Sebastien Stultz tacked on another pin at the 1:01 mark of the third period in his 132-pound match to cap the scoring for Windham.
Shirshac inches closer
WILLIMANTIC â€” Senior guard Marissa Shirshac inched closer to a pair of all-time school records on Thursday night after scoring 27 points in a 61-44 loss to Cheney Tech.
Shirshac, who drained four 3-pointers en route to her game-high scoring effort, now has 1,407 points for her career, just 13 behind all-time girls scoring leader Kara Thibodeau (1,420) and 24 shy of Larry Slyman (1,431), the all-time male leading scorer in Windham Tech hoop history.
Shirshac and her Mighty Tigers host Norwich Tech tonight at 5:30 p.m.
LEBANON â€” Lyman Memorial jumped out to a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and coasted into the halftime break with a 41-4 advantage en route to a 54-12 victory over visiting Ellis Tech on Thursday night.
Hailey Tompkins scored a game-high 18 points and added 10 steals, six rebounds and a pair of blocks for the Bulldogs (5-4) while Victoria Beckwith (10 points, 6 steals, 4 rebounds), Sidney Pankowski (8 points, 5 steals), Lexi Luft (7 points) and Nicolette Cordy (6 points) added fine games.
Mighty Tigers prevail
MANCHESTER â€” Roland Baez made 1-of-2 free throws with 3.2 seconds left following an intentional foul and Windham Tech ran out the clock after inbounding the ball seconds later as the Mighty Tigers collected a 76-73 Connecticut Technical Conference Charter Oak Division victory over host Cheney Tech on Thursday night.
Windham Techâ€™s Cole Paquin led all scorers with 21 points on the night while Andre Jose (15 points) and Anthony Toce (12 points) also hit for double-digits for the Mighty Tigers (5-4 overall, 2-0 CTC Charter Oak Division).
Jordan Balogh scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-for-4 effort from the foul line over the final two minutes, while Abram Rosario contributed a fine overall game that included nine points, six rebounds and four assists.