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Killingly hands Whippets first loss

WILLIMANTIC — Marcos Rodriguez got Windham High started off on the right foot with a pin of Killingly’s John Creswell with 15 seconds remaining in their 152-pound tussle to open Thursday night’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 Killingly’s Willie Postell in their 285-pound match but Killingly responded once again, earning wins in the next three weight classes.

Windham’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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Shirshac inches closer

WILLIMANTIC — 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.

Bulldogs coast

LEBANON — 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.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Mighty Tigers prevail

MANCHESTER — 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 Tech’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.

 

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