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Panthers collect victory No. 13

Chronicle Staff Reports

TOLLAND — Taylor Verboven scored 13 points to lead the E.O. Smith girls basketball team in a 36-31 Central Connecticut Conference Patriot East Division victory on Monday night over Tolland.

Kaleigh Dale added 12 points for the Panthers, who improved to 13-7 overall, 6-4 in the Patriot East.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cliff Jones finished with a game-high 34 points as Windham dropped a 71-66 Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III game to St. Bernard in Uncasville.

Jaezean Andrade had a career-high 20 points for the Whips (8-9 overall, 5-5 Division III).

Max Lee had 23 points and Joseph Beltran (14 points) made a pair of free throws with 11 seconds remaining that helped seal the victory as the Saints (17-2 overall, 10-1) rallied from a 55-46 deficit to start the fourth quarter and clinched a tie for the ECC Division III title.

In Jewett City, Jordan Balogh had a double-double (13 points, 17 rebounds) as Windham Tech dropped a 75-64 non-league game to Griswold.

Andre Jose led the Mighty Tigers (11-7) with 19 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Anthony Toce and Cole Paquin each added 12.

Max Gregory (20 points) led the Wolverines (11-7), who shot 10-of-13 at the foul line in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

In Granby, Chris Prior scored 14 points as Coventry (4-14 overall, 3-12 league) dropped a 56-34 North Central Connecticut Conference decision to Granby Memorial.

Jonathan Bystrowski had 11 points for the Bears (12-5, 11-4).

 

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