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high school roundup Bethel girls advance

February 27, 2019

BETHEL — A hot start from the Bethel girls basketball team earned the 11th-seeded Wildcats another home game in the Class M tournament, as the quick jolt and stifling defense led to a 40-24 win over No. 22 Montville Tuesday night.

Bethel — which will host No. 27 Capital Prep on Friday in the second round — led 10-0 early and 18-4 after one quarter of play. Maranda Nyborg scored 18 points for the Wildcats (18-6), who have won 14 of their last 15 games.

Conference champion Newtown (21-3) advanced to the second round in Class LL behind a comfortable 54-30 win over Manchester. Ten different Nighthawks scored during the game, including 12 from Nicki DaPra and 10 from Carlie Smith. Newtown will host Wethersfield Friday night.

Pomperaug (16-6) won its Class L opener Monday behind 32 points from Maggie Lee. The Panthers crushed Crosby 79-28 and will host No. 22 Branford in the second round on Thursday.

BETHEL 40, MONTVILLE 24

MONTVILLE (12-9)

Kara Beaupre 2 0-2 4 Maya Hillman 2 3-4 7 Haley Kerwin 3 0-0 6 Emma Halman 1 0-0 2 Grace Sanford 2 1-2 5. Totals. 10 4-8-24.

BETHEL (16-5)

Mia Prazeres 0 0-2 0 Natasha Redmond 0 2-2 2 Vicky Gracy 2 2-2 6 Brooke Lacey 2 0-0 4 Ruby Ackerman 1 0-0 2 Gabi Mendonca 4 0-0 8 Maranda Nyborg 8 2-2 18. Totals: 17 6-8 40.

MONTVILLE 4 11 4 5—24

BETHEL 18 6 4 12—40

3-pointers: None

NEWTOWN 54, MANCHESTER 30

MANCHESTER (9-12)

Jahkaya Butler 3 0-2 6 Shalom Acheampong 0 1-2 1 Tyonna Tyson 8 1-2 17 Guliana Squatrito 3 0-0 6. Totals: 14 2-6 30.

NEWTOWN (18-3)

Cailin Wilson 1 0-0 3 Amy Sapenter 3 1-2 8 Emma Magazu 2 2-2 6 Carolina Stubbs 0 0-2 0 Cyleigh Wilson 1 1-2 4 Carlie Smith 3 2-2 10 Jackie Mathews 2 0-0 4 Nicki DaPra 5 0-0 12 Shea Murphy 2 1-2 5 Sarah Nowacki 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 7-12 54.

MANCHESTER 7 8 6 9—30

NEWTOWN 14 21 12 7—54

3-pointers: N—Ca. Wilson, Sapenter, Cy. Wilson, Smith 2, DaPra 2.

POMPERAUG 79, CROSBY 23

CROSBY (8-13)

Amayah Benjamin 0 1-2 1 Tiahna Pulliam 6 2-4 18 Destiny Parris 1 0-0 2 Djeidy Silva 1 0-0 2 Totals: 8 3-6 23.

POMPERAUG (16-5)

Marina Lambiase 2 0-0 4 Alex Rafferty 5 0-2 12 Jada Stietzel 0 0-0 0 Molly Flanagan 4 1-2 9 Maggie Lee 12 2-4 32 Cara McGettigan 4 0-0 8 Sydney Lounsbury 2 0-0 4 Maddox Legg 1 0-0 2 Megan Reilly 2 0-2 4 Madison Villa 1 0-0 2 Jessica Evans 1 0-0 2 Totals: 33 3-10 79.

CROSBY 5 2 8 8—23

POMPERAUG 24 30 11 14—79

3-pointers: C—Pulliam 4; P—Lee 6, Rafferty 2.