High SCHOOL ROUNDUP Brunswick hockey, Greenwich girls basketball victorious
Paul Davey’s natural hat trick powered the Brunswick School hockey team past Belmont Hill School, 4-2, in the opening round of the Belmont Hill/Nichols Tournament on Friday in Buffalo, N.Y.
Davey, a sophomore, tallied twice with the Bruins on a power play. His third goal, which gave Brunswick a 3-0 lead in the second period came off a 2-on-1. Cooper Moore and Ryan St. Louis assisted on Davey’s first goal, while Charles Shaffer and Matthew McGroarty set up his second tally.
Shaffer got the assist on Davey’s third goal and scored an empty-netter.
Belmont Hill began forcing turnovers and creating scoring chances late in the second period and closed to within 3-1.
According to Brunswick coach Mike Kennedy, the Bruins recommitted to the defensive side of the game in the third period and made plays that don’t show up in the stat sheet.
Senior goalie Dan Dachille sealed the win for the Bruins with 26 saves. Up next for the 4-3-3 Bruins in the tournament is a matchup against Kimball Union Saturday at 11 a.m.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
After losing to the Sports and Medical Sciences Academy in the first round of the Plainville Tournament Thursday, Greenwich got back on the winning track Friday, registering a 55-43 victory over Amistad in the consolation round.
Senior center Taylor Stamos and junior forward Julia Conforti scored 11 points apiece to pace the Cardinals, who improved their overall record to 3-4.
Stamos, who posted double figures in scoring in rebounds in both games of the tourney, was named to the All-Tournament Team. Greenwich trailed, 12-7, following the first quarter, but outscored Amistad, 15-9, in the second quarter to take a 22-21 halftime advantage. The Cardinals then used a 19-11 third-quarter run to open a 41-32 lead after three quarters of play.
Senior guard Michelle Morganti added seven points, while junior guard Jordan Moses, freshman forward Kelly Martyanov and freshman guard Kristin Riggs each contributed four points for the Cards. Sophomore guard Nealia Maheia had five points for the victors.
Stamos scored seven points during the second half, while Conforti had six points over the final two quarters. Christine Ferguson, a sophomore forward, scored a game-high 20 points for Amistad (2-4). Trinity Moody had 14 points for Amistad.
Up next for Greenwich is a road game against FCIAC rival Darien on Thursday at 7 p.m.
GREENWICH 55, AMISTAD 43
GREENWICH 7 15 19 15 — 55
AMISTAD 12 9 11 11 — 43
Julia Conforti 5 0-0 11; Jordan Moses 0 4-5 4; Nealia Maheia 2 1-2 5; Michelle Morganti 3 1-2 7; Kristin Riggs 2 0-0 4; Kate Loughran 1 0-0 2; Bea Owens 1 0-0 2; Kelly Martyanov 2 0-0 4; Taylor Stamos 5 1-5 11; Marielle Povinelli 1 2-2 5. Totals: 22 9-16 55.
Alijah Mitchell 0 0-0 0; Zanieyah Lewis 0 0-2 0; Mahogany Brown 1 2-4 5; Chyna Watts 2 0-0 4; Christine Ferguson 9 2-7 20; Trinity Moody 6 0-0 14. Totals: 18 4-13 43.
3-pointers: G — Conforti, Povinelli; A — Moody 2, Brown.
Records: Greenwich 3-4; Amistad 2-4.