On Friday, Cheshire High School girls’ basketball (3-8) held on to win 33-32 over Lyman Hall (4-6) and end a three-game slide. The Trojans went up 19-16 at halftime, but CHS outscored their rival, 13-7, in the third quarter to take the lead.
The Trojans had a chance to win at the buzzer, but a final shot didn’t go down and the Rams came away victorious in their final regular-season home game. For CHS, junior Grace Lurz scored eight of her team-high 12 points after halftime.
Junior Emily Grayson posted a personal-best six points in the opening half. Senior co-captain Kaylee Clark and junior Jenna Stickney both netted four points in the second and third quarters.
Junior Tess Givens put three points, while senior co-captains Sophie Vagts and Ella Watson both scored two points in the third quarter.
Lyman Hall senior co-captain Natalie Panagrosso scored a game-high 14 points.
In a family connection, CHS Assistant Sarah Mik watched her daughter, Lyman Hall senior Brianna Mik, score 10 points against the Rams. Sarah Mik retired from being Cheshire’s Head Coach in 2016, but returned to coach the freshmen team this season and work with first-year head coach Angelica Ariola.
To end the regular season on Monday, Cheshire visits North Haven (6-5) to play at 7 p.m. CHS seeks to avenge a 45-15 loss from Feb. 12.
Boys’ Swim and Dive (8-1)
In virtual action, Cheshire won 93-88 over Fairfield Prep to sweep the dual-meet series. Senior tri-captain Harrison Hua won four events, while senior tri-captain Justin Finkel and senior Martin Adlianitski were triple-winners.
Individually, Hua captured the 50- (23.48) and 100-yard (50.82) freestyles, while Finkel captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:04.53) and 100-yard butterfly (53.02). Adlianitski swept the 200- (1:51.06) and 500-yard (4:59.23) freestyles.
Hua and Finkel teamed with juniors Wes Johnson and Anmol Sapru to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.41). In the 200-yard freestyle race, Hua and Adlianitski combined with sophomores Silas Wang and Alex Fang to take first place in 1:35.26.
Senior tri-captain Noah Duncan was victorious in the one-meter dive (218.55) and Wang clocked the top time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.93).
For the dual-meet finale next Tuesday at 3 p.m., Cheshire will have another virtual rematch against North Haven/East Haven/North Branford/Guilford Co-Op. On Feb. 27, CHS earned a one-point win (93.5-92.5).
Boys’ Basketball (5-6)
The Rams had their four-game win streak snapped in a 57-40 loss at Lyman Hall (9-2). The Trojans outscored CHS 19-8 in the third quarter, building a 45-26 lead.
Sophomore Jack Markarian led CHS with 10 points. Senior Brandon Mei netted a personal-high seven points, tying junior Luke Nieman.
Senior tri-captain Conner DeLaubell and senior Sincere Myers both put in five points. Senior Shea Cronin and junior Andre Nguyen hit three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Nieman and DeLaubell also made three-pointers.
For Lyman Hall, senior co-captain Luke O’Reardon finished with a game-high 18 points. Senior co-captain Ty Voisine and senior Jayden Cunningham had 14 and 12 points, respectively.
On Monday, the Rams host North Haven (0-11) in the regular-season finale at 7 p.m. In the Feb. 12 opener, CHS won 52-21 on the road.