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CHS Boys' Basketball Ends Drought With Division Win On Tuesday, Rams Swim And Dive Picks Up Home Victory

CHS Boys' Basketball Ends Drought With Division Win On Tuesday, Rams Swim And Dive Picks Up Home Victory

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On Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (2-14, 1-5 in Oronoque Division) ended a 13-game slide, winning 72-45 over North Haven (7-9, 1-5) to pick up their first division victory and earn a split of the season series.

CHS jumped out to a 9-3 lead, but North Haven rallied to tie the score at 13-13 to end the first quarter. The Indians went up 21-17 in the second, however Cheshire responded with transition basket from senior Jack Hickey and senior tri-captain Colby Griffin to draw even.

With the score tied at 23-23, senior tri-captain Alec Frione hit a three-pointer and then made two free throws with three seconds left to put CHS up 28-23 at halftime.

Cheshire came back to outscore the Indians, 24-11, in the third quarter. The Rams took advantage of a technical foul against North Haven, reeling off 10 points to go up 43-26. Frione drained a three-pointer and sank two free throws in that spurt, while Griffin made a pair of three-pointers in the third.

After missing just under four full games due to an ankle injury, Frione returned to score a personal-high 23 points. He sank three three-pointers in the victory.

Griffin posted 13 points. Senior Dylan Fohl, who came up with key blocks and loose balls in the win, netted a career-best nine points off the bench.

Hickey and junior Cole Feinauer both contributed six points. Senior tri-captain Shaan Vatti earned five points, including a three-pointer. Senior Jason Shumilla tallied four points in the second half.

In the fourth quarter, junior Connor DeLaubell hit a three-pointer and senior Jackson Cohen added a layup. Junior Yasha Laskin also sank a free throw in the win.

In the home finale on Saturday, CHS hosts Guilford (7-8) at 6 p.m. Before the game, Frione, Griffin, Vatti, Cohen, Fohl, Hickey, Jarred Miller, and Shumilla will be recognized on Senior Night.

On Jan. 21, Guilford won 68-58 over Cheshire.

Cheshire seeks to avenge a 68-58 loss on Jan. 21 at Guilford.

Boys’ Swim and Dive (8-3)

The Rams beat Suffield/East Windsor/Ellington/Windsor Locks Co-Op 98-67 at Cheshire Community Pool. Junior Harrison Hua captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.20) and 500-yard freestyle (5:07.24), while junior Justin Finkel was an individual winner in the 50-yard freestyle (23.36) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.28).

Senior tri-captain Sam Hanke (100-yard butterfly, 56.13), junior Noah Duncan (one-meter dive, 213.60), and sophomores Wes Johnson (200-yard freestyle, 2:00.64), Vincent Zhu (100-yard freestyle, 52.55), and Anmol Sapru (100-yard backstroke, 59.39) added individual victories.

Hanke, sophomore Ed Chen, Finkel, and freshman Alex Fang won the opening 200-yard medley relay (1:45.13). Senior Donald Demollari, Chen, Zhu, and Hua teamed to win the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.33). Junior Hayden Curello, freshman Silas Wang, Fang, and Hanke earned first place in the 400-yard freestyle (3:31.17).

On Friday, Cheshire hosts Daniel Hand at 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s varsity schedule:

Girls’ Ice Hockey (11-5-1)

Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op hosts Masuk/Barlow/Newtown/Lauralton Hall/Shelton Co-Op (1-16) at Louis Astorino Ice Arena in Hamden. Start: 3:45 p.m.

Skiing (Boys, 7-8; Girls, 0-9)

Cheshire boys and girls face Barlow, Danbury, Ridgefield, and Wilton at Mount Southington. Start: 4:15 p.m.

Wrestling (1-14)

In the dual-meet finale, Cheshire hosts Shelton at 6:30 p.m.

Girls’ Basketball (3-14, 1-6 in Quinnipiac Division)

In the division finale, Cheshire looks to snap an eight-game skid when visiting Wallingford to play Lyman Hall (10-8, 2-4) at 7 p.m. CHS aims to avenge a 63-44 loss on Jan. 21.


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