On Tuesday in Milford, Cheshire High School boys’ basketball (4-14, 2-5 in Oronoque Division) won 55-46 at Foran (10-9, 2-5), extending their win streak to three games. CHS also avenged a 51-46 loss to the Lions on Jan. 28.
The Rams built an 18-10 advantage in the first quarter and extended the lead to 35-20 at halftime. Senior tri-captain Colby Griffin tallied 15 of his game-high 19 points in the opening half, sinking three three-pointers. Senior tri-captain Alec Frione tallied 16 points, 10 coming in the first two quarters. He hit two three-pointers in both halves.
Cheshire closed the second quarter on an 11-0 run. Senior Jack Hickey, who scored six of his personal-best eight points in the first half, netted two baskets in the spurt.
In the third quarter, the Lions rallied with an 11-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 37-33, but Frione halted Cheshire’s drought with a three-pointer.
Senior Dylan Fohl beat the buzzer with a put back to put the Rams up 42-35 at the end of the third quarter.
Foran pulled to within 49-46, but the Rams went six for six on free throws to end the game.
Senior tri-captain Shaan Vatti and junior Cole Feinauer both put in four points, while senior Jason Shumilla joined Fohl with two points.
Defensively, the Rams limited Foran senior John Shannon to 14 points. In the first meeting, Shannon posted a game-high 22 points, including the eventual winning three-pointer.
For the division finale on Friday, Cheshire travels to play Hamden (13-6, 6-1) at 7 p.m. On Jan. 31, Hamden won 70-40 at CHS.
Girls’ Ice Hockey (12-7-1)
In the regular-season finale, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op fell 7-5 to West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy Co-Op (12-7) at West Haven’s Bennett Rink.
Momentum shifted in the first two periods. WH/SHA jumped ahead 2-0, but the Connecticut Blades used two goals from Amity senior Tess Csejka and another goal by Amity senior Haley Cable to take a 3-2 lead in the first two period. CHS senior Nadia DiNatale picked two assists in the frame.
WH/SHA opened the second with a 3-0 run, however the Blades tied the game at 5-5 on goals by Csejka and Amity freshman Samantha Drane. Amity senior Sara Cable assisted Drane.
In the third period, WH/SHA put up two goals to snap the tie and tie the season series at 1-1.
As the Southern Connecticut Conference regular-season champion, the Blades have the top seed in the tournament that starts next Monday. The Blades won the South Division Tournament last winter.
Wednesday’s varsity schedule:
Boys’ Ice Hockey (8-7-2)
The Rams host Farmington Valley Co-Op (13-2-1) at Wesleyan University. Start time is 4 p.m.