CHS Boys Stay Unbeaten In The Pool On Tuesday, Boys' Basketball Team Drops OT Thriller, Blades Fall In Ice Hockey Opener

CHS Boys Stay Unbeaten In The Pool On Tuesday, Boys' Basketball Team Drops OT Thriller, Blades Fall In Ice Hockey Opener

In a virtual meet on Tuesday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive improved to 2-0 with a 92-86 victory over Daniel Hand. Competing at the Cheshire Community Pool, senior tri-captain Harrison Hua won the 100-yard freestyle (50.82) and joined juniors Anmol Sapru and Evan Simonetta and senior Aayush Sahasrabudhe on the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:42.26).

Senior tri-captain Justin Finkel (200-yard individual medley, 2:05.43) and senior Martin Adlianitski (100-yard breaststroke, 1:07.32) also swam to first-place finishes. In diving, senior tri-captain Noah Duncan earned his second victory (230.78) of the season.

On Friday, CHS faces reigning Southern Connecticut Conference Champion Xavier. For this virtual meet, the Rams will compete from CCP at 3 p.m.

Boys’ Basketball (1-1)

In overtime, the Rams dropped their first game, 50-47, at Guilford (2-1). Junior guard Luke Nieman sank his personal-best fifth three-pointer to tie the game at 46-46 and force overtime, but the Grizzlies outscored the Rams 4-1 in the extra session.

Nieman netted 11 of his career-high 19 points in the first quarter. Senior tri-captain Conner DeLaubell tallied a career-best 12 points, while classmate Sincere Myers tied his personal-high point total with eight. Myers hit a three-pointer.

In his first start in place of senior tri-captain Cole Feinauer, sophomore Jack Markarian contributed a career-high seven points. In overtime, he earned Cheshire's point at the foul line.

Coming off the bench, senior Brandon Mai made a free throw for his first point.

On Friday, Cheshire hosts Shelton in the home opener at 7 p.m.

Girls’ Ice Hockey (0-1)

In the opener at West Haven’s Bennett Rink, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op fell 4-1 to West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy Co-Op. The home team jumped ahead 3-0 before Cheshire junior Avery DePodesta scored on a pass from Amity sophomore Amelia Launder in the third period.

In net for the Connecticut Blades, CHS freshman Ginny Curello made 42 saves in her debut. WH/SHA led 46-25 in shots.

On Friday, the Blades travel to the Sports Center of Connecticut to face Masuk/Barlow/Newtown/Lauralton Hall/Shelton/New Milford Co-Op (1-0) at 4 p.m.

Wednesday’s varsity schedule:

Girls’ Basketball (0-2)

CHS hosts Guilford (0-2) at 6 p.m.

Skiing (Boys, 2-1; Girls, 0-3)

Cheshire teams race from Mount Southington at 6 p.m.

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