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CHS Girls' Basketball Rallies To Snap Slide On Wednesday, Blades Hockey Clinches Crown, Wrestlers End Regular Season

CHS Girls' Basketball Rallies To Snap Slide On Wednesday, Blades Hockey Clinches Crown, Wrestlers End Regular Season

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On Wednesday, Cheshire High School girls’ basketball (4-14, 2-6 in Quinnipiac Division) snapped an eight-game slide, rallying to win 37-34 over host Lyman Hall (10-9, 2-5). The Trojans built a 16-12 halftime lead and held a 28-23 advantage at the end of the third quarter, but Cheshire outscored their rival, 14-6, in the fourth to earn a split of the season series.

Senior Emma Watkinson ignited the comeback, recording nine of her team-13 points in the fourth. She added a three-pointer in the final frame.

Junior Kaylee Clark hit four free throws and sank a three-pointer in putting up nine points. Off the bench, junior Sophie Vagts supplied a personal-best six points.

Senior co-captain Toni Wetmore drained a three-pointer in the first quarter. Junior Ella Watson and sophomore Tess Givens joined Wetmore with three points.

The daughter of retired Cheshire Head Coach Sarah Mik, Lyman Hall junior Brianna Mik scored 11 of her game-high 16 points in the first half. She knocked down a pair of three-pointers.

After finishing their division schedule, CHS hosts Branford (7-12) on Friday at 6 p.m. The Hornets won the first meeting, 54-46, on Jan. 28.

Girls’ Ice Hockey (12-5-1)

At Hamden’s Louis Astorino Ice Arena, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op scored two goals in all three periods of a 6-1 win over Masuk/Barlow/Newtown/Lauralton Hall/Shelton Co-Op (1-17). The Connecticut Blades netted the opening three goals en route to clinching the Southern Connecticut Conference regular-season title.

Amity senior Tess Csejka tallied a hat trick and an assist, while Cheshire senior Nadia DiNatale posted a goal and two assists. From Amity, junior Caroline Cadelina and sophomore Ilana Leynar also scored.

CHS sophomore Avery DePodesta, Amity senior Haley Cable, and Amity sophomore Mia Dow added assists.

On Feb. 17, the Blades visit Newington Ice Arena to face host Avon/Southington/RHAM/Newington/Lewis Mills/Wethersfield Co-Op (11-5-1) at 1:30 p.m.

Skiing (Boys, 9-12; Girls, 0-13)

At Mount Southington, Cheshire boys scored 308.37 to beat Danbury (317.15), however the Rams fell to Wilton (256.68), Ridgefield (275.99), and Barlow (299.85). Freshman Jeremy Bobruff led the Rams in clocking 47.95.

Senior co-captains Stephen Jauchler and Colby Hick both posted 51.43, while junior Zach Bates earned a score of 51.45. Freshman Tyler Kochol (51.95) and sophomore Connor Bellair (54.16) rounded out the top six for CHS.

Due to not having six racers finish two runs, Cheshire girls didn’t score in the meet. Junior captain Julia DePalma (53.22), sophomores Olivia Kochol (54.47) and Elizabeth Ingerson (59.73), and junior Gabriella Telese (65.3) placed individually.

In the regular-season finale on Feb. 24, the Rams race Daniel Hand, Darien, Farmington, Gilbert, Greenwich, Wamogo, and Weston. Start time is 4:15 p.m.

Wrestling (1-15)

In the dual-meet finale, the Rams fell 46-34 to Shelton. Junior co-captain Eli Moskowitz (132 pounds) and junior Chris Scoffone (152) picked up pins for Cheshire.

Junior Zach Coleman was victorious by major decision. Junior Jack Villano (170) and sophomores Hao Gao (182) and Riaz Ras (220) won by forfeit.

On Saturday, the Rams travel to Middletown for the SCC Championship at Mercy. Start time is 9 a.m.


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