Warde girls basketball qualifies for 24th conecutive CIAC tournament
Published 11:32 am, Thursday, January 21, 2016
Warde (4-0 FCIAC) pushed its winning streak to seven with a 39-38 victory over Trumbull. Shania Osborne scored 17 points to lead the Mustangs while Sarah Cotto and Iliana Krasniqi each added nine points. Daja Polk and Olivia Parisi netted two points each.
The Mustangs streak reached eight on Tuesday with a 45-33 win over Wilton that locked up a bid to the CIAC state tournament for the 24 th straight year for head coach Dave Danko. Shania Osborne scored 27 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and added four blocks for Warde. Daja Polk had five points, four assists and four steals.
Notre Dame-Fairfield used a 23-5 first quarter and rolled past Brookfield 50-19. Gabrielle Joseph had 12 points, Precious Montgomery 11 and Zuquila Mbachiamtim nine for the Lancers, who held Brookfield scoreless in the third quarter en route to the win.
On Tuesday, the Lancers got past Barlow 44-42, thanks to 12 points from Montgomery (four 3-pointers) and 10 each from Joseph and Taylor Ceballos. ND-Fairfield is now 9-3 overall and 5-0 in the SWC.
Warde lost to Trumbull in the final seconds 54-53. Giacomo Brancato led the Mustangs with 14 points while JJ Conway scored 12. Antonio Brancato had 10 points and Chris Smaldone and Sean Conway both had six for Warde, who connected on nine 3-pointers.
The Mustangs came back to beat Westhill 61-48 to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the FCIAC. Giacomo Brancato scored 21 points while JJ Conway and Marcel Parsons both scored 11.
Ludlowe (4-4, 1-3 FCIAC) fell to Trumbull 53-51, the Falcons’ third loss in their last four games. Thomas Duffy had five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points. Cole Prowitt-Smith chipped in with 13 while Greg Lawrence had seven.
Fairfield Prep rolled over Career 90-51 over Career at Alumni Hall. Rich Kelly had 20 to pace the Jesuits, who saw nine players reach the scoring column. Matt Gerics had 16 points and Patrick Harding added 14, John Kelly nine, Drew Rolapp eight, Seney Bellete seven, Phil Vlandis five, Scott Cunningham four and Mitch Savoca two. Prep trailed Career 11-10 after one quarter but outscored the Panthers 27-10 in the second quarter to take control. The Jesuits then got past ND-West Haven 70-60 for their ninth straight win. Pat Harding dominated inside and scored 27 points while Rich Kelly added 17 and John Kelly 12.
Notre Dame-Fairfield improved to 7-1 after a 73-35 victory over Brookfield last Friday. Nori Davis scored 17 points to lead the Lancers while Thomas Gerling added 11 and Jordan Pettway, Jesse McIntosh and Gio Cagnazzo all had eight points. On Monday, the Lancers (7-2) lost to Notre Dame-West Haven 72-60 to snap a five-game winning streak. Jordan Pettway scored 24 points and had six assists to lead ND-Fairfield while Jesse McIntosh added 13 points. Nori Davis had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Ludllowe defeated Darien 60-18 to raise its meet record to 6-3. Adam Arnaout (120), Marcus Sherrod (152), Tad Godlewski (160) and Chase Lind (170) won by pin, while Zach Taylor (113), Austin Sherman (126), Sebastian Bastos-Neto (132), Bobby Clark (145), Lee Stenild-Johanson (195) and Billy Stapleton (285) won by forfeit.
Notre Dame-Fairfield peppered St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.) with 35 shots but goaltender Jeff Hoens stopped every one in a 2-0 loss at the Wonderland of Ice Saturday night.
“We had some nice chances,” Lancers coach Steve Hetherman said to Hearst Connecticut Media. “Their goalie was terrific. He was the difference.”
Notre Dame-Fairfield fell to 5-4 with the loss. The Lancers defeated Prout (R.I.) 6-1 on Friday.
The Fairfield co-op team extended its win streak to four games with a 3-1 win over New Canaan last Saturday. Jack McCormick, Anthony Beccaria and Jake Fuss -- who now has eight goals in his last four games -- scored for the Mustangs (5-1-1). Goaltender Mike Grace picked up an assist.
The Fairfield co-op team dropped a hard-fought 3-2 overtime decision to Stamford-Westhill at the Wonderland of Ice. Courtney Scheetz scored both goals for the Mustangs. Goaltender Sophia Guererra made 29 saves.
Notre Dame-Fairfield lost a 3-0 decision to West Haven/SHA last Saturday. Rebecca Payne made 21 saves for the Lancers.
Fairfield Prep (2-0) defeated Hand 95-82 last Saturday. The Jesuits 200-yard medley relay team of Liam Colleran, Oliver Rus, Andrew Magel and Stanislav Yarmoussik, won the race with a time of 1:45.44, while Prep’s Ben Fox won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.62 and Guido Balderamma won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:04.25. Rus also captured the 50-yard freestyle (22.79), Magel won the 100-yard butterfly (59.02) and Yarmoussik won the 100-yard freestyle (51.63) and Yarmousski, Fox, MJ Duffy and Balderamma swam on the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:33.29).
In the FCIAC qualifier match at Staples, Warde’s James Maniscalco won the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:13.81, Max Lee won the high jump (6-foot) and Christopher Leppa won the pole vault (11-foot). On the girls side, Warde’s Izabelle Simoes won the high jump (4-foot, 10-inches).
The Dragons were 1-3 on the week losing to Pomfret, Choate and Marianapolis while defeating Salisbury. Against Pomfret, sophomore Sam Stuart (Fairfield) posted a 2-1 match record.
Girls varsity basketball
The Lady Dragons (5-4) went 1-1 on the week with a loss to Rye Country Day School, 40-54, but bounced back with a 57-38 win over The Masters School from Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Against the Masters School, Fairfield’s Caroline Lewis scored two points and added five steals and five rebounds.
The girls squash teams lost against Holy Child (5-2) and Greenwich Academy (0-7). Against Holy Child, senior Ingrid Back of Fairfield continued her personal winning streak by taking her opponent in three games, 11-5, 11-9, and 11-6.