The Day

Perkins leads Wheeler to ECC tournament win

- Day Staff Reports

North Stonington — Marissa Perkins had 18 points and six rebounds as eighth-seeded Wheeler beat No. 9 Montville on Wednesday, 42-29, in an Eastern Connecticu­t Conference Division II tournament first round girls' basketball game.

Makayla Delzer had 13 points and 8 rebounds for Wheeler (6-12), which will play at top-seeded Lyman Memorial tonight (6).

Lyman, the ECC Division IV regular season champion, have beaten the Lions twice (57-25, Dec. 16, and 46-24, Jan. 21).

Jada Cheung scored 13 for Montville (2-19).

In other games:

• Natalie Becotte had 12 points for No. 7 Griswold in its 42-11 win over No. 10 Tourtellot­te in an ECC Division II first round tournament game. Kylie McCormack and Kierra Neilson both scored 10 for the Wolverines (813), which will play at second-seeded Windham tonight at 6. The Whippets beat Griswold in their previous two meetings (60-30, Dec. 14; 56-41, Feb. 10).

• Eva Monahan scored 20 to pace No. 8 Woodstock Academy past No. 9 Waterford, 52-36, in an ECC Division I tournament first round game.

Isabel D'Avella-Bochain had 16 points for Woodstock, which will play at top-seeded New London tonight (6).

Julia Knowles scored 11 and Lucy Walker 10 for the Lancers (6-15).

• Olivia Luurtsema had 11 points as Norwich Tech used a strong first quarter to defeat Cheney Tech, 3917, in a Connecticu­t Technical Conference Charter Oak Division game. Autumn Hanks scored 10 and Kaylee Gray scored 8 for Norwich Tech (8-12, 8-3), which outscored the Beavers 132 in the first quarter.

H.S. boys’ basketball

• Watkinson beat Williams, 60-32. Jadiel Thomas had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals and Sam Kaplan, Robby Shay and Calvin Neff each scored 6 for Williams.

• Putnam outscored Grasso Tech 21-13 in the fourth quarter to earn a 67-60 win in a nonleague game on Tuesday night.

Charis Johnson had 21 points and Keron Wilson scored 14 for Grasso (6-11).

Cooper Livingston led Putnam (911) with 25 points.

• Old Lyme lost to Coginchaug 5651 in a Shoreline Conference game on Tuesday night.

Calvin Monte had 14 points and Caden Monte scored 12 for Old Lyme (5-13, 5-11).

Girls’ gymnastics

• Emily Looney won the beam (9.35), floor (9.4) and all-around (37.45) as Old Lyme scored 117.4 to beat NFA (113.05) and East Lyme/Waterford (110.95).

Trinity Ambruso won the bars (9.55) and was second in the allaround (36.45) for NFA (6-5, 4-4). Harley Pendleton placed third in the all-around for East Lyme/Waterford (0-12, 0-8).

Men’s basketball

• Brendon Hamilton had 25 points and 17 rebounds as Westfield State downed Mitchell, 107-68.

JT Thompson had 22 points, 7 assists and 3 steals for Westfield State (9-15) which shot 66.2 percent (43 of 65).

Alfonzo Stokes had 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the Mariners (20-4) and Waterford's Mikey Buscetto had 13 points, 5 assists and 2 steals.

• Ryan Cibull (13 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds) was one of five players to score in double figures for Babson as it downed Coast Guard, 87-58, in an New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference game. Mark Woolhouse scored 15 for Babson (168, 9-4).

Declan Rooney had 15 points and 5 assists for the Bears (4-20, 2-11) and Jarrod Jackson scored 10.

Women’s basketball

• Angela Czeremcha had 24 points and 9 rebounds in Springfiel­d's 85-62 win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game.

Sam Hourihan had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Springfiel­d (16-8, 6-3), which outscored the Bears 25-9 in the fourth quarter. Dorothy Stotts scored 18 off the bench for Coast Guard (1212, 4-5) while Kira Wood added 13 points.

Sun sign Macaulay

• The Connecticu­t Sun signed forward Victoria Macaulay to a training camp contract on Wednesday.

Macaulay, a 6-foot-4 forward, played with the Chicago Sky in both 2015 and 2019 and won a gold medal with the Nigerian National Team at the 2019 and 2021 FIBA Women's Afrobasket tournament­s.

She is currently playing in Turkey with Botas and averaging 14.6 points and 8 rebounds.

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