STONINGTON — St. Bernard scored 45 points in the second half and topped Stonington High, 74-68, in an ECC out-of-division boys basketball game Tuesday night.
“They couldn’t miss a shot in the second half and we made some mental mistakes down the stretch. That happens with a young team,” Stonington coach John Luzzi said.
Stonington trailed 29-28 at the half and 52-48 after three quarters.
“We used a 1-2-2 three-quarter court press dropping into a 1-3-1 zone. We got them to rush some 3s, but they were making them. We were so close to making plays in the press,” Luzzi said.
Zach Scott led the Bears with 20 points including five 3-pointers. R.J. Parrilla contributed 14 and led the team in assists with five and steals with four.
Marquis Jackson had 12 rebounds.
St. Bernard had five players in double figures and Joseph Beltran led the way with 22.
Stonington dropped to 2-4 with the loss, while St. Bernard improved to 6-0.
Stonington’s home game with Killingly scheduled for Thursday has been moved to Wednesday at 7 p.m.
— Keith Kimberlin