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Bears too strong for Killingly


DANIELSON, Conn. — Stonington High girls’ basketball frontcourt starters Margot Calmar and Annie Knizeski were a two-person wrecking crew underneath the backboards, keying a 56-15 rebounding edge en route to the Bears’ 71-34 victory over Killingly Monday in an ECC-Medium game.

Calmar scored 25 points and grabbed 22 rebounds for the Bears (5-2, 1-2 ECC-Medium). Knizeski grabbed 15 rebounds to go with her five points. Guard Tatyana LaFrance Boyce contributed 21 points for the Bears, who led comfortably throughout, rolling to a 25-8 edge after one quarter and a 43-22 halftime lead.

The Bears could have won by a more comfortable margin if not for hitting just seven of 23 from the free-throw line. Tatyana LaFrance Boyce and Tia LaFrance Boyce led Stonington in assists with three apiece.

Meaghan Bianchi led Killingly (1-6, 0-3 ECC-Medium) with 14 points.

Stonington plays host to Woodstock in an ECC non-division game 7 p.m. today.

GYMNASTICS

Woodstock .............. 146.05

Stonington ................ 115.15

STONINGTON — Woodstock Academy, the defending State Open champions, looked in post-season form with an impressive scoring total in the ECC opener for both teams Monday.

Woodstock’s Grace Logan scored a 37.2 to win the all-around title. Freshman Grace McCarthy totaled 31.00 in the all-around to top Stonington (0-3, 0-1 ECC) and finish seventh overall in the four events.

McCarthy was first for Stonington in the vault (8.65, fifth overall), uneven bars (7.0, eighth overall), and balance beam (7.7, seventh overall).

In the vault, Megan Roberts scored an 8.2, Abbey Contino had an 8.1 and Paige Hackney a 7.95 for Stonington.

In the uneven bars, Contino scored a 6.6, Meredith Hallisey had a 6.5 and Gabby Gooden a 5.2 for Stonington.

On the balance beam, Hackney was second for Stonington with a 6.5, followed by Roberts (6.4) and Hannah Capizzano (6.4).

Contino was the top Bear scorer on the floor exercise (7.9), followed by Hackney and McCarthy (7.65 apiece) and Roberts (7.25). Contino was the second best Bear all-around gymnast at 28.6, followed by Roberts (26.95).

Killingly was represented at the meet by individuals, lacking the necessary number for a team.

Stonington is home 6 p.m. Thursday against Daniel Hand in a nonleague meet.



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