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Stonington uses defense to earn lopsided victory


STONINGTON — Stonington High’s girls’ basketball team blanketed Woodstock defensively, holding the Centaurs to no layups Tuesday in a 55-25 ECC out-of-division victory.

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce provided plenty of offense with 22 points, while Bears’ center Margot Calmar contributed 14 points and 20 rebounds, including seven on the offensive boards, to help Stonington improve to 5-2. Woodstock dropped to 1-7.

Megan Sartor added 13 points, three assists and three steals for Stonington, which led 16-4 after one quarter and 34-10 at halftime. Annie Knizeski chipped in with eight rebounds and three assists. Clare Schlink had 11 rebounds for Stonington.

The Bears travel to Plainfield 7 p.m. Friday.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Ledyard/Stonington..... 96

Windham/RHAM..........72

GROTON — The Ledyard/Stonington coop team parlayed strength in the freestyle races and depth throughout to pick up Tuesday’s win in the conference opener for both ECC teams.

It was the second win in two tries for Ledyard/Stonington and the second loss also in two tries for Windham/RHAM/Coventry.

Stonington High’s John Moody won the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle races. He won the 50 free in 24.53 seconds and the 100 free in 57.28.

Alex Green led a trio of Stonington swimmers to gain a sweep of the 500 free race. His time was 6:02.89 and was followed by Matthew Planchon (6:21.32) and Ruby Robinson (6:21.49).

A Stonington pair of Collin Esquirol and Moody teamed with two Ledyard teammates to win the 200-free relay with a time of 1:44.08.

Stonington’s Sarah Morrison and Alex Orf did likewise in helping win the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:59.19.

Gabby Fabian was the only Stonington swimmer on the coop’s third-place finish in that race.

Esquirol placed second in both the 200 free (2:03.21) and 100 backstroke (1:08.36). Morrison was a close third in the 100 back (1:09.86).

Ledyard/Stonington hosts Fitch/St. Bernard on Friday at the UConn Avery Point pool, Groton, starting at 7:30 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Woodstock.................... 73

Stonington..................... 55

WOODSTOCK, Conn. —

Chris Lowry hit five three-pointers to finish with 15 points to lead defending Class L state champion Woodstock Academy over Stonington Tuesday in an ECC out-of-division game.

Lowry added 12 assists for the Centaurs (6-1).

Woodstock, which hit nine three-pointers overall, led 18-13 after one quarter and 41-27 at halftime before taking a 62-39 edge into the fourth quarter.

Matt Donahue led Stonington (1-5) with 17 points. The Bears host Killingly tonight at 7.

Details from the game were not reported.



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