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St. Bernard ends Bears’ six-game winning streak


UNCASVILLE — St. Bernard beat the Stonington High girls’ basketball team 56-38 on Tuesday to snap the Bears’ six-game winning streak.

The Saints (8-1) outscored the Bears 18-8 in the third quarter to break open what was a 25-23 game at the half. The game was an out of division contest between ECC schools.

Stonington (7-3) had not lost since falling to Waterford 56-53 on Dec. 20.

Since then the Bears ran off six straight wins, all by double figure margins.

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce was Stonington’s leading scorer on Tuesday with 19 points. The sophomore is averaging 17.4 points per game.

Margot Calmar finished with 10 points and 17 rebounds for Stonington. The junior is averaging 18.4 rebounds per game.

The Bears struggled at the foul line Tuesday, making just five free throws in 14 attempts, 35.7 percent.

Casey Sullivan led the Saints with 25 points.

Sullivan knocked down five 3-pointers.

St. Bernard, which plays in the ECC-Small, already had wins against Fitch and Woodstock Academy of the ECC-Large and Waterford and Montville of the Medium.

Stonington returns to action on Thursday with a game at Tourtellotte Memorial in North Grosvenor Dale at 5:30 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

St. Bernard.................... 69

Stonington..................... 51

STONINGTON — Remy Bonser came out shooting for the Saints and never looked back in Tuesday’s out-of-division game between ECC schools.

Bonser made four 3-pointers and totaled 15 points in the first quarter as St. Bernard (6-2) raced out to a 21-11 lead by the end of the period. Bonser finished with 22 points before halftime as the Saints led 33-18 at the break. Bonser ended up scoring 30 points and made five 3-pointers.

Matt Donahue led the Bears (1-8) with 23 points. He also had four rebounds, three assists and three steals. The sophomore is averaging 18.8 points per game through nine games.

The loss was the fifth straight for Stonington.

Divante White posted a double-double for the Bears with 15 points and 13 rebounds. It was the senior’s second straight double-double and his fifth straight double-digit rebound game. White is averaging 11.6 rebounds per game.

Jack Dipollino led the Bears with a team-high four assists. C.J. Dipollino and Ethan Murphy each finished with four rebounds.

Bonser was one of four Saints to hit double figures. Steven Fletcher scored 12 while Anthony Malchiodi and James Foti finished with 11 apiece.

Stonington returns to the court on Thursday with a game at Griswold at 7 p.m.



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