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Stonington's Sarah Morrison swims the 100 backstroke. She finished first. |  (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun)
Stonington's Colin Esquirol prepares for the 200 freestyle relay.Ledyard-Stonington finished second in the race. | (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun) Stonington's John Moody swims a leg in the 200 freestyle relay. The team was second. | (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun) Stonington's Ruby Robinson competes in the 100 breaststroke. She placed third. | (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun) SHS swimmer, Alex Green in the 200 freestyle.Stonington-Ledyard swim team vs Fitch at Avery Point (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun)  SHS swimmer, Colin Esquirol in the 100 freestyle.Stonington-Ledayrd swim team vs Fitch at Avery Point (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun)  SHS swimmer, Alex Green in the 500 freestyle.Stonington-Ledyard swim team vs Fitch at Avery Point (Christine Corrigan/The Westerly Sun)

L/S swimmers lose to Fitch


GROTON — Sarah Morrison had the lone first- place finish of the meet for the Ledyard/Stonington co-op swim team in a 91-78 ECC loss to Fitch/St. Bernard Tuesday.

Morrison took first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1 minute, 7.84 seconds. She was also one of two Stonington swimmers involved in the second- place 200 medley relay team (1:55.17) along with Alex Orf.

Collin Esquirol had a total of four second-place finishes.

Esquirol finished the 200 freestyle with a 2:01.83 and the 100 freestyle with a 55.59.

He was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team (1:42.98) with John Moody and the 400 freestyle relay team with Alex Green and Moody (4:00.08).

Moody placed second in the 50 freestyle (24.51) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (58.27).

Gabby Fabian was the only Bears’ swimmer on the third- place 200 medley relay team (2:06.66), was third in the 100 backstroke (1:13.37) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:11.48).

Ruby Robinson placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.88) and fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:35.94).

Alex Green had a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 200 freestyle (2:07.95) and the 500 freestyle (5:47.23).

Other Stonington scorers were Matthew Planchon in the 100 backstroke (1:14.53) and Orf in the 50 freestyle (26.04).

Ledyard/Stonington dropped to 6-3 overall and in the ECC while Fitch/St. Bernard improved to 5-2 overall and in the ECC.

Ledyard/Stonington hosts Waterford Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Stonington..................... 75

Killingly......................... 61

DANIELSON, Conn. — Amadi White’s second straight big game helped the Bears avenge an earlier loss to the Redmen in Tuesday’s ECC Medium Division game.

White scored 13 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and helped salt away the Bears’ second victory of the season.

“I knew he was going to make an impact, but I didn’t realize how big it was going to be and maybe not this quickly,” Stonington coach Chad Barclay said.

“He had a lot of nice put-backs and he was able to hit some 15 and 16 footers.”

White had 15 rebounds to go with his 24 points.

Riley Sorrento connected on four 3-pointers and scored 16 points.

The Bears (2-13, 1-6 ECC-Medium) jumped out to 19-9 lead after the first quarter, but Killingly cut the lead to 33-28 at halftime.

The Redmen (6-8, 2-5 ECC-Medium) stayed within that five point margin until the start of the fourth quarter when White helped Stonington pull away.

The Bears outscored Killingly 29-20 in the fourth quarter.

Divante White was four points shy of a triple double with six points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists.

Stonington lost to Killingly 66-61 Jan. 8.

The Bears visit Plainfield Thursday at 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Stonington..................... 56

Killingly......................... 43

STONINGTON — Tatyana LaFrance Boyce scored 25 points and Margot Calmar grabbed 23 rebounds as the Bears topped Killingly in an ECC-Medium game Tuesday night.

Calmar also contributed 17 points for the Bears. She was 7 for 7 from the free throw line. In addition to her 25 points, LaFrance Boyce had four assists and four steals.

Annie Knizeski also contributed seven rebounds for the Bears.

Stonington outscored the Redgals 9-0 to start the second quarter to take a 16-11 lead. The Bears had trailed 11-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bears also started the third quarter strong once again outscoring Killingly 9-0 to build a 30-17 lead. Stonington led 38-30 to end the third quarter.

Stonington took a 42-32 lead with about seven minutes remaining in the game. The lead never dipped under double digits after that.

Stonington shot 84.6 percent (11 of 13) from the free-throw line.

The Bears improved to 11-6 overall and 4-4 in the ECC-Medium with the win. Killingly dropped to 1-14 overall and 0-7 in the league. The Redgals have lost nine straight.

Stonington beat Killingly 71-34 on Jan. 6 in their first meeting of the season.

Stonington hosts Plainfield Friday at 7 p.m.



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