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McCarthy posts best score in all-around

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. — Freshman Grace McCarthy won the all-around title and finished first in the vaulting to key the Stonington High gymnastics team’s 119.1 to 91.75 ECC victory over Windham Thursday.

McCarthy scored 30.95 to top all competitors in the all-around and tied teammate Abbey Contino for first in vaulting 8.35 for Stonington (2-8, 2-2 ECC). Contino added firsts in the uneven bars (7.5) and floor exercise (8.05) and was second in the all-around 30.3.

Paige Hackney won the balance beam (8.0) leading a Bears’ sweep. Roberts was second in 7.8, McCarthy was third in 7.35 and Gooden was fourth at 7.0.

Also scoring in the vault for Stonington Megan Roberts (8.1) in fourth overall and Hackney was fifth overall at 8.0.

In the bars, McCarthy was second in 7.35, Hallisey was third in 6.4, Gabby Gooden and Hannah Capizzano tied for sixth in 4.2.

In the floor exercise, McCarthy was second in 7.9, Roberts was fifth in 7.1 and Hallisey was sixth at 6.6.

Roberts was third in the all-around at 27.0 and Gooden was sixth in the all-around at 24.20 for the Bears, who host East Lyme and NFA 6:30 p.m. Monday.


Plainfield .......................66

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

PLAINFIELD — The recent trend continued for the Bears — close at the half, not particularly close at the end.

Stonington (2-14, 1-7 ECC-Medium) trailed by just one point at the break, 27-26, but Plainfield outscored the Bears 19-8 in the third quarter to take a 12-point lead.

Stonington never got it under 10 (midway through the fourth quarter). After that the Bears had to foul and the Panthers made their free throws. Plainfield finished 21 of 26 from the charity stripe.

Sophomore Amadi White led the Bears with 24 points, but no one else reached double-figures. He also led in rebounds with 16. Older brother Divante White had nine points and 10 rebounds.

Plainfield (6-8, 4-3 ECC-Medium) had four players scored in double-figures. Ryan Pambuku led with 18.

It’s the fourth game in a row where the Bears were close at halftime. They were ahead of Killingly by five points but lost by 14, they were down one to Waterford and lost by nine, and they trailed Montville by three en route to a 15-point setback.

Stonington’s next game is Tuesday at home against high-flying New London at 7 p.m.

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