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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Torrington girls battle Holy Cross, but lose 67-62

MARIANNE KILLACKEY/Register Citizen Correspondent
The Torrington girls basketball team hung tough on Tuesday night at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium against Holy Cross, with the Crusaders taking a 67-62 Naugatuck Valley League win. The Lady Raiders used a 2-3 zone and solid efforts from Aly Otis, Caycee Williams and Mariah Cerruto to build a 31-26 halftime lead. In the second half, Holy Cross increased its defensive pressure in the third quarter and took the lead behind the torrid shooting of senior guard Briana Bradford (game-high 32 points, 6 3-pointers). The Crusaders led 50-44 at the end of the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Torrington pulled within two at 54-52, then saw Holy Cross extend the lead to 62-54. The Raiders rallied to get within one point, 63-62, but the Crusaders used solid free throw shooting to pull away.
Torrington fell to 14-3 with the loss (14-2 NVL) while Holy Cross improved to 16-1 (16-0 NVL).
Williams had a monster game inside with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Otis added 16 points while Cerruto chipped in 13 points (2 3-pointers).
The Raiders stayed in the game and had chances to get closer and possibly win, but 24 turnovers hurt the home team.
To read more about Tuesday's game, click here.


Holy Cross 67, Torrington 62
At Torrington
Holy Cross 12-14-24-17 — 67
Torrington 15-16-13-18 — 62
HOLY CROSS (67): Amy Stafford 1-5-8; Nicole Bray 1-0-2; Angelica Ariola 3-4-10; Alana McIldorve 0-0-0; Briana Bradford 10-6-32; Danielle Dorsett 3-2-8; Kiera O’Donnell 2-0-4; Jackie Druan 1-0-3; TOTALS: 21-17-67.
TORRINGTON (62): Nicole Kozlak 3-0-7; Caroline Teti 1-0-2; Mika Howard 0-1-1; Aly Otis 5-6-16; Caycee Williams 8-7-23; Emily Eanniello 0-0-0; Mariah Cerruto 5-1-13; Megan Calabrese 0-0-0; TOTALS: 22-15-62.
3-pointers: HC — Bradford (6), Stafford, Druan. T — Cerruto (2), Kozlak.
Records: Holy Cross 16-1 (16-0); Torrington 14-3 (14-2).

- Kevn D. Roberts

Torrington girls set for NVL rematch against Holy Cross at home

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The Torrington girls put their 11-game winning streak on the line tonight at 7 at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium against Holy Cross in a battle of the Naugatuck Valley League's top two teams. The Crusaders own a 65-46 victory over the Lady Raiders in a Dec. 13 game played in Waterbury. Holy Cross (15-1 overall, 15-0 NVL) raced out to a 19-2 lead after one quarter. Torrington (14-2, 14-1) did play the home team relatively even the rest of the game, but the large deficit was too much to overcome. Aly Otis didn't enter the game until the second quarter because she took a ball off of her head during warm-ups. The senior forward had also banged her head in practice the Monday before the game. Raiders head coach Mike Fritch held Otis out as a precaution.
Torrington must avoid another slow start in order to stay with Holy Cross, which has only lost to Mercy of Middletown this season. Mercy has been in the New Haven Register's Top 10 poll all season.
The Crusaders are led by Briana Bradford, Danielle Dorsett, Angelica Ariola and Kiera O'Donnell.
I will be sending out tweets live from the Connie Donahue Gymnasium. Check @kroberts023 for updates.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Torrington native Jordan Williams recalled by the New Jersey Nets

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Torrington native Jordan Williams is headed back to the New Jersey Nets. Williams announced the move via his Twitter account, Jwilliams20, on Saturday night. The Nets recalled Williams because of major injury issues. New Jersey had just 10 players dressed for Friday night's win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland.
The Register Citizen caught up with Jordan Williams and watched him play for the Springfield Armor in an NBA Development League game against the Idaho Stampede on Thursday night. The Register Citizen also interviewed Williams courtside before the game. Here's what he had to say about his time with Springfield.
Williams said he was fitting in with the Armor and was working hard to try to get back to the Nets.
The hard work paid off.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thomaston girls seize first place with home win over Nonnewaug

KEVIN D. ROBERTS/Register Citizen
A quick start and a strong effort from the foul line (17 of 22) propelled the Thomaston girls basketball team to a 49-45 win over Nonnewaug at Thomaston High School on Friday night.
Thomaston (12-3, 12-1 BL) took over sole possession of first place in the BL with the victory. Nonnewaug fell to 13-2 (11-2 BL).
The Golden Bears jumped out to a 16-5 lead after one quarter of play, but the Chiefs rallied to take a 32-29 on Caitlin Drakeley's three-point play with 7:11 to go in the fourth quarter. Drakeley led all scorers with 22 points. Katie Burke added 11 for the Chiefs, but spent much of the game on the bench in foul trouble.
Thomaston rallied to take the lead, then sealed the game from the foul line. The Bears hit 13 of 16 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter. Abby Hurlbert (team-high 16 points) made all six of her attempts from the line in the final quarter. Kellie Burns and Laura Miller each scored 10 points while Maggie Eberhardt added eight.
To read more about the game, click here.


Thomaston 49, Nonnewaug 45
At Thomaston
Nonnewaug 5-10-12-18—45
Thomaston 16-7-6-20—49
NONNEWAUG (45): Caitlin Drakeley 9-3-22; Allie Rescsanski 0-0-0; Megan Mitchell 1-2-4; Katie Burke 4-3-11; Erin South 1-0-2; Abby Jones 1-4-6; TOTALS: 16-12-45.
THOMASTON (49): Hannah Russo 1-0-3; Sarah Hafele 0-0-0; Abby Hurlbert 4-7-16; Sydney Keith 0-2-2; Kellie Burns 4-2-10; Maggie Eberhardt 3-2-8; Laura Miller 3-4-10; TOTALS: 15-17-49.
3-point goals: N—Drakeley; T—Russo, Hurlbert.
Records: Nonnewaug 13-2 (11-2 Berkshire League); Thomaston 12-3 (12-1 BL).

- Kevin D. Roberts

Thomaston girls host Nonnewaug with first place on the line

Tonight at 7, the Thomaston girls host Nonnewaug at Thomaston High School with first place in the Berkshire League on the line.
Both teams are 11-1 in the BL. The Golden Bears are 11-3 overall while the Chiefs are 13-1. Thomaston's lone loss this season was 47-41 in Woodbury on Dec. 23. Nonnewaug lost at Wamogo, 44-42 on Dec. 27.
The Chiefs are coming off of a 50-40 victory at home against Lewis Mills on Tuesday. The Golden Bears defeated Gilbert 47-23 on Monday.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Torrington girls coaching staff working hard

In any sport, it is the players on the court who determine the outcome of a contest.
That doesn't mean that the Torrington girls basketball team's coaching staff hasn't been working hard right along with the players. The Lady Raiders will put their 10-game winning streak on the line tonight at 7 at Wolcott.
After Tuesday night's 65-30 demolition of Derby, Torrington head coach Mike Fritch credited his coaching staff with putting in a lot of work. Fritch gets plenty of help from assistant coaches Erika Pratt, Joe Lefkowski and Barbara Beebe, along with Christine Gamari, who also helps the team out at practice.
"We have five people at practice," Fritch said Tuesday. "There's a lot of teaching going on."

- Kevin D. Roberts

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Torrington's Jordan Williams doing well with the NBA Development League's Springfield Armor

JENNIFER ROYALS/Register Citizen Correspondent
The Register Citizen caught up with Torrington native Jordan Williams, who is playing for the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League. Williams was sent to the Armor by the New Jersey Nets. Thursday night's game against the Idaho Stampede was his fifth so far with the team. Williams played nearly 29 minutes. He finished with six points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Williams went 2-for-5 from the field and 2-for-6 from the foul line. The Armor won the game 111-102.
To read more about Thursday night's game, click here.
The Register Citizen also interviewed Williams courtside before Thursday night's game. Here's what he had to say about his time so far with the Armor.

"It’s great. I’ve been having fun. I’m finally getting a chance to play. I’m not just watching. I’m learning a lot from my teammates and my coaches, so I’m excited."

"Every situation you're put in is different, every scenario you're put in is different. It's how you handle it. You got to take every experience and run with it." 

"As you play more games, you kind of get more comfortable with the rules. The speed of the game is a little bit different." 

"Everyone's so hungry. Everyone is playing for that's job, so it's definitely high-level basketball."

"You play a game two days in a row, have a day break, then a game, then another game. There's a lot of games played, but it's all fun. It's basketball." 

- Kevin D. Roberts

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Make it 10 straight wins for the Torrington girls

KEVIN D. ROBERTS/Register Citizen
Torrington girls head coach Mike Fritch used Tuesday night's game against winless Derby as a chance to get all of his players involved. Ten of the 15 Lady Raiders scored in an easy 65-30 Naugatuck Valley League win at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium. Torrington improved to 13-2 overall (13-1 NVL) with the win.
Contributions came from all over. Megan Calabrese, Dia O'Brien, Emily Eanniello and Mollie Bartles started for THS. Caroline Teti was the only regular starter in the starting lineup.     
Aly Otis played less than two quarters, yet still led the team with 20 points (6 rebounds, 2 blocks). Calabrese had a solid night with 11 points, 7 rebounds and a block. Bartles was second on the team with four assists. Senior center Caycee Williams had 8 points, 4 steals and led the team with 6 assists. Eaniello had five rebounds. O'Brien contributed 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks. Mika Howard had 6 points off the bench. 
Derby was led by sophomore Shebly Mendillo, who had 17 points. Derby (0-14) had just 12 players in its program to start the season, according to a preview in the New Haven Register. Ten of their players are either freshmen or sophomores. Derby started two seniors, two sophomores and a freshman on Tuesday.
To read more about Tuesday's game and Torrington's 10-game winning streak, click here.


Torrington 65, Derby 30
At Torrington
Derby 6-8-11-5—30
THS 13-18-25-9—65
DERBY (30): Rachel Rizzo 1-2-4; Nicole Valko 2-0-4; Stephanie Dytko 0-0-0; Samantha Kalafut 0-0-0; Amanda Dean 0-0-0; Rebecca Adanti 2-0-5; Shelby Mendillo 7-3-17; Shyanne Garofolo 0-0-0; TOTALS: 12-5-30.
TORRINGTON (65): Nicole Kozlak 2-0-4; Paige Middleton 0-0-0; Mollie Bartles 1-0-2; Caroline Teti 2-1-6; Mika Howard 2-1-6; Aly Otis 10-0-20; Caycee Williams 4-0-8; Olivia Morrison 1-0-2; Emily Eanniello 0-0-0; Dia O’Brien 2-0-4; Mariah Cerruto 0-0-0; Megan Calabrese 5-1-11; Kelli Balnis 0-0-0; Kelly Ellsmore 0-0-0; Ti Tranh 1-0-2; TOTALS: 30-3-65.
3-point goals: D—Adonti; T—Teti, Howard.
Records: Derby 0-14 overall, 0-14 Naugatuck Valley League; Torrington 13-2, 13-1 NVL.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Torrington girls host Derby, looking for 10th straight win

The Torrington girls basketball team has won nine straight since a Dec. 19 home loss to Lauralton Hall. The Lady Raiders (12-2 overall, 12-1 Naugatuck Valley League) host winless Derby (0-13 overall and NVL) tonight. Game time is 7 p.m.
Torrington is coming off of a 54-37 road win over St. Paul Catholic last Friday.
Derby's roster consists of six freshmen, four sophomores, one junior and one senior. The Red Raiders went 2-18 last season.
I will be sending out live tweets from the game @kroberts023.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Friday, January 20, 2012

Northwestern boys outlast Housatonic in 79-74 in overtime

MARIANNE KILLACKEY/Register Citizen Correspondent
In this year's version of Berkshire League boys basketball, no road game is an easy one. Northwestern came out of Falls Village with a 79-74 overtime win over Housatonic on Friday night. It took major efforts from John Stevens (game-high 29 points) and Connor Guiheen (27 points, 11 rebounds) for the Highlanders to survive.
It was a tight game throughout. Neither team led by more than eight points. Northwestern's biggest lead, 7-0, came just 1:11 into the contest. Housatonic's largest lead of the night was 52-44 in the third quarter.
Mountaineer star guard Donyell Williams fouled out with 3:53 to play in the fourth quarter. He had 10 points. Housy was led by Tyler Dean, who had 18 points. Three other Mountaineers also hit double figures in points. Those were Ray Mohring (16), Wilson Terrall (15) and Williams (10).
To read more about Friday's game, click here.


Northwestern 79, Housatonic 74 (OT)
At Housatonic
Northwestern 19-16-14-19-11—79
Housatonic 16-15-21-16-6—74
NORTHWESTERN (79): John Stevens 10-4-29; Arthur Lefevre 5-0-13; John Lippincott 0-0-0; Eric Weingart 0-0-0; Connor Guiheen 10-5-27; Jimi Phillips 0-0-0; Mike Jeffko 2-2-6; Jake Plitt 2-0-4; TOTALS: 29-11-79.
HOUSATONIC (74): Wilson Terrall 6-0-15; Nick Labbadia 0-0-0; Jeremy Stiewing 3-0-7; Jesse Mohring 0-0-0; Ray Mohring 7-1-16; Tyler Dean 9-0-18; Donyell Williams 5-0-10; Matt Orrell 3-2-8; TOTALS: 33-3-74.
3-point goals: NW—Stevens 5, Lefevre 3, Guiheen 2; H—Terrall 3, Stiewing, R. Mohring.
Records: Northwestern 10-2 (9-1 Berkshire League); Housatonic 6-5 (5-4 BL).

- Kevin D. Roberts

Northwestern, Housatonic boys play in Berkshire League rematch tonight

The Northwestern and Housatonic boys basketball teams will play for the second time this season tonight in Falls Village. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
In the first meeting of the season, the Highlanders ran past the Mountaineers 80-64. Northwestern enters tonight's game with a record of 9-2 overall (8-1 Berkshire League) and is coming off its biggest win of the season, 46-26 over previously undefeated Nonnewaug on Tuesday night. The Highlanders have won five in a row since a 78-77 home loss to crosstown rival Gilbert.
Housatonic comes into the game with a 6-4 record (5-3 BL) and has won its last four games since a 73-69 loss at Nonnewaug. The Mounatineers last played on Tuesday and defeated Thomaston 58-54 on the road.
I will be sending out tweets from the game @kroberts023. Stay tuned for updates.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nets have sent Torrington native Jordan Williams to their D-League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

The New Jersey Nets have sent Torrington native Jordan Williams to their D-League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., the Springfield Armor, according to a story from the AP. To read more, click here.
Williams was averaged just 1 point and 1.5 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game with the Nets. According to the AP story, Williams is expected to compete for significant playing time with the Armor.
Williams was taken with the 36th pick (2nd round) by the Nets in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Torrington girls give up 10 3-pointers, but win eighth straight game

KEVIN D. ROBERTS/Register Citizen
The Torrington girls basketball team topped Ansonia 79-59 in Naugatuck Valley League action at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium on Tuesday night, but not without giving up plenty of outside shots to the Chargers.
Ansonia knocked down 10 treys in the game. Melissa Tirella had five 3-pointers while Tierney Lawlor made four. Both scored 23 points for the Chargers (9-3 overall, 8-3 NVL).
Lady Raiders head coach Mike Fritch was not thrilled with his team's defense and will be expecting a better effort on Friday night in Bristol when they play St. Paul Catholic.
Torrington (11-2, 11-1 NVL) hit seven 3s on the night, led by Nicole Kozlak (16 points, 4 treys, 8 assists). Mariah Cerruto added 14 points and 3 3-pointers. Aly Otis led the Raiders overall with 25 points. Caycee Williams added 12 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks.
To read more about Tuesday's game, click here.


Torrington 79, Ansonia 59
At Torrington
Ansonia 14-13-18-14—59
Torrington 16-25-12-22—79
ANSONIA (59): Ashley Bowns 1-1-4; Melissa Tirella 7-4-23; Lauren Pitney 1-0-2; Heidi Schneider 1-0-2; Tierney Lawlor 8-3-23; Quanisha Finney 0-2-2; Leah Pedevillano 0-0-0; Grace Keener 0-3-3; Morgan Westine 0-0-0; Jessica Markelon 0-0-0; TOTALS: 18-13-59.
TORRINGTON (79): Nicole Kozlak 6-0-16; Paige Middleton 0-0-0; Mollie Bartles 1-2-4; Caroline Teti 0-0-0; Mika Howard 1-0-2; Aly Otis 10-5-25; Caycee Williams 5-2-12; Emily Eanniello 1-0-2; Dia O’Brien 0-0-0; Mariah Cerruto 5-1-14; Megan Calabrese 1-2-4; TOTALS: 30-12-79.
3-point goals: A—Tirella 5, Lawlor 4, Brown; T—Kozlak 4, Cerruto 3.
Records: Ansonia 9-3 (9-2 NVL); Torrington 11-2 (11-1 NVL).

- Kevin D. Roberts

Torrington girls basketball team looks to make it eight straight wins tonight

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The Torrington Lady Raiders look to make it eight straight wins in a tough Naugatuck Valley League game tonight against Brass Division foe Ansonia. Game time is 7. 
Both teams have winning streaks on the line. The Chargers come in having won their last five in a row.
I will be sending out tweets from tonight’s game, so stay in touch at @kroberts023.
Here’s a quick breakdown of each team:

WINS = Wilby (L), Naugatuck (L), Kennedy (L), Crosby (L), Seymour (M), Sacred Heart (M), Wilby (L), Naugatuck (L), Woodland (M), Watertown (L)
LOSSES = Holy Cross (LL), Lauralton Hall (LL)
The Lady Raiders are coming off of a 48-31 road win over Watertown. Nicole Kozlak hit 6 3-pointers in the game and led THS with 20 points. Caycee Williams put in 13 points while Aly Otis added 11. The Lady Raiders have won seven straight since a Dec. 19 home loss to Lauralton Hall of Milford. Lauralton Hall is ranked third in the state in the latest New Haven Register Top 10 poll. THS’s other loss was at Holy Cross on Dec. 13. The Crusaders are ranked fifth in the Register’s Top 10 and were undefeated until last night’s 60-52 home loss to sixth-ranked Mercy of Middletown.
Torrington is led by Otis, who averages 14.5 points per game. Williams averages 10.4 per game. Kozlak is third on the team at 7.6 per contest.
WINS = St. Paul Catholic (M), Watertown (L), Seymour (M), Derby (S), Oxford (S), Kennedy (L), St. Paul Catholic (M), Wilby (L), Crosby (L)
LOSSES = Wolcott (M), Woodland (M)
The Chargers defeated Crosby 51-14 at home last Friday. Ansonia’s last loss was a Dec. 27 road loss to Woodland. Melissa Tirella leads the Chargers in scoring at 14.7 points per game, according to statistics posted on Tierney Lawlor is second on the team in scoring at 12.8 per contest.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nonnewaug boys stay unbeaten after tough win over Gilbert

KEVIN D. ROBERTS/Register Citizen
The Nonnewaug boys basketball team remains unbeaten at 9-0, 8-0 in the Berkshire League, but it took a tough 49-41 home win over Gilbert on Friday night to keep the winning streak going. Fouls were a theme in the game where 37 were committed between the two teams. The teams also combined for 30 turnovers. Both teams showed plenty of tenacity and heart throughout the game.
Pat Potter led Nonnewaug with 17 points, including a critical 3-pointer that gave the Chiefs a 41-36 lead in the fourth quarter. Ben Timme added 13 points and Dylan Martland chipped in 10. Both were saddled with foul trouble early in the game and in the second half.
Gilbert's Robert Skinner fouled out after scoring 10 points. Austin Brochu led the Yellowjackets (7-3, 7-2) with 13 points and 17 rebounds, but the visitors were heavily outrebounded by the homestanding Chiefs.
To read more about Friday's game, click here.


Nonnewaug 49, Gilbert 41
At Nonnewaug
Gilbert 8-10-12-11—41
Nonnewaug 14-9-11-15—49
GILBERT (41): Austin Brochu 4-5-13; Robert Skinner 5-0-10; Luis Cordova 4-1-10; Devon Molway 0-2-2; Dan Williams 1-0-3; JP Duluc 1-0-3; TOTALS: 15-8-41.
NONNEWAUG (49): Pat Potter 5-5-17; Jake Pogodzienski 0-0-0; Ben Timme 5-3-13; Dylan Martland 4-2-10; Christian Metallo 0-0-0; Greg Porcelli 3-0-7; Kyle Kennedy 1-0-2; TOTALS: 18-10-49.
3-point goals: G—Cordova, Williams, Duluc; N—Potter 2, Porcelli.
Records: Gilbert 7-3 (7-2 Berkshire League); Nonnewaug 9-0 (8-0 BL).

- Kevin D. Roberts

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Torrington girls race out to early lead, pound Woodland

JENNIFER ROYALS/Register Citizen Correspondent
The Torrington girls basketball team used good teamwork on offense and defense to hammer Woodland 63-39 in a Naugatuck Valley League game on Tuesday night at Torrington High School.
Aly Otis had 16 points to lead the way for the Lady Raiders (9-2 overall, 9-1 NVL), but she had plenty of help from other players. Caycee Williams added 14 points while Caroline Teti chipped in nine points and five assists.
Torrington had 17 steals and forced 29 turnovers overall.
To read more about Tuesday night's game, click here.


Torrington 63, Woodland 39
At Torrington
Woodland 8-7-15-9—39
Torrington 23-15-13-12—63
WOODLAND (39): Becky Hale 0-0-0; Shannon Meany 2-0-4; Carli Mariotti 3-4-10; Brianna Pacileo 0-0-0; Alma Rizvani 1-0-2; Nicole Fowler 5-0-12; Andrea Piccolo 3-1-7; Liz Martin 0-2-2; Jaime Minoski 0-0-0; Angeline Rosato 0-0-0; Abbey Rosato 1-0-2; TOTALS: 15-7-39.
TORRINGTON (63): Nicole Kozlak 2-0-5; Paige Middleton 3-1-7; Mollie Bartles 2-1-5; Caroline Teti 4-0-9; Mika Howard 0-0-0; Aly Otis 7-2-16; Caycee Williams 5-4-14; Olivia Morrison 0-0-0; Emily Eanniello 0-0-0; Dia O’Brien 0-1-1; Mariah Cerruto 1-0-2; Megan Calabrese 1-0-2; Kelly Ellsmore 0-0-0; Kelli Balnis 1-0-2; Thienthanh Tranh 0-0-0; TOTALS: 26-7-63.
3-point goals: W—Fowler; T—Kozlak, Teti.
Records: Woodland 3-7 overall (3-5 Naugatuck Valley League); Torrington 9-2 (9-1 NVL).

- Kevin D. Roberts

Torrington girls host Woodland tonight

The Torrington girls basketball team is looking for its sixth straight win tonight when it hosts Woodland Regional in a Naugatuck Valley League game at Torrington High School at 7.
The Lady Raiders have won their last five after losing a non-league game at home against Lauralton Hall on Jan. 19. Torrington enters the game with an overall record of 8-2 (8-1 NVL, 7-1 NVL Copper Division). The Raiders are coming off of a 60-45 home win over Naugatuck last Friday.
Woodland, which plays in the Copper Division, comes in with an overall record of 3-6 (3-5 NVL, 2-5 NVL Brass). The Hawks won their last game, 49-42 at home last Friday over Copper Division foe Crosby.
I will be sending out tweets from the Connie Donahue Gymnasium.

- Kevin D. Roberts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nonnewaug boys rally against Housatonic, stay undefeated

KEVIN D. ROBERTS/Register Citizen
 The Nonnewaug boys basketball is still undefeated, but the Chiefs had to fight their way through a tough game against a determined Housatonic team on Tuesday night at home. The Chiefs topped the Mountaineers 73-69.
Nonnewaug's Ben Timme led all scorers with 28 points. Dylan Martland also had a big night with 19 points, but the Chiefs got plenty of help from other players, such as Greg Porcelli (11 points) and Christian Metallo (6 points).
Housatonic was led by Donyell Williams (23 points) and Ray Mohring (20 points, 4 3-pointers). The Mountaineers made eight 3-pointers on the night, but the Chiefs made the big plays at the end to take the game.
To read more about Tuesday's game, click here.

- Kevin D. Roberts


Nonnewaug 73, Housatonic 69
At Nonnewaug
Housatonic 18-25-15-11—69
Nonnewaug 25-11-18-19—73
HOUSATONIC (69): Wilson Terrall 3-0-9; Jeremy Stiewing 1-0-3; Ray Mohring 8-0-20; Nathaniel O’Neil 0-0-0; Tyler Dean 4-3-11; Donyell Williams 7-9-23; Matt Orrell 1-1-3; TOTALS: 24-13-69.
NONNEWAUG (73): Chris Pillis 0-0-0; Grayson Burdick 0-0-0; Pat Potter 2-2-7; Jake Pogodzienski 0-0-0; Dante Segnatelli 1-0-2; Shane Beck 3-0-6; Ben Timme 12-4-28; Dylan Martland 8-3-19; Greg Porcelli 4-1-11; Kyle Kennedy 0-0-0; TOTALS: 30-10-73.
3-point goals: H—Mohring 4, Terrall 3, Stiewing 2; N—Porcelli 2, Potter.
Records: Housatonic 2-4 overall (2-3 Berkshire League); Nonnewaug 6-0.

Undefeated Nonnewaug boys host Housatonic

Despite of the graduations of Cody St. John, Collin Schneider and Bryan Charette, the Nonnewaug boys basketball team sits at 5-0.
Tonight, the Chiefs host a Housatonic (2-3 overall, 2-2 Berkshire League) team that is in search of its identity after a 56-47 home loss to Lewis Mills last Friday. The Mountaineers were expected to be a darkhorse for the BL title, but inconsistency has hurt them. Housy knocked off previously undefeated Gilbert at home last Wednesday, then came out flat in Friday night's loss to Mills.
Tonight's game (7 p.m. start) will be a battle of size and strength. Both the Chiefs and Mountaineers don't mind playing physically on the defensive end, and both would like to impose their will inside on offense.
I will be sending tweets about the game @kroberts023. Stay tuned.

- Kevin D. Roberts