Girls basketball: LeMere leads North Branford in Wednesday’s roundup

NORTH BRANFORD 65, HALE-RAY 38 >> Sabrina LeMere scored 23 points for the host Thunderbirds in this Shoreline Conference victory. Deanna Gallo had 12 points and Gabby Augur added 10 points for North Branford (2-1). Emily Traceski scored a team-high 20 points for the Noises (1-2). NORTH BRANFORD 65, HALE-RAY 38 (at North Branford) Hale-Ray […]

Girls basketball: No. 6 Morgan cruises past H-K

HIGGANUM >> With all five starters returning from a team that came seconds away from dethroning Cromwell in the Shoreline Conference championship game a year ago, then nearly completed a miracle comeback against New London in the Class M finals (the Whalers held on, 57-52), expectations are sky-high for the Morgan girls basketball team in […]

Tuesday’s girls basketball roundup: Schlottman scores 13 to lead East Haven over Cheshire

Kylie Schlottman scored 13 points and Cailey Korwek added 10 to lead the East Haven girls basketabll team to a 50-44 SCC win over Cheshire in East Haven on Tuesday. Cheshire led 39-32 going into the fourth quarter when the Rams were held scoreless for seven minutes as East Haven (2-1) took control of the […]

Tuesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern girls basketball wins it late

Northwestern girls basketball rallied late to defeat Nonnewaug 30-29. The Highlanders trailed the Chiefs 27-20 early in the fourth quarter but fought back and cut the lead to one when Emma Beltrandi was fouled with under one second to play. Beltrandi hit both free throws to give Northwestern the lead and the win. Kelsi Hodgkin […]

Saturday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Hamden Hall tops Chehsire Academy

Naomi Van Nes led the way with 19 points for the Hamden Hall girls basketball team, which defeated Chehsire Academy 63-50 Saturday in a prep school game at Hamden. Bianca Tomassini and Joyce Do Santos had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Hornets (3-0). Chelsea Dow had a game-high 22 points for the Cats […]

Girls basketball: Thomaston rolls past Northwestern

Thomaston huddles up during its 60-28 win over Northwestern. (Peter Wallace — Register Citizen)

WINSTED >> Thomaston and Northwestern kicked off their snow-delayed girls basketball seasons with easy wins Friday, then came to Northwestern for the first-of-many showdowns in the Berkshire League. Instead, it was a trip to the woodshed for Northwestern in a 60-28 Thomaston rout that rolled up a 23-3 Bears lead at the end of the […]

Friday’s NH County girls basketball roundup: Sheehan wins, Guilford upsets Career in OT

The Sheehan girls basketball team started the game on a 19-1 run and coasted to a 63-39 win over Sacred Heart Academy Friday night in a Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at Wallingford. Joelle MarkAnthony had a game high 17 points while Lexi Ocasio added 14 and Cassie Strickland 13 for the Titans (2-0). Caitlyn […]

Girls basketball: Hand dominates Wilbur Cross

Hand's Cassidy Wygonik drives past Wilbur Cross' Tamika Flowers in the Tigers' 92-26 win. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

MADISON >> Win or lose, most high school basketball coaches will find something negative in their team’s play. Not on Friday night. Not for Hand. The Lady Tigers played almost a perfect game in dominating Wilbur Cross, 92-26, in the girls’ basketball season opener for both teams. It was the most points that Hand has […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Northwestern girls win season opener

Northwestern girls basketball got out to an early lead against Litchfield and defeated the Cowgirls 43-23. The Highlanders went into half time up 22-5. Northwestern’s Emma Beltrandi led the way with 21 points. Kaelin Hester had 10 points in the victory. Litchfield’s Elena Kennedy scored a team-high 10 points with seven blocks. Emily Dragan had […]

Girls basketball: Amity rolls past West Haven

WOODBRIDGE >> If Amity coach Michelle Shoop seemed a bit concerned entering Amity’s opening-night contest against West Haven, she had plenty of reason. Graduating most of the team’s varsity minutes from last season, Shoop and the Spartans were about to see how the young group responded under the bright lights. Aside from some opening jitters […]

Girls Basketball: No. 7 Lauralton Hall falls in Wednesday’s NH County roundup

Maggie Salandra scored 11 points and Tanisha Clark added five points, but the Lauralton Hall girls basketball team, the defending Class LL state champion, lost their season opener, falling 41-35 to host Newtown Wednesday in a non-conference game. Newtown was led by Haley Ryan with 10 points and Lauren Wilcox and Sarah Lynch posted seven […]

Girls basketball: Guilford cruises past Bunnell in season opener

Guilford's Andrea Basilicato goes up for a layup past Bunnell's  Naomi Harris. Basilicato finished with eight points in the win. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

GUILFORD >> It isn’t often that a non-league season opener can be called a must win. But for Guilford, that’s the way Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball season opener at home was. With Southern Connecticut Conference powers Career and Mercy on the horizon Friday and Monday, respectively, the Indians were able to decimate Bunnell, 70-27, at […]

Girls Basketball: Sheehan tops East Haven in tough shooting night for both

(Photo by Peter Hvizdak - New Haven Register)
Joelle MarkAnthony of Sheehan has her shot blocked by Miranda Gladwin of East Haven during the fourth quarter of Sheehan's 37-22 win over East Haven.

EAST HAVEN >> Last season, Sheehan was submerged in a loaded Southern Connecticut Conference. With many of those opposing players lost to graduation, Sheehan now looks to be a legit contender, but coach Mike Busillo isn’t letting that get to his team’s head. “I really think there’s a lot of good teams in this conference,” […]

Girls basketball: Southington tops Middletown in CCC opener

MIDDLETOWN >> The last thing a team with young, inexperienced guards wants to do is play a savvy, veteran team that likes to play pressure defense in its season opener. But that’s what the Middletown High girls basketball team had to do Wednesday night at the LaBella-Sullivan Gym as the Blue Dragons took on highly-regarded […]

Girls basketball: Vinal Tech, Cromwell win openers

MIDDLETOWN >> Monique Cloutier scored 11 points and Desiree Deschaine grabbed 14 rebounds as Vinal Tech captured its 2014-15 season opener with a 42-20 victory over Holy Family on Wednesday night at Middletown. Christina Harrison and Donna Agogliati each had nine points for the Hawks (1-0), who led 18-9 at halftime. Amy Roberts scored 10 […]

Girls Basketball 2014-15: Top 25 Players in the CIAC

Sami Ashton, Morgan, Jr., PG: The junior point guard is coming off a season where she made the New Haven Register All-Area team and All-Shoreline conference teams. Sophie Borg, Farmington, Sr., F: She made the Register All-State second team and the All-Central Connecticut Conference team. Khadaijia Brooks , Bristol Eastern, Sr. F: Made All-Central Connecticut […]