BURLINGTON >> Lewis Mills (9-1) tightened its grip on the Berkshire League boys basketball lead with a 71-59 show of strength over defending co-champion Northwestern (7-2) Wednesday night at Lewis Mills High School.
The Spartans’ only loss came from non-conference Canton. The Highlanders now have two league losses after a loss to Wamogo.
On Wednesday, Mills pulled away from a two-point half-time lead with 25 points from center Josh Schibi; 14 from Jackson Lord; 13, along with 4 blocks, from Trevor Baker; and 10 points, 4 assists from Joe Neary.
Ben North led the Highlanders with 13 points. Chris Nanni and Mike Oley had 12 apiece.
Nonnewaug 54, Portland 22 >> Nickolas Sordi scored a pin at Portland amidst a sea of Highlander forfeits.
Anthony Aresco had a major decision for Portland.
Oxford 45, Terryville 32 >> Oxford got the win at Terryville with pins by Dan Herold, Griffin Downs, Connor McDonnell and Ryan Herold, along with a decision by Sam Martino.
Terryville had pins by Josh Anderson and Jake Borda plus a tech fall by Jarrod Ashe and a decision by Josh Wright.
Northwestern 35, Lewis Mills 20 >> Emma Propfe and Addie Hester led the Highlanders at home with 10 points apiece while Morgan Daley hauled down 11 rebounds and Gina Weingart, 6.
Samira Abdelrehim had 8 rebounds for the Spartans as Northwestern held them to single digits in each quarter.
Goodwin Tech 33, Wolcott Tech 30 >> Goodwin Tech won a close one at home behind 12 points from Paola Barbosa and 10 from Tazmaira Baerga.
Madison Rubino led the Wildcats with 16.
Seymour 89, Torrington 81 >> The Wildcats handed Torrington (4-1) its first loss of the season in a close meet at Seymour High School. Seymour took wins in the first three events with close seconds from the Red Raiders.
JT Barth broke through for a win in the 100-yard butterfly, but Torrington didn’t get another first until the final event when Barth, Jackson Keller, Curtis Ledda and Viktor Nemesvari won the 400-yard relay.
Meanwhile, Zach Fell (2), Alex Cupic (2), Jack Crocamo (2) and Cyrus Gagaza took individual wins for Seymour.