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Cheshire High School boys' basketball (10-9; 6-2 in Housatonic Division) beat West Haven (6-12) 81-54 to avenge a 66-64 road loss from Dec. 14. CHS earned a 35-23 lead at halftime. Senior Eric Dietrich scored 23 on his six three-pointers. He broke the single-season record for three-pointers (57) at CHS. Dan Manke made 55 in the 2009-10 season.
Senior Erik Pettit scored 13 points and junior Collin Jordan supplied 10. Junior Tyler Post had nine. Sophomore Andrew Yamin and senior Kevin Dietrich contributed seven in the final regular season home game.
In Thursday's regular season finale, the Rams travel to Joseph Foran (7-12) at 7 p.m. Cheshire won 76-56 on Jan. 19.
Indoor Track And Field
Junior Liam Nicoll (300-meters, 36.88) and the girls' 4x800-meter team (senior Jenna Hart, junior Kimmi Grove, seniors Kathleen Kalbian and Hannah Purtell; 10:02.73) both secured ninth places during the State Open at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Kalbian (1,600-meters, 5:24.84) and junior Selina Sampieri (pole vault; eight feet, six inches) finished 11th individually. The girls' 4x200-meter team of sophomores Jamiya Richardson and Elissa Aldrich, along with junior Kristin Cabrera and sophomore Alexandra Pelletier, added 13th place in a time of 1:53.14. Cheshire also received 15th from sophomore Natalie Wickenheisser (3,200-meters, 12:05.27) and the boys' 4x800-meter squad (juniors Ben Kaplan and Trey Phillips, sophomores Mark Fusco and Ryan Shalagan; 8:46.56).
Ice Hockey (4-13)
Cheshire fell 3-2 against Guilford (9-6-2) at Northford Ice Pavilion, a loss that eliminated the Rams from contention for the Division I Tournament. CHS led 1-0 on a goal from junior Joe D'Errico. Guilford tied the game 1-1 in the first period and scored twice in the second period. All their scores came on special teams. Junior Luke Vendetto put in the second goal (3-2) for CHS. D'Errico, junior Alex Bausch, and sophomore Ben Klanica assisted goals.
Cheshire took 35 shots to Guilford's 24. Senior goalkeeper Jack Naramore posted 21 saves. The teams went 1-1 this season
The Rams host Notre Dame-West Haven (13-3) on Saturday at Wesleyan University. Start time is 7 p.m. Cheshire will hand out the Greg Schena/Mark Whitlock Award in a pre-game ceremony.