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Cheshire Boys' Swim And Dive Stays Undefeated, Girls' B-Ball Ends Three-Game Skid

January 17, 2014 by Greg Lederer

On Friday, Cheshire High School boys' swim and dive recorded a 100-68 road win over West Haven to improve to 7-0. Sophomore Justin Mercugliano claimed the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.32), adding a second victory with his 200-yard freestyle relay team (sophomore Michael Goodrich, freshman Riley Rodenbush, sophomore Alex Cheruk; 1:47.5).
Freshmen Gabe Page (200-yard individual medley, 2:24.09), Matt Mita (50-yard freestyle, 26.86), Matt Schock (100-yard freestyle, 57.43), and Ryan Nguyen (500-yard freestyle, 5:45.83), along with sophomore diver Sal DeLucia (162.0), also collected individual victories. Sophomores Karl Bishop, Kyle Shadeck, Cheruk, and senior tri-captain Jonathan Jin Qian secured first place as a 200-yard medley team (1:55.58).
On Tuesday, Cheshire faces host Amity at the Orange Community Center Pool. Start time is 7:30 p.m.
Girls' Basketball (8-5, 2-2 in Housatonic Division)
In breaking a three-game losing streak, Cheshire qualified for Class LL play by beating Foran (3-9) 57-49. The game was tied 42-42 prior to a 7-0 run from the Lady Rams. Junior Sara Como posted 20 points and eight rebounds, while classmate Jill Howard contributed 15 rebounds (tied career-high), 10 points, and three blocks.
Senior Lily Dolyak (three rebounds) also scored 10 points and classmate BryAnna McIntosh (two rebounds, four steals) had eight. Junior Kya O'Donnell (three rebounds and steals) netted seven points. Sophomore Ciara Haensel (four rebounds) scored two points.
The game was tied 29-29 at halftime. Foran senior Teneya McLaughlin had 19 points by halftime, however, she made just four free throws from there.
The Lady Rams host Jonathan Law (6-6) next Friday at 7 p.m.
Girls' Ice Hockey (4-5)
Amity/North Haven/Cheshire Co-Op lost to host East Catholic for the second time at the Newington Arena. In the team's fourth straight loss, CHS freshman goalkeeper Hannah Cremo had 42 saves (personal-high).
On Wednesday, the girls travel to the International Skating Center to face host Simsbury (7-1) at 7:30 p.m. Cheshire fell short 6-0 to the defending Southern Connecticut Conference Champion on Monday.
Saturday's schedule:
Wrestling (1-8)
CHS competes in the New Milford Tournament, starting at 9 a.m.

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