Cheshire Swimmers Shine In Wednesday's SCC Final, Rams Girls' Basketball Finishes Up In States

Cheshire Swimmers Shine In Wednesday's SCC Final, Rams Girls' Basketball Finishes Up In States

On Wednesday, Cheshire High School boys’ swim finished seventh (410 points) in the Southern Connecticut Conference final at Southern Connecticut State University.

Senior tri-captains Silas Wang and Alex Fang both earned bronze medals. Individually, Wang placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.36), along with taking seventh in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.84).

Fang sprinted to third in the 100-yard freestyle (49.39) and fifth in the 50-yard freestyle (22.75).

In breaststroke, senior Kristian Adlianitski came in right behind Wang in fourth place (1:02.49). Adlianitski took sixth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.22).

Fang, Wang, and Adlianitski teamed with senior tri-captain Zack Schnitzer in the 200- (sixth, 1:34.39) and 400-yard (seventh, 3:32.35) freestyle relays. For the 200-yard medley relay, Adlianitski, Wang, sophomore Omkar Narayanan, and Fang nabbed sixth place (1:44.32).

Schnitzer made the top-25 in the 200- (23rd, 2:02.92) and 500-yard (21st, 5:41.22) freestyles. Senior Jacob Santacruz came in 32nd (2:12.33) and 30th (5:58.74) in those respective events.

Narayanan secured 19th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.00) and 26th in the 200-yard IM (2:20.12). Junior Jonah Hangen supplied 28th in breaststroke (1:15.95).

Freshman Kevin Xie added 29th place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.50).

Next, CHS will swim in Class M trials on March 11 (6:15 p.m.) at the Cheshire Community Pool. The final will be held on March 15 (6 p.m.) at SCSU.

Girls’ Basketball (27th seed, 6-16)

In the Class LL First Round, Cheshire ended the season with a 60-33 loss at Sacred Heart Academy (sixth seed, 19-5) in Hamden.

The Sharks jumped ahead 9-0 and didn’t give up the lead. Junior Jocelyn Kingsley had two layups in the early spurt.

With 4:15 left in the first quarter, sophomore Sydney Hale hit two foul shots to put the Rams on the scoreboard. Senior quad-captain Mimi Perlini made a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 11-5.

Following a foul shot by senior quad-captain Taylor Fitzgerald, the Rams trailed 14-6, but SHA went on an 11-0 run to gain separation. The Sharks led 21-6 at the end of the first quarter and carried a 40-13 advantage into halftime.

Junior quad-captain Ella Kulas led Cheshire with seven points, while Perlini and senior quad-captain Anna Hurlbut both netted six. Hale contributed four points and sophomore Allie Grove made a three-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Senior Gabby Tirado and freshman Molly Fleming both put in two points. Like Fitzgerald, sophomores Grace Hurlbut and Erin Hersh sank free throws for the Rams.

For the Sharks, freshman Molly Gunning and sophomore Lyla D’Errico tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Rams will graduate Fitzgerald, Anna Hurlbut, Perlini, and Tirado.


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