HS Roundup: Girls basketball squads both fall

 A pair of girls basketball games were held on Tuesday night with the town teams both falling in SWC contests.



Abby Anka netted 12 points for Stratford and Julia Torreso added nine more, but the Red Devils fell to 3-4 on the season with the loss at home.

Stratford played tough for a quarter, trailing the Lancers by a 15-10 count after the first eight minutes.

Notre Dame-Fairfield, which is ranked fifth in the latest GameTimeCT girls basketball poll, improved to 5-1 by outscoring the Red Devils 18-4 in the second quarter.

Yamani McCullough led the Lancers with 20 points while Ciara Brown added 15.

Stratford travels to Platt Tech on Wednesday.


The Bulldogs (2-8) fell behind early and never recovered in a road loss to Bethel on Tuesday night.

Amanda Zdru scored six points while Aly Wright and Adrianna Debernedo netted five points each for Bunnell.

Bethel (4-4) was led by Maranda Nyborg’s 20 points.

Bunnell travels to Kolbe Cathedral on Friday.


New Fairfield 83, Bunnell-Stratford Co-op 71

Miguel Vanegas and Brandon Russell both won individual events to lead the Bunnell-Stratford co-op boys swim team in their meet at New Fairifeld.

Vanegas won the 100 fly (1:06.43) and also finished second in the 200 free (no time was reported).

Russell won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.33) and finished third in the 100 free (1:02.87).

Steven Tarkowski took second in the 500 free (6:34.04), James Bragg took second in the 100 back (1:16.73) and third in the 50 free (29.30), Danyere Francis was third in the 100 back (1:14.90), Dominic Summa was third in the 100 breast (1:18.46) and Nikhil Shankar was third in the 200 IM (no time reported).

The team’s 400 free relay (Tarkowski, Adi Gowd, Summa and Vanegas) was awarded first in 4:33.80 while the 200 free relay (Shankar, Gowd, Russell and Vanegas) was second in 1:51.02.

The co-op squad hosts Brookfield on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Flood Middle School.

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