The West Haven girls basketball team improved to 3-0 with a resounding 68-12 victory over Bassick Thursday afternoon at West Haven High. Ten different players were in the scoring column and three were in double digits for coach Jessica Moriarty’s team.
Kassidy Carrano led the Westies with 17 points, Amani Abuhatab had 14 points, and Dealyce Howard added 10 points. Isabella Fiorillo scored nine points, while Daniela Campillo scored her first varsity points.
The Westies jumped out of the gates quickly and scored 18 points in the opening quarter, led by Abuhatab with 9.
West Haven added 22 more points in the second quarter as seven players got in the scoring column. Campillo drained her first varsity basket, Fiorillo scored four points, while Carrano scored six and Howard added five.
The Westies led 49-9 in the middle of the third quarter in a dominant effort. The Westies hit on 24 field goals and five 3-pointers in the game, but only hit on 5-of-12 free throws.
The West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy girls hockey team fell to 2-2 with a 3-0 loss against Stamford/Westhill/Staples Monday afternoon at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
While the Westie Sharks struggled offensively, Hannah Davey was harp in net, turning aside 29 shots.
SWS took a 1-0 lead in the first period, before Davey kept the deficit at one goal with nine saves in the period. Davey turned aside 10 shots in each of the final two periods, but SWS scored twice in the second for a 3-0 advantage.
With the Westie Sharks missing seven players from the lineup, the deficit was too large to overcome in the second loss of the season.
West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy improved to 3-2 with a 2-0 victory over Hand/Coginchaug/Valley/Old Lyme Wednesday evening at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
Davey posted the shutout with 13 saves, Ashley Welch had two assists and the Westie Sharks used a solid defense to pick up their third win of the year.
After a scoreless first period, the Westie Sharks scored the only goal they would need when Mae Iversen picked up a rebound of a Welch shot and slid the puck into an open net with 8:01 remaining in the middle period.
The goal opened the contest up and Julianna Picard looked as if she would increase the lead, but the freshman was denied on a breakaway just over a minute later.
Davey made Iversen’s goal stand up with two big saves in front in the final six minutes of the middle period.
Welch was turned aside in front just over a minute into the third, and Caitlin Welch was denied in front five minutes in.
With Davey turning aside six saves in the third period, West Haven/Sacred Heart Academy got an insurance goal when Ashley Welch fed Meghan Dupre, who backhanded a rebound into an empty net for a 2-0 lead with 6:05 to go in the game.
All that was left was Davey’s shutout which she preserved when she denied a Hand breakaway with 4:36 remaining.
Down a handful of players, the West Haven boys hockey team was in a tied contest halfway through Wednesday evening’s game against Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe. The game turned in an instant.
Scoring three goals in the final 3:05 of the second period and twice more in the first 43 seconds of the third, Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe topped the Westies 10-2 at the Edward L. Bennett Rink.
West Haven was outshot 35-14 in the game as the team fell to 0-3 on the year.
Trailing 1-0 to start the second, the Westies got on the board to even the game when Marcus Burrows jarred the puck loose and D.J. Carfora picked up the loose puck. Carfora crashed the net and used a backhander to even the contest at one just 1:15 into the period.
Carfora’s goal gave the Westies momentum, but they could not capitalize. Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe scored its second power play goal of the game for a 2-1 advantage with 6:48 remaining in the period.
West Haven could not get the equalizer and the guests scored three times in the final 3:05, all within a span of 1:46 for a 5-1 lead after two periods. The Mustangs, who scored three times on the power play, put the game away with two goals in the opening minute of the third period for a 7-1 lead.
Trailing 9-1, Burrows got the Westies closer when he one-timed a pass from Brady Price for a goal with under five minutes remaining.
Javed Ullah made 25 saves in the loss for West Haven.