The West Haven boys’ and diving team defeated the Hamden Green Dragons, 100-83, on Wednesday afternoon at the WHHS Pool. In individual events, the Blue Devils got victories from Bryan Barrington in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Luis Lopez in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Issac Gorske in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and Shane Taulty in the 100 butterfly.
The Westies were also victorious in the 200 Medley Relay with Barrington, Chris D’Inzeo, Taulty and Lopez, the 200 freestyle relay with Gorske, Taulty, Chris Olsen and Joshua Carr and the 400 freestyle relay behind Gorske, Barrington, D’Inzeo and Lopez.
The boys’ basketball team hosted the Sheehan Titans on Thursday evening and built an early 27-10 lead after one quarter but had to hold on to grab a 70-64 victory. The Titans chipped away at the lead getting within four points in the last minute but the Blue Devils hit seven of eight free throws to ice the game. Quannel Straughter led the Westies with 25 points, Shea Sheffield scored 14 points and Malcolm Duncanson added 13 points in the victory.
This week, the boys hosted the Branford Hornets on Tuesday and finish the week with a trip to face Jonathan Law on Friday at 7.
The boys’ hockey team faced the Fairfield Prep Jesuits on Wednesday night at the Edward L. Bennett Rink and came away on the short end of a 4-1 decision. The Jesuits struck first with a goal with 4:44 left in the first period and padded their lead with another goal on the power play with 20.2 seconds left in the period.
The Blue Devils cut the lead in half when Kaden Morgillo fed Kevin Moriarty in front of the net and Moriarty cashed in with 7:12 left in the second period. Robbie Forleo also assisted on the tally. The Jesuits responded with a short-handed goal with 1:06 left in the period to regain a two-goal advantage. Fairfield Prep iced the game with an empty net goal with 58.8 seconds left for the 4-1 final. Jared Pliszka did his best between the pipes making 47 saves for West Haven.
This week, the Westies hosted the Hamden Green Dragons on Wednesday evening and then travel to the Rinks at Shelton to face the Notre Dame of Fairfield Lancers on Saturday at 8:30.
The West Haven/Sacred Heart girls’ hockey team saw its eight-game win streak come to an end at the hands of the Darien Blue Wave on Wednesday afternoon.
Darien jumped on the Westie Sharks with two goals in the first period before the girls were able to respond a minute into the second period on a tally by Taylor Nowak assisted by Veronica Lynn. Darien reestablished its two-goal lead with 3:29 left in the period but Brooke McNabola gave the Westie Sharks hope with a goal with 49 seconds left in the period in cut the lead to 3-2.
Unfortunately for the girls the Blue Wave responded with 11 seconds left in the period to seize the momentum back. Darien would tack on two, more goals in the third period for a 6-2 final. Kyleen Crowe made 17 saves between the pipes.
This week, the girls traveled to face Hand/Coginchaug/Old Lyme on Wednesday, head to the Rinks at Shelton on Friday to take on Masuk/Barlow/Newtown/Lauralton at 6:10 and finish the week hosting Fairfield Ludlowe-Warde on Saturday at 3.
The girls’ basketball team battled with the Lauralton Hall Crusaders on Tuesday evening at the WHHS Gym. The Blue Devils had a chance to win the game with .3 seconds left in regulation when Ny’Aire Serrano took an inbounds pass but released and sank the shot a split second after the buzzer, sending the game to overtime tied 56-56.
The Crusaders took a lead in the overtime but Serrano hit two, clutch free-throws with eight seconds left to tie the game 66-66 and send it to a second overtime. The Westies controlled the second OT and grabbed a 76-68 victory. Natalia Frazer led West Haven with 26 points while Serrano scored 24 points and Tenique Gates added nine points in the win.
On Friday evening, the Westies hosted the Hillhouse Academics and were no match for the Academics potent offense in a 71-29 loss. Hillhouse led 32-12 at halftime and never looked back. Ny’Aire Serrano led the Blue Devils with 12 points while Natalia Frazer and Davina Mendez each contributed with 6 points.
This week, the girls traveled to Wallingford and faced the Lyman Hall Trojans and host Sacred Heart Academy on Friday at 6.