Local roundup: Virtue leads Fitch past New London

The Day, New London, Conn.
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Mar. 6—GROTON — Alyssa Virtue scored 21 points, had 10 rebounds and blocked four shots on Friday night, leading Fitch to a 58-43 win over New London in an Eastern Connecticut Conference South Division girls' basketball game.

Rita Sefransky had 14 points and six assists, Charlotte Carney had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Grace Jenkins scored 10 with four steals for Fitch (5-1). Nalyce Dudley had 16 points and Jamaya Beddoe scored 11 for New London (3-4).

In other games:

— Sophia Bell had 16 points and nine rebounds as Stonington beat St. Bernard 53-49 in an ECC South Division game. Tori LoPresto scored 15 points and Sophia Fernholz had eight rebounds for Stonington (3-3). Freshman Angelica Tompkins led St. Bernard (1-6) with 19 points and teammates Sophia Boras (17) and Lindsay Clement (11) also scored in double figures.

— Grasso Tech lost to Ellis Tech in a Connecticut Technical Conference East Division game, 40-37. Sophie Byrne scored 19 points and Samantha Post scored 10 for Grasso (1-6).

— Griswold beat Lyman Memorial 39-22 in an ECC North Division game on Thursday. Hailey Eliasson scored 17 points and Bella Rubino and Abbigail Wing had eight rebounds each for Griswold (1-5) and Kassidy LaTour led Lyman (1-5) with 13 points and four rebounds.

Boys' basketball

— Grasso Tech used a balanced scoring attack to beat Ellis Tech 64-42 in a CTC East Division game. Donnel Brown led the Eagles (5-4) with 15 points while Jose Hernandez added 13 and Tyreel Dennis finished with 12.

— Tyler Green had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Griswold beat Tourtellotte 55-31 in an ECC North Division game. Evan Merchant had 16 points and seven rebounds and Green blocked four shots for Griswold (4-3).

College baseball

— Ben Casparius pitched eight shutout innings as UConn beat Miami of Ohio 5-0 in Conway, S.C. Casparius (1-1) allowed three hits with 11 strikeouts and three walks. UConn (3-4) scored three runs in the second inning. Christian Fedko was 2-for-4 with a double and scored twice, Pat Winkel had an RBI double and Reggie Crawford tripled in a run.

College men's hockey

— Junior Jachym Kondelik scored three power play goals in the first period as UConn built a 4-0 lead and held on for a 5-3 Hockey East win over Providence. The Huskies (10-10-2) clinched fourth place, earned a first-round bye in the upcoming Hockey East tournament and will host a quarterfinal match on Sunday, March 14. Due to the pandemic, the tournament will be played in a single-elimination format this year.

Jonny Evans added his 14th goal in the second period for UConn, Hudson Schandor scored in the first period and goalie Tomas Vomacka made 42 saves against the Friars (10-8-2).

College football

— UConn announced a new addition to its 2021 recruiting class as Danny Antolovich, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle from Kiental, Switzerland, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Huskies. Antolovich played for the Thun Tigers from 2018-20, leading the Tigers to the 2020 Autumn Cup Championship in Switzerland.

"He's a big, tough, athletic, offensive lineman who works extremely hard and loves to play the game," UConn head coach Randy Edsall said in a release. "We can't wait to have him join us this summer."