Masuk boys’ basketball team posts two wins, improves to 8-6 overall

Greg Nivison sets up a play during action earlier this season. The Panthers defeated New Milford and Bunnell this past week to improve to 8-6.

MONROE, CT — The Masuk High boys’ basketball team, led by Coach Peter Szklarz, defeated a pair of South-West Conference foes to close out January and begin February.

Masuk beat visiting New Milford 61-54 on Jan. 31 and went on the road to defeat Bunnell 44-41 on Thursday. With the victories, the Panthers have picked up wins in seven of their last nine games to improve to 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the conference standings.

Against New Milford, Brandon Francisco led the offense with 19 points, Matt Domenichelli scored 13 and Sean Minnick had 11. Frank Piscitelli dropped in seven, Greg Nivison and Holden Adragna both scored three, Nate McCauley and Dylan Jackson tacked on two apiece, and Chris Simouldis added one.

In the Bunnell game, Francisco scored 18, Jeremy Everlith had eight, Minnick had six, Piscitelli five, and Domenichelli four.

The Panthers return to action this Saturday, Feb. 5, for a 4:15 p.m. visit to Fitch in a nonconference clash.

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