Sports roundup: Masuk wrestling, girls basketball, boys hockey

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Masuk wrestler Gianna Silva excelled in the Connecticut Girls' Wrestling Invitational at Floyd Little Athletic Center.

Gianna Silva earns 5th in girls’ wrestling invite

NEW HAVEN, CT — Masuk High’s Gianna Silva earned fifth place in the 126 pound weight division of the Connecticut Girls’ Wrestling Invitational at Floyd Little Athletic Center, held the final Saturday and Sunday of February.

Silva earned a win via pinfall before being defeated and going into wrestlebacks where she advanced to win in a 4-0 decision after a bye. Silva was beaten in a 4-3 decision by Stratford’s Lindsey Rywolt, who went on to place fourth. Silva then earned a 4-1 decision over New London’s Cassandra Roman to claim fifth.

Farmington tops Panthers

In the Class L State Tournament’s first round on March 1, Masuk’s girls’ basketball team, seeded No. 23, fell at No. 10 Farmington 45-33.

“I’m proud of how hard these girls worked the entire season — really showed a lot of fight every day and never giving up,” Masuk Coach Scott Corchard said.

Natalie Lieto scored nine points, Sammi Dube and Hannah Fagan both scored six, Maia Ventresca scored four, Alanna Tremalio and Sofia Lieto both had three, and Kaitlyn Bodden added two.

Claire Martinsky had eight rebounds, Natalie Lieto had 11 rebounds and four steals, Fagan grabbed 10 rebounds, and Ventresca came up with four steals to go along with a trio of assists.

Boys to face Ledyard

Also on the court, the No. 21 Masuk boys will visit No. 12 Ledyard in the first round of the Division III State Tournament on Tuesday, March 8 (time set for 6:30 p.m., subject to change).

Boys hockey ranks 6th

Masuk’s boys’ hockey team finished the regular season with a record of 11-9 and will compete in the Division III bracket in early March. Masuk’s unofficial ranking is sixth.

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