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Canton boys top Suffield for eighth win of the year

Luke Brown had four 3-point goals and 11 points as the Warriors earned their eighth win of the season Friday night with a win over Suffield. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

CANTON, January 19 – Ryan Enns had 13 points while guard Luke Brown had 11 points, including four 3-point goals, as the defending NCCC champion Canton High boys basketball team won their eighth game of the year with a 42-37 win over Suffield High on Friday night.

The Warriors (8-1, 6-1 NCCC) remained tied for second place in the league along with Hartford Classical (7-1, 6-1 NCCC). Both teams trail Rockville, who is 8-2 overall and 7-0 in the NCCC. It is the first year in the league for the Rams, who left the Central Connecticut Conference after more than 34 years.

Jared Lobo scored 11 points for Suffield (4-5, 4-5 NCCC) while Josh Mudano added 10 points.

It was the third straight win for Canton over Suffield – the longest run of success for the Warriors against Suffield since winning six straight from 2007-10.

The Warriors have three games next week including two at home. Canton hosts Bolton on Monday night at 7 p.m. before traveling to East Windsor on Wednesday, January 24. The Warriors close out the week with a big game against Hartford Classical on Friday, January 26, at 7 p.m.

Canton 42, Suffield 37

At Canton

Suffield (37) Josh Mudano 4-1-10, Bodie Nadeau 1-0-3, Dave Danek 2-0-6, Gabe Cosme 1-2-5, Jared Lobo 4-3-11, Mike McFarlane 1-0-2. Totals 13-6

Canton (42) Luke Brown 3-2-11, Jack Mansur 1-0-3, Ryan Enns 5-3-13, Tim Keating 1-2-4, Matthew Rose 2-0-4, Jack Rose 2-2-7. Totals 14-9

Suffield (4-5)      11  2  11  13 – 37

Canton (8-1)       10  9  12  11 – 42

Three-point goals: Mudano (S), Nadeau (S), Danek (S) 2, Cosme (S), Brown (C) 4, Mansur (C), J. Rose (C)

NCCC boys basketball NCCC Overall
Rockville 7-0 8-2
Canton 6-1 8-1
Hartford Classical 6-1 7-1
Granby 4-1 5-2
SMSA 5-2 6-3
East Windsor 4-2 6-3
HMTCA 4-3 5-4

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