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Canton tops Somers for 10th straight win, moves into first place in NCCC

Canton guard Luke Brown, left, had a game-high 25 points to lead the Warriors to their tenth straight win Friday night in a victory over Somers. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

CANTON, February 2 – Luke Brown had a game-high 25 points including six 3-point goals as the defending NCCC champion Canton High boys basketball team moved into first place in the league with a 56-47 victory over Somers Friday night.

Canton (14-1, 12-1 NCCC) won their tenth straight game while Rockville (11-4, 10-1 NCCC) suffered their first-ever conference loss in a 62-53 defeat to Windsor Locks. Rockville is playing in the NCCC for the first time after more than 30 years in the Central Connecticut Conference.

The Warriors have three league games remaining beginning with East Granby on Wednesday, NCCC-newcomer Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA) on Friday, Feb. 9 and Rockville on Tuesday, February 13.

Canton returns to the hardwood on Saturday night with a test on the road against Avon (8-5). It will be the 113th meeting in the series that began in 1960. Avon has won 14 of the last 15 games in the series, including a 68-55 victory a year ago.

Canton 56, Somers 47
At Canton
Somers (47) Brady Palazzesi 2 0 5, Spencer MacLeod 4 5 17, Colin Watt 4 2 10, Egan Foye 2 0 4, Dimitri Sanchez 0 1 1, Avery Foye 4 1 10. Totals 16 9 47
Canton (56) Luke Brown 6 7 25, Jack Mansur 2 0 6, Ryan Enns 3 3 9, Grant Lange 1 0 3, Tim Keating 1 0 2, Mitchell Cormier 4 0 8, Jack Rose 1 0 3. Totals 18 10 56
Somers (6-9)                     14  13  10  10  — 47
Canton (14-1)                    17  10  14  15  — 56
Three-point goals: Palazzesi (S), MacLeod (S) 4, Foye (S); Brown (Ca) 6, Mansur (Ca) 2, Lange (Ca), Rose (Ca)

NCCC boys basketball NCCC Overall
Canton 12-1 14-1
Rockville 10-1 11-4
Hartford Classical 10-2 12-2
SMSA 10-2 11-4
Granby 8-3 9-4
Friday’s results
Canton 56, Somers 47
Classical 94, East Granby 32
SMSA 57, Ellington42
Windsor Locks 62, Rockville 53
Granby 63, HMTCA 58
Saturday’s game
Canton at Avon, 7 p.m.
Monday’s games
Granby at Coventry
Rockville at SMSA
Classical at East Windsor
Wednesday’s games
East Granby at Canton
SMSA at Windsor Locks
Granby at Rockville
HMTCA at Classical

 

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