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Avon boys win seventh straight game

AVON, Jan. 23 – Joe Ives had game-high 24 points, including four 3-point goals, as the Falcons boys basketball team cruised to their sixth straight victory with a 60-53 win over Enfield.

Avon (7-4, 5-0 NCCC) won for the seventh time in the last eight games. Enfield (1-10, 0-4), which lost its 10th straight game, trimmed an 18-point deficit to seven in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer.

Earlier in the week, the Falcons outlasted Tolland, 68-55 with 15 points from Lambert Givens and 13 from Ives. A strong 22-12 effort in the third quarter lifted the Falcons.


Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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