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Ellington bounces Canton out of NCCC Tournament

Canton’s Grant Lange, shown earlier this season, had a team-high 19 points in a loss to Ellington in the quarterfinals of the NCCC Tournament on Monday night. (Photo courtesy Paul Amrose)

ELLINGTON, February 25 –Collin Garrow scored a game-high 17 points while Anthony Beasley added 16 to lead the Ellington High boys basketball team to a 56-41 win over Canton in the quarterfinals of the NCCC Tournament on Monday.

The Purple Knights advance to Wednesday night’s semifinal where they will challenge league champion Hartford Classical, the top seed in the tournament that went undefeated in the league this season (16-0).

Canton (14-8) was led by Grant Lange with 19 points while Jack Rose added 10 points and Matthew Rose chipped in with nine.

The Warriors will return to the floor on Monday, March 4 when they host No. 22 Lewis Mills (9-11) at 7 p.m. in the first round of the CIAC’s Division IV tournament. Canton earned the No. 11 seed.

If Canton wins, they will play either Ellington or Woodland Regional in the second round on March 6.

Ellington 56, Canton 41
At Ellington
Canton (41) Josh Burke 1-0-3, Matthew Rose 2-4-9, Jack Rose 3-4-10, Grant Lange 6-6-19, Ryan McGoldrick 0-0-0, Dugan Lloyd 0-0-0, Chris Tenczar 0-0-0. Totals 12-14-41
Ellington (56) Anthony Beasley 6-4-16, Ryan Zahner 1-5-7, Thomas Garrow 1-0-3, Logan Macaluso 3-1-9, Gavin Laughlan 1-2-4, Colin Garrow 7-0-17. Totals 19-12-56
Canton (14-8)                11    9  13    8  — 41
Ellington (17-4)             15  17  12  12  — 56
Three-point goals: Burke (Ca), Matt Rose (Ca), Lange (Ca), Garrow (Ell), Macaluso (Ell) 2, Garrow (Ell) 3


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