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McAtee leads Mills past Plainville; Farmington retains Taft Cup

Connor McAtee had a game-high 27 points in Tuesday night’s CCC South win over Plainville.

BURLINGTON, Feb. 22, 2023 – Connor McAtee scored a game-high 27 points and hit five shots from three-point range as the Lewis Mills boys basketball ended the regular season with a 65-46 win over Plainville in CCC South action on Tuesday night.

Jon Schibi had 16 points while Jack Stanislaw had eight points. Jacob Hall played some stout defense for the Spartans, who earned a spot in the 16-team CCC Tournament that begins on Thursday. On Senior Night, Mills improved to 8-1 on the season at the Thunderdome.

Mills (14-6, 5-2 CCC South) is seeded 12th and will travel to face No. 5 Glastonbury for a 6 p.m. start.

Lewis Mills 65, Plainville 46
At Burlington
Plainville (46)
Roman Lee 3-8-14, Brady Wiercorek 3-1-7, Mike Bakaysa 1-0-2, Sardinovic 1-0-2, Joe Vazquez 5-11-21, Jayden Castro 0-0-0. Totals 13-20-46
Lewis Mills (65) Gavin Daly 0-2-2, Jon Schibi 4-5-16, Eli Pelletier 1-0-3, Charlie Joiner 0-0-0, Jack Stanislaw 4-0-8, Tristan Mooney 0-0-0, Brett Harding 0-0-0, Connor McAtee 9-4-27, Jack Nestor 3-1-7, David Mischke 0-0-0, Chad Edmond 0-0-0, Connor Evans 1-0-2, Max Dinunzio 0-0-0, Jacob Hall 0-0-0, Totals 22-14-65
Plainville (4-16)                 10  12  15    9  – 46
Lewis Mills (14-6)             16  22  13  14  – 65
Three-point goals:  Schibi (LM) 3, Pelletier (LM) 3, McAtee (LM) 5

Farmington 57, Avon 33
SIMSBURY, Feb. 22, 2023 – Farmington retained the Taft Cup with a 57-33 win over Avon at Simsbury High on Tuesday night. The Taft Cup remains with the winner of each game between the two long-time rivals.

The game was played at Simsbury because the large Avon High gymnasium has been unavailable since late December due to a water leak that damaged the floor. The boys and girls basketball teams have been playing in the original Avon High gymnasium for home games but with the rivalry game with the River Hawks that always draws a big crowd, the game was moved to Simsbury.

Avon finishes the season at 4-16. Farmington is 13-7 and will play in the 16-team CCC Tournament beginning on Thursday. Farmington will travel to face No. 3 Bloomfield.

Windsor Locks can win NCCC title outright on Wednesday
WINDSOR LOCKS, Feb. 22, 2023 – Windsor Locks can win the NCCC title outright with a win over Suffield at home on Wednesday night.

The Raiders were scheduled to play the Wildcats on Friday but the game was postponed after two bomb threats, according to a report from WFSB-3 on Friday.

If Suffield (12-7, 7-4 NCCC) wins, Canton (12-8, 10-2) and Windsor Locks (17-2, 10-1) will share the league championship.

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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