Bethel Wildcats Have Been Competitive, Beat Bunnell

Bethel's boys' basketball team has been competitive throughout its contests thus far.


The Wildcats, after falling behind 19-5 after one quarter of play at Newtown on January 16, clawed back and trailed by just four midway through the fourth quarter before falling 64-53.


Bethel was coming off a 47-43 win over Bunnell three nights earlier. Dyan Breeland led the way with 21 points in the triumph.


The Wildcats, after falling behind 19-5 after one quarter of play at Newtown on January 16, clawed back and trailed by just four midway through the fourth quarter before falling 64-53.


Breeland had 27 points, Nate Correard scored eight, and Luke Lacey and Nico Maiurro both added six in the game.


Maiurro hit a 3-pointer to make it a 51-47 game with 4:04 left. The Nighthawks answered with a 3-pointer of their own and the Wildcats got no closer, despite hanging around until late, pulling to within five with 2:33 left. NHS was carried by Riley Ward with 26 points.


"Credit to Bethel. They stayed the course. They played the entire 32 minutes," Newtown Coach Tim Tallcouch said.


Bethel Coach Matt Lisi is pleased with the effort of his Wildcats who have a deceptive 2-6 record heading into a Friday, January 17 home tilt with Wilcox Tech at 7 pm.


"Every game we've played has been close in the second half," Lisi said. "We're still learning. We have young guys."


Nate Correard, Nico Maiurro and Dylan Breeland defend.

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