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Wheeler loses two to Knights


WESTBROOK, Conn. — Mike Dellaporta scored 12 points for Wheeler High, but the Lions were no match for Westbrook in Friday’s nonleague boys’ basketball game.

Westbrook outscored Wheeler 23-6 in the first quarter, 28-6 in the second and went on to win 74-35.

Dellaporta made a pair of 3-pointers and hit both free throws he attempted. The sophomore is the Lions’ leading scorer through four games, averaging 15.0 points per game.

Troy Stefanski was the only other Wheeler player to score in double figures in Friday’s game, finishing with 10 points.

The senior also led the Lions in rebounds with four and steals with two.

Faruk Cecunjanin led Westbrook (3-0) with 20 points.

Sam Grigo added 17 and Cade Muckel finished with 12 for the Knights.

The Lions, who fell to 1-3 this season, return to action on Friday when they host Lyman Memorial at 7 p.m.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Westbrook ......................49

Wheeler.......................... 27

WESTBROOK, Conn. — Jess Muller scored eight points and Jess Morgan chipped in with seven in Friday’s nonleague loss.

Westbrook (2-2) outscored the Lions 10-0 in the first quarter and led 16-6 by halftime.

Lexi Galluci finished with five points for Wheeler and Mackenzie Brayman had four.

Westbrook’s Robin Schreck led all scorers with 14 points.

The Lions made eight field goals and did not hit any 3-pointers.

Wheeler fell to 1-4 and is scheduled to play on Friday at Lyman Memorial at 7 p.m.



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