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Wheeler falls to Tigers


WILLIMANTIC —Windham Tech scored a late basket to pull out a 77-73 nonleague boys’ basketball win over Wheeler High on Friday.

Wheeler’s Mike Dellaporta hit a runner in the lane to tie the game at 73-73 with 22 seconds to play. Windham’s Damon Vega answered to make it 75-73 and the Lions missed a chance to tie the game with less than 10 seconds to play.

Troy Stefanski paced Wheeler (1-6) with 21 points. Jacob Raggon finished with 18 points and Dellaporta chipped in with 17. Andrew Swift also finished in double figures with 11.

Wheeler led 34-31 at the half and 60-52 after three quarters of play.

Stefanski led the Lions with six rebounds. Raggon and Swift had four rebounds apiece. Raggon added four assists.

Vega finished with 25 points for Windham Tech (2-4). Freshman Luis Quintana scored 19 points in the win.

Wheeler returns to action on Thursday with a 5:30 p.m. home game against ECC-Medium Division Plainfield.



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