Cold spell hits Rams; Saints lose heartbreaker

Southwick’s Dylan Grunwald, center, snares a loose ball during Friday night’s game against visiting Renaissance. (Photo by chief photographer Frederick Gore)

SOUTHWICK – The only cold spell outside spilled over on to the hardwood inside late Friday night, leaving one local boys’ basketball team frozen in silence.
Renaissance outscored Southwick-Tolland Regional 39-9 in the second half of Friday night’s game en route to a 70-32 victory. Carlos Gonzalez (17 points), John Togba (14), and Patrick Straughter (14) paved the way for the opposition.
Senior Dylan Grunwald scored a team-high eight points for Southwick (5-5), which trailed just 15-11 after one quarter, and 31-23 at the half.

Greenfield 3, St. Mary 2
Josh Brandl (2 goals) and Jake Ewell (1 goal) scored for Greenfield, which tallied the game-winner with 26 seconds remaining in regulation.

The St. Mary and Greenfield hockey teams faced off Friday night at Amelia Park Ice Arena. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Ashton Bourbonnais (assist) and Zach Slepchuk netted one goal each for St. Mary. Saints’ Corey Wurster had two assists and Jake Neilsen had one.
St. Mary goalie Zach Brown finished with 28 saves.
Both teams played to a 1-1 tie after one period, and 2-2 after two before Greenfield notched a goal in the waning seconds.

Southwick-Tolland 55, Renaissance 51
The Southwick-Tolland JV unit fared a bit better behind 31 points from Nick Peterson. Jacob Myers scored 10 for the Rams.

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