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Around boys basketball: Nonnewaug, Gilbert rolling

POSTED December 24, 2010
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia

If we’ve learned anything in this early season, it’s that Nonnewaug has no plans to let any team end its long Berskhire League winning streak easy.

The Chiefs have already faced two teams in Northwestern and Litchfield that gave them all they can handle. And in each contest, the Chiefs found a way, albeit ugly at times, to come out on top.

They defeated Northwestern by three (66-63) in overtime on opening night and Thursday, the Chiefs came back from a 11-point deficit in the second half to beat the Cowboys, 46-39. Colin Schneider, a key player for Nonnewaug for the duration of this 26-game streak, netted a team-high 16 points.

 Up next, Nonnewaug (4-0 this season) travels to Thomaston on Tuesday.

- Gilbert is off to a fast start, winning each of its first three games by double digits, the latest coming on Thursday when it beat Thomaston, 73-62.

 In the win, the Yellowjackets put their depth on display. Robert Skinner led the way with 24 points, while Elide Romero (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Austin Brochu (18 points, 12 rebounds) recorded double-doubles. Gilbert visits Wolcott Tech Tuesday and will play host to Wamogo Thursday.

- It was a great week for Torrington’s Martin Mitchell, who scored 30 points in the Red Raiders’ 61-50 win over Kennedy on Tuesday and followed that up with a 20-point performance Thursday in a 55-49 triumph at Sacred Heart.

 Torrington (3-1), winners of three straight after losing its opener at St. Paul, will play an out-of-conference game against Maloney at the Connie Donahue Gymnasium Monday night.

- Mike Odenwaelder, who scored 14 points in Wamogo’s 62-48 win over Lewis Mills Thursday, currently leads the BL in scoring at 20.8 points per contest. The Warriors stand at 2-2.

- In maybe the performance of the early season, St. Paul’s David Shaw exploded for 37 points in a 75-74 overtime victory at Ansonia Thursday. Shaw nailed six three-pointers for the 3-1 Falcons.

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