Wednesday, March 7, 2018

HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: Pair of former Panthers lead UConn-Avery Point to regional title

Green (UCAP athletics)
Santos (UCAP athletics)
If you looked at the statistics for the UConn-Avery Point women's basketball team, you would find a pair of former Kaynor Tech Panthers near the top.
Six different UCAP players averaged double figures in points, including freshman Egypt Santos and sophomore Taleeha Green. Both played for Kaynor Tech in Waterbury. Green averaged 10.1 points per game while Santos put up 10.0.
Santos (9.0) and Green (7.5) were second and third in rebounds per game, and both averaged over one block per contest.
This season has been about much more than stats for Santos and Green. On March 4, UCAP defeated Roxbury Community College 74-69 in Boston. That win wrapped up a NJCAA Division III Regional XXI championship for UCAP. Santos and Green each started in the game. NJCAA stands for National Junior College Athletic Association.
Santos was named to the second team for All-Region in Region XXI.
UCAP was ranked fourth in the country in the final national poll of the regular season. They will play in the NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship in Rockford, Ill. UCAP is one of eight teams in the championship and will be the No. 3 seed. UCAP faces No. 6 Rochester on March 15 at 8 p.m.



Costello (Mount Ida athletics)
Carrigan Costello, Mount Ida College softball
The former Wolcott Eagle got her collegiate career off to a great start by winning her debut.
Costello started against St. Elizabeth on March 4 and threw five innings. She gave up three runs (all earned), scattered five hits, struck out four and walked two.
For her effort in the 11-3 victory, Costello was listed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.
On March 5, Costello picked up her first save in a 7-5 victory over Pitt.-Greensburg.
Costello is a freshman at Mount Ida, and she is majoring in Psychology.
As a senior at Wolcott, Costello pitched in eight games and came away with a 6-2 record and a solid 1.17 ERA.



Johnson (WCSU athletics)
Legend Johnson, Western Connecticut State University basketball
When the former Sacred Heart standout got his chance during his freshman season with the Colonials, he delivered.
Johnson played in 17 of WCSU's 27 games and made eight starts. In 23.2 minutes per game, he averaged 7.9 points. Johnson made 33 of his 44 foul shots for 75 percent. He averaged 3.9 rebounds per contest. Johnson played in the last 16 games of the WCSU season.
His best game was on Jan. 31 against Connecticut College. Johnson started and played 32 minutes in the 86-78 Colonial victory. Johnson shot 7-for-10 from the field, scored 16 points, and pulled in eight rebounds. He also had two assists and two steals.




Johndrow (Utica athletics)
Brigid Johndrow, Utica College basketball
This former St. Paul leader played in every game for the Pioneers as a freshman, and she started 24 of those.
Johndrow averaged 21.6 minutes, 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game for Utica. She made 32 of her 43 foul shots (74.4 percent) and 16 of her 51 three-point attempts (31.4 percent).
Johndrow scored a season-high 12 points against Elmira on Jan. 13. That point total tied for the team high in the 62-53 Utica victory. Three days later, Johndrow made three 3-pointers against Sage on her way to 11 points. She was one of four Pioneers in double figures in the 72-65 loss.
Johndrow is a Psychology-Child Life major at Utica.




Statistics and information compiled from the team website of each athlete.



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