Girls basketball top performers / Games to watch (Jan. 11)

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Claudia Schneider, Pomperaug: The senior got her 200th career assist and 200th career steal in a 55-54 win over Kolbe. Schneider finished with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

Maddie Topa, Northwestern: The sophomore had 25 points and 9 rebounds in a 52-49 win over Gilbert and also blocked a shot in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to preserve the win. He also had 16 points and 6 rebounds in a victory over Wamogo.

Mikayla Walton, Oxford: Walton set the Oxford school record for career points after scoring 29 against WCA. She added 16 more against Seymour, giving her 1,226 career points.

Leticia Pires, Westbrook: The junior posted three double-doubles last week, averaging 13.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in three Westbrook wins.

Callie Holzer, North Branford: Holzer scored 21 points, leading North Branford to a 50-44 win over Morgan.

Ryann Gulbin, Warde: Gulbin scored 26 points to go along with 5 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in a 63-42 win over Westhill.

Nora Kulmann, Old Saybrook: Kulmann hit five 3-pointers, finishing with 17 points as Old Saybrook defeated Old Lyme 55-35.

Julia Ball, North Haven: The senior had 29 points, 7 steals and 3 assists as North Haven beat Law 74-41.

Tiara Tyson, Manchester: Tyson poured in 43 points in a 66-53 win over RHAM.

Madison Roman, Ludlowe: Roman had a double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds, 11 of which were offensive rebounds in No. 6 Ludlowe’s 42-36 win over No. 9 Notre Dame-Fairfield.

Paige Raynor, E.O. Smith: Smith defeated South Windsor 57-35 with Raynor scoring 20 points.

Amani Abuhatab, West Haven: The All-State senior had 30 points in the Westies 72-49 win over Hillhouse.

Lindsay Todd, East Lyme: Todd scored 24 points, hitting six 3-pointers to lead East Lyme over Waterford, 54-33, for East Lyme’s first win.

Bela Cucuta, Newington: Cucuta had 21 points in a 42-36 victory over East Hartford and put up 16 in a 58-31 win over No. 8 ranked E.O. Smith.

Erin Lovett, St. Joseph: Lovett scored 17 points and had 16 rebounds and 3 blocks as St. Joseph beat Norwalk 49-28.

Mia Poturnicki, Coginchaug: The senior scored 18 points on her 18th birthday as part of a 55-25 win for Coginchaug over Hale Ray.

Adela Cecunjanin, Cromwell: Cecunjanin had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds as Cromwell beat previously unbeaten East Hampton 38-29.

Alana Philpotts, Hamden: The junior scored 14 of her game-high 21 points in the second half as No. 1 Hamden defeated No. 2 Hand 51-48.

Callie Cosgrove, Conard: Cosgrove scored 21 points against Northwest Catholic as part of a 51-32 win.

Jillian Keough, Seymour: In a 55-53 overtime win over St. Paul, Keough had 12 points and 5 assists and in  a 66-57 win over Oxford scored a career-high 20 points and a career-high 12 assists while also getting four steals.

Maddie DiNatali, Lauralton Hall: DiNatali had a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds, also getting 6 steals against Branford.

Games to watch

No. 1 Hamden at No. 3 Mercy, Friday, 5:30 p.m.: If it seems like top-10 SCC teams are playing each other every week, you are not crazy. Expect this one to be just as tight as all the ones we have already seen.

Conard at Glastonbury, Friday, 5:30 p.m.: Glastonbury lost to Conard Dec. 16 and has not lost since, winning eight straight. Conard is currently atop the CCC with just one loss.

Ridgefield at Warde, Friday, 7 p.m.: Of the teams in the FCIAC that could challenge Ludlowe for the league title, these two are the early front runners in the pack chasing the Falcons.

No. 10 Immaculate at New Fairfield, Friday, 7 p.m.: One of New Fairfield’s two losses came to Immaculate but now the Rebels are on their home turf and looking for revenge.

North Branford at Fitch, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.: North Branford’s 2-5 record has come against tough competition. Another big test comes in the form of a trip east to face a Fitch team fresh off a defeat of No. 3 New London.

No. 5 SHA at West Haven, Monday, 2 p.m.: West Haven has not yet defeated a ranked team in two tries. The Westies get another shot at a SCC ranked rival in a Monday matinee.

East Hampton at Coginchaug, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.: Coginchaug has just one loss despite playing five of its first six games on the road. East Hampton has been the team to beat in the Shoreline the past few seasons.

Nonnewaug at Northwestern, Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Neither team has lost in the Berkshire League and Northwestern has not lost at all.