BRISTOL’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP #6: Arbuckle goes off from three-point land in St. Paul boys win

Tyler Arbuckle made his presence felt inside St. Paul’s Maltby Street gymnasium in a big way Wednesday night.
St. Paul won 85-69 over Seymour, but Arbuckle stole the spotlight. The left-hander tied a Falcon program record with nine 3-pointers and tallied 32 points. Mike Palmieri scored 22 points, Darek Wiecki added 10 and Austin Jones chipped in nine.
Arbuckle’s three-point barrage tied the program record, which was set by Tony Mossa in 2004. Before Mossa, current Associate Head Coach Brendan Phelps held the record with eight treys.
St. Paul improved to 10-4 with the win.
“To qualify for the postseason and win 10 games or more for the last 10 years speaks volumes about what our guys do in the offseason,” Phelps wrote in a tweet. “Their commitment to their craft is second to none. Their dedication to one another during the spring/summer/fall leads to W’s in the winter.”
St. Paul got to 11-4 on Friday with a 62-49 road win over Oxford. It was Palmieri’s turn to lead the attack, and he did so with 22 points. Arbuckle had a nice double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, plus six assists. Austin Jones had a stat-sheet filler night that included six points and six rebounds. Brian Considine chipped in six points.
Bristol Central: The Rams lost a 52-51 heartbreaker to New Britain in their lone game of the week.
Bristol Central led by nine points entering the fourth quarter, but was outscored 20-10 by the visitors in the final eight minutes. Jaekwon Spencer, Aaron Collins and Alex Bernier all reached double figures in the loss.
The Rams fell to 6-9.
Bristol Eastern: The Lancers fell behind big in the first half and couldn’t catch up in a 59-50 home loss to Newington.
Carter Dziedzic had 16 points to lead Bristol Eastern, according to stat guru and Bristol Observer writer Michael Letendre. The Lancers fell to 5-10.

St. Paul: The Falcons picked up a big win Monday night at home when they knocked off Torrington 65-54.
Janessa Gonzalez erupted for 23 points in the win, which put St. Paul at 12-2. Brigid Johndrow had a great all-around game with 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists. The Falcons and Raiders were close throughout, until the fourth quarter. St. Paul led by a point at 41-40, but outscored Torrington 24-14 the rest of the way to pull away.
St. Paul went on the road Wednesday to face a red-hot Seymour team. The Falcons rallied after a brutal first half, but the Wildcats claimed a 49-46 win.
St. Paul ended the week with a 51-23 rout of Oxford at home. Gonzalez and Chantell Lopez each had 11 points while Jade Udoh had 10 points and seven rebounds. The Falcons stand at 12-4 with four regular season games left.
Bristol Eastern: The Lancers played into overtime at Newington, but came home with a 62-54 loss.
Diana Wnuk had 22 to lead Bristol Eastern, according to Letendre. And what else is new, Hannah Maghini set another three-point record. The newest one to fall to Maghini is most treys in a season, Letendre tweeted.
The Lancers fell to 12-5.
Bristol Central: The Rams dropped a 55-36 decision at New Britain and fell to 1-14.

Bristol Eastern: The Lancers lit up Platt on Senior Night, winning easily by a score of 55-9. Eastern continues to roll this season, with no losses in conference action. 
Saturday was even better for Eastern, which went 4-0 and won the New Fairfield Duals. The Lancers are 18-0 in dual meets this season.
“Everything is clicking headed toward tourny time!” read a tweet from Bristol Eastern athletics.
Of note, Zach Marquis claimed his 100th career win as a varsity wrestler. Great accomplishment for the Lancer senior.
Bristol Central: The Rams took down Maloney 52-28 at home on Wednesday. Chris Trelli was named “Animal” of the dual meet by the BC coaches.
Bristol Central competed in Woodstock Academy’s Centaur Invitational on Saturday and placed eighth as a team. Chris Trelli took first place at 106 while Mason Hale (120) and Travis Parsons (126) each finished fourth.
St. Paul: The Falcons went on the road to Winsted and came back with a 48-32 loss to Northwestern Regional.
St. Paul went to Avon on Friday and got several dual meets in. The Falcons beat Rocky Hill 45-27, but lost to Avon (42-39) and Hall (57-21).

St. Paul: The Falcons competed at the NVL Indoor Track and Field Championships on Monday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.
St. Paul’s best individual finish was from Addison Davis, who took second place in the high jump at 4 feet, 10 inches.
The boys 4×200-meter relay of Joseph Crowley, Jake Sanzone, Ty Selinske and Chandler Wright was sixth in 1:42.46.
The St. Paul girls finished 10th as a team while the boys were 13th.
Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern are both idle until the Class L state meet on Feb. 11, also in New Haven.

Bristol Central/Bristol Eastern/St. Paul: The Tri-op lost its CCC South Blue Division matchup at the Meriden Co-op of Platt and Maloney 92-84 on Wednesday.
Bristol traveled to Southington on Friday, where it lost to the undefeated Blue Knights by a score of 96-80.