CIAC GIRLS HOOP DAY 2: St. Paul, Bristol Eastern advance

Five local girls basketball teams played their first game of the CIAC state tournaments on Tuesday night.
St. Paul and Bristol Eastern won their first round games and advanced. Kaynor Tech, Wolcott and Waterbury Career Academy were all eliminated.
Here’s what happened:

No. 7 St. Paul 54, No. 26 Griswold 9: You read that score correctly…the Falcons obliterated the Wolverines in their game at home.
St. Paul used its trademark defense to suffocate its Eastern Connecticut Conference opponent and move on. Offensively, Jane Udoh led the Falcons with 10 points. Brigid Johndrow, Janessa Gonzalez and Lexi Morneault tallied nine points each while Molly Hooks added seven.
St. Paul (21-3 overall) will host No. 23 Valley Regional, a 57-50 winner over No. 10 Prince Tech, on Friday at 7 p.m. The Warriors are from the Shoreline Conference.

No. 15 Bristol Eastern 51, No. 18 Lyman Hall 42: The Lancers got several big performances and outlasted their Southern Connecticut Conference foe.
Miranda Janick and Hannah Maghini each had 16 points while Diana Wnuk posted a monster double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Wnuk also blocked four shots, according to tweets from Bristol Eastern stat guru and Observer writer Michael Letendre.
Eastern (17-6 overall) has a tough task on its hands Friday at No. 2 Enfield, also from the CCC. Enfield blew out No. 34 Westhill 79-40 in their first round game.

No. 18 Rocky Hill 59, No. 15 Kaynor Tech 47: A solid season came to a tough end for the Panthers in their home gym.
Egypt Santos led Kaynor with 13 points. Cassie Couture (12) and Sarah Wisniewski (11) joined Santos in double figures. The Panthers finished the season at 16-8. It was the final game for seniors Couture, Roberta King, Zhanise Arline and Jillian Ducham.
No. 9 Waterford 56, No. 24 Wolcott 37: The Eagles came back from a long road trip with a season-ending loss to the Lancers in Waterford.
Raven Cody led Wolcott with 15 points. Saranda Alka scored seven oints while Alayna Greene added six. The Eagles finished their season with a 11-11 record.
It was the final game for Wolcott seniors Alka, Megan Doubleday (five points) and Kaitlyn Lofgren.
No. 1 Suffield 53, No. 32 WCA 29: The Spartans trailed by just four points at halftime, but the Wildcats pulled away in the second half.
Armani Weaver led WCA with nine points. Alyssah Chouinard scored eight points while Shyra Fisher added six. The Spartans finished their season with a 9-13 record.
It was the final game for WCA senior Tiana Wright.