CIAC GIRLS HOOP DAY 3: Hearts upset top-seeded East Hampton

One of the four No. 1 seeds in the CIAC girls basketball state tournament is finished, and Sacred Heart is the reason why. 

The No. 16 Hearts won convincingly over top-seeded East Hampton of the Shoreline Conference on Thursday night by a score of 44-26. Sacred Heart (15-8) moves on to host No. 24 Kolbe Cathedral of Bridgeport in a Class S quarterfinal next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The Cougars, who are from the South-West Conference, took down No. 8 Achievement First of the Capitol Region Athletic League, 54-32.
Sacred Heart opened up a 30-19 lead by the end of the third quarter of the second round contest and never looked back. Victoria Santiago scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Hearts. Treasure Coleman tallied eight points, Aamya Rivera added six points and Jenna Madigan pulled down 11 rebounds.
No. 1 Holy Cross 59, No. 16 Sheehan 34: The Crusaders made sure they wouldn’t suffer the same fate as East Hampton by blowing out the Titans from the Southern Connecticut Conference in their second round matchup.
Holy Cross (23-2) will host No. 8 Guilford in a quarterfinal next Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Indians, a member of the Southern Connecticut Conference, took down No. 9 Farmington of the Central Connecticut Conference by a score of 60-46.
Idalis Miranda led Holy Cross with 20 points. Meah Austin scored 11 points, Century McCartney had eight and Aiyana Ward added six.
No. 22 Sacred Heart Academy 49, No. 6 Kennedy 36: The Eagles had a tough night and saw their season end againt the SHArks.
Kennedy was led by Joyce Benton, who tallied 11 points. Raegon Shirling-Davis had 10 points and Shyan Perez added six.
The Eagles finished the season with a 17-7 record. It was the final game for seniors Benton, Shirling-Davis and Kiara Davis.
Statistics were reported to the Waterbury Republican-American and posted on The Zone.