Clingan becomes all-time scorer in Bristol Central, Bell City history

Bristol Central senior star center Donovan Clingan added two more personal records to his burgeoning resume on Wednesday night in nearby Burlington.

The top-ranked Rams blasted Lewis Mills, 68-40, to improve to 15-0. Clingan scored 34 points, including the points that made him Central’s all-time leading scorer, and then the points that made him the Bell City’s all-time leading scorer. The Central record of 1,825 was held by the legendary Martin Huckaby. The city record of 1,835 was held by St. Paul legend Carey Edwards. Both Huckaby and Edwards went on to play Division I basketball, Huckaby at Howard University and Edwards at Manhattan College. That’s some rarified air for Clingan, who has committed to play Division I basketball at the University of Connecticut.

With his first 17 points, Clingan surpassed Huckaby. Later in the first half, Clingan surpassed Edwards. The Lewis Mills crowd, including a large student section, gave Clingan thunderous applause during a second quarter break where his school record was acknowledged, according to a story from Michael Letendre of The Bristol Edition. Clingan scored 28 points in the first half.

Central is scheduled to host fifth-ranked Windsor in a CCC showdown on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the Charles C. Marsh Gymnasium.

Photo caption: Bristol Central senior star Donovan Clingan became the all-time leading scorer at both Bristol Central and the City of Bristol in the same night. (Copyright, Sports on CT-69, file)