Chalker ends six-game skid, beats Lordstown

SOUTHINGTON — Chalker’s six-game losing streak ended Friday, with a 53-36 win over its Northeastern Athletic Conference rivals, the Lordstown Red Devils, for its second on the season.

Both of Chalker’s wins have come in conference play. Leading the charge, and the only Wildcat with double digit points, was Kyle Caracanas with 20 points, mainly from behind the 3-point line. Caracanas hit four of Chalker’s five 3-pointers. Zach Regal was second in scoring with seven points. Coach Craig Reynolds spoke about the win and how they plan to continue this momentum.

“The kids played hard, and hopefully we can put a little run on now. It all depends on effort, and I think we got right with our little losing streak. We had a tough stretch, but outside of that, if we continue to play the way we did, things will turn around.”

The Red Devils had only one player score in the double digits, Marcel Jenkins put up 17 in the contest, including seven in the final quarter to give Lordstown a chance at making a comeback. Head Coach Brian Force detailed some of the changes he wants his team to make going forward.

“We’re real young, we have to execute better. I’d like to see us finish a little bit better, to be able to execute with our young team and be able to finish is something we need to work on. Defensively, we’ve got holes everywhere, so we have to shore up the paint and try to hold them.”

Both teams go on the road to Northeastern Athletic Conference schools in their next matches. Lordstown heads to Maplewood to face the Rockets, while Chalker goes on the road to Newbury in a matchup against the Black Knights.