(1-5-22) In a girls basketball game last night Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden, Connecticut, beat Lyman Hall-Wallingford with a final score of 92-4.

The Sharks led 29-0 after one quarter, 56-0 at halftime and 80-0 after three quarters.

Sacred Heart is 3-0 and considered one of the best teams in Connecticut with wins over Stamford, 83-48 and Shelton, 80-37. Lyman Hall is 0-5, with losses to Coginchaug, (43-31), Amity (55-37), Sheehan (72-38) and Middletown (65-36).

Sacred Heart Academy has notified other Southern Connecticut Conference ADs that Coach Jason Kirck had been suspended one game and that he will not coach vs. Hamden on Thursday.

Sacred Heart’s president Sister Sheila O’Neill

“Sacred Heart Academy values the lessons taught and cultivated through athletic participation including ethical and responsible behavior, leadership and strength of character and respect for one’s opponents. Last night’s girls’ basketball game vs. Lyman Hall High School does not align with our values or philosophies.

“Sacred Heart Academy Administration and Athletics are deeply remorseful for the manner through (which) the outcome of the game was achieved. We are in communication with Lyman Hall High School, the Southern Connecticut Conference and CIAC, and are addressing these concerns internally to ensure that our athletic programs continue to encourage personal, physical and intellectual growth.”

Lyman Hall Athletic Director Steve Baker told myrecordjournal.com

“But I wanted to talk to them and address what happened. “I wanted to be supportive. Sometimes people make bad decisions and kids are affected by it. I just wish people would just remember that it’s about the kids.

“(Coach) Tom (Lipka) is a respectful man. He’s been doing this for 19 years. I find it hard to believe that someone would do that to him, but he handled it with class.”

Lyman Hall coach Tom Lipka said in an email to The Hartford Courant

“Sacred Heart pressed for most of the first half then called it off and went into a tight man-to-man defense trying to get steals. They fast-breaked the entire game right to the end. They never went into a zone and continued to push the ball up the court and shoot threes whenever they could. They showed no mercy throughout.”

The two teams will play again in three weeks in Wallingford on Jan. 28.

On Tuesday night it happened in Ohio girls basketball – Columbus Africentric picked up a 99-9 win against Marion-Franklin.