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Boys basketball roundup: NLS takes out St. John’s Prep

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NEW LONDON —A more aggressive second half on both ends of the floor sparked the top-seeded Wildcats after a slow start to beat St. John’s Prep 67-44 on Thursday.

No. 8 St. John’s Prep led 28-27 at halftime before NLS outscored the visitors 40-16 in the second half.

Adam Essler ignited the second-half rally with a 3-pointer, a shot that opened a 22-0 run for NLS. It took St. John’s Prep 7½ minutes to find the scoreboard in the second half.

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