The Coginchaug Thunder sixth grade boys travel basketball team opened up play in the New Year with a 1-1 weekend, defeating Haddam-Killingworth, 40-25, then dropping a tough game to Old Saybrook, 42-25.
Nico Kulpik led the Thunder with 16 points on the weekend, while Blake Courchesne added 12. Derek Grant had seven, while Adam Copeland and Devin Geoghegan both had six points.
The boys played great team defense, and, as usual, played hard, hustled and played together.
Upcoming games: Saturday, Jan. 11 vs. Portland at Strong school; Sunday, Jan. 12 vs. North Haven at Strong school.