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Follow all the coverage of boys high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 15-16.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

top 10 results for past week

here they are:

1) Bridgeport Central (13-1) def. New Canaan 79-64; def. Harding 80-49
2) Stratford (14-0) def. Bunnell 68-26; def. Brookfield 82-46
3) Hillhouse (14-1) def. Guilford 113-48; def. Xavier 64-58
4) New London (15-1) def. Waterford 114-69; def. Griswold 88-54
5) Hyde (15-0) def. Cromwell 70-44; def. Portland 81-45
6) Holy Cross (14-1) def. Woodland 79-66
7) New Britain (13-2) lost to Northwest Catholic 82-76; def. Hall 67-35
8) Sacred Heart (14-2) def. Torrington 72-50; def. St. Paul 67-59
9) Bloomfield (13-2) def. Rocky Hill 97-38; def. Rockville 69-43
10) East Hartford (12-3) lost to Weaver 66-62; def. East Catholic 68-52; def. Wethersfield 72-55

Friday, February 5, 2010

Notre Dame clinches SCC Quinnipiac

Notre Dame won the SCC Quinnipiac Division for the first time in school history Friday night, beating Fairfield Prep 72-56 at home. The Green Knights did so without Quenten Howard, its leading scorer and rebounder, who is out for the season after having foot surgery.

Brian Salzillo poured in 31 points as North Haven won at Career 68-49. That puts Career one game behind Wilbur Cross going into its showdown on Tuesday night at the New Haven Athletic Center. Career can earn a tie for the division crown with a win, but in essence, would be the division champion for beating Cross twice.

Hillhouse, which already clinched the SCC Hammonasset, won at Xavier 64-58.
Sheehan had Friday off and will clinch the SCC Housatonic on Tuesday if it can win at Lyman Hall.

Abbott Tech and Stratford remained undefeated with wins over Platt Tech and Brookfield, respectively.

Freshman star at Capital Prep

Andre Drummond, who is likely UConn's top recruit in the state, may have transferred to St. Thomas More, but freshman Kahlil Dukes is the state's leading scorer at just over 29.2 per game for Capital Prep.

Check out a story that ran in today's Hartford Courant about Dukes:,0,607340.story

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Looking for No. 1

Hyde made a statement Wednesday night, beating Cromwell, the reigning Class S champion, 70-44 at the New Haven Athletic Center.
They held Cromwell to just six points in the third quarter on just 2 of 17 shooting and held Cromwell's leading scorer, Isaiah Salafia, scoreless in the seocnd half. Hyde is big, deep and itching to win the Class S championship. The Howling Wolves are clearly the favorite.
But they believe, and maybe rightfully so, that they should be No. 2 in the state and receiving first-place votes. New London jumped Hyde into the fourth spot by one point. I imagine it is because of the Shoreline Conference schedule Hyde is playing now, but remember, Hyde has already beaten Crosby and Bassick.

If Hyde is the only undefeated team in the state by season's end, it will be very interesting tos ee what position the team finishes in the final poll. Very interesting.

And what if Harding beats Bridgeport Central Thursday night? We shall see. That is the big game on Thursday's schedule at the Arena at Harbor Yard.

Hye-Cromwell showdown

The New Haven Athletic Center is the setting for tonight's showdown between a pair of undefeated Shoreline Conference teams, Hyde and Cromwell. Game time is 7:30 p.m., following the Hillhouse-Career girls game.

DeShawn Murphy and Kendell Groom lead the Howling Wolves (13-0), the No. 5 team in the latest Register poll. They will try to quicken the pace at every opportunity and go as many as 10 deep to try and wear down the Panthers (13-0), who are led by Isaiah Salafia, who is heading to Yale next season.

Cromwell won three of the four matchups last season, including both the Shoreline and Class S state tournament finals.

Now Hyde is the favorite. It should be interesting.

Top 10 results

New Britain and East Hartford lost already this week:

1) Bridgeport Central (12-1) def. New Canaan 79-64
2) Stratford (13-0) def. Bunnell 68-26
3) Hillhouse (13-1) def. Guilford 113-48
4) New London (14-1) def. Waterford 114-69
5) Hyde (13-0) against Cromwell tonight
6) Holy Cross (13-1) against Woodland Friday
7) New Britain (12-2) lost to Northwest Catholic 82-76
8) Sacred Heart (13-2) def. Torrington 72-50

9) Bloomfield (12-2) def. Rocky Hill 97-38
10) East Hartford (10-3) lost to Weaver 66-62

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hausman lights up Hamden hall

Lucas Hausman finished with a career-high 38 points to help Hopkins beat Hamden Hall 81-74.

Hausman, a sophomore, has scored over 20 points in his last five games. He is quickly becoming the best player on a balanced Hopkins club. It is the third straight win in the series for Hopkins over Hamden Hall, which dropped to 4-12.
It was a great game with a fabulous student body, which stands for the entire game at Hopkins.

In other action, Kyle Wiggins went back to the top of the area scoring leaders with 30 points in a 49-45 win over Foran. Portland earned its first win of the season, winning at North Branford 80-74.

On tap for Wednesday...undefeated Cromwell vs. undefeated Hyde at the New Haven Athletic Center at 7:30 p.m. Lyman Hall hosts Notre Dame and Sheehan hosts Xavier in a pair of 7 p.m. SCC interdivision contests.

Hamden Hall vs. Hopkins

With the SCC playing games Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it's a lighter schedule than usual in the area tonight.

That gives a little more notoriety to Hamden Hall at Hopkins, the second time these two Fairchester League rivals play this season. Hopkins won the first back on Jan. 9 at the brand new Beckerman Athletic Center.

Lucas Hausman has a hot hand coming into tonight's game at the Hopkins School at 6:30 p.m. He scored over 20 points in all four games for the hosts last week.

Hamden Hall is struggling at 4-11 and desperately would love to beat its rival to try and salvage its season.

Viewing the student body in the stands is worth the price of admission alone (and there is no admission charge at Hopkins). You don't see much better student body participation than you do in this rivalry.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Top five boys basketball teams this week

SCC games on tap tonight

Xavier plays at West Haven and needs to win, otherwise Notre Dame will clinch its first SCC Quinnipiac Division title
Hillhouse will clinch yet another SCC Hammonasset Division title by beating Guilford at home tonight.
Wilbur Cross needs to win at East Haven to stay atop the SCC Oronoque along with Career.