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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 13, 2010

top 10 results for the week

Holy Cross and New Britain might be dropping out of the top 10 for next week:

1) Bridgeport Central (15-1) def. Darien 101-64; def. Norwalk 97-65
2) Stratford (16-0) def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 77-42; def. Barlow 80-37
3) Hillhouse (16-1) def. Hand 75-63; def. Sheehan 76-55
4) Hyde (17-0) def. North Branford 79-51; def. Valley Regional 78-76 (OT)
5) New London (17-1) def. Bacon Academy 98-43; def. Killingly 104-52
6) Holy Cross (14-3) lost to Torrington 78-69; lost to St. Paul 54-51
7) Sacred Heart (15-2) def. Derby 78-46
8) Bloomfield (15-2) def. Fermi 95-46; def. Tolland 79-52
9) EO Smith (15-1) def. RHAM 56-37; def. Hartford Public 63-47
10) New Britain (14-3) def. Conard 73-46; lost to Simsbury 60-57

Friday, February 12, 2010

Exciting night on area hoop scene

Several games went down to the wire Friday night:

Wilbur Cross prevailed in double overtime 68-67 over Xavier in Middletown. Ed Murray led the Governors with 19 points.
Brian Salzillo tied the school record with 36 points as North Haven won at Fairfield Prep 68-60.
Kendell Groom hit a layup with a half-second left in overtime to help Hyde remain undefeated, beating Valley Regional on the road 78-76. DeShawn Murphy led Hyde with 27 points.
Both Hamden and Career avenged losses from earlier this season against Branford and Notre Dame-West Haven, respectively.
Lyman Hall eliminated Hand from postseason consideration by winning in Madison 51-49. Stratford remained undefeated by hammering Barlow.

Area scores to come at

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

On tap for Friday

Division play is over in the Southern Connecticut Conference, but there are some interesting interdivision matchups.
Notre Dame plays Career at Wilbur Cross. Notre Dame won the last matchup in overtime at home, but now must try to do so again without power forward Quenten Howard, who is out for the season with a foot injury.
Speaking of Cross, the Govs head up to Middletown to face Xavier. Hamden tries get some revenge on Branford at home after the Hornets beat the Green Dragons the first time around. Also, North Haven plays at Fairfield Prep.

One notable game in the Shoreline Conference has Hyde travelling to Deep River to face Valley Regional, which has won 10 straight games. This is the toughest remaining regular-season test for undefeated Hyde, the No. 4 team in the Register Top 10 poll.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Top 10 poll results

Here are the results so far this week from the Register Top 10:

1) Bridgeport Central (14-1) def. Darien 101-64
2) Stratford (15-0) def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 77-42
3) Hillhouse (15-1) def. Hand 75-63
4) Hyde (16-0) def. North Branford 79-51
5) New London (16-1) def. Bacon Academy 98-43
6) Holy Cross (14-2) lost to Torrington 78-69
7) Sacred Heart (14-2) no games played
8) Bloomfield (14-2) def. Fermi 95-46
9) EO Smith (14-1) def. RHAM 56-37
10) New Britain (14-2) def. Conard 73-46

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wednesday's slate to be postponed

There were limited number of games scheduled for Wednesday, but all will be off due to the big snowstorm coming in for today.

Check back on Thursday to see if any of thsoe games will be postponed.

Cross wins SCC Oronoque, Sheehan wins SCC Housy

The last two divisions were decided Tuesday night in the Southern Connecticut Conference.

A 19-0 seocnd-half run helped Wilbur Cross come from behind to beat Career 60-49. Cross wins the Oronoque with the victory.
Sheehan outscored Lyman Hall 22-11 in the final quarter to win 69-58 and claim the SCC Housatonic, its second straight.

In other action, Xavier gave Notre Dame its first loss in the SCC Quinnipiac 78-59 at home. Both Cheshire (to Amity) and Shelton (to Branford) each lost its 12th game, meaning both have to win their remaining three to qualify for the Class LL state tournament.

Kyle Wiggins scored 39 points to help Law beat Guilford 80-73. And St. Joseph pasted Harding 82-61.

Scores to follow at

Monday, February 8, 2010

Top 5 at 5

Here is a llink to the Top 5 at 5 video for the Register Top 10 boys' basketball poll.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hillhouse coach goes off

Hillhouse coach Kermit Carolina did not back off his comments about the injustice he felt from the IAABO Board VI officiating crew during Hillhouse's 64-58 win at Xavier Friday night.

After making some heated comments to WFSB-3 immediately following the game, Carolina had more to sau to the Register. If you did not see the article in Sunday's print edition or online, here is a link to the story.

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