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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.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Home stretch

For most teams, the regular season will conclude next week. That's because some of the league tournaments, including the Southern Connecticut Conference, begins Thursday, Feb. 24, while most begin in earnest on Saturday, Feb. 26.

In the SCC, barring upsets, Friday's Career-Hillhouse game at the New Haven Athletic Center (4 p.m. start due to half-day in New Haven) will determine the top seed andn a first-round bye into the quarterfinals.
Twelve teams are already in (Career, Hillhouse, Wilbur Cross, Hand, Foran, Lyman Hall, Cheshire, Amity, Xavier, Fairfield Prep, Hamden and Branford). Sheehan and Notre Dame-West Haven need a win (and play one another next week) while West Haven needs two. The quarters are at East Haven and the semifinals and finals are March 1 and 2 at Quinnipiac University. Defending champion North Haven will not be in the field.

In the Shoreline Conference, Valley Regional will be the top seed when the eight-team tournament begins Feb. 26. Coginchaug, Hale-Ray, Cromwell and defending champion Hyde are all in. Of the teams from Haddam-Killingworth, East Hampton, Westbrook and Old Lyme, one of them will fail to make the field. The semis are March 1 at the higher seed and the final is March 5, likely at Old Saybrook.

In the South-West Conference, next Monday's Pomperaug-Notre Dame-Fairfield game very well could determine the top seed. Stratford was in line for it, but losses to Kolbe Cathedral and Brookfield in two of the last three days will put the defending champions at a lower seed. Masuk and Kolbe Cathedral are also in barring collapses down the stretch. The tournament begins Feb. 26 and ends on March 3 at Weston.

In the Naugatuck Valley League, Holy Cross will be the top seed. Crosby, the reigning seven-time champion, and Kennedy have also qualified for the tournament beginning Feb. 26.


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