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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.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Career holds off Lyman Hall

Career looked nothing like the No. 3 team in the state in the first half against Lyman Hall Friday night.
The Panthers took rushed shots against Lyman Hall's matchup zone. They lacked effort on both ends of the floor and Lyman Hall played well without a true go-to player - Rich Bronson might be the closest one to it.

But once Career started playing some tough defense, out came the 19-1 run in the third quarter. Career surges ahead, but Lyman Hall did not go away.

After committing 11 turnovers in the third quarter, Lyman Hall had just two. Unfortunately, both came in the final 1:11 of the game.

So Career stays undefeated at 12-0 while Lyman Hall falls to 10-3. Don't be surprised to see these two teams match up in the SCC tournament. That game might go down to the wire like Friday night's game did.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Throwback Thursday

Each Thursday the Register will take a look at a former state standout, who is now playing in college.

Player: Mike Moore

College: Hofstra

Year: Junior

Height: 6-5

Position: Guard

High school: Hillhouse (2006-07 Register State Player of the Year)

Current stats: 14.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 43 assists, 19 steals, 32.2 min

Of Note: Moore, Hofstra's second-leading scorer, transferred from Fordham following the end of the 2008-09 season, then sat out last year due to the NCAA transfer rule.

For more on Moore, click here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday roundup

With yet another snowstorm on the horizon for tonight...Milford chooses to postpone its athletic events from Tuesday to Wednesday. Why postpone in the first place? Tuesday's brief snow was done by early afternoon and Milford had a delayed opening.
So if the games can get in, Hand at Law at 5:15 p.m. and Hillhouse at Foran at 7.

As far as Tuesday's action...

Fairfield Prep broke its three-game losing streak, beating Xavier for the second time. The two teams are tied atop the SCC Quinnipiac Division.

Lyman Hall won its second straight game after a 10 day layoff, beating Cheshire to take hold of the SCC Housatonic. Career and Cross both won its games over North Haven and East Haven, respectively. Career owns a one-game lead over Cross in the SCC Oronoque.

Looking back on Monday's action, New London showed why it is the state's top team, hammering Hartford Public 85-59 at home. No team in the ECC will beat New London, which means the Whalers will remain No. 1 heading into the state tournament.

No. 2 Northwest Catholic is, like New London, in Class L. That could set a dream matchup in the final at the Mohegan Sun.

But like the title of this blog says, we have plenty of more running to get to the Sun in March.

Of course, if it keeps snowing, the finals might be ppd. until April. Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Game of the Year, part II

The first "Game of the Year" was the NVL battle between Holy Cross and Crosby on Jan. 14. Both teams came in undefeated. The game lived up to the hype as Holy Cross blew a 14-point lead late, but still managed a 67-65 win. Both teams are still ranked in the Register Top 10 poll.

The seocnd Game of the Year is tonight as top-ranked New London hosts No. 8 Hartford Public. This is an even better matchup for one big reason - it is a non-conference game. How often do you get top 10 matchups featuring two teams from different leagues during the regular season? Not very often.

So try to get out of work early and make the trip to New London. There's plenty of good restaurants along the way (might I suggest Flanders in East Lyme) and the two casinos await after the game ends.

But get to the game early to see the state's best backcourt - Kris Dunn and Torin Childs-Harris for New London. If New London wins here, the Whalers will stay undefeated until the postseason and might very well run the table.