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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Milestone Friday

In addition to Gary Palladino picking up his 400th career win at Notre Dame-West Haven:

Buddy Brady picked up his 200th win as Trumbull coach.

Both Schadrac Casimir of Trinity Catholic and Earl Coleman of Notre Dame-Fairfield surpassed the 1,000-point barriers for their careers. Matt Nolting of Bunnell did the same on Thursday.

Palladino gets win No. 400 at NDWH

Gary Palladino notched his 400th career victory as the Notre Dame-West Haven boys’ basketball coach Friday night as the Green Knights beat Berlin 66-60 in non-conference action at Alumni Hall in West Haven.

This is Palladino’s 31st and final season as head coach of the Green Knights. He announced this would be his final season earlier this month.

"I’m so happy for the kids who came back after going through a very difficult season last year," Palladino said about last year’s 1-19 campaign. The kids who returned did not want the same thing to happen this year."

Joe Bongiorni led the way with 18 points, including 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. Tahj Eaddy and Kevin Walton Jr. had 14 and 13 points, respectively for the Green Knights (3-1). Berlin (1-3) rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter, but never led.
PHOTOS: Palladino wins 400th game at ND

Palladino is also up for vote as the NH Register's Star of the Day poll. Please vote until 9 p.m. tonight.

For more on Friday's boys hoop action, check it out here

Notre Dame's game at Stratford tonight has been postponed. Check out other games from Saturday that have been postponed.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Palladino going for win No. 400 Friday night

Gary Palladino is going for career win No. 400 at Notre Dame-West Haven tonight against Berlin at 7 p.m. at newly-named Alumni Hall.

Palladino has almost 500 career wins that includes several other high school stops and a stint at the University of Hartford. This is his 31st, and final, season at NDWH. He announced this would be his last year earlier this month.

With 30 seasons to think about, there are plenty of great players you can think of who came through Palladino's program. Who are some of those stars?

I'd like to hear from you. Send along your thoughts on some of his best players and why. Fell free to include as many names as possible and where they went onto play. At some point later this seasons, if I get enough responses, I will list the most popular ones here.

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I look forward to your responses. Happy New Year!

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