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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, March 8, 2013

Friday's CIAC postponements

The CIAC has postponed all athletic events for Friday due to the snowstorm. Here is the updated list:

All games Saturday

Boys basketball

Class LL quarterfinals
No.9 Ridgefield at No. 1 Fairfield Prep, 7 p.m.
No. 13 Westhill at No. 5 East Hartford, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Bridgeport Central vs. No. 2 Hillhouse at Wilbur Cross, 3 p.m.
No. 19 Xavier at No. 6 Windsor, 6 p.m.

Class L second round
No. 16 E.O. Smith at No. 1 Trinity Catholic, 4 p.m.
No. 12 Watertown at No. 5 Wilby, 3 p.m.
No. 15 Middletown at No. 2 Woodstock Academy, 1 p.m.
No. 10 Wilton at No. 7 Maloney, 5 p.m.
No. 14 Waterford at No. 3 Bunnell, 1 p.m.
No. 27 Farmington vs. No. 11 RHAM at Bulkeley, 8 p.m.

Class M quarterfinals
No. 9 Bloomfield at No. 1 Northwestern, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Valley Regional at No. 4 Ledyard, 4 p.m.
No. 23 Weston at No. 2 Kaynor Tech, time TBA
No. 19 Berlin at No. 6 Enfield, 7 p.m.

Class S second round
No. 25 Weaver at No. 9 Woodland, time TBA
No. 13 Haddam-Killingworth at No. 4 Terryville, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Nonnewaug at No. 5 Old Lyme, 3 p.m.
No. 15 St. Paul at No. 2 Classical Magnet, 7 p.m.
No.10 Wamogo at No. 7 Kolbe Cathedral, 7 p.m.
No.14 East Hampton at No. 3 Granby, 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CIAC postponements for Thursday

Several CIAC state tournament games were postponed Thursday to Friday due to inclement weather.
In boys' basketball, the Class L division game between No. 16 E.O. Smith at No. 1 Trinity Catholic will be at 6 p.m. while another L game, No. 15 Middletown at No. 2 Woodstock Academy, will be at 7 p.m. In Class S, No. 25 Weaver at No. 9 Woodland will be at 6 p.m. Friday while No. 13 Haddam-Killingworth at No. 4 Terryville and No. 14 East Hampton at No. 3 Granby are at 7.
The Class S second-round game featuring No. 10 Wamogo and No. 7 Kolbe Cathedral will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Shehan Center in Bridgeport.
All other games tonight are still on as scheduled except for the Class S game between No. 12 Nonnewaug and No. 5 Old Lyme, which has been moved up to 5 p.m.
Friday's Class LL game featuring No. 10 Bridgeport Central and No. 2 Hillhouse will be held at Wilbur Cross due to the CIAC cheerleading state finals being held Friday and Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Friday's game time is still to be determined.
The Career and Wilbur Cross games in Class L in New Haven are still on for today at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Elm City wins two in Class L


Both Career and Wilbur Cross won Class L state tournament games against Tuesday night against Hand and Fairfield Ludlowe, respectively.

Hyde lost its opening round Class M game to Notre Dame-Fairfield. Hillhouse opens Class LL tournament play today against Manchester.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Gary Palladino coached his final game at Notre Dame-West Haven Monday night, a 63-58 loss to Manchester in the Class LL opening round. Palladino finishes with 412 victories at ND, 499 overall.

State tournament outlook


Two referees, Steve Kirck and Pat Paulson (above), are completing their final seasons as IAABO Board 10 officials.

Here are 10 story lines to watch for the CIAC state tournament that begins in earnest today.

Plenty of big-time players in the tournament. Here are 5 to watch.

And plenty of bulletin-board material here: some predictions for the next two weeks.

Here is the latest Register Top 10 poll.

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New Rochelle wins on dramatic buzzer beater

Watch this incredible buzzer-beating shot by New Rochelle in Sunday’s New York Section I Class AA boys basketball championship game against Mt. Vernon (N.Y.):