Five teams from the Central Connecticut Conference in the top 10 this week.
Results: Def. Career 57-52; def. Wilbur Cross 67-56.
Bottom line: Academics will face Springfield Cathedral (Mass.) in the HoopHall Classic next Monday night.
|2. NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN
Results: Def. Xavier 73-55; def. Hamden 85-66.
Bottom line: Tremont Waters dazzled a sold-out crowd last Friday with 28 points in the Green Knights’ victory.
|3. SACRED HEART
Results: Def. Holy Cross 68-46.
Bottom line: Rasheem Solomon had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Crusaders.
Results: Def. Avon 82-66.
Bottom line: Beavers will face Roselle Catholic (N.J.) in the HoopHall Classic Saturday.
|5. EAST HARTFORD
Results: Def. E.O. Smith 76-54; def. Wethersfield 56-53.
Bottom line: One of the handful of teams to play Saturday before the weather got really bad, edging Wethersfield.
Results: Def. Bulkeley 77-65; def. Southington 70-57.
Bottom line: Big CCC game Saturday when the Warriors host Middletown.
|7. EAST CATHOLIC
Results: Def. Tolland 81-42.
Bottom line: The rescheduled home game against Harding is now Feb. 15.
|8. FAIRFIELD WARDE
Results: Def. Staples 89-73.
Bottom line: When was the last time the Mustangs were the favorite to beat both St. Joseph and Bridgeport Central in the same week? Both games are at home Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.
|9. SOUTH WINDSOR
Results: Def. Hartford Public 61-52; def. Bloomfield 49-40.
Bottom line: Kewan Smoot had 22 of his 24 points in the second half in the win over Hartford Public.
Results: Def. Waterbury Career 125-122 (3 OT); def. Wilby 74-65.
Bottom line: Jeremiah Kendall poured in 49 points as Crosby outlasted new NVL mate Waterbury Career.
Dropped out: Danbury (9) and Wilbur Cross (10).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
Others receiving votes
Wilbur Cross (4-2), 166; Middletown (4-2), 156; Notre Dame-Fairfield (4-1), 121; Wilton (6-0), 90; Danbury (5-2), 71; Bassick (4-1), 65; East Hampton (7-0), 50; Holy Cross (5-1), 47; Bloomfield (4-1), 46; Immaculate (4-1), 43; Norwich Free Academy (4-1), 32; Ledyard (5-2), 28; Trinity Catholic (4-1), 27; Waterford (6-1), 18; New London (3-3), 16; Rocky Hill (6-1), 15; Hamden (2-3) and Shelton (6-0), 10; SMSA (6-0), 9; Guilford (4-0), 8; East Lyme (5-1), Trumbull (6-1) and Wamogo (6-0), 7.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, HAN Network; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Francesco Graziano, CPTV Sports; Sean Krofssik, Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Joe Palladino, Republican-American; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Marc Robbins, Vantage Sports; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Richard Zalusky, The Chronicle.