Notre Dame picks up a first-place vote, still trails Hillhouse.
Results: Def. Career 62-48; def. Wilbur Cross 81-41.
Bottom line: The Academics allowed just five points in the third quarter against both Career and Cross.
|2. NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN
Results: Def. Xavier 70-48; def. Hamden 88-70.
Bottom line: Jalanni White had 19 point against Xavier and 15 against Hamden.
|3. SACRED HEART
Results: Def. Waterbury Career 69-58; def. Kennedy 66-51.
Bottom line: The Hearts have now won 66 straight games against in-state competition.
|4. EAST CATHOLIC
Results: Def. Simsbury 67-37; def. South Windsor 65-61.
Bottom line: Will Pineo had 14 points and 13 rebounds against Simsbury.
Results: Def. Newington 75-56; def. Bloomfield 63-60; def. Avon 69-45.
Bottom line: Jaecee Martin had 24 points and seven assists in the Beavers’ victory over Bloomfield.
|6. EAST HARTFORD
Results: Def. Hartford Public 77-50; def. Northwest Catholic 71-51; def. Manchester 78-51.
Bottom line: Isaiah Williams had 31 points against Northwest Catholic.
Results: Def. Berlin 62-48; def. Bristol Central 60-45; def. Hartford Public 80-58.
Bottom line: Now 12 straight wins for the Blue Dragons.
|8. FAIRFIELD WARDE
Results: Def. New Canaan 69-46; def. Danbury 70-56.
Bottom line: Impressive win over the Hatters helped Warde move up this week.
Results: Def. Darien 59-56; lost to Trinity Catholic 69-55.
Bottom line: Drew Connolly had 27 points in the win over Darien.
|10. SOUTH WINDSOR
Results: Def. Bulkeley 72-53; lost to East Catholic 65-61.
Bottom line: Only losses are to teams ranked in the top 10 (East Hartford and East Catholic).
Dropped out: None.
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
Holy Cross (11-1), 198; Notre Dame-Fairfield (11-1), 186; Bassick (10-1), 142; Windsor (9-3), 125; Trumbull (11-1), 97; Ledyard (10-2), 88; Kennedy (10-2), 82; Westbrook (10-1), 37; Bethel (11-2), 33; Norwich Free Academy (11-2), 18; Wilbur Cross (9-4), 16.
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; 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.