Newly crowned FCIAC Champion Trumbull is No. 1 as the 2017 state tournaments begin this week. But 10-time CSC champion and defending Class L champion Capital Prep pulled to within two points.
ECC Champion New London comes in at No. 3, CCC Champion Enfield at No. 4 and SCC Champion Mercy remained at No. 5.
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Bottom Line: Trumbull outlasted Fairfield Warde in overtime in the FCIAC semifinals and won its first league title since 2011 by rallying past Stamford. The Eagles are the top seed in the Class LL tournament.
|2. CAPITAL PREP||18-5||5||364||2||L|
Bottom Line: The Trailblazers breezed to their 10th-consecutive CSC tournament title, beating Bassick 71-21 and Kaynor Tech 79-29. Seeded No. 4 in Class L, they play host to Foran in Monday’s first round.
|3. NEW LONDON||21-2||0||342||3||LL|
Bottom Line: The Whalers avenged a previous week’s loss to NFA by topping the Wildcats 53-39 to win the ECC Division I title. They’re the third seed in Class LL and host to Wilton in Tuesday’s first round.
Bottom Line: Danielle Delano scored 23 points and Mary Baskerville 20 as Enfield easily won the CCC title, 71-43 over Middletown, in its inaugural season.
Bottom Line: Samantha Chapps scored 14 points and was tournament MVP as the Tigers reclaimed the SCC championship, 49-39 over Hand. They’re the No. 5 seed in the Class LL tournament.
Bottom Line: Hand’s reign as SCC champions came to a close vs. Mercy in this year’s final, 49-39. They’re hoping to challenge Capital Prep as the No. 2 seed in the Class L tournament.
Bottom Line: The Wildcats couldn’t pull off a second upset vs. New London in the ECC Division I final, but are no doubt a dangerous No. 8 seed in the Class LL tournament. They play host to Shelton in the first round.
Bottom Line: Despite losing a halftime lead and the FCIAC championship to No. 1 Trumbull, the defending Class LL champions are getting hot at the right time. They’ve won 10 of their last 11 games heading into the tournament as the 11th seed.
Bottom Line: The Dragons made an impressive run at the CCC Championship but lost to Enfield, 71-43, in the final. They’re seeded fourth in the Class LL tournament and play Manchester in the first round.
Bottom Line: Lily Daniels was the Most Outstanding Player as Bethel won its first SWC title, 44-37 over New Fairfield. They’re the No. 5 seed in a competitive Class M tournament.
Dropped out: Holy Cross (8), Career (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
Holy Cross (21-1), 135; Career (17-4), 128; Glastonbury (19-4), 104; Ridgefield (17-5), 95; New Fairfield (19-4), 51; Suffield (20-2), 48; Hall (19-4), 36; E.O. Smith (16-6), 32; Fairfield Warde (15-7), 30; Notre Dame-Fairfield (18-4), 25; Norwalk (16-5), 16; St. Paul (20-3), 11; Bacon Academy (16-6), 8; Cromwell (20-3), Conard (16-5), East Haven (17-5) and East Windsor (19-4), 7.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; David Danko, Fairfield Warde; Eric DeMarco, Notre Dame-Fairfield; Vickie Fulkerson, The Day of New London; Tim Jensen, Patch; Ken Lipshez, Meriden Record-Journal; Mike Madera, New Haven Register; Scott Nails, Rye; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Mike Suppe, HAN Network; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Richard Zalusky, Willimantic Chronicle.
Poll compiled by Sean Patrick Bowley