Tonight will be the 11th meeting between Fairfield Prep and Hillhouse over the past three seasons. This will be the fourth straight year the teams have met in the Class LL state tournament.
Tonight’s game will be in the Class LL semifinals at Shelton High. Top seed Fairfield Prep (23-2) is ranked sixth in the latest GameTimeCT/Register Top 10 poll and is looking for its seventh straight win over No. 5 seed Hillhouse (21-4), currently ranked eighth.
Let’s take a look back:
The teams were ranked 1-2 in the preseason GameTimeCT/NH Register Top 10 poll. Ryan Murphy had 19 points.
Prep center Paschal Chukwu had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine blocks and freshman Pat Harding added 15 points for the Jesuits.
Hillhouse made a spirited comeback in the game’s final minutes, but Prep hung on for its first SCC championship.
March 17, 2014, at Fairfield University
A sellout crowd of 2,500 at Alumni Hall witnessed Prep dismantling Hillhouse in the Class LL state quarterfinals. Keith Pettway had 26 points and Paschal Chukwu had 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Jesuits while Raiquan Clark led the Academics with 14 points.
Dec. 30, 2014, at Fairfield University
Rich Kelly joined the rivalry and scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half in Prep’s 35th straight regular-season victory. Tro Walters had 21 points to lead Hillhouse.
Jan. 30, 2015, at the Floyd Little Athletic Center
Ryan Foley scored 20 points to lead Prep, which played without guard Tommy Nolan. It was also the Jesuits’ 43rd straight regular-season victory. Joey Kasperzyk had 19 points to lead the Academics.