SCC boys basketball tournament: Notre Dame-West Haven pulls away from Wilbur Cross

Notre Dame's Karim Cisse elevates to the basket as Wilbur Cross's Kwane Taylor defends.
The Notre Dame Green Knights defeated the Wilbur Cross Governors 70-57 in a first round game of the SCC boys basketball tournament. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

WEST HAVEN – Notre Dame coach Jason Shea has plenty of options when it comes to his team’s shooting ability. While opposing teams prepare for Karim Cisse, Ben Bagnoli and Patrick Doyle, one player continues to provide more options. Senior Michael Mullen has added another dimension to the Green Knights as he can shoot from […]

NCCC Girls Basketball Championship: Avon tops Bolton, leaves league as champions

The Avon High girls basketball team is all smiles after winning their second straight NCCC Tournament title. (Gerry deSimas Jr. - CollinsvillePress.com

HARTFORD – In their final game as a member of the North Central Connecticut Conference, the Avon High girls basketball team wanted to go out with some style and a victory. The Falcons, who shared the league championship with Canton, won their 1212 NCCC Tournament title Thursday night with a 60-46 win over Bolton. It was […]

SWC Girls Basketball Championship: New Fairfield claims title over Notre Dame-Fairfield

Notre Dame's Kayla Croswell dribbles the ball and tries to avoid the New  Fairfield defense during the SWC title game on Thursday. Photo by Andy Hutchison

NEWTOWN >> No team in the South-West Conference had beaten New Fairfield (13-0 in conference play and 19-1 overall) this winter. Notre Dame-Fairfield, seeded third in the SWC tournament, came close to finally getting it done, almost pulling off an upset of the No. 1 team in Thursday’s championship game, at Newtown High. The Rebels, […]

SCC Boys Basketball Tournament: Cheshire advances past Hand into quarterfinals

Cheshire's Andrew Yamin drives as Hand's Curtis Henry and Dante Egidio defemd. Cheshire won the SCC tournament first-round game.

MADISON – Two teams, both of which finished 12-8 during the regular season. So it wasn’t a surprise that it came down to the final seconds Thursday night in the opening round of the Southern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball tournament. And it was visiting Cheshire, which held on for a 74-69 victory over Hand at […]

SCC Boys Basketball Tournament roundup: Career outlasts Shelton, Hamden advances

Justin Campbell had 27 points and nine rebounds and Tyreek Perkins added 22 points and six assist in the Panthers win in the first round of the SCC tournament. Justin Gardineer had 12 points and Danny Ampofo added 10 for the Panthers, seeded third in the tournament and ranked No. 7 in the Register poll. […]

FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship: Ridgefield holds off Greenwich for 1st title since 1996

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FAIRFIELD >> Rebecca Lawrence scored 15 points and Ridgefield survived what would have been a miracle finish for Greenwich to win the FCIAC girls basketball championship with a 48-47 victory Thursday night at Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. The victory was Ridgefield’s first league title since 1996. And it came in Tom DiMarza’s first year […]

SCC Boys Basketball: Xavier flexes muscles against Sheehan, advances

MIDDLETOWN >> They made three-point baskets, blocked shots, rebounded, and shared the basketball. They even tossed down a pair of dunks just for good measure. Yup, Xavier flexed its muscles on Thursday, defeating Sheehan 65-47 in a Southern Connecticut Conference tournament first round contest at the Art Kohs Gymnasium. “We played super,” Xavier coach Mike […]

Middletown roundup: No. 8 Blue Dragons advance to CCC quarterfinals

Boys Basketball Middletown 66, New Britain 59 >> Middletown outscored the Golden Hurricanes, 24-13, in the fourth quarter and advanced to the Central Connecticut Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night at LaBella-Sullivan Gymnasium. The second-seeded Blue Dragons (19-2) will meet No. 7 Bloomfield (17-4) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bulkeley High School. Bloomfield defeated No. […]

Thursday’s boys hockey roundup: Late goals lift Guilford to tie with Cheshire

Cheshire 5, Guilford 5 >> Matt Clifford and Chris Cafiero scored the final two goals of the game to lift the Indians to their SCC Division II tie at DiLungo Rink in East Haven. Jack Petrick led the Indians (8-10-1) with two goals and two assists. Frank Ilnicki led the Rams (7-10-2) with two goals. […]

Gymnastics: Coleman sisters an added boost to Law gymnastics program

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Pat Simon, head coach of the Jonathan Law High School gymnastics team with the Coleman sisters, Tiffany, a senior, at left, and Melanie, a sophomore.

MILFORD >> Tiffany Coleman describes her 15-year old sister as graceful and artistic. Melanie Coleman chooses a contracting view to depict her two-year older sibling. “Powerful and strong,” Melanie says quickly. The two look and smile at one another. “We’ve been told if we were put together, we’d be like the best gymnast ever,” Tiffany […]

WATCH LIVE: The SWC Girls Basketball Championship – Notre Dame-Fairfield vs. New Fairfield

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CPTV Sports is offering live streaming of the SWC Girls Basketball Championship between Notre Dame-Fairfield and New Fairfield tonight at Newtown. Game tips off at 7:30 p.m. Watch live, above or on YouTube here. More Coverage SWC Girls Basketball Tournament Page Semifinals: Notre Dame-Fairfield survives Newtown, to meet New Fairfield in final More Girls Basketball League Tournament Coverage, […]

2015 Girls Basketball Conference Tournament Schedules, Brackets and Live Updates

Mercy: 2015 SCC Girls Basketball Champions (Photo Catherine Avalone)

It’s Championship Week in Girls Basketball. Below are links to each Tournament Central page complete with schedules and brackets. Follow along with the live blog below for updates from around the state. The FCIAC, SWC, CSC and NCCC play championships Thursday night. You can watch and/or listen to live coverage from two of the league finals, below: […]

WATCH LIVE: The FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship – Ridgefield vs. Greenwich

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MSGVarsity.com is live streaming the FCIAC Girls Basketball Championship between Greenwich and Ridgefield, which will begin at 7 p.m. You can also listen to the game at HanRadio.com (Note: Above stream may not work on some browsers) More Coverage: FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament Page Semifinals: Wild finishes lead Greenwich, Ridgefield into unlikely FCIAC final LIVE […]

Live Updates: The 2015 Boys Basketball Conference Tournaments

Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot vs. Fairfield Prep earlier this season. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The storm before the storm begins Thursday when the 2015 Connecticut boys basketball conferences commence their annual championship tournaments. The SCC, CCC and ECC start the whole shebang with first-round games on Thursday, Feb. 26. The SWC, NVL, FCIAC and Shoreline (among others) join the fray on Saturday with quarterfinal rounds. Semifinals and championships are […]

Boys basketball: League tournament predictions, day 1

The postseason begins today. There’s a chance for many teams to win league and state championships. GameTimeCT returns the league tournament predictions — plenty of bulletin-board material to go around. Let’s get out the crystal ball for 2015: SCC first round No. 14 Shelton at No. 3 Career – Shelton is game, but Career is […]

Boys basketball: Wilbur Cross forward Durant could be done for the season

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Robert Durant of Wilbur Cross goes up for a basket earlier this season against Career. Durant suffered a knee injurty in Cross' regular-season finale Monday and could be out for the rest of the season.

Wilbur Cross forward Robert Durant is out for at least two weeks and likely the rest of the season after suffering a right knee injury. Durant, who is averaging among the area scoring leaders at 18.3 points per game, injured his right knee in the early portion of the Governors’ 72-51 home loss to Hand […]

2015 Berkshire League Boys Basketball Tournament schedule, bracket

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The 2015 Berkshire League Boys Basketball Tournament will begin with quarterfinal play-in games on Saturday, Feb. 28 at higher seeds and conclude with semifinals on March 3 and the championship on March 6 at Thomaston. No. 1 seeded Northwestern and No. 2 Lewis Mills have received byes into the semifinals. Defending champion Terryville is the No. […]

2015 Shoreline Conference Boys Basketball Tournament schedule, bracket

The Shoreline Conference Boys Basketball Tournament begins with quarterfinals Saturday, Feb. 28 at higher seeds and concludes Friday, March 6 at Wilbur Cross High School. Valley Regional is the No. 1 seed. Defending champion Cromwell is the No. 7 seed. Saturday’s quarterfinal between No. 5 Portland and No. 4 Hyde is at the Fair Haven School. Live […]

2015 NCCC Boys Basketball Tournament Schedule, Bracket

The NCCC Boys Basketball Tournament begins Thursday, Feb. 26 with three play-in games and concludes Thursday, March 5 at a site to be determined. The quarterfinals will be Saturday at higher seeds. The semifinals will be March 3 at higher seeds. East Windsor, the defending champion, did not qualify for this year’s tournament. Live Updates […]