Girls basketball: Hamden Hall advances to KIT final

Hamden Hall 46, Governors Academy 44 >> Rachel Menze scored 14 points and Naomi Van Nes added 12 points as the Hornets advanced to the championship of the Kingswood-Oxford tournament. Bianca Tomassini added three steals for the Hornets (4-0) who play Lawrenceville in the title Sunday. HAMDEN HALL 46, GOVERNORS ACADEMY 44 (at Governors Academy) […]

Boys basketball: Valley Regional poised for another Run to the Sun

DEEP RIVER >> The Valley Regional football team’s stunning championship victory over Ansonia is still sinking in at the school’s Deep River campus. There’s even a parade scheduled today to honor the Class S state football champs. Soon, however, the spotlight will be on the Warriors basketball team, which made its third trip to the […]

Girls basketball: Holy Cross downs Torrington in OT

TORRINGTON >> Holy Cross beat Torrington 69-66 Friday night in a game that finally came down to who could step up in overtime. Holy Cross point guard RaShana Siders (game-high 27 points) was that person. Good ball movement and defense carried Torrington to a 31-25 lead in a first half in which Siders scored just […]

Friday’s New Haven County boys basketball roundup: Foran edges East Haven

Zach Taution and Hawkins French each had 15 points for the Foran boys basketball team, which edged East Haven 48-46 Friday night in an Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision game at East Haven. Dave Enders added nine points for the Lions (1-1). Malachi Campbell led East Haven (1-1) with 16 points while Nick Durso added 11 […]

Boys basketball: Branford uses its height to beat Law

Law's Jerermy Doucette looks to dribble past Branford's Kory King. (Photo by Dave Phillips)

BRANFORD >> Branford had a big height advantage and Law didn’t and that was the difference Friday night. The Hornets rolled to a double-digit lead in the second quarter thanks to that inside game en route to a 56-37 Southern Connecticut Conference boys’ basketball victory at the James MacVeigh Alumni Athletic Complex. It was the […]

Girls basketball: Centore, Law victorious in Friday’s roundup

Law 53, East Haven 44 >> Jessica Centore had 16 points eight rebounds and six steals for Law in an SCC interdivision victory at Milford. Laura Dulin added 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Eagles (3-0). Cailey Korwek and Jessica Benevento each had 11 points for the Yellowjackets (2-2). Sheehan […]

Friday’s Litchfield County roundup: Tracy leads Terryville past Northwestern

Behind Shea Tracy’s triple-double, the Kangaroos edged Northwestern 66-59. Tracy led the way with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. Cedric Clift added 14 points while Ian Schmidt scored 12 points. Northwestern’s Zack Tuxbury scored 22 points including four 3-pointers. Rick Persechino had 12 points. Boys basketball Lewis Mills 57, Thomaston 49 >> Despite […]

Girls basketball: Second half rallies lead Law past East Haven

MILFORD >> There is much to be said about how a team practices is how it will play. Case in point came Friday evening in Milford. After a disappointing first half, Law used runs of 12-0 in the third quarter and 8-0 in the fourth quarter to rally from a 12-point deficit and defeat East […]

Boys basketball: White, Xavier soar past Cheshire

MIDDLETOWN >> This was the coming out party for Xavier’s Alex White. The junior forward had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Falcons to a 66-52 win over Cheshire at the Art Kohs gym Friday evening. Kaleb Lutton had 10 rebounds as Xavier dominated the backboards 43-16. “Clearly our strength is inside,” Xavier […]

Girls basketball: Hand slows Jill Johnson, North Haven in victory

MADISON >> So far, Hand has been as good as coach Tim Tredwell expected, still without a loss. However, facing a North Haven team who’s guard Jill Johnson dropped a school-record 40 points on it last year, Tredwell wanted to make sure his players were ready this time. “We watched the Henry Chisholm interview with […]

Thursday’s New Haven County Boys Basketball Roundup: No. 2 Career edges Bunnell

Tyreek Perkins had 22 points and six assists for Career in a 66-63 win over  Bunnell in this non-conference win in Stratford. Danny Ampofo had 13 points and Justin Campbell had 11 rebounds for the Panthers (2-0), ranked No. 2 in the Register Top 10 Poll. Ryan Pittman had 19 points for the Bulldogs (0-1). […]

Boys Basketball: Maloney holds off Windsor; Coach Smith honored

Longtime Windsor basketball coach Ken Smith now has his name immortalized on the floor of the gym at Windsor High School. Derek Turner-GameTimeCT

WINDSOR>> ”Where do we go from here?” This is the question Maloney coach Howie Hewitt asked after his Spartans knocked off the defending Class L champion Windsor on a night the court at Windsor High School was dedicated to longtime Warriors coach Ken Smith. The Spartans played well inside and held off a strong fourth quarter […]

Boys basketball: No. 10 Fairfield Prep cruises past Hand in season opener

MADISON >> Paschal Chukwu is no longer around to patrol the lane for the Fairfield Prep boys basketball team, but it is still going to take a great effort to hand the Jesuits a loss. Prep started out defense of its Southern Connecticut Conference championship in style Wednesday night, cruising past Hand 86-64 in a […]

Boys basketball: Torrington downs Derby in home opener

Torrington's Tim Considine sinks a three pointer during his team's win over Derby Wednesday night.
(Marianne Killackey - Special to Register Citizen)

TORRINGTON >> Torrington’s boys basketball team surprised everyone but themselves in a 73-50 drubbing of Derby on opening night at Torrington High School Wednesday. The pre-season negatives rang loud in the view of a Red Raider team that returns just one starter from last season’s 11-9 regular-season effort. “We’re not big and we’re not fast. […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County Boys Basketball Roundup: No. 7 Hillhouse wins opener

No. 7 HILLHOUSE 66, NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN 36 >> Christian Adams scored 18 points and Dontell Glover added 12 as the Academics picked up an impressive season-opening victory on the road. Hillhouse’s defense held every Green Knights’ player below double digits. Pat Doyle and Karim Cisse led Notre Dame with eight points each. EAST HAVEN […]

Girls basketball: LeMere leads North Branford in Wednesday’s roundup

NORTH BRANFORD 65, HALE-RAY 38 >> Sabrina LeMere scored 23 points for the host Thunderbirds in this Shoreline Conference victory. Deanna Gallo had 12 points and Gabby Augur added 10 points for North Branford (2-1). Emily Traceski scored a team-high 20 points for the Noises (1-2). NORTH BRANFORD 65, HALE-RAY 38 (at North Branford) Hale-Ray […]

Wednesday’s Litchfield County roundup: Torrington’s Traub sets records in victory

Torrington boys swimming opened its season with a 81-77 against Seymour and did it in record fashion. The Red Raiders’ Matthew Traub set two pool records by finishing the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.41 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.22. Jake Wassik placed first in the 200 freestyle with a […]