GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Hamden makes first appearance

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Joey Kasperczyk of Hillhouse goes in for two against Bridgeport Central on Jan. 19.

Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 11-0 18 540 1 S Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 80-56; def. Woodland 72-36; def. Naugatuck 88-59. Bottom line: Mustapha Heron scored a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ win over Naugatuck. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2. FAIRFIELD PREP 11-0 0 504 […]

Boys basketball: St. Joseph could miss state tournament for first time since 1968

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St. Joseph basketball coach Chris Watts is in favor of coaching during the periods in the off-season. The CIAC doesn't permit that.

Chris Watts has either been a player or an assistant coach for six of St. Joseph’s 11 CIAC championships. As Watts puts it, “seeing St. Joseph successful is a part of me.” But recent times haven’t been easy for the former schoolboy legend. After going 10-12 last season and losing in the first round of […]

Boys basketball: New London still undefeated midway through season

It remains to be seen if this New London team will be as good as a few of Craig Parker’s previous teams have been. But the first half of this season has been glorious. The Whalers are 10-0, it’s 10th win the biggest so far: 72-70 at Ledyard in front of a sold-out crowd where […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC O’Brien Tech at Whitney Tech, ppd., TBA Platt Tech at Kaynor Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. SCC interdivision Career vs. Hillhouse at Floyd Little Athletic Center, ppd. to Feb. 8, 5 p.m. Wilbur Cross at Hand, ppd., TBA Xavier at Amity Branford at Guilford, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. North Haven […]

Boys basketball: Top NH County performances from last week, upcoming state games to watch

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Mustapha Heron of Sacred Heart looks to penetrate against Notre Dame-Fairfield in the inaugural MLK Classic Jan. 19.

FINE PERFORMANCES • Mustapha Heron (above), Sacred Heart: Junior finished with a career-high 46 points in the Hearts’ 88-59 win over Naugatuck and 27 points and 11 rebounds in an 80-56 win over Notre Dame-Fairfield. • Jeff Stockmal, Shelton: Sophomore finished with 20 points in a 72-66 loss to Cheshire and 21 points in a […]

Monday’s New Haven County area postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL Non-league Morgan at Grasso Tech, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. NVL Crosby at Derby, ppd. to Saturday, 4 p.m. Ansonia at Kennedy, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Shoreline Hyde at Hale Ray, ppd., TBA Westbrook at Valley Regional, ppd., TBA GIRLS BASKETBALL Non-league Stratford at Bullard-Havens, ppd. to Thursday, 6 p.m. St. Bernard […]

Boys basketball: New Haven County scoring leaders

  From games reported to the Register. Head coaches can email corrections to jmorelli@nhregister.com. Through Sunday. Player School Gms. Pts. Avg. Tyreek Perkins Career 11 217 19.7 Robert Durant Wilbur Cross 10 185 18.5 Joe Carter Platt Tech 8 146 18.3 Justin Brown Lyman Hall 7 126 18.0 Jeff Stockmal Shelton 11 197 17.9 Tushar […]

GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10 Poll: Capital Prep is new No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  11-1 20 600 2 L Last week:   Def. Mercy 88-48 and Wilcox Tech 72-29. Bottom line: Unanimous. The debate is over. Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Mercy  11-1 0 580 1 LL Last week:  Lost to Capital Prep 88-48, def. Sheehan 72-51. Bottom line: But it was […]

Prep schools: Big time basketball featured in Litchfield County

South Kent guard Travis Atson.
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Hollywood producers often settle into Connecticut’s Northwest Corner. If they want a twinkle in the jewel, a tour of the area’s seven prep schools – Canterbury in New Milford; Taft in Watertown; Forman, Litchfield; The Gunnery, Washington; South Kent; Kent; Hotchkiss, Lakeville – makes an excellent road map. In the winter, basketball players, fans and […]

Girls Basketball: Hoops Hub for Jan. 25 and live updates all week

The News Hub Gametime/Register Top 10: There’s a not-so-new No. 1 So Mercy lost, now what?: Part 1 of a two-part series on what Mercy’s loss means in the area and state. Court Vision: Vote for the Baller of the Week. Standings: Find out where your favorite team is. The Hoops Hub The Hoops Hub […]

Girls Basketball: So Mercy lost to Capital Prep, what’s next?

Mercy coach Tim Kohs and the Tigers watch as Capital Prep rolls to a 88-48 last week. (Photo Catherine Avalone)

Mercy lost to Capital Prep. Now that that is out of the way, we can all come back to the reality that the Tigers are still the defending Southern Connecticut Conference champs and the best team in the conference. In a down year, with stars like Tanaya Atkinsons (Temple), Missy Bailey (Franklin Pierce) and Teneya […]

Girls Basketball: Updated New Haven County standings

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Division Overall W-L W-L Hand 4-0 11-1 Hillhouse 3-1 7-5 Law 2-2 8-4 Guilford 1-3 8-4 Foran 0-4 1-11 Housatonic Division Division Overall W-L W-L Sheehan 4-0 11-1 Cheshire 3-1 7-5 Amity 2-2 6-6 Lyman Hall 1-3 4-7 Shelton 0-4 4-8 Quinnipiac Division Division Overall W-L W-L Mercy 3-0 11-1 […]

Instagram Challenge: Sunday Spotlight

Wilbur Cross goes in for a dunk during a recent game against East Haven. Register file photo

Think you’re an athlete deserving of the spotlight? Think your whole team is? Let us know! Starting Monday, here at GameTimeCT we’ll be having a new weekly contest called, Sunday Spotlight where we’ll feature the best team or athlete from the week. Submit your athletic photos, team photos and what you accomplished via Instagram. Hit […]

Litchfield County weekend roundup: Terryville girls basketball slips past Litchfield

Terryville girls basketball edged Berkshire League rival Litchfield 38-35 Friday night. The Kangaroos were led by Joanna Johnson, who scored a team-high 12 points in the victory. Esther Johnson recorded 10 points. Litchfield’s Elena Kennedy tried to keep the Cowgirls in the game. Kennedy recorded a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks. […]

Boys Basketball: And then there were 5: Norwalk, Middletown knocked from unbeaten ranks

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Above: Pierre Moudourou was a force for Danbury in the fourth quarter in a 77-62 victory over No. 7 Norwalk. (Video sample via MSG Varsity. Watch full highlights on MSGVarsity.com here.) There was no home cooking for three of the state’s remaining unbeaten boys basketball teams as No. 7 Norwalk and No. 10 Middletown lost […]

Girls basketball: Perry, No. 1 Mercy ends No. 9 Sheehan’s win streak

Both Mercy and Sheehan are in the Top 10, but there are some changes. (Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register)

WALLINGFORD >> Top-ranked Mercy had three long days to think about the drubbing it took at the hands of Capital Prep. Three long days to try to ignore the talk of how the Tigers quit. Three long days until their next game against No. 9 Sheehan. “We were really mad about Monday’s loss so we […]

Girls basketball: Amity gets it done late in victory over Sacred Heart Academy

WOODBRIDGE – Ask any basketball coach and they will tell you, in most cases, free throws and turnovers usually decide contests. The Sacred Heart Academy basketball team can attest to that. Shooting just 38 percent (5 of 13) from the free throw line and failing to break from Amity’s pressure late in the game, the […]

Boys basketball: Nonnewaug upsets Northwestern

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Zach Tuxbury of Northwestern drives to the basket as Nonnewaug's Seth Losure applies the defense in Nonnewaug's 54-51 win over Northwestern

WINSTED >> Just past half-way through the regular season, a wild Berkshire League boys basketball race got wilder Friday night with a 54-51 upset by Nonnewaug at Northwestern. The Highlanders, 9-2 overall, 8-2 in the Berkshire League, led the BL pack by one game before Friday. Terryville, with two Berkshire League losses, beat Northwestern early […]