Friday’s NH County boys basketball roundup: Career edges Cheshire

Tyreek Perkins scored 29 points to lead the third-ranked Career boys basketball team to a 78-75 Southern Connecticut Conference interdivision win over visiting Cheshire Friday in New Haven. Justin Campbell had 13 points and 14 rebounds, Tyrell Eaddy had 13 points and Kevin Smith had eight points and five steals for the Panthers (11-1). Heath […]

Boys Basketball: Fair leads Weaver past Wethersfield in OT

WETHERSFIELD>> Just another night in the CCC North. Back and forth, up and down, physical and emotional. It’s a fight every night in the toughest division of the Central Connecticut Conference. The last seven possessions of regulation involved free throws. Weaver (9-2) made 3 of 6 and Wethersfield (8-4) two of six. With nine-tenths of […]

Boys Basketball: Defense leads Staples to key win over Trumbull

Staples' harry Kohn dribbles the ball against Trumbull in the second half of play Friday night. Photo by Mary Albl

TRUMBULL >> Midway through the fourth quarter and up eight points, it was one of Staples’ smaller players on the court, senior guard Harry Kohn, who was there to take the charge on defense against the oncoming Trumbull player. The very next play, the Wreckers made good of the possession as Ben Casparius drilled a […]

Boys basketball: No. 2 Fairfield Prep beats No. 6 Hillhouse for sixth straight time

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Troy Walters, Jr. of Hillhouse H.S. drives to the basket against Ryan Foley of Fairfield Prep during first half basketball action at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Friday evening.

NEW HAVEN >> It was just 48 hours since Fairfield Prep guard Tommy Nolan badly sprained his ankle in a win over Cheshire. Now the Jesuits came to the Floyd Little Athletic Center, missing their best player and facing a team out for revenge after an early-season loss. Would Prep’s 42-game regular season winning streak […]

It’s the Midseason Boys Basketball Quiz: Answer Key

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Hillhouse senior forward Troy Walters, Jr. elevates for a shot as Robert Haskins (32), Thomas Nolan (5) and Ryan Foley (21) defend for Fairfield Prep in the first game between the two teams Dec. 30. The rematch is set for Friday.

So you guys think you’re experts when it comes to boys basketball? Now is your chance to prove it! Please vote on the following questions, some on the midpoint of the 2014-15 season. Some on the general state of boys basketball. Polls close Saturday night. Update: You’ve taken the quiz now it’s time to see […]

Thursday’s Middletown Sports Roundup

Boys Basketball Valley Regional 56, Old Lyme 54 >> Senior guard Chris Jean-Pierre sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Warriors to a Shoreline Conference win Thursday night at Old Lyme. Jean-Pierre finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. David Bradbury collected 10 points and six rebounds, while Nash […]

Thursday’s NH County Boys Basketball Roundup: Branford, East Haven win

BRANFORD 48, GUILFORD 45 >> Joe Carbone scored 20 points for the visiting Hornets in this SCC interdivision win. Jake Sullivan added 11 points for Branford (6-6). Noah Rubino had 11 points for the Indians (2-9). EAST HAVEN 56, LYMAN HALL 53 >> Nick Durso scored 18 points for the visiting Easties in this SCC […]

Seymour’s Torres voted Wednesday’s STAR, VOTE for Thursday’s BEST

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Wednesday’s star Samantha Torres, Seymour girls basketball: Had a career-high 18 points, along with 10 rebounds in Seymour’s 57-41 win over Woodland. Vote for Thursday’s Star of the Day until 9 p.m. Friday.

Boys basketball: Prep’s Nolan among several key SCC players injured

Fairfield Prep's Thomas Nolan drives to the hoop as Career's Tyrell Eaddy defends. Nolan suffered a sprained ankle against Cheshire Wednesday.
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A few interesting recent developments in top players around the Southern Connecticut Conference: In Fairfield Prep’s 82-45 win at Cheshire, Prep senior guard Tom Nolan injured his ankle in the second quarter, according to Reid Wallmark of The Cheshire Citizen. Nolan, who has signed a national letter of intent to play next year at Fairfield […]

Wednesday’s Boys Basketball roundup: Sheehan upends 10th-ranked Hamden

Sheehan 83, No. 10 Hamden 80 >> Brendan Rentas shot 6 of 8 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 33 points for Sheehan, which pulled the SCC interdivision upset at Wallingford. Turner French added 14 points and eight rebounds and Chris Gerzabek had seven assists for the Titans (6-5). Dylan Noble and Blair […]

Capital Prep’s Kiah Gillespie named McDonald’s All-American

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie

Capital Prep senior Kiah Gillespie has been named to the McDonald’s All-American Girls Basketball team. Gillespie, a Meriden native who is committed to Maryland, will play for the East Team in the annual McDonalds’ All-American girls basketball game on April 1, at the United Center in Chicago. Game time is 5:30 p.m. The boys All-American […]

Wednesday’s New Haven County postponements

BOYS BASKETBALL CSC Kaynor Tech at O’Brien Tech, PPD, TBA Shoreline Old Saybrook at East Hampton, PPD to Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.; BOYS HOCKEY North Branford at Branford (NORTHFORD), PPD to Tuesday, 4 p.m. Sheehan at NFA-St.B.-Bacon-Stonington-Lyman Mem. (Norwich), PPD to Feb. 9, 4:20 p.m. Scarsdale (NY) at West Haven, PPD to Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. […]

Boys Basketball: It’s time to take the midseason CCC quiz

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The season is half over already? Yup, we’re at the midway(ish) point of the 2014-15 boys basketball season, so its time to take a test. No, you will not be graded, but you will be required class participation. I have seen a bunch of games this season, and have my ideas on what’s what. But […]

Tuesday’s New Haven County postponements (updated)

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, ppd. to Thursday, 7 p.m. Branford at Guilford, ppd. to […]

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 […]

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: New London still undefeated midway through season

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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 […]

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 […]