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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Top 25 CIAC Players

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Career forward Justin Campbell during a preseason scrimmage against St. Joseph.

*CIAC players only Marcus Blackwell, 6-3, Bridgeport Central, Sr., G: One of the holdovers as the Hilltoppers try to make it back-to-back Class LL state championships. DeAnte Bruton, 5-9, Ledyard, Sr., G: Will be the catalyst if the Colonels want to go deep in the Class LL state tournament. Justin Campbell, 6-5, Career, Sr., F: […]

Boys Basketball 2014-15: Coaches want CIAC to lift restrictions for off-season coaching

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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.

Student-athletes leaving a CIAC-sanctioned school for a prepatory school, for what they deem to be a better chance to succeed both academically and athletically, is nothing new. But it may be more prevalent this year than most. Some of the best players in the state have transferred to prep schools: Steve Enoch (Norwalk), Elijah Pemberton […]

2014-15 GameTimeCT / Register Top 10 preseason boys basketball poll: Sacred Heart starts out on top

Sacred Heart's boys basketball players celebrate their Class S championship last March. The Hearts will be back to defend their title and are No. 1 in the GameTimeCT preseason poll.
 (Mara Lavitt - Register

Team 2013-14 1st Place Points Last Class 1. SACRED HEART 24-3 15 534 4 S Last game: Def. Valley Regional 65-56 to win Class S championship. Season opener: vs. Wilby, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: All five starters return for the hearts including junior point guard Mustapha Heron, already committed to Pittsburgh. Team 2013-14 1st […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Southern Connecticut Conference capsules

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Ben Bagnoli from Notre Dame-West Haven looks for a path to the basket during a preseason scrimmage against Foran.

HAMMONASSET DIVISION FORAN COACH: Tim Swaller LAST YEAR: 7-13 (2-6) TOP PLAYERS: Rob Ceballos, 6-0, Sr. capt., F; David Enders, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; Michael Torrens, 5-11, Sr., G; Hawkins French, 6-0, Sr., G; Jordan Townsend, 6-0, Jr., F OUTLOOK: The Lions graduated six seniors, which translates into some growing pains in the first half […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Other New Haven County area capsules

(Arnold Gold — New Haven Register)  Terrence Rountree (left) of Hamden Hall defends against Kofi Adjepong of Hopkins last season.

SWC BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 21-6 (12-2) TOP PLAYERS: Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; (16.7 ppg., 4.3 apg.); Aaron Samuel, 6-3, Sr. capt., F; Donte Peeler, 6-3, Sr., F; Quadry Bines, 5-9, Sr., G; Nick Giannoni, 6-2, Jr., G OUTLOOK: Bunnell has had a great two-year run with back-to-back SWC titles and […]

Boys basketball 2014-15: Shoreline Conference area capsules

Chris Jean-Pierre goes up for a basket against Sacred Heart in last year's Class S championship (Photo: Mara Lavitt - Register)

COGINCHAUG COACH: Todd Salva LAST YEAR: 12-11 (9-9) TOP PLAYERS: Josh Smith, 6-1, Sr. capt., F; Conor Doyle, 5-11, Sr. capt., G; Devin Rodrigue, 6-4, Sr., C; Cam Powers, 5-8, Jr., G; Zach Terrill, 6-3, Sr., G OUTLOOK: The return of Smith, Rodrigue and Powers among others will put the Blue Devils over the .500 […]

Boys basketball: Middletown teams have new look

MIDDLETOWN >> Here’s the good news: Middletown has a boatload of quality guards and wing players, and hopes that translates into wins in the competitive Central Connecticut Conference. Xavier has a number of bigs which the Falcons hope will lead to control of the backboards and anchor their defense in the rough and tumble of […]

Boys basketball: 2014-15 Litchfield County preseason preview

Lewis Mills' Nate Cook takes a shot during a game last season.
(Pete Paguaga - New Haven Register file photo)

While Torrington and Wolcott Tech struggle in top-heavy leagues, the Berkshire League will have important clashes every day. That’s the outlook for the Litchfield County boys basketball season, beginning Wednesday. Torrington, the area’s only representative in the Naugatuck Valley League, fought the good fight last year. The Red Raiders qualified for the Class L state […]