Derek’s picks: Best CCC games of the 2014-15 winter season

It was long, it was cold and it was snowy, but the 2014-15 winter season is officially in the books. That could only mean one thing: It’s time to recap some of the best games and individual performances of the 2014-15 Central Connecticut Conference season. There were incredible single-game performances, career milestones, team achievements and just […]

CHSCA Girls All-Star Games: Farmington’s Friend (37 points) leads L-LL East

NORTH BRANFORD >> Farmington’s Hannah Friend poured  in a game-high 37 points to lead the Class L-LL East team to a 108-87 victory over Class L-LL West in the annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association Senior Girls All-Star Basketball Festival on Monday night at North Branford High School. Sophie Borg (Farmington) had 14 points and […]

Final 2015 GameTimeCT / Register Girls Basketball Top 10: Capital Prep No. 1

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Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 1.  Capital Prep  25-1 17 510 1 L Last week:  Def. Northwest Catholic 87-59 in the final. Bottom line: Was there really any doubt? Team Record 1st Place Points Last Class 2.  Wilton 25-2 0 466 8 LL Last week:   Def. South Windsor 73-45 in the final. Bottom line:  Most underrated […]

Girls Basketball: The Best of Court Vision postseason 2015

Wilton celebrates its Class LL title, the first in school history for girls basketball (Photo Mary Albl)

Another season is in the books. The team that started at the top stayed there, the FCIAC did something it has not in over 20 years and the Bears remained golden. In the words of the players and coaches that made news all season long, here’s the quotes that caught my eye in this postseason: […]

Girls Basketball: Capital Prep is No. 1 (But you knew that already)

Capital Prep defeated Northwest Catholic, 87-59, for the CIAC Class L girls basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

UNCASVILLE >> The state’s worst-kept secret was revealed as Class L champion Capital Prep was voted the No. 1 team in Connecticut for the third straight season. The Trailblazers received all 17 first-place votes to amass 510 points. Capital Prep, which was seeded fourth in the Class L tournament, ran all over 11th-seeded Northwest Catholic […]

Girls Basketball: Final 2015 3-point Leaders

Based on games reported to Register. Coaches may report discrepancies. Team School Total Sabrina Le Mere North Branford 49 Jill Murphy Old Saybrook 48 Cori Ouellete Hand 44 Nicole Belade OBrien Tech 43 Sabrina Smith Lyman Hall 41 Lauren Davis SHA 41 Paula Materin Hand 39 Kial Watts West Haven 38 Kristina Fiallos Ansonia 37 […]

Girls Basketball: Final 2015 Scoring Leaders

Based on games reported to Register. Coaches may report discrepancies. Name School G Pts Avg. Nicole Belade OBrien Tech 22 421 19.1 Laura Dulin Law 17 322 18.9 Sabrina Le Mere N. Branford 22 410 18.6 Bridget Sharnick St. Joseph 18 322 17.9 Elise Graham Amity 23 396 17.2 J. Johnson North Haven  19 327 […]

Girls Basketball: Final 2015 New Haven County standings

Standings SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE Hammonasset Division Division Overall W-L W-L *Hand 8-0 21-4 Law 5-3 13-9 Hillhouse 4-4 9-14 Guilford 2-6 14-10 Foran 1-7 3-17 Housatonic Division Division Overall W-L W-L *Sheehan 8-0 21-5 Cheshire 5-3 13-10 Amity 5-3 12-12 Lyman Hall 1-7 6-14 Shelton 1-7 6-15 Quinnipiac Division Division Overall W-L W-L *Mercy 8-0 […]

2014-15 All-Southern Connecticut Conference Winter Teams

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All-SCC teams from the 2014-15 winter sports season. BOYS BASKETBALL All-Hammonasset Jeff Allen (Daniel Hand), Jack Driscoll (Daniel Hand), Patrick Kerins (Daniel Hand), Joe Kasperzyk (Hillhouse), John Lewis ( Hillhouse), Troy Walters (Hillhouse) All-Housatonic Chris Winkel (Amity Regional), Dylan D’Addio (Cheshire), Andrew Yamin (Cheshire), Brandon Rentas (Sheehan), Jeff Stockmal ( Shelton), Matt Terrasi (Shelton) All-Oronoque Joe Carbone (Branford), Justin […]

The Complete 2015 CIAC Winter Championship Weekend Final Scoreboard and Recaps

Sacred Heart-Waterbury's Mustapha Heron goes for two as Valley Regional's Chris Jean-Pierre (23), David Bradbury, Jr. (4), Hunter Linfesty (35) defends during a, 71-46, win for the Hearts in the CIAC Class S boys basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

Below is all the results and story links from the 2015 CIAC State Championships. Highlight video, above, via John Holt of WFSB-3. All videos clips via CPTVSports coverage. LIVE BLOG REPLAYS: Boys Basketball | Girls Basketball | Hockey Boys Basketball CLASS LL FAIRFIELD PREP 51, WESTHILL 50 PHOTO GALLERY CLASS L BUNNELL 72, NAUGATUCK 61 […]

Class L girls basketball : Capital Prep rolls past NWC, to third-straight title

Capital Prep's Kiah Gillespie throws her basketball jersey into the crowd of fans after the Trailblazers defeat Northwest Catholic, 87-59, for the CIAC Class L girls basketball championship, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Mohegan Sun. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

UNCASVILLE >> Capital Prep was not happy on Saturday. Hoping to play its Class L final game, the Trailblazers instead had to wait until Sunday, since that’s when its game was scheduled for. That meant they had to practice. “We look at it (during practice) like (coach Tammy Millsaps) hates us,” said Trailblazers senior forward […]

Live Updates: The CIAC Girls Basketball Championships at Mohegan Sun

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Follow a live Twitter stream of updates from the CIAC Girls Basketball Championships at Mohegan Sun. SATURDAY CLASS S: THOMASTON 52, CANTON 50 CLASS M: ST. JOSEPH 50, CROMWELL 44 CLASS LL: WILTON 73, SOUTH WINDSOR 45 SUNDAY CLASS L: Capital Prep vs. Northwest Catholic, 12:30 p.m. More updates: BOYS BASKETBALL | BOYS HOCKEY Complete CIAC Schedule […]

Class S Girls Basketball: Hurlbert steal seals back-to-back championships for Thomaston

Thomaston celebrates winning back-to-back Class S girls basketball championships following a 52-50 victory over Canton at Mohegan Sun Saturday, March 21 (Photo Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> Thomaston’s girls basketball team persevered through an ugly game at the Mohegan Sun Saturday morning for a 52-50 win over No. 1 Canton and a second straight Class S championship for the No. 3 Golden Bears. “We’ll have to live with those turnovers, along with the championship,” said Coach Bob McMahon. In one […]

Class M Girls Basketball: St. Joseph holds off Cromwell to win Class M championship

St. Joseph celebrates its Class M girls basketball championship (Photo by Sean Meenaghan)

UNCASVILLE >> The St. Joseph girls basketball team got to party like it’s 1979 on Saturday. The senior-laden Cadets built a big halftime lead and then held off Cromwell, 50-44, to win the CIAC Class M state championship at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It was the Trumbull school’s second state title. St. Joseph topped Immaculate […]

Class LL Girls Basketball: Wilton easily bests South Windsor for first state crown in school history

Wilton had a great year and Erin Cunningham had a great quote. So did many other players and coaches all postseason long.  Photo by Mary Albl

After Wilton rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Mercy in the Class LL semifinals, Warriors fans could be seen holding signs up that read, ‘#finish.’ On Saturday, Erin Cunningham was going to make sure the Warriors not only finished well, but started hot, too. The Trinity College bound senior guard recorded game-highs of 33 […]

CIAC Girls Basketball: Preview capsules of the state championship games

Cromwell finally got over the hump, defeating Morgan in the Class M semifinals after losing the first three meetings.   Photo by Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

The Run Ends Here! Class LL Championship No. 2 Wilton vs. No. 1 South Windsor Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville When: Saturday, 6:15 p.m. Records: No. 2 Wilton 24-2; No. 1 South Windsor 27-1 State rankings: Fairfield Prep No. 2; South Windsor No. 5 TV: CPTV Sports, NFHSNetwork.com CIAC WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SCHEDULE • Championship […]

Jimmy Zanor: Cromwell carrying Shoreline girls basketball flag into finals

Cromwell sophomore Geanna Williams goes up for a shot against Morgan's Kelsey Donaldson in the SLC championship game. Photo by Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

You can say what you want about the Shoreline Conference — the little engine that could — but here’s one undisputable fact: when Cromwell takes the floor at the sparkling Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday afternoon against St. Joseph-Trumbull, it will mark the eighth consecutive year a Shoreline girls basketball team will be playing for […]

Class M girls basketball championship: Cromwell, St. Joseph tangle in an SLC / FCIAC showdown

Cromwell senior Nicole Rojas and the Panthers beat Morgan when it mattered most. Photo by Catherine Avalone - New Haven Register

SOUTHINGTON >> Teams from the Shoreline Conference and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference rarely meet. That makes sense. After all, the SLC is made up of Class S and M schools, while the FCIAC, a predominately Class L and LL league, is widely regarded as one of the state’s power conferences. But rarely doesn’t […]

Class L girls basketball: Northwest Catholic playing generational great team, but still believes

WEST HARTFORD >> The Northwest Catholic girls basketball team has a tall task ahead of it, but for now the Indians and coach Sean O’Brien are enjoying the moment. Northwest Catholic is playing its best basketball at the right time and is headed to the CIAC Class L state championship game. Winners of 10 of […]

Class LL Girls Basketball: Wilton rallies past Mercy, reaches first state championship game

Wilton's Karen Brosko (right) defends in the CIAC Class LL semifinal game. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

MILFORD >> Few things in high school sports have been as much of a sure thing as a Mercy team making the state final, as the Tigers made four in a row from 2010 to 2013. After missing it last year, the Tigers were back in the semifinals, looking to return to Mohegan. Unfortunately for […]