Undefeated Wilton makes its first appearance in the top 10.
Results: Def. Springfield Central (Mass.) 70-63; def. Fairfield Prep 79-42; def. Hamden 62-58.
Bottom line: The Academics will now have to manage the rest of the regular season without senior guard Joey Kasperzyk, who suffered a fractured wrist.
|2. NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN
Results: Def. East Haven 80-30; def. Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 70-69.
Bottom line: Tremont Waters hit the deciding three-point shot to give Notre Dame the win over Bergen Catholic.
|3. SACRED HEART
Results: Def. Crosby 83-69; def, Benjamin Cardozo (NY) 70-69; def. South Shore (N.Y.) 47-45.
Bottom line: Rasheem Solomon had the deciding three-point shot in the win over Cardozo.
|4. EAST CATHOLIC
Results: Def. South Maloney 65-52; def. East Hartford 68-51.
Bottom line: Mike Veretto had a career-high 23 points in the win over East Hartford.
Results: Def. Hall 63-52; def. Bulkeley 88-67.
Bottom line: Jaecee Martin had 20 points and nine assists in the Beavers’ victory over Bulkeley.
|6. EAST HARTFORD
Results: Lost to East Catholic 68-51.
Bottom line: East Catholic held Isaiah Williams to 12 points after he had 28 points in the last matchup against the Eagles.
Results: Def. Wethersfield 60-45; def. Rocky Hill 78-56.
Bottom line: Blue Dragons made 12 three-pointers against Rocky Hill.
Results: Def. St. Joseph 62-61; def. Fairfield Warde 75-65.
Bottom line: The lone remaining unbeaten in the FCIAC vaults into the top 10 for the first time.
|9. SOUTH WINDSOR
Results: Def. Manchester 75-53; def. Southington 50-48.
Bottom line: A Friday CCC showdown at East Catholic looms for South Windsor.
|10. FAIRFIELD WARDE
Results: Def. Westhill 95-76; Lost to Wilton 75-65
Bottom line: Warde hosts Danbury Friday night in a huge FCIAC contest.
Dropped out: Windsor (9).
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-
Others receiving votes
Notre Dame-Fairfield (9-1), 209; Bassick (9-1), 177; Holy Cross (9-1), 133; Windsor (7-3), 130; Norwich Free Academy (10-1), 117; Kennedy (9-1) and Trumbull (10-1), 61; Crosby (8-3), 38; Ledyard (8-2), 22; Bethel (9-1), 10; Westbrook (8-1), 9; East Hampton (10-1), 8; New London (7-3) and Wilbur Cross (8-3), 7.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, HAN Network; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Francesco Graziano, CPTV; Sean Krofssik, Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Joe Palladino, Republican-American; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Marc Robbins, Vantage Sports; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Richard Zalusky, The Chronicle.