GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball top 10 poll: Prep No. 1; Career moves up to 4

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register)  January 19, 2013 New Haven Fairfield Prep 63, Career High School (New Haven) 58 in boys basketball at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven. Fairfield Prep remained No. 1 while Career moved up to No. 4 this week

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register)
January 19, 2013 New Haven
Fairfield Prep 63, Career High School (New Haven) 58 in boys basketball at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven. Fairfield Prep remained No. 1 while Career moved up to No. 4 this week.

Team Points Last Class

1. Fairfield Prep (11-0) (16) …………… 536 ….. 1 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Cheshire 72-55; def. Xavier 73-41; def. Career 63-58.
Bottom line: The Jesuits had to come from behind to beat Career Sunday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in what was a matchup of SCC undefeated teams.

2. Crosby (9-0) (2) ……………………… 502 ….. 2 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Wilby 99-69; def. Watertown 71-49; def. Seymour 96-31.
Bottom line: Tyshon Rogers had 31 points and 12 rebounds in Crosby’s win over previously-undefeated Wilby.

3. Bridgeport Central (8-0) ………… 464 ….. 3 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Fairfield Warde 63-48; def. Ridgefield 66-62.
Bottom line: Rivalry game at Bassick tonight at 7 is always an interesting matchup.

4. Career (8-1) …………………………… 418 ….. 6 ….. L

Last week: Def. Hillhouse 64-58; def. Cheshire 80-75; lost to Fairfield Prep 63-58.
Bottom line: No one in the state had a tougher schedule over the past week than the Panthers. Because of it, they move up two spots despite the loss.

5. Hillhouse (7-2) ……………………… 386 ….. 4 ….. LL

Last week: Lost to Career 64-58; def. Guilford 56-44; def. New Britain 57-41.
Bottom line: Held New Britain to just three second-half field goals in Saturday’s win.

6. Greenwich (8-0) …………………… 358 ….. 10 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Ridgefield 49-45; def. Westhill 61-51.
Bottom line: Last week’s victories showed Greenwich is definitely for real.

7. Windsor (7-1) ………………………. 294 ….. 5 …… L

Last week: Lost to East Hartford 75-56; def. Manchester 76-71.
Bottom line: The Warriors are still the top-ranked team in the CCC, but there is no clear-cut favorite.

8. Wilby (8-1) ………………………….. 234 ….. 7 ….. LL

Last week: Lost to Crosby 99-69; def. Woodland 53-52.
Bottom line: It’s not often you get one team that loses a game by 30 points maintain a spot in the top 10 the following week …

9. Xavier (7-2) ………………………… 194 ….. 8 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Hand 61-47; lost to Fairfield Prep 73-41.
Bottom line: … let alone two teams as the Falcons, without guard Elijah Pemberton (flu) were hammered by Prep Friday.

10. New Britain (8-2) ………………. 166 ….. 9 ….. LL

Last week: Def. Newington 59-50; def. Farmington 66-58; lost to Hillhouse 57-41.
Bottom line: To say head coach Todd Stigliano was disgusted with the Hurricanes’ performance against Hillhouse would be putting it mildly. Still, New Britain remains in the top 10.

Dropped out: None.
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.

Others receiving votes: Simsbury (8-0), 153; East Hartford (7-3), 142; Sacred Heart (7-2), 134; Bristol Central (7-1), 115; New London (8-1), 85; Bunnell (6-2), 73; Westhill (7-2), 63; Ledyard (6-2), 59; Westbrook (11-0), 50; Capital Prep (7-1), 47; Woodstock Academy (7-2), 45; Kennedy (8-1), 28; Cromwell (9-1) and Weaver (7-2), 10; Terryville (9-1), 9; East Windsor (8-0) 8; Ridgefield (5-3), 7.
The following voted: Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; John Holt, WFSB-3; Sean Krofssik, Meriden Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Joe Palladino, Waterbury Republican-American; Kevin D. Roberts, Bristol Press; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant.
Poll compiled by: Joe Morelli.

Comments

  1. Ballin says

    I told you guys Simsbury is good, to leave them out shows the pollsters don’t know anything about the schools north of Middletown. Ej crawford is real top player in state for class of 2015. Do your homework. Paul Pierce type of player. You guys are missing the boat. Go simsbury.

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