2014 GameTimeCT / Register final boys basketball Top 10: Bridgeport Central, Fairfield Prep, Windsor finish 1-2-3

Bridgeport Central was voted No. 1 after its 19-point comeback Class LL championship victory over Fairfield Prep.  (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

Bridgeport Central was voted No. 1 after its 19-point comeback Class LL championship victory over Fairfield Prep. (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register)

Keith Pettway and Fairfield Prep finished No. 2 after holding the No. 1 spot all season.

Keith Pettway and Fairfield Prep finished No. 2 after holding the No. 1 spot all season.

Team                                            Points Last Class
1. Bridgeport Central (27-1) (18) 540   2   LL

Final result: Def. Fairfield Prep 76-73 for the Class LL state title.
Bottom line: The Hilltoppers finish No. 1 for the first time since 2010.

2. Fairfield Prep (27-1)                490   1   LL

Final result: Lost to Bridgeport Central 76-73 in the Class LL final.
Bottom line: The Jesuits were No. 1 the entire season and led Central by 18 at halftime. But what most people will remember is what transpired in the second half.

3. Windsor (22-5)                        450   10   L

Final result: Def. Career 63-59 for Class L state title.
Bottom line: The Warriors won their first state title since 2009.

4. Sacred Heart (24-3)                 437   4   S

Final result: Def. Valley Regional to win the Class S state title.
Bottom line: The Hearts also won their first state championship since 2009.

5. Career (22-5)                             386   6   L

Final result: Lost to Windsor 63-59 in the Class L final.
Bottom line: The Panthers were making their third appearance in a state final over the past four seasons.

6. East Catholic (19-6)              333 NR M

Final result: Def. Weaver 80-54 to win Class M state title.
Bottom line: The 42-year wait for a state championship is now over for the Eagles.

7. Greenwich (23-4)                 305   7   LL

Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 59-41 in the Class LL semifinals.
Bottom line: The Cardinals had their best season in school history.

8. Crosby (24-2)                        273   3   LL

Final result: Lost to Ledyard 70-62 in the Class LL quarterfinals.
Bottom line: Tyshon Rogers finished sixth on the all-time CIAC scoring list with 2,292 points.

9. Hillhouse (20-6)                 253   5   LL

Final result: Lost to Fairfield Prep 71-47 in Class LL quarterfinals.
Bottom line: So what’s the chances Hillhouse faces Fairfield Prep four times next season?

10. Ledyard (21-5)               209   NR   LL

Final result: Lost to Bridgeport Central 62-55 in the Class LL semifinals.
Bottom line: Solid state tournament run lands the Colonels in the poll’s final spot.
Dropped out: Wilbur Cross (8) and New Britain (9).

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: New Britain (20-5), 160; Weaver (20-9), 154; Bunnell (21-6), 144; Bristol Central (20-5), 109; Valley Regional (20-7), 103; Wilbur Cross (17-7), 80; Ridgefield (19-6), 64; Woodstock Academy (20-6), 19; Bloomfield (16-8), 17; Maloney (18-9), 14; New London (19-5), 11; Capital Prep (22-3), Hartford Public (17-7) and Terryville (22-2), 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. J Mac says

    Where is the two clowns that said Ledyard had “Absolutely No Chance” in Class LL, he said they will be lucky to maybe win the 1st round game…Well, the Colonels made it to the Final Four, what do you say now???

  2. J Mac says

    I actually thought Ledyard making it to the Final Four in the Big Boys class LL, with a Class M enrollment base, should have gotten them ranked a little higher than #10…I had them at #7, maybe #8 at the least…But as usual, no respect for the…I think people will have to start respecting Ledyard from here on out though, its not a fluke, what they have been doing the past 3 years with a new coaching staff…

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