What caught my eye last week
A few teams are one win shy of breaking into the playoffs while others have already worked their way in. Here’s what caught my eye:
• Welcome to the post season: Sheehan is 8-9, but could have been 10-7 had it not been for a 61-60 loss to Hillhouse and a 55-53 loss to Hand. …Guilford is 8-11 and is one of the hottest teams in the SCC. The Indians have won four out of their last five.
• Win and you’re in: Sacred Heart Academy and East Haven have both overcome slow starts and each has seven wins. The Pacers are 7-10 after a 2-6 start, while the Yellow Jackets are 7-11 after an 0-5 start. … North Haven and Law both had good starts, but have since slowed. The Indians are 7-11 and the Eagles are 7-12.
• On the verge: Foran’s had the toughest luck of any team not named Sheehan. After Taylor Ceballos was shut down for the season, the Lions lost seven straight games. Now at 6-12, if the Lions defeat Career and Hillhouse this week, they make the playoffs.
• On the verge: Hyde has struggled with consistency all season, but the Howling Wolves stand at 6-11 and have three chances to earn two more wins and a spot in the state tournament.
Vote for me
• The Baller of the Week was Mikaila Schmitt (Amity), who scored 15 points in a 62-44 victory over Shelton on Jan. 31. Schmitt received 43.5 percent of the 835 votes. Thanks to all who voted.
Vote for this week’s Baller of the Week at www.gametimect.com. Poll closes Saturday at noon.
The best quote from last week.
“I give the kids credit for getting back into the game. But once you get back in it, you’ve got to figure out a way to finish it.”
— Morgan coach Joe Grippo Friday after the Huskies rallied from down 15 point, only to fall to Cromwell 49-47
• Weaver at South Windsor, Wednesday at 7 p.m.: The last time these two top 10 teams tried to play, it snowed. Should still be a good one.