NH Register/GameTimeCT boys basketball poll: Career moves up to No. 2


(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. 2 this week

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register)
January 19, 2013 New Haven
Fairfield Prep beats Career 63-58. Fairfield Prep remained No. 1 while Career moved up to No. 2 this week.

1. Ffld. Prep (16-0) (18)..540..1..LL

Last week: Def. Notre Dame-West Haven 81-65; def. West Haven 85-59.
Bottom line: Prep has been on top all season long, but this is the first week the Jesuits are the unanimous choice of the voters.

2. Career (15-1)…………498…3…L

Last week: Def. Wilbur Cross 67-53; def. East Haven 79-32; def, Branford 66-38.
Bottom line: The Panthers have won seven straight since their loss to Fairfield Prep.

3. Greenwich (14-0)..456…4…LL

Last week: Def. Fairfield Ludlowe 64-54; def. Harding 62-39.
Bottom line: Guard C.J. Byrd had 26 points in Friday’s win over Harding.

4. Bridgeport Central (13-1)…402…5…LL

Last week: Def. New Canaan 80-46; def. Trumbull 83-65.
Bottom line: The Hilltoppers host Greenwich Tuesday at 7 in the biggest FCIAC game of the season so far.

5. Crosby (14-1)…………….398…..2…..LL

Last week: Lost to Sacred Heart 90-82 (OT); def. Torrington 96-75.
Bottom line: Senior Tyshon Rogers surpassed the 2,000-point barrier in Friday’s win over Torrington.

6. Sacred Heart (14-2)……..384…..8…..S

Last week: Def. Crosby 90-82 (OT); def. Kennedy 66-58.
Bottom line: Hearts earned their biggest win in four years by knocking off Crosby on the road last Tuesday.

7. Westhill (13-2)…………..313……7……LL

Last week: Def. Trumbull 70-63; def. McMahon 65-61.
Bottom line: The Vikings host city rival Stamford Wednesday at 7 p.m.

8. New Britain (13-2)…….276…….9……LL

Last week: Def. Conard 78-60; def. Simsbury 85-75.
Bottom line: Annuel Saint Juste scored 36 points as the Hurricanes avenged an earlier loss to Simsbury Friday.

9. Wilbur Cross (12-4)…..232…….6……..L

Last week: Lost to Career 67-53; def. Hamden 76-48; def. North Haven 92-62.
Bottom line: Governors stay in the poll despite suffering second loss to Career.

10. Hillhouse (11-4)…….199…..NR……LL

Last week: Def. Hand 67-42; def. Law 89-37.
Bottom line: The Academics return to the top 10 after a one-week absence.

Dropped out: Windsor (10).

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 London (14-1), 184; Ledyard (13-2), 144; Westbrook (17-0), 127; East Catholic (12-3), 63; Notre Dame-Fairfield (12-3), 55; Bristol Central (13-2), 50; Kennedy (12-3) and Terryville (14-1), 42; Windsor (11-3), 36; Woodstock Academy (13-3), 35; Xavier (12-4), 27; Capital Prep (13-2), 18; Ridgefield (11-3), 16; Weston (11-3), 14; Simsbury (13-2), 9; Middletown (10-5) and Wilby (11-4) 8; Hartford Public (9-4), 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.


  1. ct hoops says

    James do u have any opinions on a team other than X? Joe give james your personal email so questions ALL about x don’t fill up comment box. I like X but am a S CC fan. Career woukd beat x but realize there r other teams and games which r more interesting than just X vs whoever or x guards. Keep an open mind and not just all about X constantly. Appreciate your dedication towards x but I think this site is for high school ball fans not just strictly for x fans . Go out and see other teams .really not trying to be a jerk but don’t think once this season I’ve seen James make a comment without it being ALL about x. Career would beat x but believe it woukd be a decent game.

  2. The Truth says

    What is up with this poll and everything new haven? The voters made a mistake. They forgot to at least put Hyde in the votes section. Then it would be complete. Is there a middle school in new haen that they could vote for? 2 four loss teams in the top 10? A class S school with 2 losses and 1 quality win? Arent there LL schools with 1, 2 or 3 losses that play tougher schedules?

    cmon guys the bias is overwhelming

  3. wilton davis says

    In a ?ord “NO” there are not teams with tougher schedules. Each New Haven team has played 3 ranked teams and they will play them twice.

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