GameTimeCT / Register Boys Basketball Top 10 poll: Xavier, Greenwich move in this week

(Melanie Stengel — New Haven Register)  Career vs. Wilbur Cross Boys Basketball 12/30. Career's Matt Hamilton gets a rebound from Jaelin Skinner under the Wilbur Cross net in 3rd quarter action.

(Melanie Stengel — New Haven Register)
Career vs. Wilbur Cross Boys Basketball 12/30. Career’s Matt Hamilton gets a rebound from Jaelin Skinner under the Wilbur Cross net in 3rd quarter action.

The GameTimeCT / New Haven Register boys basketball Top 10 poll for Jan. 13, 2014.

Teams listed by record, first-place votes (in parentheses), votes, last week’s place and playoff class.

1. Fairfield Prep (8-0) (16)…….536…….1…….LL

Last week: Def. Notre Dame-West Haven 67-52; def. West Haven 68-59.
Bottom line: The Jesuits will not have sophomore guard Ryan Murphy for at least the next few weeks with a left ankle injury suffered against Hillhouse.

2. Crosby (6-0) (2)……………..494……..2…….LL

Last week: Def. St. Paul 80-55; def. Holy Cross 84-58.
Bottom line: Top 10 battle with undefeated Wilby tonight at 7 p.m.

3. Bridgeport Central (6-0)…..458……..3…….LL

Last week: Def. Norwalk 57-56; def. Trinity Catholic 68-55; def. Harding 107-69.
Bottom line: Tyler Ancrum had 29 points in Friday’s win over Harding.

4. Hillhouse (5-1)……………….422……..4……LL

Last week: Def. Foran 57-37; def. Law 77-32.
Bottom line: It’s been almost eight years since Hillhouse last loss a SCC Hammonasset Division game.

5. Windsor (6-0)………………..420……..5…….L

Last week: Def. Wethersfield 85-76; def. East Catholic 62-47.
Bottom line: Chaunce Dunbar made five 3-point shots in the Warriors’ win over former top 10 team East Catholic.

6. Career (6-0)………………….358……..8…….L

Last week: Def. Branford 65-45; def. East Haven 83-27.
Bottom line: The Panthers’ average margin of victory over their last four games is 28.5 points.

7. Wilby (7-0)…………………..304…….10……LL

Last week: Def. Ansonia 80-45; def. Naugatuck 66-60.
Bottom line: Denzel Mitchell combined for 63 points in Wilby’s pair of victories last week.

8. Xavier (6-1)………………….206…….NR…..LL

Last week: Def. Amity 51-38; def. Notre Dame-West Haven 62-51.
Bottom line: Junior guard Elijah Pemberton returned to the lineup Friday after suffering a right leg injury against Amity on Jan. 6.

9. New Britain (6-1)…………..169………9……LL

Last week: Def. Conard 77-54; def. Northwest Catholic 76-60; lost to Simsbury 74-61.
Bottom line: The Hurricanes managed to stay in the same place despite suffering their first loss to undefeated Simsbury.

10. Greenwich (6-0)…………..162…….NR……LL

Last week: Def. Staples 66-36; def. Fairfield Warde 74-57.
Bottom line: C.J. Byrd scored 32 points in Friday’s win over Warde.
Dropped out: East Catholic (6) and East Hartford (7).
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: Westhill (6-1), 139; Woodstock Academy (6-1), 135; Glastonbury (6-2), 118; Farmington (5-0), 114; Simsbury (6-0), 104; Pomperaug (7-0), 74; Sacred Heart (4-2), 63; Westbrook (8-0), 48; East Catholic (4-2), 39; Ledyard (4-2), 36; New London (5-1), 34; Bunnell (4-2), 29; East Hartford (5-3), 27; Bristol Central (5-1), 21; Kennedy (6-1), 19; Bloomfield (5-2) and Ridgefield (5-1), 18; Hand (6-2), 16; Capital Prep (5-1), 11; Stamford (5-2), 10.
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. jay says

    LL is tough. All but 2 teams r LL in top 10. Career.is toouugghhhh!!! Huge win over Hillhouse tonight. Good for them !!! They have class L locked up. Good luck Windsor

  2. Francis says

    Without murphy prep will not win any big game….said this on other posting their guards are selfish and turn it over way to much…..paschal I think had 8 points last game says alot about passing and coaching…

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