GameTimeCT / Register boys basketball Top 10 poll: Ledyard makes first appearance

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register)  Fairfield Prep vs. Career in the first matchup between the two SCC powerhouses at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Fairfield Prep remained No. 1 and Career stayed at No. 6 this week in the latest Register/GameTimeCT boys basketball poll

(Mara Lavitt Ñ New Haven Register)
Fairfield Prep vs. Career in the first matchup between the two SCC powerhouses at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. Fairfield Prep remained No. 1 and Career stayed at No. 6 this week in the latest Register/GameTimeCT boys basketball poll

Team                                           Pts Last Class

1. Fairfield Prep (21-0) (18)       540    1     LL

Last week: Def. Notre Dame-West Haven 54-50.
Bottom line: A late 3-point shot from Ryan Foley helped the Jesuits avoid the upset in the SCC tournament quarterfinals Saturday.

2. Bridgeport Central (20-1)     492     2     LL

Last week: Def. Stamford 74-53; def. St. Joseph 57-55.
Bottom line: St. Joseph gave the Hilltoppers all they could handle in the FCIAC tournament quarterfinals Saturday.

3. Crosby (20-1)                            468      3     LL

Last week: Def. Naugatuck 87-65; def. Wolcott 96-40.
Bottom line: Can the Bulldogs win their 10th NVL title in 11 years?

4. Sacred Heart (19-2)               438     4       S

Last week: Def. Wilby 62-44; def. Holy Cross 69-52; def. Naugatuck 53-48.
Bottom line: The NVL tournament win over Naugatuck was the 16th straight victory for the Hearts.

5. Hillhouse (17-4)                      388    5       LL

Last week: Def. Branford 59-45.
Bottom line: Raiquan Clark had a double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) in Hillhouse’s SCC tournament quarterfinal-round win over Branford Saturday.

6. Career (18-3)                            370    6       L

Last week: Def. Xavier 50-39.
Bottom line: Panthers held Xavier to six points in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s SCC tournament quarterfinal-round win.

7. Greenwich (19-2)                   324    7       LL

Last week: Def. Trinity Catholic 59-58; def. Bassick 65-57; def. Wilton 70-62.
Bottom line: Greenwich faces Ridgefield tonight in the FCIAC tournament semifinals at Fairfield Warde.

8. Wilbur Cross (16-5)              268    10      L

Last week: Def. Guilford 53-47.
Bottom line: The Governors held Guilford without a point for the final 2:24 to advance to the SCC tournament semifinals.

9. New Britain (18-4)               202    8       LL

Last week: Def. Southington 87-59; def. Bulkeley 65-56; lost to Weaver 80-74.
Bottom line: Hurricanes only drop one spot despite loss to Weaver in the CCC tournament quarterfinals.

10. Ledyard (18-3)                   199   NR      LL

Last week: Def. Bacon Academy 82-77 (OT); def. Plainfield 87-56.
Bottom line: The top seed in the ECC tournament makes its first appearance in the top 10 this season.

Dropped out: Windsor (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: Windsor (17-5), 178; New London (18-3), 98; Capital Prep (18-2), 97; Terryville (19-1), 82; Hartford Public (17-4), 74; Ridgefield (17-4), 72; Weaver (14-8), 62; Cromwell (19-2), 42; Maloney (10-7), 36; Westhill (16-5), 35; Woodstock Academy (17-4), 28; Bunnell (16-5) and Kennedy (16-5), 24; Westbrook (19-2), 15; Bristol Central (17-4), East Windsor (20-1) and Stamford (15-6), 9; Guilford (17-5), 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.

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