The 2017-18 boys basketball season schedules are out. The regular season is a little more than two months away but we can look at some of the highlights:
The season opens Dec. 16 with the The Spirit of DOC-GHPA HS Basketball Classic, the former Doc Hurley Classic. The current schedule is as follows:
noon: Northwest Catholic vs. Ledyard
2 p.m.: Wilbur Cross vs. Hartford Public
4 p.m.: Prince Tech vs. Bloomfield
6 p.m.: East Catholic vs. Middletown
8 p.m.: Hillhouse vs. Weaver
Hillhouse faces rival Wilbur Cross on Dec. 20 – every other year it seems this game is way too early – then Middletown on Dec. 22 before facing Windsor in the 3rd annual Bob Saulsbury Invitational on Dec. 27 at Wilbur Cross.
That field, tentatively is as follows:
1:45 p.m.: Amistad vs. Creed
time TBA: Career vs. Weaver
5:30 p.m.: Hillhouse vs. Windsor
time TBA: Wilbur Cross vs. TBA
Career plays at Wilbur Cross three days later – Dec. 30 – vs. Trinity Catholic at 3 p.m. then plays Hillhouse on Jan. 2.
Sacred Heart faces Pope John XXIII (NY) in the Gateway Invitational Jan. 6 at LI Lutheran and Gonzaga High at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass., Jan. 13.
Hillhouse is also playing in the HoopHall Classic on Jan. 15 against opponent TBA.
Tell me again why Hillhouse and Sacred Heart couldn’t schedule a non-conference game this season? I digress.
Some other non-conference games of interest:
Dec. 27: New London at Danbury, 4 p.m.
Dec. 27: Ledyard at Xavier (Kohs Tournament), 7:45 p.m.
Dec. 29: East Hartford at Crosby, 7 p.m.
Dec. 30: Weaver at East Catholic, 6:45 p.m. – remember, Weaver is no longer in the CCC
And that’s just the first month…..