FINE PERFORMANCES FROM THE PAST WEEK
Bob Notholt, Foran: Senior had 23 points and eight rebounds to earn tournament MVP honors in Foran’s win over Bullard-Havens in the final of the Platt Tech tournament. Notholt also had 11 points in the opening round against Sheehan and in the non-league win over Brookfield.
Sebastian DiMauro, Amity: Senior captain had 21 points,including five three-pointers, to help lead the Spartans past Woodland 79-51 to win the Candy Cane Classic tournament.
Nick Durso, East Haven: Sophomore had 21 points, five rebounds and four steals to earn tournament MVP laurels in a 64-42 win over Whitney Tech in the East Haven Christmas tournament. Durso had nine points, eight rebounds four assists and five steals in the Yellowjackets’ 58-50 win over Lyman Hall in the semifinals.
Elijah Pemberton, Xavier: Junior had 28 points and 21 rebounds to earn tournament MVP honors in a 53-52 overtime loss in the Artie Kohs tournament final. Pemberton had 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in Xavier’s 62-45 win over Ledyard in the semifinals.
GAMES OF THE WEEK
No. 2 Hillhouse at No. 1 Fairfield Prep, Friday, 7 p.m.: The top two teams in the state square off for the first time at Alumni Hall. Hillhouse won three of the four matchups last season.
Guilford at Hand, Friday, 7 p.m.: Two solid SCC Hammonasset Division teams to keep an eye on as the season turns to 2014.
Ridgefield at St. Joseph, Friday, 7 p.m.: The Cadets will have almost a full week to lick their wounds after St. Francis Prep (N.Y.) hammered the Cadets on their home floor in the Northeast Classic. Ridgefield will have 10 days of rest to try and remain undefeated in this FCIAC tilt.
Kolbe Cathedral at Stratford, Saturday, 7 p.m.: Undefeated Stratford will host its SWC rival in a non-league game. The league game will be on Jan. 24.