Saturday night has some intriguing matchups in Christmas tournament action as we turn the page to 2014.
But first we must give props to one girls basketball matchup: Lauralton Hall at Mercy at 7 p.m. The Mercy Christmas Tournament final is a rematch of the Class LL state final last March, won in dramatic fashion by Mercy at the buzzer. Follow @ShoreLineSports for all of the action tonight.
Across town, Xavier hosts fourth-ranked East Hartford in the finals of the Artie Kohs Tournament at 7:15 p.m. Glastonbury faces Ledyard in a healthy appetizer.
In Deep River, reigning Class M state champion Valley Regional hosts reigning Class L state champion Woodstock Academy in the Shoreline-ECC Challenge at 7:15 p.m. Hyde faces Waterford in the consolation game.
If I could be in two places at once….but I can’t.
Then throw in the Fairfield Holiday Tournament with Fairfield Prep hosting Notre Dame-Fairfield at 8, and Stratford hosting New London in a battle of unbeatens and former Class L state champions, and you have yourself plenty of options.
That’s not to mention the Branford Holiday Festival that tips at 3:45 p.m., the East Haven tournament that begins at 5. and the long-standing Northeast Classic hosted by St. Joseph in Trumbull beginning at 6.
Tis the season!