McGuirl hit this pull-up jumper with 1.9 seconds left and second-seeded East Catholic defeated 15th-seeded Hartford Public 64-62 in the first round of the CCC boys basketball tournament Thursday.
Led by 25 points from Jovely Diaz, Hartford Public led by 10 points through three quarters (48-38). But East, the No. 4-ranked team in the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10, roared back. The Eagles outscored Hartford Public 26-14 in the fourth quarter, including McGuirl’s winning basket.
East Catholic beats Hartford Public with 1.9 seconds left 64-62. Here is the winner. pic.twitter.com/m2fq71ziX8
— The Eagles Nest (@Eagles__Nest) February 24, 2017
McGuirl finished with 27 points and Matt Veretto added 22 points for East Catholic, which advanced to play 10th-seeded Windsor in the CCC quarterfinals Saturday, 1 p.m. at Bulkeley.