In Jamie Anderson’s first season coaching at Law last year, the squad qualified for postseason play for the first time since 2010. The Lawmen clinched that berth on Feb. 12, 2018.
Law was able to clinch this season on Saturday, exactly one month earlier. The 68-59 victory at Guilford helped Law stay undefeated at 8-0.
“I’m not sure anyone could’ve or would’ve predicted an 8-0 start for Law,” said Anderson, who played for the Lawmen. “There is a lot of parity in the various leagues around the state. We are lucky to have such a selfless group from the top down.”
Law is currently one of three undefeated teams in Division IV (Cromwell and Classical Magnet are the others).But with Xavier and West Haven on the schedule twice apiece among other SCC clubs, there is a long way to go before seeding in the SCC and Division IV tournaments come into play.
“These kids have zero personal agendas and play for one another at both ends of the floor,” Anderson said. “They are all hard workers who push each other and hold each other accountable. It’s been a great ride so far, but we have a lot of work to do.”
Two schools in the top 10 poll will be competing this coming weekend at the 2019 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Third-ranked Windsor opens Saturday’s schedule at noon when the Warriors face Ramapo (N.J.), followed by No. 2 East Catholic versus Archbishop Wood (Pa.) at 1:30 p.m. Next Monday, East Hartford, which ddropped out of the top 10 this week, closes out the long weekend by playing Springfield Central (Mass.) at 7 p.m.
Tickets either day are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, subject to availability. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.hoophall.com or by calling 413-231-5513 during business hours through Friday.
Both Victor Rosario and Justice Ward returned to action Friday for Hamden in its 86-48 victory over Foran at home. Both players missed Wednesday’s loss at Xavier for what Hamden coach Jarrad Beck deemed were “team issues” and didn’t elaborate.
Rosario had a career-high 15 assists in the win over Foran.
Amistad senior guard A.J. Edwards missed three games last week, two of which were losses to Capital Prep and Morgan. When reached for comment, Amistad coach Ryan Ott said in a text, “We are missing four of our 11 varsity players this week. We anticipate all 4 will be back soon.”
Ott wouldn’t elaborate any further.