The holiday season is now over.
And two days of winter wonderland pushed back games to Saturday.
One of those pushed back 24 hours features the top two teams in the state: No. 1 Fairfield Prep hosts No. 2 Hillhouse at Alumni Hall at 7 p.m. Hillhouse won three of the four matchups last season, including the game played last January at Alumni Hall. Should be interesting to see how Hillhouse tries to contain Prep center Paschal Chukwu and guards Tom Nolan and Ryan Murphy.
No one was able to even slow down Hillhouse’s Raiquan Clarke last year, including the game at Alumni. The Academics are the reigning SCC and Class LL state champions.
In other notable SCC action:
- West Haven at Notre Dame-West Haven, 4 p.m.: New ND coach Jason Shea’s first SCC Quinnipiac Division game.
- Guilford at Hand, 4:30 p.m.: If Guilford finds a way to win, it moves to 6-0.
- Amity at Shelton, 7:30 p.m.: A chance for Shelton to knock off the defending SCC Housatonic Division champion.
In other action around the state:
- Old Saybrook at Westbrook, 5:30 p.m.: Two Shoreline Conference contenders. Westbrook looking tio stay undefeated.
- Kolbe Cathedral at Stratford, 7 p.m.: Non-conference game between these SWC rivals. Stratford comes in 4-0.
- Pomperaug at New Fairfield, 7 p.m.: When was the last time both teams came into a January matchup undefeated?