NEW BRITAIN >> Sacred Heart erased a brief deficit in the first quarter and rolled to an 84-56 victory over Bloomfield in the Class S boys basketball semifinals Wednesday night at New Britain’s Chick Shea Gymnasium.
Sophomore Mustapha Heron scored 22 points and teammate Charles Fisher had 21 to lead the unbeaten Hearts, which trailed 8-1 early but then embarked on a 27-10 second-quarter run to take a 38-21 lead at halftime.
The Hearts (27-0), last year’s state champions and reigning No. 1 team in the GameTimeCT / Register Top 10, returns to defend its Class S championship. They’ll face Valley Regional in a rematch of last year’s title game, won by Sacred Heart 65-56.
Jordan Pruett scored 17 for Bloomfield (20-6). Tyrn Flowers added 13 for Sacred Heart. Heron, a junior who’s committed to Pittsburgh, was playing in front of Pitt coach Jamie Dixon.