Fairfield Prep drops after its loss in the SCC tournament final and Westhill, Weaver and Career move up a spot. Last poll until the state tournament is finished!
|1. SACRED HEART
Last week: Def. Kennedy 83-54; def. Crosby 68-66.
Bottom line: Mustapha Heron hit the winning shot as time expired to give Sacred Heart the NVL title over Crosby, the defending champion.
|2. NEW LONDON
Last week: Def. Windham 61-55; def. Ledyard 68-62.
Bottom line: The Whalers won their seventh ECC title in the past eight seasons.
Last week: Def. Trumbull 68-61; def. Norwalk 64-60.
Bottom line: Senior guard Jeremiah Livingston scored a combined 78 points in both games to give Westhill its first FCIAC title since 1989.
Last week: Def. Hillhouse 70-61; def. Fairfield Prep 81-59.
Bottom line: One of the most impressive wins of the entire season was Career dismantling Fairfield Prep in the SCC tournament final.
|6. FAIRFIELD PREP
Last week: Def. Waterford 89-74; lost to New London 68-62.
Bottom line: DeAnte Bruton & Co. are gearing up for what they hope is a second straight trip to the Class LL state semifinals.
Last week: Lost to Career 70-61.
Bottom line: The Academics will have had a week to get ready for its Class LL opener Monday night against Staples.
Last week: Lost to Windsor 84-78 (OT).
Bottom line: It’s been a fine season for the Blue Dragons thus far. Now, can they make a deep run in the Class L state tournament?
|10. HARTFORD PUBLIC
Last week: No games played.
Bottom line: Owls stay put at No. 10 despite not having played since losing to South Windsor in the opening round of the CCC tournament on Feb. 26.
Dropped out: None
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
Others receiving votes
Crosby (18-5), 200; Bunnell (19-4), 163; Norwalk (17-6), 156; Maloney (18-5), 141; East Catholic (16-6), 63; Hamden (17-6), 62; Windsor (13-11), 44; Valley Regional (18-5), 30; Waterford (17-5), 16; Newington (17-4) and Notre Dame-Fairfield (17-6), 14; Wilton (14-8), 8; Lewis Mills (16-6), Naugatuck (17-5) and Xavier (15-7), 7.
The following voted
Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Francesco Graziano, CPTV Sports; John Holt, WFSB-3; Sean Krofssik, Meriden Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Joe Palladino, Republican-American; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant.
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