Notre Dame-West Haven moves up to No. 2 this week.
Results: Def. Middletown 82-48; def. Xavier 89-65; def. Cardinal Hayes (N.Y.) 71-64.
Bottom line: Academics already have two quality road wins against Middletown and Cardinal Hayes.
|2. NOTRE DAME-WEST HAVEN
Results: Def. Greenwich 80-61; def. Newington 81-58; def. Fairfield Prep 84-70.
Bottom line: Connor Raines posted a career-high 31 points against Prep.
|3. SACRED HEART
Results: Def. Wolcott 82-39; def. St. Paul 75-40.
Bottom line: Hearts face undefeated Holy Cross in a key NVL game Tuesday night.
Results: Def. Middletown 65-64; lost to St. Francis (Md.) 71-60; def. Northwest Catholic 79-77; def. Windsor 102-98; def. Southington 53-44; def. Simsbury 63-54.
Bottom line: Chaylynn Martin had a career-high 38 points in the Beavers’ come-from-behind win against Weaver in the second annual Saulsbury Invitational.
|5. EAST HARTFORD
Results: Def. Rockville 62-38; def. Greenwich 64-61; def. East Catholic 84-73; def. Crosby 94-57.
Bottom line: East Hartford actually trailed Greenwich 10-0 in the CPTV Classic before rallying to win.
|6. EAST CATHOLIC
Results: Def. RHAM 94-38; lost to East Hartford 84-73; def. Hamden 89-87.
Bottom line: If not for the efforts of Joe Reilly (33 points) against Hamden, the Eagles would be 1-2 and out of the top 10.
Results: Def. Glastonbury 101-68; def. Farmington 77-59; lost to Weaver 102-98; def. Bassick 76-72.
Bottom line: Warriors blew a 19-point lead against Weaver.
|8. FAIRFIELD WARDE
Results: Def. Pomperaug 77-46; def. New Milford 85-68; def. Norwalk 86-46; def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 71-54; def. Fairfield Prep 69-65.
Bottom line: The favorite in the FCIAC? If not the Mustangs, then its the…
Results: Def. Immaculate 55-44; def. Bethel 84-37; def. New Canaan 60-42; lost to New London 60-59; def. Wilbur Cross 73-66.
Bottom line: …the Hatters, who beat Cross again after eliminating the Governors in the Class LL quarterfinals last season.
|10. WILBUR CROSS
Results: Def. West Haven 100-58; def. DeWitt-Clinton (N.Y.) 94-43; lost to Danbury 73-66; def. Stamford 71-61.
Bottom line: Brutal week for the Governors with games against Fairfield Prep and Hillhouse.
Dropped out: Fairfield Prep (6), Middletown (7) and Notre Dame-Fairfield (9).
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
Middletown (2-2), 144; Bloomfield (3-0), 137; Fairfield Prep (2-2), 136; Holy Cross (4-0), 127; Trumbull (5-0), 115; Crosby (3-1), 86; Waterford (5-0), 83; Immaculate (4-1) and Trinity Catholic (3-0), 59; Bassick (3-1), 56; Notre Dame-Fairfield (2-1), 49; Hartford Public (3-0), 35; Ledyard (4-1), 30; East Hampton (5-0), 29; South Windsor (4-0), 25; Hamden (1-2), 17; Norwich Free Academy (3-1), 16; New London (1-3), 14.
The following voted
Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bill Bloxsom, HAN Network; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Francesco Graziano, CPTV Sports; Sean Krofssik, Record-Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Joe Palladino, Republican-American; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Marc Robbins, Vantage Sports; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Ben Talbott, Bird’s Eye Sports; Derek Turner, GameTimeCT; Peter Wallace, Register Citizen; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Richard Zalusky, The Chronicle.