What caught my eye last week
Nothing says basketball season in New England like games being postponed due to snow storms. Cue the “It-snowed-a-lot-don’t-go-outside-if-you-don’t-have-to” news stories and Instagram pictures of snow with captions like, “It’s cold,” Oh, and there was some basketball last week, here’s what caught my eye.
• Crazy 8s: Hand went berserk from downtown in a 77-67 victory over Hillhouse. The Tigers nailed eight 3-pointers as five different players connected from beyond the arc. Sophie Joel (27 points), Lily Taylor (10 points) and Corrine Ouellete (eight points) made two apiece. Collette and Gillian Kraemer both made one. The 77 points was a season-high for the Tigers.
• New Year, New Free: East Haven lost to Branford on Monday 31-30 and shot a frosty 8-for-26 from the line. Well, that was 2013. In 2014, the Yellow Jackets cash in from the charity stripe. In a rout of Wilbur Cross Saturday, East Haven went 11-for-15. Nice start to the new year.
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• The Baller of the Week was Sacred Heart Academy freshman Alison Narraci, who scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds in her first varsity start, a 33-23 win over Plainville on Dec. 27. She got 60 percent of the 1,786 votes. The poll was shared 86 times on Facebook and 66 times on Twitter. Thanks again to all who voted.
Vote for this week’s Baller of the Week at www.gametimect.com. Poll closes Saturday at noon.
The best quote from last week:
“I was scared, clueless and confused. You talk to some of my players today and they’d still say I’m clueless and confused.”
— Haddam-Killingworth coach Jim Bombaci on his first year coaching high school girls basketball in 1974. He won his 500th game Saturday against Hyde.
• Amity at Cheshire, Friday, 7 p.m: The Rams’ Sara Como and Missy Bailey take on Chloe Brinton, Janae Graham and the Spartans in a match-up of the Housatonic’s best two teams.