Fairfield Warde vs. Norwich Free Academy, Dec. 12, 5:15 p.m.: Good match up to tip off the season. Game will be played in Monroe as part of the Masuk Tip Off Tournament. [Warde won 60-42]
Cromwell at New London, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.: Cromwell won the Class M title last season, while the Whalers finished as the runner-up in Class L.
Hand at Mercy, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.: Rematch of last season’s SCC tournament championship game won by Hand.
Holy Cross at Torrington, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.: Holy Cross and the host Red Raiders are both expected to vie for the NVL title.
E.O. Smith at Enfield, Dec. 22, 6:45 p.m.: Enfield joins the CCC and this tilt against the Panthers should be highly competitive.
Thomaston at Notre Dame-Fairfield, Dec. 27, 7:30 p.m.: Notre Dame lost in the Class M championship game last season, while the Bears had the same fate in Class S.
Capital Prep at Mercy, Jan. 16, 5:30 p.m.: Capital Prep has not lost to an in-state opponent since 2012.
Cromwell at East Hampton, Jan. 17, 5 p.m.: Gyanna Russell and East Hampton are poised to rival the Panthers for supremacy in the Shoreline Conference.
Stamford at Fairfield Warde, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Stamford won its first FCIAC title since 1979 last season with a victory over the Mustangs in the final.
Hillhouse at Career, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: This tilt between the two New Haven schools is one of the state’s best rivalries.