WELCOME to the FINAL episode of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly podcast covering all things Connecticut boys basketball with GameTimeCT’s head beat writer with an assist from point guard (and GameTimeCT producer) Sean Patrick Bowley. After yet another exciting weekend of championships at Mohegan Sun Arena, we return after a couple weeks off for an action-packed episode […]
Division III final: Farmington vs. Amistad
A decade ago, a small school in New Haven known as Amistad Academy began playing a varsity boys basketball schedule of just nine games. The team didn’t win any of them.
Year two brought six victories in 12 …
No. 1 East Catholic (26-1)
vs. No. 6 Windsor (23-3)
WATERBURY — No. 9 seed Amistad lived up to its coach’s expectations with a 71-65 upset over No. 5 Torrington Wednesday night in a Division III Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal at Wilby High School Monday night.
NEW HAVEN — A.J. Edwards scored 17 of his game-high 23 points in the second half to propel Amistad to a 68-59 win over Shelton in the quarterfinals of the Division III state tournament at Wilbur Cross on Monday night.
Sign up for GameTimeCT’s free Newsletter and get boys basketball news sent to your inbox FINE PERFORMANCES Derrick Tenney, Wethersfield: Poured in 51 points, a school record, and grabbed 15 rebounds in Wethersfield’s 90-84 victory in overtime against Bloomfield. Dev Ostrowski, East Lyme: Scored 41 points, including the 2,000th of his career, to help East […]
NEW HAVEN — Things haven’t been easy to start the season for the Kolbe Cathedral boys basketball team.
Take into account the Cougars, last year’s Division IV state champions, are now in Division II for state tournament play. Re…
Staples beat Bethel 67-61 in girls basketball on Monday night in Westport.
Each year as he continues to help grow the program, Ryan Ott has increased the difficulty of Amistad’s regular-season boys basketball schedule. That’s not always easy when you are an independent school. But Amistad was able to fill its 20 games and, with Friday’s win over University, clinched its fourth straight bid to the CIAC […]
Pardon us while we catch up on some #TweetYourBuzzerBeaters from the last few weeks… While most of us were in our post-Christmas, pre-New Years hibernation, Rockville’s boys basketball team was performing a little court magic during its first few games. Back on December 19, in the season opener vs. Bolton, sophomore Alex Deane thrilled the […]
NEW HAVEN — Hillhouse boys basketball coach Renard Sutton has noted after every game he wanted to see the growth of his Academics, minus four starters from last year’s second consecutive Class LL state championship. Through four games, the growth has been as expected, even from the underclassmen. The fourth-ranked Academics hammered No. 9 Windsor […]
AMISTAD 73, WHITNEY TECH 59 (at New Haven) Whitney Tech 8 10 14 27 – 59 Amistad 14 19 21 19 – 73 WHITNEY TECH (59) J Salas 4 1-1 9, J jones 6 0-0 17, j ward 1 0-0 2, N Faber 6 0-0 12, E howard 1 0-0 2, R whitaker 2 3-3 […]
NEW HAVEN >> Detrei Murphy and Brandon Pettway had 16 and 15 points, respectively as Amistad defeated Creed 69-66 in overtime in the first game of the second annual Saulsbury Invitational at Wilbur Cross High. Murphy’s three-point play gave Amistad (4-0) the lead for good 66-63 with 1:05 left in overtime. Creed (1-3) missed a […]
Amistad finished last year’s regular season at 18-2. Since the New Haven-based team, now in its seventh year as a varsity program, does not play in a conference, it only had the Class S state tournament to participate in. Amistad drew the No. 3 seed and lost to No. 30 Haddam-Killingworth in the opening round […]
FINE PERFORMANCES • Connor Prindle, Shelton boys: Scored five goals and added an assist in a 9-0 win over Lyman Hall. • Samantha LaValle, Notre Dame-Fairfield girls: Junior scored five goals in a 6-1 win over Stratford. • Farmington defense, boys: Indians posted three more shutouts over Simsbury (2-0), Hall (0-0) and Bulkeley (7-0). The […]
Leonardo Scotti scored twice for the Amity boys soccer team, which picked up its first win of the season 4-0 over East Haven Friday in an SCC interdivision game at Woodbridge. James He and Nick Robinson also scored for the Spartans (1-4-2). East Haven dropped to 0-7. Shelton 9, Lyman Hall 0 >> Connor Prindle […]
The 2014-15 All-Area Girls Indoor Track Team. Capsules by Mary Albl. Photos by Peter Hvizdak. Danae Rivers – MVP Wilbur Cross, Jr., middle distance Stats: Helped lead Cross to a Class L state title and State Open runner-up finish. Went undefeated in 1,000, setting state record at New England Championships (2:49.63). Won mile at Yale, […]
Amity 6, Lyman Hall 0 >> Alexa Gibbs recorded a hat trick for Amity, which clinched the SCC Housatonic Division title for the first time since 2006 with the win at Woodbridge. Jackie Smith added a goal and an assist for the Spartans (7-4-2, 5-1-1). Lyman Hall dropped to 2-10-1, 0-7. Hamden Hall 3, Holy […]
SOUTH-WEST CONFERENCE BUNNELL COACH: Pat Yerina LAST YEAR: 24-3 (14-0) TOP PLAYERS: Isaac Vann, 6-4, Sr. capt., G/F (22.5 ppg., 11.5 rpg); Darek Wojenski, 6-3, Sr. capt., G; Ryan Pittman, 5-11, Jr., G; (11.0 ppg.); Justin Townsend, 5-10, Sr., G OUTLOOK: Losing three starters may hurt Bunnell’s chances in repeating. But Vann is one of […]
Class LL No. 8 Amity 3, No. 9 South Windsor 0 >> Amanda Vecchio went 14-for-14 serving and had six kills and Julia Bedini went 11-for-11 serving with four kills to lead the Spartans to their second round win in Woodbridge. Amity won 25-11, 25-21, 25-17. Claire Foster added 11 digs and Kathryn Pisano had […]