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 […]
For the first time since 2000, the Norwalk girls basketball team are the No. 1-ranked team in the final GameTimeCT poll of the season.
Bear coach Ricky Fuller does not think his 2019 undefeated state champi…
UNCASVILLE — Joey Reilly shouted for everyone to hear: “Give me a ring! Give me another ring!” The senior guard ran all over the court after East Catholic had defeated Windsor 79-74 Saturday night before 6,783 at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It brought to an end a spectacular career for the senior guard. “We worked […]
No. 1 East Catholic (26-1)
vs. No. 6 Windsor (23-3)
Trinity Catholic girls basketball coach Mike Walsh will step on the court Saturday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena to try to become the second known CIAC coach to lead the same school to both a boys and girls state cham…
WEST HARTFORD — The Windsor boys basketball team booked its place at Mohegan Sun and vanquished some demons in one celebratory night at the University of Hartford on Wednesday night.
Amir Spears wasn’t goin…
NEW HAVEN — It wasn’t like their regular-season meetings, but playoff hockey shouldn’t bear resemblance to regular-season hockey. It should be like Tuesday night’s CIAC Division II boys semifinal, a combination of the scrappy and the beautiful. Justin Hazard tied it for Glastonbury with a beauty with 48.5 seconds left, then won it straight off […]
WATERBURY — Bassick wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
The Lions fought back from a double-digit deficit in the third quarter to turn Monday night’s Division I state boys basketball quarterfinal again…
PLAINVILLE — All winter, Hand girls’ basketball coach Tim Tredwell preached that his team’s brutal schedule would get the Tigers ready for the state tournament.
He wasn’t kidding.
HARTFORD — Calling it a tale of two halves in Thursday’s Central Connecticut Conference basketball final showdown would be selling both Windsor and East Catholic both short. The two league powerhouses traded jabs and body blows. Windsor dominated the first half, East Catholic the second. East Catholic almost came all the way back from 23 […]
HARTFORD — East Catholic will play for a fourth-consecutive Central Connecticut Conference championship after a 64-58 victory over Farmington in Monday’s semifinals at Bulkeley’s Babe Allen Field House. Standing in the Eagles’ way in Thursday’s final, once again, is rival and No. 2-seeded Windsor, which held off Glastonbury, 73-68, behind a 30-point night from Amir […]
HARTFORD — Joe Reilly scored 22 points and Jaylin Hunter added 21 points as top-seeded East Catholic used a dominant second quarter to advance with a 99-50 CCC quarterfinal victory over Berlin at Bulkeley High School’s Babe Allen Fieldhouse Saturday. East Catholic 99Berlin 50CCC Quarterfinals Final. Just run this Joe Reilly 3 on loop and […]
The girls basketball league tournaments are nearing their conclusions. With snow on the way Wednesday night, many of them were getting pushed to later in the week. But the state tournament pairings have been released, and the latest top 10 poll will not be delayed. The poll was conducted through Monday night’s SCC, SWC and […]
The 2019 Central Connecticut Conference boys basketball tournament will tip off Thursday, Feb. 21 at the sites of the higher seeds, and continue with quarterfinals at Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bulkeley. BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HUB The semifinals will be Feb. 26 and championshiship on Feb. 28, both at Bulkeley. East Catholic (20-0) is the top […]
Day brings us more semifinals, a championship game in the ECC and quarterfinal action in the CTC. Day 4 Predictions Day 3 Predictions Day 2 Predictions Day 1 Predictions Let’s get after it. BERKSHIRE LEAGUE At Northwestern No. 4 Nonnewaug vs No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 3 Gilbert vs No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN CCC […]
Day 3 brings us to Super Saturday in girls basketball with a full slate of conference tournament games. Let’s go! BERKSHIRE LEAGUE No. 8 Wamogo at No. 1 Housatonic Regional: HOUSATONIC No. 5 Lewis Mills at No. 4 Nonnewaug: NONNEWAUG No. 7 Shepaug Valley at No. 2 Northwestern: NORTHWESTERN No. 6 Thomaston at No. 3 […]
WINDSOR — Two weeks ago, the East Catholic boys basketball team had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to knock off Bassick, a top-five ranked team in the state. On Friday, in another hostile, sold-out environment vs. another top-five team, the Eagles didn’t need a comeback in the final quarter. They simply put […]
It is conference tournament time for girls basketball. Let’s go! Thursday CCC No. 16 Conard at No. 1 Windsor: WINDSOR No. 15 Manchester at No. 2 East Hartford: EAST HARTFORD No. 14 Farmington at No. 3 Newington: Farmington could push Newington in this one. NEWINGTON No. 13 RHAM at No. 4 Glastonbury: A deceptively tough […]
Mercy has come all the way back, and what perfect timing. The Tigers began the preseason No. 1, but quickly fell out of favor with a 2-4 record to start the year. But Mercy has turned it around by winning 13 of its last 14 — including a 55-54 victory over East Haven — to […]
NEW HAVEN — Xavier boys indoor track coach Chris Stonier, who only has nine athletes on the team, crunched the numbers before the CIAC Class L track and field meet and figured his team had a shot to win a class title for t…
As the regular season begins to wind down, Norwalk remained unbeaten and remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the latest GameTimeCT Girls Basketball poll for Feb. 6. The Bears face No. 4 Trumbull in a massive FCIAC game which will determine who is seeded where for the upcoming league tournament. Elsewhere, New London closed […]
So East Catholic won at Bassick last Friday, remained at No. 2 while Bassick dropped to No. 4 in the latest GameTimeCT poll rankings. There are five undefeated teams remaining. Two of them face one another on Saturday: Classical Magnet at Wamogo. So, at the very least, we will have just four unbeatens heading into […]
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 […]
For the second time since the preseason, we have a new No. 1. Thanks to a 49-47 road victory over New London Saturday, unbeaten Norwalk is now the No. 1 team in all the land. The Bears are the first to be a unanimous pick, picking up 19 first-place votes. Sign up for the Whistle […]
WINDSOR — Nahriel Gelly just smiles when asked if she prefers playing man-to-man defense. It’s a smile similar to that of her coach, Kendrick Moore, when asked to assess where his Windsor girls basketball program is in his…
Hamden’s 46-44 victory over Trumbull not only put the Green Dragons back in the good graces of voters in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls Basketball poll, but it has suddenly added a little extra intrigue to Saturday’s matchup between Norwalk and New London. Hamden’s win knocked Trumbull out of the No. 2 spot and replaced […]
Third-ranked Windsor defeaetd Hillhouse 82-68 on Monday in Windsor.
The teams all remained the same, but there was some movement among the 10 this week. Don’t miss the latest high school sports news, features and polls. Sign up for the free GameTimeCT newsletter. Bassick and Notre Dame-West Haven remained undefeated, two of the eight still without a loss, and both moved up one spot […]
WELCOME back to another episode of COURTSIDE with Joe Morelli, your weekly dose of boys basketball in Connecticut, including a weekly special guest. This week’s guest star is 30-year, four-time state championship coach Ken Smith of Windsor, who — as always — has plenty to say about improving state of boys basketball in Connecticut. The […]