WELCOME to the Season 2 premiere of Courtside with Joe Morelli, your weekly look at high school boys basketball in Connecticut. Joe Morelli is the longtime boys basketball writer for the New Haven Register and now GameTimeCT and he brings more than 20 years of CT hoops knowledge to this, his eponymous podcast. With football ending so […]
There’s no substitute for experience, especially when most of those experienced boys basketball players are seniors.
Fairfield Ludlowe has eight seniors in its rotation, five of whom start. The Falcons won …
Windsor High School’s Amir Spears drives to the basket during the CIAC Division I boys varsity basketball semifinal game at the University of Hartford against Immaculate High School on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. More than nine months after Waterford held off New Britain to win the CIAC Division II state championship at the Mohegan Sun […]
Windsor finished as the second-best team in the Register/GameTimeCT Top 10 poll last year. The starting backcourt, Corey McKeithan and Amir Spears, returns as the state’s best. The Warrior…
WINDSOR — Rob Fleeting has been coaching football at Windsor long enough to know a 21-point lead never feels quite good enough, especially if you build it right out of the chute.
The Warriors put Middletown…
MIDDLETOWN — A champion by the slimmest of margins.
Greenwich senior diver Regina Frias capped a wonderful season Thursday night by winning the gold medal by one point at the 2019 State Open Diving Champion…
Reem Abdel-Hack, Shelton, Sr., MH: The returning All-SCC first team middle had 64 blocks and 125 kills as a junior.
Lindsey Abramson, Cheshire, Sr., OH: An All-SCC first team and All-State second team selec…
[Vitals] COACH — ROB FLEETING (11th year at Windsor, 98-17; 21st year overall, 176-46-2) CONFERENCE — CCC Division II East PLAYOFF CLASS — L (629 boys enrollment) HOME — Jack O’Brien Stadium, Windsor 2018 RECORD — 9-3, lost to Hand in Class L semifinals 2019 OPENER — Sept. 13 at Newington, 6:30 p.m. TEAM WEBSITE […]
Here is our annual breakdown of state championships by school. This list includes only CIAC sanctioned sports and team championships. It does include both Class and State Open titles. New England and national titles are not included. Here’s a look back at 2017-18 2018-19 state championships by school Bloomfield (7) Football (S) Boys Indoor Track […]
Despite playing a handful of teams who spent time in the GameTimeCTTop 10 poll this season, the Windsor softball team had scored against all the aces it faced against this year, including several All-Staters.
MIDDLETOWN — Windsor showcased its depth on Thursday at the CIAC Class L girls meet at Manchester High.
But it took the final event of the day to clinch the team title. Trailing Hall 113-110 heading into th…
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 […]