The SCC tournament begins Saturday for both boys and girls. The division winners have already been determined.
Fairfield Prep beat Shelton for the second time Friday to claim the SCC Hammonasset Division title. Hand, which has won six straight games, clinched the SCC Housatonic Division last week and dealt Prep its only league loss.
Hand clinches the top seed with a win at Guilford tonight. If not, Cheshire and Shelton still have a chance at the top spot. Cheshire’s win over Guilford Friday night clinched the Oronoque crown.
Xavier earned a share of the SCC Quinnipiac title with Hamden by beating Lyman Hall Friday, but Hamden will make the league tournament due to a 1-0-1 record against the Falcons. Shelton and Wilbur Cross have locked up wildcard entries into the tournament while Guilford, West Haven and Amity are vying for the final two spots.
The Guilford girls won its fourth straight SCC Hammonasset crown with a win over Mercy. Cheshire bounced back from a four-win campaign in 2015 by winning the SCC Housatonic and controls its own destiny to gain the top seed in the league tournament.
Hand beat Lauralton Hall to win the SCC Quinnipiac and Shelton topped Sacred Heart Academy for the Oronoque crown. Hand is still alive for the top seed.
Amity is also still alive for the No. 1 seed despite finishing behind Cheshire in the division race. West Haven, Sheehan and Mercy all control its own destiny for the remaining wildcard slots.
The semifinals are Nov. 1 for both boys and girls at the higher seed and the final Nov. 3 at West Haven High.
In the Shoreline Conference, the Old Saybrook boys will be the top seed when the six-team tournament, up from four, begins Saturday. Both Old Saybrook and Old Lyme will receive byes into the semifinals on Nov. 1, hosting games on that day.
No. 3 seed Valley Regional will host No. 6 Morgan and No. 4 Haddam-Killingworth will host No. 5 Cromwell.
The Old Lyme girls, looking for their fourth straight league championship, earned the top seed and a bye into the semifinals. Cromwell earned the other bye as the No. 2 seed.
No. 3 Old Saybrook will host either North Branford or East Hampton while No. 4 Morgan hosts No. 5 Valley Regional, the winner playing at Old Lyme on Nov. 1.
The finals are Nov. 4, likely at either Morgan or Portland.