With Hamden’s 49-46 loss to Mercy, New London corralled more support as the state’s No. 1 team in the latest GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll.
The Whalers, whose only loss is out-of-state, picked up four first-place votes — essentially Hamden’s from last week — and now hold 14 overall, giving them a 10-point edge for No. 1.
The other six first-place votes went to unbeaten Trumbull, which moved back to No. 2 with 572 total votes.
Fellow FCIAC unbeaten Norwalk moved a spot to No. 3 and Notre Dame-Fairfield bumped up to No. 4. Hamden, meanwhile, fell to No. 5.
The rest of the Top 10 remained the same from last week with the exception of No. 10 where Newington assumes the spot vacated by East Catholic.
|TEAM (1st place votes)||Rec||PTS||LAST||CLASS|
|1. NEW LONDON (14)||10-1||582||1||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Fitch 48-16, Woodstock 74-40, Stonington 69-45.
This Week: at Waterford, Fri. 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Whalers not ready to give up No. 1 spot.
|2. TRUMBULL (6)||10-0||572||3||LL|
|Last Week: Def. McMahon 61-30, Staples 36-25.
This Week: at New Canaan, Thur. 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Young Eagles remain unbeaten, get Hamden Monday.
|Last Week: Def. Westhill 86-13, Trinity 57-35, Bassick 84-31.
This Week: vs. Bridgeport Central, Thur. 5:30 p.m.
Bottom Line: Bears continue rolling with balanced attack.
|4. NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD||8-1||448||5||L|
|Last Week: Def. Stratford 65-30, Pomperaug 71-66.
This Week: vs Bunnell, Wed. 7; vs. Newtown, Fri. 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Showdown with Newtown Friday night.
|Last Week: Def. Sacred Heart Academy 62-29, North Haven 62-28, Lost Mercy 49-46.
This Week: vs. Career, Fri. 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Dragons fall after first loss.
|Last Week: Def. Pomperaug 37-30, Bethel 49-30.
This Week: at Notre Dame Fairfield, Fri. 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Big one vs Notre Dame Friday.
|7. EAST HAVEN||8-2||362||7||L|
|Last Week: Def. West Haven 75-27, Hand 59-53, Lauralton 77-56
This Week: at Branford, Fri., 7 p.m.
Bottom Line: Date with Hamden looming next week.
|8. KOLBE CATHEDRAL||8-1||314||8||M|
|Last Week: Lost Weston 47-40, Def. Bunnell 62-33.
This Week: at Immaculate, Fri. 7 p.m.; at Weaver, Sat. 3 p.m.
Bottom Line: Holding steady despite first defeat.
|Last Week: Def. Hartford Public 91-34, Northwest Catholic 48-32.
This Week: at Bloomfield, Fri. 5:30 p.m.
Bottom Line: Yet to be tested in-state.
|Last Week: Def. Wethersfield 55-50, Southington 51-36.
This Week: at Rocky Hill, Fri. 6:45 p.m.
Bottom Line: Been knocking on the door and finally in Top 10.
|Dropped out: East Catholic (10).
Records through Saturday.
First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.
|Others receiving votes: Wilbur Cross (8-2), 146; Canton (11-1), 143; Bacon (9-2), 136; East Catholic (7-2), 118; Trinity (7-2), 68; EO Smith (8-1), 68; Foran (8-1), 63; Glastonbury (7-2), 62; Berlin (9-2), 50; Housatonic Regional (9-0), 36; Mercy (5-4), 36; East Hampton (9-0), 32; Hand (6-4), 18; St. Paul (10-2), 11; Watertown (8-2), 10; Simsbury (10-2), 10; NFA (6-6), 9; Ludlowe (7-3), 9; Cromwell (8-2), 8; Northwestern (9-1), 8; East Lyme (8-5), 8; Weston (6-3), 8; East Hartford (8-2), 7.|
|The following voted: Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Erik Dobratz, WTNH/Sportzedge.com; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Noah Finz, Frontier Cable/Vantage Sports Network; Mike Madera, Walter Camp Foundation/New Haven Register; Pete Paguaga, GametimeCT; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Jimmy Zanor, Norwich Bulletin; Tim Jensen, Patch; Dave Danko, Fairfield Warde, Scotty Nails RCDS; Brian Medeiros, Canton; Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle; Vickie Fulkerson, The New London Day; Fred Williams, Northwestern; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Rick Wilson, Waterbury Republican; Adam Betz, Journal Inquirer; Eric DeMarco ND-Fairfield.|