In spite of a 45-43, out-of-state loss to South Kingston-R.I. last Wednesday — the day of the last top 10 poll — New London remained Connecticut’s No. 1 team in this week’s GameTimeCT Top 10 girls basketball poll.
The Whalers lost four first-place votes, however, and only held the advantage by 12 points over No. 2 Hamden. The Green Dragons edged No. 3 Trumbull for second place. Both teams have four first-place votes.
Norwalk, which stayed put at No. 4, also earned a first-pace vote.
Elsewhere, Notre Dame-Fairfield stayed at No. 5. Newtown jumped up two spots to No. 6. East Haven dropped to No. 7 and Kolbe Cathedral moved up a spot to No. 9.
Windsor earned a spot in the top 10 this week, debuting at No. 9. East Catholic fell to No. 10 after its loss to Manchester.
|TEAM (1st place votes)||Rec||PTS||LAST||CLASS|
|1. NEW LONDON (10)||7-1||534||1||LL|
|Last Week: Lost South Kingston RI 45-43, def. East Lyme 59-34
This Week: at Woodstock Academy, Thu. 7; at Stonington, Sat. 7
Bottom Line: Whalers stay atop the poll despite out-of-state loss.
|2. HAMDEN (4)||5-0||522||3||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Hand 69-50
This Week: at Mercy, Wed. 7; at North Haven, Fri. 7
Bottom Line: Dragons continue to blaze through the competition.
|3. TRUMBULL (4)||8-0||520||2||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Ridgefield 58-54; Wilbur Cross 65-60
This Week: vs. Staples, Thur. 7
Bottom Line: Eagles qualified for the state tournament with win over Wilbur Cross.
|4. NORWALK (1)||7-0||468||4||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Warde 60-47
This Week: at Trinity, Thur. 5:30, vs Bassick, Sat. 12:30
Bottom Line: Bears rolling as full FCIAC schedule kicks in.
|5. NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD||6-1||380||5||L|
|Last Week: Def. Bethel 52-27; Canton 52-47
This Week: vs.Pomperaug, Fri. 7
Bottom Line: First of three SWC teams in Top 10.
|Last Week: Def. Bunnell 54-30
This Week: vs. Bethel, Fri 7
Bottom Line: SWC stating its case as top girls hoop conference.
|7. EAST HAVEN||4-2||299||6||L|
|Last Week: Def. Mercy 54-52
This Week: at Hand, Wed. 7; at Lauralton, Fri. 7
Bottom Line: Unbeaten in SCC games.
|8. KOLBE CATHEDRAL||7-0||280||9||M|
|Last Week: Def. Weaver 45-42; Masuk 58-36.
This Week: vs. Bunnell, Fri. 7.
Bottom Line: Kolbe Cathedral is emerging as a favorite in Class M...
|Last Week: Def. Bulkely 63-19, ENY 76-26
This Week: at Northwest Catholic, Fri. 5:30
Bottom Line: Well-deserved spot in the top 10 for being current top dog in CCC.
|10. EAST CATHOLIC||6-1||199||7||M|
|Last Week: Lost Manchester 62-51
This Week: vs. Maloney, Fri. 5:15
Bottom Line: Slip-up does not cost them spot in the top 10.
|Dropped out: Coginchaug (10).
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 (5-2) 134; Newington (8-1) 119; Glastonbury (6-1) 114; Trinity (6-1) 109; Eo Smith (6-1) 103; Canton (8-1) 82; Bacon (7-1) 76; Berlin (8-1) 69; Foran (6-0) 46; Mercy (2-4) 36; Hand (4-3) 32; Watertown (7-1) 30; Simsbury (7-2) 30; Coginchaug (6-3) 27; Somers (7-0) 21; Stonington (8-1) 19; Hillhouse (5-1) 18; East Hampton (7-0) 8; Cromwell (6-2) 7; Northwestern (7-1) 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.|