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 in on an unbeaten ECC season and remained at No. 2. Notre Dame-Fairfield will clinch the top SWC seed with a victory over No. 9 Kolbe Cathedral.
Though Hamden defeated East Haven on Tuesday night, the Green Dragons will have to wait to, perhaps, climb over the Yellowjackets. The result came after the poll deadline, leaving Hamden at No. 6 and East Haven ahead at No. 5.
Windsor, Newtown, Kolbe Cathedral and Newington rounded out this week’s Top 10.
|TEAM (1st place votes)||Rec||PTS||LAST||CLASS|
|1. NORWALK (20)||16-0||600||1||LL|
|Last Week: Def. Danbury 55-35
This Week: vs. McMahon, Thur., 7; Trumbull, Mon., 6:30; Ridgefield, Wed., 7
Bottom Line: The biggest FCIAC game of the season looms.
|2. NEW LONDON||14-2||550||2||LL|
|Last Week: Def. NFA 55-29
This Week: at NFA, Thur., 7; vs Cromwell, Sat., 7; East Lyme, Tue., 7
Bottom Line: Two wins away from unbeaten season in the ECC.
|3. NOTRE DAME-FAIRFIELD||16-1||490||3||L|
|Last Week: Def. Barlow 65-25.
This Week: at Weston, Sat., 4:45; New Milford, Tue., 6
Bottom Line: Win over Kolbe Cathedral secures No. 1 seed in SWC.
|Last Week: Def. Greenwich 48-35, St. Joseph 47-46.
This Week: at Wilton, Fri., 7; Norwalk, Mon., 6:30; Trinity Catholic, Wed., 7.
Bottom Line: No. 1 seed in the FCIAC tournament at stake against No. 1 Bears.
|5. EAST HAVEN||15-2||430||5||L|
|Last Week: Def. Lauralton Hall 60-32, Lyman Hall 68-61.
This Week: vs. Amity, Fri., 7; Mercy, Mon., 7.
Bottom Line: The team between Yellowjackets and No. 1 seed in SCC? Red-hot Mercy.
|Last Week: Def. Shelton 72-31, North Haven 70-36.
This Week: at Guilford, Fri., 7; Hand, Mon., 7.
Bottom Line: 6-in a row for Dragons who are peaking at right time. They defeated No. 5 East Haven on Tuesday, but after the poll voting deadline.
|Last Week: Def. Rocky Hill 59-38
This Week: vs. Hartford Public, Thur., 5:30; Bloomfield, Mon., 5:54
Bottom Line: 11-game winning streak and still unbeaten within the state.
|Last Week: Def. New Milford 68-29.
This Week: at Kolbe, Fri., 7; vs New Fairfield, Tue., 7
Bottom Line: A top-4 seed in Class LL still in play for Nighthawks.
|9. KOLBE CATHEDRAL||16-1||282||9||M|
|Last Week: Def. Stratford 76-25.
This Week: vs. Newtown, Fri., 7; Pomperaug, Tue., 7.
Bottom Line: Currently the No. 1 seed in Class M.
|Last Week: Def. Bulkeley 59-15 Berlin 38-35.
This Week: vs. Rocky Hill, Thur. 6; at Wethersfield, Mon., 6:45.
Bottom Line: If they win out, could be a top 4 seed in Class LL.
|Dropped out: None.
Records through Monday, Feb. 4.
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: Mercy (12-5), 186; Canton (18-1), 175; Cromwell (15-2), 160; Eo Smith (12-3), 80; Trinity Catholic (13-3), 73; St. Paul (16-2), 62; Wilbur Cross (11-4), 51; East Catholic (13-3), 42; Housatonic (15-1), 26; Hillhouse (14-3), 25; Glastonbury (13-4), 24; Sheehan (12-5), 14; Simsbury (12-4), 8; Danbury (11-4), 7; East Hartford (13-3), 7.|
|The following voted: Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Lori Riley, Hartford Courant; Erik Dobratz, WTNH/Sportzedge.com; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; 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; Vickie Fulkerson, The New London Day; Fred Williams, Northwestern; Erik Dobratz, WTNH; Rick Wilson, Waterbury Republican; Adam Betz, Journal Inquirer; Eric DeMarco ND-Fairfield; Kevin Roberts, Southington Observer; Noah Finz, Frontier Cable/Vantage Sports Network.|