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 points down in the third quarter. The Eagles were down as few as 1 and were within a basket to tie or take the lead several more times.
But the second-seeded and sixth-ranked Warriors hung to defeat previously-unbeaten and top seed East Catholic 87-85 before a sellout crowd of 1,500 at the Babe Allen Fieldhouse.