Bridgeport Central celebrates after beating Fairfield Prep to win the Class LL championship Saturday. (Tyler Sizemore/Staff photographer)

Elite 8: Central a unanimous No. 1 to end season

    Hearst Connecticut Media ranks the region’s top boys basketball programs: 1. BRIDGEPORT CENTRAL (27-1): Came back from down 18 at the half to beat Fairfield Prep 76-73 for Class LL title. A unanimous top pick. 2. FAIRFIELD PREP (27-1): Jesuits were 16 minutes from perfect season and history. 3. GREENWICH (23-4): Cardinals lost […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC, SCC, SWC
Central celebrates winning game of the year.
Photo/Tyler Sizemore

Best games of 2013-14

With a great weekend at Mohegan Sun behind us, the 2013-14 basketball season has come to a close. Just want to take some time to acknowledge the great games that made this season so fun. This is only games  I saw myself, so, don’t feel left out. And yes, it will be FCIAC heavy but […] [Read More]
Fairfield Prep's Ryan Foley shoots the ball in the Jesuits' 59-41 win over Greenwich in the LL state semifinals on Wednesday. (Photo by Bob Luckey)

Fairfield Prep advances to LL finals

Fairfield Prep showed why it’s the No. 1-ranked team in the state, soundly defeating fourth-seeded Greenwich, 59-41, in the semifinal round of the Class LL Tournament Wednesday night before 2,012 spectators at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. The Jesuits, who raised their record to 27-0, advanced to the Class LL title game, where they will […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, SCC
Sha'Quan Bretoux goes in for 2.
Photo/Mark Conrad

Central runs to the Sun

No. 2 Central came out like a Whirling Dervish against No. 6 Ledyard and the Colonels never knew what hit them until it was too late, losing 67-55. After Sha’Quan Bretoux threw down back-to-back dunks, making it 30-10 in the second quarter,  Ledyard finally switched to a zone. Look, Ledyard came out and played the […] [Read More]
Guard Carly Fabbri, right, and Lauralton Hall will play for the Crusaders' first state title on Saturday against South Windsor at Mohegan Sun Arena.

State finals schedule released

The CIAC released its schedule for this weekend’s boys and girls state basketball championships. All games are at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville: Saturday: 10 a.m.: Class L girls, No. 1 Capital Prep vs. No. 3 Weaver 12:30 p.m.: Class M boys, winner of No. 1 Lewis Mills/No. 12 Weaver vs. winner of No. 3 East Catholic/No. 7 Waterford […] [Read More]
Issac Vann drives to the basket in Bunnell's 60-56 loss to Windsor in the Class L semifinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Christian Abraham)

Bunnell fails to overcome missed chances in L semifinals

A trip to the Class L final was there for the taking. Bunnell just didn’t capitalize. After trailing by as many as 10 in the second half, the ninth-seeded Bulldogs fought back to tie No. 4 Windsor with 1:27 left in the state semifinals. The Bulldogs couldn’t overcome their 3-for-11 performance at the free-throw line […] [Read More]
CJ Byrd scored 23 points in Greenwich's 59-54 win vs. New Britain on Monday in the Class LL quarterfinals. Jason Rearick photo

Greenwich tops New Britain in LL quarterfinals

Next stop for Greenwich High School, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. That’s where Greenwich is headed after defeating New Britain in the quarterfinal round of the CIAC Class LL Tournament Monday night, 59-54. The huge crowd saw the fourth-seeded Cardinals (23-3) break a program record for victories in a season with the triumph. Greenwich’s student […] [Read More]
Categories: Elite 8, FCIAC
Fairfield Prep point guard Keith Pettway chases after a loose ball in the Jesuits' 71-47 win over Hillhouse on Monday at Alumni Hall. (Photo by Mark Conrad)

Prep finishes 4-for-4 against Hillhouse

Fairfield Prep defeated Hillhouse on Monday for the fourth time in four tries this season. This matchup was certainly the Jesuits’ most convincing win in this year’s meetings between the SCC powers. The Jesuits outscored the defending LL state champions by 19 in the second half to roll to a 71-47 victory in the state […] [Read More]