Court Vision: What caught my eye from Tuesday night’s action
BEYOND THE ARC – I had a feeling last night would be pretty good. St. Joe’s had a good night, Kolbe-Cathedral separated itself from the pack and Terry Tarpey hit a milestone. Hello, good morning, here’s what caught my eye.
STILL THE BEST – St. Joseph and Trinity Catholic was supposed to be the FCIAC championship game preview. It was supposed to be the No. 1
team vs. the No.2 team in the conference. However, Trinity’s slow start may have changed that and if it didn’t last night (Tuesday) did. The Cadets pulled off a 65-61 victory but, at times were dominant leading by as many as 15. Trinity Catholic used a run late to come back but, it was too little too late. Also a late turnover doomed them. Pashcal Chukwu careened a rebound down two and, instead of calling timeout, fired the ball at a teammate and St. Joe’s came away with it. Timajh Parker had 30 points, 15 boards and shot 10-for-10 from the line and James Jennings had 14. The Crusaders were led by Kevin Lemeune’s 15. Schadrac Casimir and Jason Boswell both had 14. St. Joe’s Diamonte Zarba did a great job guarding Boswell. Pat Hopkins had six points and was very active defensively.
REVENGE – Last season Notre Dame-Fairfield beat Kolbe Cathedral three times. The last one in the SWC semifinals. Kolbe defeated the Lancers earlier this season 52-51. The Cougars trailed and used a late rally to come away with the
win. This time however, there was never any doubt as the Cougars (8-0) took out the defending SWC champs 59-42. The Cougars held Notre Dame-Fairfield (5-4) to under 50 points. The last time the Lancers haven’t scored at least 50 in a game was when they lost to Fairfield Warde 52-49 on Dec. 30. The last time Kolbe held them to under 50 points was in 2010 on Jan. 30. The Cougars beat them 70-44. DJ Perry went for 24 and Shaq Thomas had nine. CJ Davison and Jake Heaton both had 11 for the Lancers.
MARATHON – Central went into double overtime for the second time this season last night. The Hilltoppers fell to Staples 78-74 in two OTs. This game was as back-and-forth as they come. The Hilltoppers and Wreckers alternated quarters throughtout with Staples winning the first, Central the second and so on and so forth. Marcus Blackwell made his debut for the Hilltoppers and scored eight. Robert Blackwell had 14. Josh Wilkerson finished with 23. However, Staples (3-4) got 26 out of Pete Rankowitz and 16 out of James Frusciante. Mike Argosh had 18. Staples trailed by 15 before it came back and Darryle Wiggins applied the finishing touches with a lay in to force OT. Tyler Ancrum forced double OT with a running 3-pointer but the Wreckers regained control in the second overtime and picked up the win.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB –Fairfield Prep’s Terry Tarpey joined the 1,000 point club last night. Tarpey dropped 32 on East Haven in a 93-47 victory. The William and Mary bound senior also had 14 rebounds as the Jesuits improved to 7-2.
BARRY GOOD – Stamford’s Barry Boderick dropped 30 points on Trumbull to lead the Black Knights to a 69-56 win. Boderick nailed six treys in the victory as Stamford improved to 3-5. 30 is a career-high for Boderick.
WHAT’S GOING ON?
CT POST – St. Joseph took out Trinity Catholic. Emery Filmer was there.
CT POST – Kolbe made a statement last night. Check it out.
CT POST – Staples shocked Central. Eliot Schickler has more.
STAMFORD ADVOCATE – Barry Boderick went nuts last night! Don’t believe me? Matthew Doran has the story.
STAMFORD ADVOCATE – Bassick slipped past Norwalk. Doug Bonjour has more.
GREENWICH TIME – Greenwich kept on rolling with a win over McMahon. Scott Ericson was there.
NEW HAVEN REGISTER – What’s happening in the SCC? Check it out.
Starting five: The top five performers from last night’s action
Timajh Parker, St. Joseph – Dropped 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a win over Trinity Catholic.
Barry Boderick, Stamford – Scored 30 and made six treys in a win over Trumbull.
Terry Tarpey, Fairfield Prep – Scored 32, grabbed 14 rebounds and scored his 1,000th career point.
DJ Perry, Kolbe Cathedral – Scored 24 in a win over ND-Fairfield
Daniel Garvin, Bethel – Scored 29 points, went 15-for-16 from the line and grabbed 12 boards.