Ladies and Gentlemen…
The 2008-09 boys basketball season tips off tonight!
Before we dip into the previews, let’s take a look at the local docket (all games are at 7 unless noted):
TONIGHT’S SCHEDULE: Amity at Stratford … Ansonia at Sacred Heart … Ridgefield at Central … Trinity Catholic at McMahon … Bullard-Havens at Abbott Tech … Derby at North Haven … Staples at Fairfield Warde, 7:45 … Shelton at Foran … Harding at Darien … Law at Hamden … Masuk at Hand (another interesting one. Masuk’s Scott Corchard and Jake Davies vs. Hand’s Callaghan brothers) … Norwalk at New Canaan (The report is NC senior guard Jamie Pares is done with a knee injury) … East Haven at ND-West Haven … O’Brien Tech at Platt Tech (rivalry game already) … Seymour at Kennedy … Wilton at Trumbull, 7:15 … Career at West Haven … Weston at Stonington, 7:15 …Hamden Hall at Greens Farms, 4:30 … Christian Heritage at Harvey, 5:30.
GAME OF THE NIGHT: Ludlowe at Bassick, 7 — Bassick’s looking like one of the top suitors for the crown sitting on Trinity Catholic’s head. A top guard in Mike Lomax and talented up-and-comers Josh Hamilton, Jeremy Daniels, Jeremy Williams. Ludlowe lost its top two scoring threats, Drew Billington and Brian Tharp, who helped the Falcons topple Bassick 62-52 last year. Ludlowe brings back solid seniors Brian Grasso, a 5-10 guard and Chris Curran a 6-2 forward. We like Bassick in this one, but don’t be surprised to see Ludlowe show up.
NOW… on to the previews:
2008-09 Other Local Team Capsules (Ansonia, Seymour, Derby, O’Brien Tech, Bullard-Havens, Platt Tech, Christian Heritage, Greens Farms Academy).
2008-09 CIAC basketball classes: A look a the state championship tournament divisions. (Trinity falls easily back to Class L, but alongside Harding, Bassick and Torrington. St. Joseph misses the cut by mere points and stays in Class LL with Hillhouse, Crosby, Windsor… ).