St. Joseph was the only lower seed to win in Saturday’s FCIAC quarterfinals at Fairfield Warde.
Led by double doubles from Oscar Assie and Greg Langston, the fifth-seeded Cadets toppled Harding 58-44. They advance to face No. 1 Trinity Catholic in the semifinals, which will be now played Tuesday at Fairfield Warde due to Sunday’s impending snowstorms.
Trinity Catholic defeated Staples 64-51, but this game was one of the day’s best. Staples was within six points late in the third, eliciting “over-rated” chants from its student section. But a miracle half-court shot put the Wreckers down nine and trinity scored the first bucket in the fourth quarter to go up by 11. Game over.
Elsewhere, Stamford survived Greenwich 58-57. The Cardinals had two chances to win the game but missed. The Black Knights will face Central, which buried Danbury 89-56, behind 19 points from Diontay Washington and 12 from Jerome Parkins.