Tell me if this sounds familiar.
Jovon Holden scores 40 points, shoots close to 100 percent from the line, Bassick wins.
That, in a nutshell, is what the storyline was in tonight’s 77-60 Bassick victory over Windham. That, essentially, is what every Bassick story has been the last few weeks. …
As I drown my sorrows in coffee trying to figure out what in sam-heck happened to keep my beloved Syracuse Orangemen (yes, that’s Orangemen. I refuse to acknowledge the singular version) out of the NCAA tournament… I turn to the only tournament that matters now: The Class L and M boys basketball draws.
Third-seeded Bassick (20-2) takes on No. 6 Windham (19-5) in the Class L quarterfinals tonight at Cheshire High School, a hop, skip and jump from my home in Hamden. So I’m a relatively happy guy.
CARDILLO here. Hello.
Can you hear me? Now?
Sitting her in Detrick Gynmasium and with the shrieking and bad dance music I feel like I’m front row center for a Justin Timberlake concert.
Ok, New Britain and Manchester have packed the gym and are loud and vocal…and a little disrepectful, yelling during the National Anthem, no less.
Third title for KC in four years:
KC–Garcia 10 points, Burwell 8, Barnes 15, Ashley Prim 16
ND–Taylor Simmons 23 points, Ryann Simmons 8 points
Kolbe is playing keep away with under two minutes left, ahead 59-51.
Candace Williams has just fouled out with 1:24 remaining, trying to put KC at the line. Kamiya Burwell has just made two foul shots for a 61-51 lead.
Looks like this is going to be over soon. 1:10 left.
Notre Dame is doing everything it can to get back into this game, except play defense on the other end of the floor. Ashley Prim has scored on a fast break to make it 54-47 KC with a time out. Both teams have seven fouls.
The Lancers scored six straight points to start the final quarter and pulled to within five points, the closest its’ been since the first quarter. It’s now 52-45 on a KC break with 4:30 remaining.
With 2:25 remaining, its been a pretty even third quarter. Problem is, Notre Dame hasn’t been able to cut into that 10 point lead. It’s now 46-32 with a steal and fastbreak layup by Ashley Prim. Time isarunnin’ out for the Lancers… and then Taylor Simmons banks in a 3, and Candace Williams hits a layup with 1:07 remaining to cut the lead to KC 46-35.
Cotton Eyed Joe playing (LOUD) on the speakers. Mike Cardillo: “This is AWFUL!”
This looked like it was going to be a big-time blow out. And it still may be. But Notre Dame made their run by getting back on the boards and outrebounding Kolbe Cathedral 12-10 in the second half. Kolbe however,helped by making just 5 of 10 foul shots in the first half.
High scorers: KC–Brianna Barnes 10 pts; Bianca Young and Ashley Prim 6; ND–Taylor Simmons 14, Candace Williams and Jesika Holmes 4. Ryann Simmons just two. Kolbe shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half and had 7 steals. Burwell made 6 assists.
Notre Dame is on a 9-2 run to get back into the game. It was a 9-0 run thanks to a 3-pointer by Taylor Simmons and back-to-back buckets from Ryann Simmons. A 29-12 lead is now down to 31-21