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Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

FCIAC Moves Boys Basketball Semifinals, Final

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As we reported before, the FCIAC has officially moved the site and dates of the semifinal and final rounds of the boys basketball playoffs, which were originally scheduled for Monday and Wednesday at Sacred Heart University. Because of the forecast for snow on Monday, the semifinals will now be played Tuesday and the final Thursday, […] [Read More]
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Trinity Advances

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The Trinity Catholic High School boys basketball team’s tradition of sloppy first-round performances in the FCIAC Tournament is nearly as long as its number of titles. Tonight was no different as the Crusaders played an uneven game before pulling away for a 64-51 win over Staples. Tevin Baskin, held without a field goal for the […] [Read More]
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Changes for FCIAC Semifinals and Finals?

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Because of the forecast for snow on Monday, FCIAC officials are currently looking into moving the semifinals and finals to Fairfield Warde on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Right now they are currently scheduled for Monday and Wednesday at Sacred Heart University. The league would like to make a final decision today. We’ll have word as […] [Read More]
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Stamford Holds On

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Mark Ellis finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, including a putback with 15 seconds left, as the third-seeded Black Knights held on for a 59-58 win over Greenwich this afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the FCIAC Tournament. The Cardinals, who trailed by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, had two […] [Read More]
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Sizing up the Playoffs

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I’m not a believer in predicting the outcome of high school games, but here is a brief analysis of the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament, which begins tomorrow at Fairfield Warde with four quarterfinal games. It is hard to see the champion coming anywhere except from the top three seeds — Trinity Catholic, Bridgeport Central and […] [Read More]
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Second City Story

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Writing a sports column is different than a game story. You are either looking to express an opinion or find a compelling angle as opposed to just describing what transpires during a game. After Stamford defeated Trinity Catholic tonight, 45-41, in the semifinal round of the FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament, I wrote for tomorrow’s paper […] [Read More]
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Another Final Appearance

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A school from Stamford has played in the FCIAC girls basketball final for four straight years, and seven of the last eight. Trinity Catholic and Westhill played for the title the last three years, with the Crusaders winning each time. That streak will be extended on Thursday night. Trinity and Stamford will meet in the […] [Read More]
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Dembofsky Makes if Official: It’s Southern

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Laura Dembofsky, who was a key part of Stamford High School’s back-to-back state championship field hockey teams, decided she will continue her career next year at Southern Connecticut State University. Dembofsky said she made the decision this week after visiting Plymouth State, which along with Manhattanville and Eastern Connecticut were her final choices. “I just […] [Read More]
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The Warde Invitational

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The FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament begins with four quarterfinal games tomorrow night and one strong favorite. Top-seeded Fairfield Warde is 20-0 and will attempt to become the fourth straight school to go through league play unbeaten, following the path of three-time defending champion Trinity Catholic. And while it will be a shock if the Mustangs […] [Read More]
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Halves or Quarters?

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Surprisingly, in all my years at The Advocate, today was the first time I ever covered an FAA basketball game. After watching King hold off St. Luke’s, 42-40, I am not going to make any comparisons in terms of caliber of play between the private school league and the FCIAC, which is apples and oranges. […] [Read More]
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