Hillhouse coach Kermit Carolina learned one of the best lessons my father ever imparted on me: if you don’t talk, people won’t realize how ignorant you really are.
Carolina, who accused Trinity Catholic coach Mike Walsh last week of ducking his team by playing in the Class L instead of the Class LL Tournament, saw his team eliminated last night in the quarterfinals by Crosby, 75-73. The Academics blew a five point lead with five minutes left and thus would never had the chance to play the Crusaders in LL.
Instead, Hillhouse now will not have a chance to play another school from the city. Crosby will face Stamford, which won a double overtime thriller against New Britain, in Tuesday’s semifinals.
Chris Evans’ — and the Black Knights’ — dream season continued last night. Evans was fouled on a 3-point shot with 2.5 seconds left in regulation and made all three free throws to keep the team’s season alive.
The argument has been made about whether Evans or Tevin Baskin has been the most valuable player in the FCIAC this year. That may be too small a scale. It is about time to start talking about whether Evans is the MVP of the state. Rarely has a star player been so clutch and unselfish at the same time.