Three teams that produced signature wins are this week’s finalists for the Overtime Winter FCIAC Team of the Week award.
Your choices are: The New Canaan girls basketball team, the Darien wrestling team and the St. Joseph boys hockey team.
The winning team, thanks to sponsors BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and The Stamford Advocate, will receive a plaque and 25 T-Shirts.
After starting the week with a loss to St. Joseph, the Rams bounced back to defeat Staples, and then on Friday, behind a 37-point, 9-assist, 4-steal performance by Sarah Mannelly, handed Ridgefield its first league loss, 67-61. New Canaan is now 10-3.
The Blue Wave posted four wins on Saturday: 63-18 over Vinal Tech, 66-18 over Cheney Tech, 59-17 over Wolcott Tech and 46-27 over Brookfield to improve to 19-3, and break the school record of 16 victories in a season. Darien toppled Brien McMahon earlier in the week, 67-12.
In a battle between two of the three remaining unbeaten teams in conference play, the Cadets routed Wilton on Saturday night, 7-1. Christian Keator scored two goals while five other players also scored. St. Joseph is now 8-2 over all.
The voting is open until noon on Wednesday and will count for 50 percent. The other 50 percent will be based on the decision of a committee made up of Sean Patrick Bowley, the online sports producer for Hearst Connecticut Newspapers, Chris McNamee, the sports editor of the Stamford Advocate, and Lou Marinelli, the football coach at New Canaan High School.
If the decision of the voters and the majority of the committee differs, I will break the tie.
So vote below and check back to find out who is this week’s Overtime FCIAC Winter Team of the Week.