High School Boys Basketball

HS Boys Basketball: East Hampton 45, Westbrook 43 (OT)

Jake Vickery scored 17 points, including four three-pointers, and East Hampton rallied to defeat host Westbrook 45-43 in overtime in a Shoreline Conference boys basketball game Jan. 15. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Monday Jan. 19 at 7:00pm.

The Bellringers (4-5) trailed by as many seven before outscoring Westbrook 11-8 in the fourth quarter to force OT. East Hampton had seven threes to Westbrook’s three and outscored Westbrook 6-4 at the free-throw line.

Brad Cates had 13 points to lead Westbrook (0-7). Teammates Marty Marx and Liam Bell each had 10.

HS Boys Hockey: Masuk 5, Hand 3

Shane Dushay and Brian Denham each scored two goals to lead Masuk-Monroe to a 5-3 boys hockey win over Hand-Madison Jan. 10 at Northford Ice Pavilion in North Branford. CPTV Sports was there covering four games played that day and will show the broadcast premiere Friday Jan. 16 at 9:30pm.

Denham scored his goals in the first period as Masuk took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. Dushay’s scores came in the second and third period. Masuk (4-1) is the fourth-rated team in CIAC Division III.

Paul Gagliardi had two goals for Hand (2-3-1).

HS Boys Basketball: Crosby 70, Bunnell 67 (OT)

Tyarius Sands had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Crosby-Waterbury to a 70-67 boys basketball victory over Bunnell in Stratford Jan. 2. CPTV Sports covered the game LIVE, our first live high school hoop game of 2015.

Jordan Booker had three points in overtime, including a free throw with 14 seconds left, for Crosby (3-1).

Clevon Bristol had 14 points, Zarvon Love 13 and Daniel Jones 12 for Crosby. Jones also had 11 rebounds and three steals.

Ryan Pittman had 21 points for Bunnell (2-3). Rashad Spain hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation to tie the score.

Nick Giannoni and Donte Peeler both had 10 points; Giannoni, Peeler and Aaron Samuel (five points) had eight rebounds each.

HS Girls Basketball: Holy Cross 47, Lauralton Hall 32

Junior guard RaShana Sliders scored 14 points to lead Holy Cross-Waterbury to a 47-32 win over Lauralton Hall in the consolation game of the Mercy Holiday Tournament Dec. 29 in Middletown. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Saturday Jan. 3 at 1:00pm. That will be followed at 3:00pm by the broadcast premiere of Mercy’s 56-37 victory over Career Magnet-New Haven in the championship game .

Holy Cross improved 6-1. Senior guard Maggie Salandra had a game-high 15 points for the Crusaders (1-5).

HS Boys Basketball: Greenwich 60, Woodstock 37

Conor Harkins had 20 points to lead Greenwich and the Cardinals held host Woodstock to 17 second-half points in a 60-37 victory in the first round of the Centaur Holiday Classic Dec. 26. The game was seen LIVE on CPTV Sports, following La Salle’s 78-44 win over Capital Prep-Hartford in the other first-round game.

It was the first victory of the season for Greenwich (1-4), which lost to defending Rhode Island Division I champion La Salle 72-57 Dec. 27 in the tournament final. Woodstock fell to 0-5 after losing to Capital Prep-Hartford 51-43 in the consolation game. Read the Woodstock-Greenwich game story from the Norwich Bulletin’s Marc Allard here.

HS Boys Basketball: LaSalle (RI) 78, Capital Prep-Hartford 44

Lawrence Sabir led four La Salle players in double figures with 19 points as the Rams of Providence, R.I., routed Capital Prep-Hartford 78-44 Dec. 26 in the first round of the Centaur Holiday Classic in Woodstock. CPTV Sports showed both games of the first round LIVE.

Defending Rhode Island Division I champion La Salle, which improved to 5-0 the next night as it defeated Greenwich 72-57 in the championship game, also got 10 assists from Sabir, who was named the tournament MVP. Emmitt Riddick had 25 for Capital Prep, which trailed 40-24 at halftime and 66-33 after three quarters. Riddick had 32 the next night as Capital Prep defeated host Woodstock 51-43 in the third-place game to improve to 3-1.

CIAC Basketball Championships:
All-day marathon Sun. April 5

Once again in 2015, CPTV Sports was your television home for LIVE CIAC state high school championship basketball from Mohegan Sun Arena! If you missed the action LIVE, we’ll relive the action from all eight games Sunday April 5 starting at 10:00am.

The schedule:
10:00am-Class S boys: Sacred Heart 71, Valley Regional 46
11:30am-Class S girls: Thomaston 52, Canton 50
1:30pm-Class LL girls:  Wilton 73, South Windsor 45
3:00pm-Class LL boys: Fairfield Prep 51, Westhill-Stamford 50
5:00pm-Class L boys: Bunnell-Stratford 72, Naugatuck 61
6:30pm-Class L girls: Capital Prep-Hartford 87, Northwest Catholic 59
8:00pm-Class M boys: Weaver-Hartford 73, Notre Dame-Fairfield 59
10:00pm-Class M girls: St. Joseph-Trumbull 50, Cromwell 44

HS Boys Basketball: Xavier 66, Cheshire 52

Alex White had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier High to a 66-52 boys basketball win over Cheshire Dec. 19 in Middletown. It was CPTV Sports first LIVE basketball broadcast of the 2014-15 season (livestream here).

Kaleb Lutton had 10 rebounds for Xavier (2-0), which outrebounded Cheshire, 43-16. It was Cheshire’s season opener. The Rams led 4-0 before Xavier took control with a 20-4 run.

Lutton’s block of Shelton’s overtime extra-point attempt that gave Xavier a 28-27 win in the Class LL-Small football final Dec. 13 was voted CPTV Sports’ UChoose Play of the CIAC championships.

Read the game story from the Middletown Press’ Jim Bransfield here.

HS Boys Basketball: E. Catholic 75, Bristol Central 48

John Lambert scored 24 points and Mark Carbone had 19 to lead East Catholic High to a 75-48 win over Bristol Central in the season opening boys basketball game for both teams Dec. 17 in Manchester. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Sunday Dec. 21 at 7:00pm.

DaRon Hughey added 12 points and Mookie Lester 11 for the defending Class M state champion Eagles, who led 43-18 at halftime.

GHPA High School B-Ball Showcase: North 116, South 105

Elijah Pemberton scored 21 points to lead the North to a 116-105 victory over the South in the Greater Hartford Pro-Am Topflight High School B-Ball Showcase at Crosby High in Waterbury August 13. CPTV Sports was there and will show replays in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

Pemberton, who has transferred from Xavier-Middletown to Master’s-Simsburym scored 17 in the second half in the game, which featured many of the top returning high school players in Connecticut. The South’s Arkel Ager-Lamar, a guard from St. Joseph’s-Trumbull, scored a game-high 32 points.

Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Mike Anthony here.