High School Boys Basketball

Fairfield Prep 71, Career-New Haven 65

Keith Pettway scored 25 points, going 15-for-17 at the free-throw line, and center Paschal Chukwu had 21 points and 13 rebounds as unbeaten No. 1 Fairfield Prep withstood another challenge from No. 5 Career-New Haven in a 71-65 boys basketball win February 20 in Fairfield.  CPTV Sports will show replays in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

Justin Campbell had 20 points for Career (17-3), which lost to Prep 63-58 earlier in the season.  The teams could meet again in the SCC tournament, where Prep (19-0) is the top seed and Career is No. 2. Read the game story from the New Haven Register’s Joe Morelli here.

Front page photo courtesy Peter Casolino / New Haven Register

Norwich Free Academy 54, Woodstock 45

Marcus Outlow showed he can play basketball, too, scoring 24 points to surpass 1,000 for his career and lead Norwich Free Academy  to a 54-45 win over Woodstock Academy in an ECC Large Division boys basketball game shown LIVE on CPTV Sports February 21. We’ll replay the game Saturday March 8 at 8:00 pm.

On March 6, the teams met again in the ECC final, with NFA taking a 58-52 victory. Outlow, an All-State running back, will play football at Boston College.


New Britain 85, Simsbury 75

Annuel Saint Juste scored 36 points to lead New Britain to an 85-75 victory over visiting Simsbury in a boys basketball game seen LIVE on CPTV Sports February 7. The game will be replayed several times in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

New Britain (13-2), ranked ninth in the GameTimeCT.com state media poll, took over first place in the CCC West with the win. They also evened the season series with Simsbury (13-2), which defeated the Hurricanes 74-61 in January. Simsbury was the top-rated team in The Courant’s Hartford-area ratings; New Britain was third. Read the game story by The Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz — our halftime guest with play-by-play man Bob Joyce — here.


Sacred Heart 90, Crosby 82 (OT)

Mustapha Heron had 32 points and Malik Petteway 25 to lead state No. 9 Sacred Heart to a 90-82 overtime win over previously unbeaten No. 2 Crosby February 4 in another classic Waterbury rivalry game covered by CPTV Sports. We’ll show the broadcast premiere Thursday February 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart (13-2) led Crosby (13-1) by 15 in the third quarter before the Bulldogs rallied to force OT before a sold-out crowd at the Crosby ‘Palace’. Sacred Heart moved into a tie for the NVL lead with Crosby. Read the game story by the Waterbury Republican’s Joe Palladino here.

Maloney 60, Bristol Central 55

Maloney moved into a tie for the CCC South lead with Bristol Central by defeating the Rams 60-55 in CPTV Sports’ third LIVE boys basketball game of 2014 on January 30 in Meriden.

Both teams are 6-1 in the division. Bristol Central is 10-2 overall, Maloney is 9-3. Both teams are among the leaders in the CIAC Class L ratings. Read the game story by the Meriden Record-Journal’s Ken Lipshez here.

Front page image courtesy The Meriden Record-Journal

CIAC boys basketball website with scores, schedules, standings

Kennedy 79, Wilby 68

Kennedy High closed the game with a 28-6 run to beat Waterbury rival Wilby 79-68 January 23 in CPTV Sports’ second LIVE boys basketball game of 2014. The game will be replayed several times in upcoming days (check broadcast schedule).

Kennedy, coming off a tough loss to NVL leader Crosby-Waterbury the night before, was led by Don Jarrett, who had 36 points. Kennedy is 9-2, Wilby, also coming off a Wednesday loss to a city rival (Sacred Heart), dropped to 8-3. Read the game story by the Waterbury Republican’s Ron Putetti here.

CIAC boys basketball website with scores, schedules, standings

Front page image courtesy Waterbury Republican

January 16, 2014


The Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz reported that Weaver High has self-reported unspecified violations to the CIAC about its boys team and that Beavers fourth-year coach Charles Silvan remains suspended. Weaver, which reached the Class S finals last season, is 6-2 this season going into Friday’s game against East Catholic-Manchester. Silvan has already missed three games, including Tuesday’s big 68-45 win over Glastonbury. . . .Simsbury’s Allie Davis suprassed 1,000 points, scoring 23 in the Trojans’ 50-36 girls’ win over Southington.


The postseason accolades keep piling up for Ansonia’s Arkeel Newsome. GameTimeCT.com’s Mike Pucci reported Connecticut’s all-time leading rusher, who will attend UConn, was named to MaxPreps’ Small School All-American team. The division is for high schools with enrollments of 1,000 or less. Newsome ran for 3,867 yards this season and 10,685 for his career, both state records. . .The New Britain Herald reported Wednesday that New Britain High football coach Tebucky Jones retracted his resignation. Jones starred for the Hurricanes in the early 1990s before going on to success with Syracuse and the first Patriots Super Bowl champions in 2002. . ..ICYMI: GameTimeCt.com’s Sean Patrick Bowley reported Tuesday that big changes could be in store for the state high school football calendar and playoff format after last season’s protracted, snow-filled fiish.

ND-West Haven 55, Guilford 47

Notre Dame-West Haven bounced back from consecutive losses to top 10 teams with a 55-47 victory at Guilford in a SCC boys basketball game Jan. 13. CPTV Sports will show the replays throughout the week (check broadcast schedule).

Tahj Eaddy scored 20 points for Notre Dame (5-2), whose previous two games were to losses to Fairfield Prep, who remained at the top of the most recent GameTimeCT.com state media poll,  and No. 8 Xavier-Middletown.

Both teams are vying for SCC division titles and eyeing a high seed in the Class L tournament.

Before Monday’s game, Joe Morelli of GameTimeCT.com wrote about Guilford’s progress this season under fifth-year coach Jeff DeMaio. Guilford dropped 7-2.

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Windsor 62, East Catholic 47

Windsor recovered from a tough third quarter with a strong fourth period as the Warriors rallied to defeat host East Catholic 62-47 Jan. 10 in high school boys basketball  in Manchester. The CPTV Sports broadcast premiere is Monday Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Windsor (6-0) is fifth in the most recent GameTimeCT.com state media poll. East Catholic (4-2), which lost to Glastonbury 52-40 Jan. 7, is sixth. Windsor is one of the top teams in Class L; East is a contender in Class M.

Windsor’s Chaunce Dunbar scored 19 points, 14 in the first half as the Warriors took a 32-21 lead. East Catholic rallied and went ahead before Windsor ended the third quarter with a three to tie it at 43. The Warriors then went on to outscore the Eagles 19-4 in the fourth quarter. Read the game story by the Hartford Courant’s Tom Yantz here.

CIAC boys basketball website with scores, schedules, ratings

Westbrook 71, East Hampton 66

Faruk Cecunjanin scored 21 points as Westbrook High ralllied for a 71-66 Shoreline Conference boys basketball victory at East Hampton Jan. 9 in our first LIVE boys basketball broadcast of 2014. Westbrook improved to 8-0; East Hampton is 6-1.

Westbrook and East Hampton are 1-2 in the most recent Class S ratings. We’ll replay the game Monday Jan. 13 at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

CIAC boys basketball website with scores, schedules, standings