Boys basketball: Trumbull defeats Harding in Merit final

Trumbull High’s Jack Moore scored 17 points to earn MVP honors when coach Buddy Bray’s Eagles defeated Harding-Bridgeport, 63-55, to win the Merit Insurance Classic title in Stratford on Wednesday.

Trumbull is 3-1, Harding 2-2.

Ben McCullough scored 16 points and Johnny McElroy had 12 for the Eagles, who took a 13-10 lead after one quarter and led 31-24 at the half and 44-35 after three.

Taisun Phommachanh scored 19 points to lead the Presidents.