Trumbull boys basketball to start class LL run Monday

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference boys basketball tournament gets underway Monday and Trumbull High School will be looking to make a deep class LL tournament run.

The Eagles, which finished the regular season with a 14-6 mark, picked up the No. 12 seed in class LL and will host fellow Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, as well as defending class LL champion, Bridgeport Central High School.

Central, seeded No. 21 in class LL, finished the regular season with an 11-9 record. Trumbull will battle the Hilltoppers in the opening round game Monday night at home, with tip off slated for 7 p.m.

If the Eagles advance to the second round, they will face the winner of the Hillhouse High School vs. Staples High School basketball game. Trumbull would be the home team in the second round if No. 28 seeded Staples wins, but would travel to New Haven if fifth-seeded Hillhouse comes up victorious.

Trumbull is joined by a plethora of FCIAC teams in class LL this season.

In addition to the Eagles, Hilltoppers and Wreckers, six other FCIAC teams will make an appearance. Westhill, who finished the regular season with only one loss, is the No. 2 seeded team, while Fairfield Ludlowe isn't far behind, as a 15-5 mark gave the Falcons the No. 8 seed.

Also cracking the top 10 is Norwalk High School, as the are seeded 10th with a 15-5 regular season record. Stamford, a team that Trumbull beat in overtime of the FCIAC quarterfinals, comes into the class LL tournament with a 13th seed and a 14-6 record.

Just in front of Bridgeport Central is Danbury High School. The Hatters are 20th in class LL and posted a regular season record of 12-8. Rounding out the FCIAC teams in class LL is Ridgefield, as the Tigers are seeded 26th in the division and posted a regular season record of 9-11.

The class LL tournament will conclude in two weeks when the championship game will be played at the Mohegan Sun Arena.