Boys basketball: Trumbull loses to top-ranked East Catholic

NEW HAVEN — Trumbull High’s Chris Brown grabbed a defensive rebound and went end-to-end of the court for a layup in traffic, and East Catholic coach Luke Reilly called for timeout with his top-seeded club trailing 14-9 six minutes into their Division I state semifinal game with No. 5 Trumbull at the Floyd Little Athletic Center on Wednesday night. “They jumped … read more

Boys basketball: St. Joseph falls to New Canaan in semifinals

FAIRFIELD — St. Joseph’s style of play was perfect for three-plus quarters when the 16th-seeded Cadets trailed No. 4 New Canaan by one point after three quarters of their Division IV state semifinal game at Fairfield Warde on Tuesday night. Coach Kevin Wielk’s club showed the hard-nosed defense and fearless play inside that had made this a turnaround season. Then Alexander Gibbens, … read more

Boys basketball: St. Joseph in state semifinals tonight

St. Joseph has advanced to the Division IV state tournament semifinals.  Out of the 16 seed, coach Kevin Wielk’s Cadets defeated Ansonia High (61-50), knocked off top-seeded Cromwell (74-58) and then topped No 8 seed Stonington in double overtime (69-67).  St. Joe (14-9) will play No. 4 New Canaan (18-4) tonight at 7 at Fairfield Warde, with the winner advancing to the finals at Mohegan … read more

Boys basketball: Trumbull advances to Division I semifinals

SOUTHBURY — Trumbull High had a 20-4 run in the fourth quarter on its way to upending No. 4 Sacred Heart, 73-66, in a Division I quarterfinal game on Monday night. Seeded No. 5, coach Buddy Bray’s Eagles, now 19-3, will be playing East Catholicn its first state semifinal since 1974 on Wednesday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center New Haven at … read more