Girls basketball: Top-seeded Notre Dame too much for St. Joseph

FAIRFIELD — For a No. 16 seed to upend a No. 1 seed a lot of things must go right. St. Joseph High head coach Chris Lindwall’s Cadets knew taking on top-seeded Notre Dame at the Lancers’ cozy on-campus Sister Marion Reilly Memorial Gymnasium would be no easy task. “My girls played with such heart,” Lindwall said of the effort put in by his … read more

Girls basketball: Trumbull High advances in Class LL

Trumbull High opened Class LL state tournament play with a 62-37 victory over New Canaan on Tuesday night.  Coach Steve Tobitsch’s third-seeded Eagles improved to 19-3 overall. They will host No. 19 Stamford High (13-8) in the second round in Friday at 7.  “We had a balanced team effort and contributions from all 13 girls who played in the game,” Tobitsch said.  Allie Palmieri made four 3-pointers … read more

Girls basketball: St. Joseph defeats Barlow in state opener

TRUMBULL — St. Joseph coach Chris Lindwall was a mix of emotions after his team knocked Joel Barlow out of the CIAC Class L tournament opening round Monday night with a 48-33 win.  Lindwall was obviously pleased his team advanced in the tournament, he just wished the win did not come at the expense of the team he once coached.  Lindwall was the Barlow coach for 9 seasons, winning … read more

Girls basketball: Trumbull upended by Ridgefield in FCIAC playoffs

Cali Stietzel’s 3-pointer with 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter was the game-winner when seventh-seed Ridgefield upset second-seed Trumbull, 41-40, in the FCIAC quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at Fairfield Ludlowe. Stietzel’s trey came just eight seconds after Allie Palmieri hit a 3-pointer to put Trumbull ahead, 40-38. Following Stietzel’s go-ahead basket, Palmieri misfired on another 3-point attempt and committed a … read more