Trum­bull No. 1 in state, Wind­sor tops area girls bas­ket­ball rat­ings

Hartford Courant - - Sports - By Lori Ri­ley

Trum­bull is No. 1 in the state in the sec­ond week of The Courant’s girls bas­ket­ball rank­ings, and New Lon­don and Nor­walk are hold­ing steady at 2 and 3. Wind­sor is still No. 1 in the area and will face Ber­lin on Tues­day.

The area rank­ings saw some move­ment and new teams added as Cromwell jumped up to No. 3 and St. Paul and Mercy en­tered at No. 4 and No. 5.

St. Paul had an im­pres­sive vic­tory over Water­town on Fri­day as two of the top teams in the NVL faced each other, and Mercy handed Ham­den its first loss af­ter los­ing to Ham­den in the sea­son opener. No. 9 Shee­han will face No. 10 New­ing­ton on Mon­day.

State

1. TRUM­BULL (10-0): Trum­bull picked up a 61-30 vic­tory over McMa­hon and a low-scor­ing 36-25 win over Sta­ples last week and will face Fair­field Lud­lowe, on a six-game win­ning streak, Mon­day. Last week: 1.

2. NEWLONDON(9-1): New Lon­don beat Fitch, Wood­stock Academy and Ston­ing­ton last week and will face Water­ford Fri­day. LW: 2

3. NOR­WALK (10-0): Nor­walk de­feated Westhill, Trin­ity Catholic and Bassick, all hand­ily, last week. LW: 4.

4. HAM­DEN (7-1): Af­ter beat­ing de­fend­ing Class LL cham­pion Mercy to open the sea­son, Ham­den suf­fered its first loss — to Mercy, 49-46 — last week. LW: 3

5. EAST HAVEN (7-2): De­feated Hand in a close game, 59-53, last week. The Yel­low­jack­ets have a date with No. 4 Ham­den on Jan. 23. LW: 5.

6. NOTRE DAME- FAIR­FIELD (8-1): The Lancers had a close game against Can­ton Jan. 5 and had an­other one to end the week, with a 71-66 over­time vic­tory over Pom­per­aug. LW: 6.

7. NEW­TOWN (9-1): The Nighthawks are on a seven-game win­ning streak and will travel to No. 6 Notre Dame-Fair­field on Fri­day. LW: 7.

8. WIND­SOR (11-1): The War­riors, win­ners of five straight af­ter a 48-32 win over North­west Catholic, will face Ber­lin (9-2) on Tues­day. LW: 8.

9. BA­CON ACADEMY (9-2): The Bob­cats lost a tough one, 56-55, to East Lyme on Tues­day and will face NFA, which beat East Lyme 57-45 last week, on Fri­day. LW: 10.

10. CROMWELL (8-2): Big week com­ing up for Cromwell, which has to play Cogin­chaug, last year’s Class S cham­pion, which scored 90 points in Fri­day’s win over Old Saybrook, on Wed­nes­day and then un­de­feated East Hamp­ton (which beat Cogin­chaug on Jan. 4) on Fri­day. LW: NR.

Area

1. WIND­SOR (11-1): Last week: 1

2. BA­CON ACADEMY (9-2): LW: 2.

3. CROMWELL (8-2): LW: 7.

4. ST. PAUL (9-2): Looked very good in a 63-34 blowout of Water- town when two of the top NVL teams faced each other Fri­day. LW: NR.

5. MERCY (5-4): En­ters the area top 10 af­ter hand­ing Ham­den­its first loss last week. Seems like the Tigers are hit­ting their stride, and they will play Shee­han on Wed­nes­day. LW: NR

6. E.O. SMITH (8-1): Strug­gled at En­field, which has only won two games this sea­son, ek­ing out a 52-51 OT win last week. LW: 4.

7. CAN­TON (8-1): Beat Granby, Coven­try and Avon last week and will face SMSA on Mon­day in an im­por­tant NCCC matchup. LW: 5.

8. EAST HAMP­TON (9-0): The Bell­ringers eked out a 32-30 win over Old Lyme last week and have a big week com­ing up with West­brook and Cromwell on the sched­ule. LW: 9

9. SHEE­HAN (7-1): Had a qual­ity win over Hill­house (47-45) last week, but it doesn’t get eas­ier. Shee­han has a game with New­ing­ton on Mon­day, which the Ti­tans beat by a point on Dec. 28, then a date with Mercy on Wed­nes­day. LW: NR.

10. NEW­ING­TON (10-1): Had a good win over Wethers­field last week, 5550. Only loss was to Shee­han, which the In­di­ans will play Mon­day. LW: NR.

Lori Ri­ley can be reached at lri­[email protected]

RICHARD MESSINA/HART­FORD COURANT

Can­ton and coach Brian Medeiros, shown at a game last sea­son, are ranked No. 7 in the area and will play a key NCCC game against SMSA on Mon­day.

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