HARTFORD, March 4 – The Avon High boys basketball will play for a title in its final North Central Connecticut Conference game. The Falcons grabbed a spot in the NCCC Tournament championship game Wednesday night when sophomore Nate Laszewski scored with 2.9 seconds left to give Avon a hard-fought 39-37 win over Granby.
Avon (17-5) will face regular season champion Sport Medicine Science Academy (SMSA), which earned a spot in the NCCC Tournament final for the first time ever with a 54-42 win over Suffield. The championship game will Friday night at 7:15 p.m. at a neutral site. Granby (17-5) will play Suffield (14-8) in the consolation game at 5:30 p.m.
Avon beat Granby for the third time this season and for the second consecutive game, the two teams played stiff defense that inhibited both squads. Nearly two weeks ago, the Falcons outlasted Granby 44-42. “We know every time we play them it will be a defensive game,” Avon coach Chris Vozzolo said. “We have to match them. I’m proud of our defensive efforts. It was a grind it out game and grinded out possessions.” Continue Reading