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Snow delays Avon and Canton’s semifinal games until Wednesday night

Avon’s Jordan Williams drives through the lane to the basket in a 58-44 win over Canton in February. Both teams will be playing in the CIAC semifinals on Wednesday night with a chance to go to the finas.

Tuesday’s snowfall has postponed Canton and Avon’s boys basketball teams scheduled semifinal contests.

Canton, the No. 2 seed in Division V, will now face No. 3 Cromwell (21-4) on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Maloney High School in Meriden.

Avon, the No. 9 seed in Division III, will face No. 5 Enfield (20-4) at New Britain High School on Wednesday night, also beginning at 7 p.m.

The Warriors (20-4) are looking for their first championship appearance since 1981 when they lost to Bacon Academy in the Class S final. They’ll be facing a Panther team that Canton beat in the second game of the season, 53-39, on December 28. Ryan Enns had 20 points in that win while Tim Keating and Luke Brown added 11 points.

Avon (15-9) is looking for their first berth in the finals since 2005 when they best Fairfield Warde for the title. With a great start, the Falcons grabbed a 10-point lead in the first quarter and held off a late surge to eliminate No. 1 Guilford in the quarterfinals, 56-51.

Avon will have their hands full with Enfield, which raced away from East Lyme, 90-77 on Saturday. The Raiders won the CCC East’s Patriot Division this year with 8-2 record.

 

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