Tag Archives: Boys Basketball

Defensive shutdown helps SMSA top rival Classical for first NCCC Tourney crown

HARTFORD, March 3 – The Sport Medicine Science Academy boys basketball team has spent most of the year playing man-to-man defense and it has been quite successful. The Tigers went 17-3 and finished second in the North Central Connecticut Conference behind Canton. SMSA earned a trip to the NCCC Tournament championship game for just theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

In shadow of the chanting discussion, Canton girls shut down Windham

CANTON, March 2 – The gym at Canton High was filled with fans again on Thursday night as the defending Class S champion girls basketball team returned to the court to take on No. 14 Windham High in the second round of the CIAC Class S tournament. Two days earlier, a handful of Canton studentsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

For the record, Avon boys finish with six wins; Farmington left out of tournament

Thanks to a successful appeal by Bulkeley High School to the Connecticut Association of School’s Board of Directors, the Avon High boys basketball team finished the season with six wins while neighboring Farmington finished with seven wins and didn’t qualify for the CIAC’s Class LL tournament. Earlier this winter, Bulkeley boys basketball team had beenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton comeback falls short against Classical in NCCC semifinal loss

CANTON, Feb. 28 – They were down by 10 points with 6:40 left in the game and trailed by 11 with 2:43 remaining. The Canton High boys basketball team never stopped fighting in Tuesday night’s NCCC Tournament semifinal against Hartford Classical. The Warriors cut the lead to three points with 51 seconds remaining when RyanContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Last-second shot lifts Farmington past Avon, keeps Falcons out of tournament

AVON, February 21 – It doesn’t take too much to amp up the emotion when Farmington and Avon meet on the basketball court. Many of the players know each other. They’ve played together and against each other throughout the year. Some were posing for photos together after the game. The two teams have struggled toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton beats East Granby to claim first league championship in 35 years

EAST GRANBY, Feb. 16 – The celebration may have been small on the court but you couldn’t hide the smiles from the faces of the players on the Canton High boys basketball team Thursday night after they clinched their first league championship banner since 1982 with a 55-33 win over East Granby. The Warriors celebratedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With tough second half defense, Canton rallies to beat Hartford Classical

CANTON, Feb. 8 – Ethan Burke had a game-high 21 points while Tim Keating had 12 points as the Canton High boys basketball team continued their quest for their first league championship since 1982 with a thrilling 52-39 win over Hartford Classical on Wednesday night. The Warriors gave up 16 points in the first quarterContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defense helps Canton boys top Windsor Locks for fourth straight win

CANTON, Feb. 3 – A little over a week ago, the Canton High boys basketball team lost their first North Central Connecticut Conference game of the season to Windsor Locks, scoring a season-low 38 points. The Warriors have played well since. Canton won their fourth straight game on Friday night with a 53-35 decision overContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton scores 86 points and beats Gilbert for 11th win of the season

WINSTED, January 30 – Freshman Jack Rose had a career-high 16 points and sank four three-point goals as the Canton High boys basketball team rolled to an easy 86-29 non-league victory over The Gilbert School on Monday night. Freshman teammate Chris Tenczar had a career-high 10 points for the Warriors, now 11-2, who raced outContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Defense helps Canton get past Suffield and maintain first place lead in NCCC

SUFFIELD, January 27 – The Canton High boys basketball allowed just two field goals in the final nine minutes of the game to beat Suffield, 56-38 on Friday night and remain in first place in the North Central Connecticut Conference. The Warriors (10-2, 9-1 NCCC) drained eight three-point goals and had a balanced attack. LukeContinue ReadingContinue Reading