Tag Archives: Girls Basketball

Briggs named state player of the year; Athletes earn All-Courant recognition

Post-season awards continue to be released from the winter campaign. Canton senior Emily Briggs, the two-time All-State player, was named the state player of the year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Briggs, who averaged 23 points and 10.7 rebounds a game and led Canton (23-4) to a second straight Class S state championship, wasContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Briggs earns All-State honors for second year; 18 players earn All-NCCC recognition

CANTON, April 3 – Canton senior forward Emily Briggs earned All-State honors in basketball for the second straight year in voting conducted by coaches from around the state and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA). Briggs is the fourth girls in school history to earn All-State honors for multiple seasons in basketball. Teammate MaggieContinue ReadingContinue Reading

One more game as Medeiros coaches Briggs, Skinner in All-Star game victory

CANTON – What a whirlwind week it was for the Canton High girls basketball team that captured an unprecedented second straight Class S championship on Saturday, March 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena with another victory over championship rival Thomaston. Canton, which had won just two state championships in basketball – both by the boysContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With team effort, Canton tops Thomaston for 2nd straight Class S state title

UNCASVILLE, March 18 – With a little help from everyone, the Canton High girls basketball team won their second straight Class S state championship Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena with a 60-51 win over Thomaston. All-State forward Emily Briggs had a game-high 24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. But she didn’t do itContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Medeiros and Warriors back in Class S finals for third consecutive season

CANTON, March 17 – Wallingford’s Brian Medeiros has already made some history at Canton High. He has led the girls basketball team into the state championship game for the third consecutive year. It’s an impressive feat considering that the boys and girls basketball teams had combined to make just five appearances in the finals sinceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton outlasts Housatonic to earn spot in Class S final for 3rd straight year

SIMSBURY, March 10 – It wasn’t a work of art. But it was good enough. For both teams in Friday night’s Class S girls basketball semifinal, there were many missed shots – some from point-blank range. Defending Class S champion Canton and Housatonic each struggled from the free throw line, combining to miss 24 shots.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton takes care of Windsor Locks to earn third straight Class S semifinal berth

CANTON, March 7 – The Canton High girls basketball team had handled Windsor Locks pretty easily in three previous contests this season. It was nearly two weeks ago that the Warriors scored 72 points against Windsor Locks – one of the top six scoring performances in team history. Still, Canton coach Brian Medeiros implored hisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

State tournament doubleheader Tuesday night for Canton basketball

CANTON, March 6 – A unique basketball doubleheader will be held at Canton High. For the first time, the Canton boys basketball and girls basketball teams will be hosting CIAC tournament games together on Tuesday night. The boys basketball team, coming off their first league championship in 35 years, are ranked No. 2 in 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

East Windsor beats Canton to earn first-ever berth in NCCC Tournament final

EAST WINDSOR, Feb. 21 – Lauren Keel had seven points in a 12-2 run that gave the East Windsor girls basketball the lead and the Panthers sank seven of eight free throws in the final two minutes to beat Canton on Tuesday night, 55-42 and earn a spot in the NCCC Tournament championship game. No.Continue ReadingContinue Reading