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Three Canton players earn All-State honors in basketball

CANTON, March 25 – Three Canton High basketball players have earned All-State honors. Senior Chris Robitaille, junior Andrew Crowley and sophomore Sarah Benedetti were each named to the Class S team by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.

It’s the first time that Canton has had multiple All-State basketball players in a single season. All three also earned All-NCCC honors.

Robitaille and Crowley helped Canton to a 19-1 record in the regular season and 22-3 overall. Robitaille, a 6-foot-5 center, led the NCCC in scoring with 19.6 points per game. He also pulled 13.8 rebounds a game and had a team-high 113 blocks. Robitaille played in the CHSCA Senior All-Star game on Wednesday, scoring seven points. Crowley averaged 17.3 points a game and led the team with a school-record 52 three-point shots.

Benedetti helped the Canton girls team (17-7) to its first winning season since 2004 by averaging 18.5 points a game and hitting a team-high 38 three-point shots. She scored 20 or more in 12 of Canton’s 24 games this season.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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