BRANFORD, March 21 – Canton senior Maggie Treacy scored 14 points in the Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival Monday night. Treacy was playing for the Class S/M West team coached by Thomaston’s Bob McMahon and O’Brien Tech’s Mark Belade.
The West team lost to the Class S/M East team by a score of 82-67. It’s the most points scored by a Canton player at the festival since Gabby Rose (2015) and Ashley McFetridge (2005) with 12 points each.
Avon senior Abby Laszewski was selected to play on the Class LL/L team but did not participate. Laszewski was selected to play in the 55th annual JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic on April 10 at the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport at 1 p.m. She is on the Connecticut West team.
GIRLS IN TOP 20: For the second straight year, the Canton High girls basketball team was listed among the top 20 teams in the state in the New Haven Register’s sportswriters poll. Canton, which won its first Class S state championship Saturday by beating Thomaston, 64-51, was ranked No. 14 in the final poll. It’s the first time that Canton (22-6) has been ranked this year.
A year ago, Canton was ranked No. 16 in the final Register sportswriters’ poll.
Following the 1999 season, Canton was ranked No. 15 in the final Connecticut Starters’ statewide poll after losing to Valley Regional in the Class S final. After the 1998 campaign, Canton was ranked No. 14 in the final Hartford Courant and Connecticut Starters’ poll. In 1998, Canton was ranked as high as No. 8 in the Starters’ poll during the season. In 1998, the Warriors lost to St. Paul-Bristol in the Class S semifinals after going 20-0 in the regular season.
LANGE AT FESTIVAL: Canton senior Cameron Lange and Warriors head coach Craig Archambault will be participating in the 41st annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-Star Festival on Wednesday, March 23 at Maloney High in Meriden.
The Class S/M game will be played at 6:15 p.m. with the Class L/LL contest at 7:45 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and students and $3 for children. Proceeds benefit the CHSCA.
Archambault is coaching one of the Class S/M teams called Charter Oak along with Joe Carrafiello of Seymour. Lange, who averaged over 15 points a game this season, is one of the seniors on the Charter Oak squad.
Lange is the first Canton player to participate in the festival since Andrew Crowley in 2010. The last Canton coach to participate was Eric Deegan in 2007.