Basketball (B)

2017 Boys Basketball Tournament

East Catholic Repeats as CCC Tournament Champs

East Catholic nipped Weaver 67-66 in a thrilling final before a packed house at the Bulkeley High School gym to win its second straight CCC Tournament championship. The Eagles took the lead for good on a Mike McGuirl jumper with 2:30 left to play and held on for the win. Two free throws by Jamil Hornesby and a steal and layup by Joe Reilly gave East Catholic a 62-57 edge with just under two minutes to play.

That stretch capped an 8-0 run by East Catholic to take command of the contest after Weaver had taken a 57-54 lead.The Beavers tried to battle back, but the Eagles made their free throws down the stretch to go up by four before Jaecee Martin's three at the buzzer cut the gap to the final one point margin.

Reilly led East wih 19 points., McGuirl had 18 and Hornesby 17 for the Eagles who finsihed the tournament wih a 23-1 record. Jaecee Martin had 28 and Chaylyn Martin 17 for the Beavers. It was the first loss to an in state opponent for Weaver which finsihed at 21-3. It was also the final game in the CCC for the Beavers who were making their fifth conference tournament final appearance. Weaver will leave the conference at the end of the year.

 

Finals, Thur. Mar. 2, 2017 at Bulkeley High School

East Catholic vs Weaver

Semifinals, Tue. Feb. 28, 2017 at Bulkeley High School

Simsbury 43,  Weaver 64
Middletown 57, East Catholic 79

Quarterfinals Feb. 25, 2017 at Bulkeley High School

Bloomfield 53, Middletown 56
Windsor 71, East Catholic 90
Simsbury 48, East Hartford 44
South Windsor 51, Weaver 63

 

First Round Feb. 23, 2017

First Round (2/23/17) Visitor   Home Time/Result
Game #1  #16 Manchester @ #1 Weaver Weaver 89, Manchester 60
Game #2 #15 Hartford Public @ #2 East Catholic East Catholic 64, Hartford public 62
Game #3  #14 Hall @ #3 Middletown Middletown 65, Hall 53
Game #4  #13 Wethersfield @ #4 East Hartford East Hartford 85, Wethersfield 79
Game #5  #12 Rocky Hill @ #5 Simsbury Simsbury 49, Rocky Hill 27
Game #6  #11 Northwest Catholic @ #6 Bloomfield Bloomfield 57, NW Catholic 53
Game #7  #10 Windsor @ #7 Newington Windsor 82, Newington 68
Game #8  #9 South Windsor @ #8 Tolland South Windsor 49, Tolland 38
Below are the top 16 teams in the CCC Tournament in order of their rank based on the CCC 18 game schedule. Tie breaker information, where necessary, has been applied.
 
#1 Weaver (18-0)
#2 East Catholic (17-1) * defeats Middletown in tiebreaker #2 (74% to 50%)
#3 Middletown (17-1)
#4 East Hartford (16-2)
#5 Simsbury (14-4)
#6 Bloomfield (13-5) * defeats Newington in tiebreaker #1 (Head to Head)
#7 Newington (13-5)
#8 Tolland (12-6) * defeats South Windsor and Windsor in tiebreaker #2 (75% to 63% to 45%)
#9 South Windsor (12-6) * defeats Windsor in tiebreaker #2 (63% to 45%)
#10 Windsor (12-6)
#11 Northwest Catholic (11-7) * defeats Rocky Hill and Wethersfield in tie breaker #2 (47% to 44% to 39%)
#12 Rocky Hill (11-7) * defeats Wethersfield in tiebreaker #1 (head to Head)
#13 Wethersfield (11-7)
#14 Hall (10-8)
#15 Hartford Public (9-9) * defeats Manchester, Southington and Bristol Central in tiebreaker #2 (65% to 63% to 46% to 39%)
#16 Manchester (9-9) * defeats Southington and Bristol Central in tiebreaker #2 (63% to 46% to 39%)
 
Tie breakers: 1st - Head to Head, 2nd - Your Teams Region Crossover Record & 3rd - By-lot.
 
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