Basketball (B)

2018 Boys Basketball Tournament

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East Catholic Wins Third Straight Title

 

 

East Catholic rallied in the closing minutes to pull away from Windsor for a 95-81 victory bballtourn1805to win its third straight CCC tournament title. The Eagles led by only one midway through the final period, but outscored the Warriors by 13 over the final four minutes to pull out the win.

In a game of spurts by both teams East Catholic had a ten point halftime edge and were up by as many as 13 early in the second half, but Windsor was able to battle back from each deficit until the final minutes. Joe Reilly led East Catholic with 27 points and Jamil Hornesby added 19 as the Eagles continued their perfect season, running the record to 24-0. George Gamble had 28 and Jordan Riley added 21 for the Warriors who dropped to 19-5 with their third loss of the season at the hands of East Catholic.

bballtourn1802Top-seeded East Catholic made it to the championship game with wins over Bloomfield, Glastonbury and Bristol Central. Windsor, the #2 seed, advanced by beating NW Catholic, New Britain and Simsbury.

 

 

 

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First Round (2/22/18) Visitor   Home  
Game #1  #16 Bloomfield 50 #1 East Catholic 87
Game #2 #15 NW Catholic 67 #2 Windsor 91
Game #3  #14 Hartford Public 50 #3 Simsbury 61
Game #4  #13 Avon 43 #4 Bristol Central 60
Game #5  #12 Middletown 70 #5 Enfield 80
Game #6  #11 Southington 35 #6 Wethersfield 30
Game #7  #10 Manchester 52 #7 New Britain 60
Game #8  #9 East Hartford 51 #8 Glastonbury 54
         
         
Quarterfinals (2/24/18) Visitor   Home  
Game #9  Enfield 69 Bristol Central 74
Game #10 Southington 43 Simsbury 55
Game #11  New Britain 54 Windsor 66
Game #12  Glastonbury 61 East Catholic 75
         
         
Semifinals (2/27/18) Visitor   Home  
Game #13     5:00 PM Bristol Central 40 East Catholic 74
Game #14     7:00 PM Simsbury 78 Windsor  84 (OT)
         
         
Finals (3/1/18)) Visitor   Home  
Game # 15  7:00 PM Windsor 81 East Catholic 95