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2020 CCC Boys Basketball Tournament

East Catholic Rallies to Win CCC Tournament Crown

Matt Knowling scored 17 of his game high 26 points in the final 11 minutes to help spark a 21-4 run as East Catholic rallied from a halftime deficit to win its fourth CCC Tournament title in five years with a 55-47 win over Northwest Catholic. Knowling, who left the game briefly with a third-quarter injury, came back with three minutes left in the period and his team trailing by four in a close game, to spark the Eagles to the win.

Two threes by Knowling in the closing minute of the third period gave the Eagles a 1-point edge heading into the final period. The Lions took a quick lead to open the period, but East Catholic went on an 11-0 run to seal the win. The Eagles held Northwest scoreless for much of the final period. Northwest led by five at the half but were never able to extend the lead as the Eagles hung close.

Knowling led all scorers wih 26 points. Brody Limric had 11 for the Eagles (23-1). Matt Curtis had 12 and Guy Ragland, Jr. added 11 to lead the Lions (20-4).

East Catholic reached the finals by beating Enfield 70-35 in the opening round and toppling Bristol Central 85-48 in the quarters. They outlasted Glastonbury 69-51 in the semis to reach their fifth straight CCC tournament final. The Lions knocked off the state's number one team and defending tournament champion, Windsor in the semis to reach the finals for the first time in ten years. The Lions defeated Conard 62-32 in the opening round and beat Manchester 81-45 in the quarters.

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First Round (2/27/20) Visitor Home Location Time
Game #1 #16 Bloomfield  78 #1 Windsor  103 Windsor 6:00 pm
Game #2 #15 Enfield  35 #2 East Catholic  70 East Catholic 6:45 pm
Game #3 #14 Wethersfield 56 #3 Tolland  36 Tolland 6:45 pm
Game #4 #13 Conard 32 #4 NW Catholic  62 NW Catholic 6:00 pm
Game #5 #12 Southington 45 #5 Manchester 64 Manchester 6:00 pm
Game #6 #11 Avon 40 #6 Glastonbury  52 Glastonbury 5:00 pm
Game #7 #10 New Britain  50 #7 Bristol Central  57 Bristol Central 6:30 pm
Game #8 #9 Middletown 50 #8 Farmington  55 Farmington 6:45 pm
         
Quarterfinal (2/29/20) Visitor Home Location  
Game #9 #5 Manchester  45 #4 NW Catholic 81 Bulkeley H.S. 11:00 am
Game #10 #8 Farmington 57 #1 Windsor 67 Bulkeley H.S.  1:00 pm
Game #11 #14 Wethersfield  39 #6 Glastonbury 58 Bulkeley H.S. 5:00 pm
Game #12 #7 Bristol Central 48 #2 East Catholic  85 Bulkeley H.S.  7:00 pm
         
Semifinal (3/3/20) Visitor Home Location  
Game #13 #4 NW Catholic  72 #1 Windsor  62 Bulkeley H.S. 5:30 pm
Game #14 #6 Glastonbury 51 #2 East Catholic 69 Bulkeley H.S. 7:30 pm
         
Final (3/5/20) Visitor Home Location  
Game #15 #4 NW Catholic 47 #2 East Catholic 55 Bulkeley H.S.  7:00 pm

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Boys Basketball Divisions

East Division
Patriot – EO Smith, Enfield, RHAM, Tolland
Colonial – East Catholic, East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor

West Division
Patriot – Avon, Farmington, Glastonbury, Simsbury
Colonial – Conard, Hall, Northwest Catholic, Southington

North Division
Patriot – Bloomfield, Bulkeley, Hartford Public, Windsor
Colonial – New Britain, Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield

South Division
Patriot – Bristol Central, Bristol Eastern, Plainville
Colonial – Berlin, Maloney, Middletown, Platt