Capital Prep-Hartford took a 21-point lead into the second quarter and cruised to an 87-59 win over Northwest Catholic-West Hartford in the CIAC Class L girls basketball game played March 22 at Moehgan Sun and seen LIVE on CPTV Sports. The game will replayed several times in upcoming days (replay dates below).
Two-time state Gatorade Player of the Year Kiah Gillespie had 42 points and 22 rebounds in her final high school game before heading to the University of Maryland. Junior Desiree Elmore, who has committed to Syracuse, added 30 points and 17 rebounds.
Capital Prep (25-1) will finish the season as the state’s No. 1 ranked team in the state and is rated 17th in the nation by USA Today.
Northwest (19-7), which trailed 30-9 after the first quarter, got 15 points from Haley Connors. Read the game story from The Hartford Courant’s Lori Riley here.
Replays: Sat. March 28 6:00pm; Mon. March 30 7:30pm; Mon. April 6 9:00pm.
Erin Cunningham had 33 points and 17 rebounds and Erica Meyer added 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as Wilton routed South Windsor 73-45 in the CIAC Class LL girls basketball championship game seen LIVE on CPTV Sports March 21. It will be replayed several times in upcoming days (replay dates below).
Wilton (25-2) won its first tile and was dominant from the start, taking an 8-0 lead 90 seconds in. They led 26-15 after the first quarter, 45-25 at halftime and 61-34 going into the fourth quarter. The Warriors, considerably taller than the Bobcats, had a 54-28 rebounding advantage.
South Windsor (27-2) got 13 points from Amy McConnell as it lost in the final for the second year in a row and fourth time overall.
Read the game story from the Wilton Bulletin’s John Miscioscia here.
Replays: Thurs. March 26, 7:30 pm; Sat. March 28 midnight; Mon. March 30 9:00pm.
Andre Lyons had 23 points and 11 rebounds as Weaver-Hartford defeated Notre Dame-Fairfield 73-59 in the CIAC Class M boys basketball final played March 21 at Mohegan Sun Arena. CPTV Sports showed the game LIVE (replay dates below).
The Beavers (27-2) dominated the backboards as they erased a six-point third-quarter deficit. Weaver outrebounded ND-Fairfield 43-30 (17-6 on offense) and had 25 second-chance points to the Lancers’ six.
Chaylyn Martin added 11 points and 14 rebounds for Weaver, which won its eighth state title and first since 2007 after losing in the finals the previous two years.
Jordan Pettway had 17 points and Jake Heaton 15 for ND-Fairfield, which finished 21-7.
Replays: Wed. March 25, 7:30 pm; Fri. March 27 midnight; Tue. March 31 9:00pm.