Boys Basketball Blog: 2/18

After starting the season 14-0 the East Windsor Panthers suffered their first lost of the season, an upset, overtime loss in Stafford.  In their 14th win, East Windsor narrowly escaped Avon, winning at home by a margin of only four points.  The Panthers were then unable to handle Stafford in OT, who held East Windsor to a season low 33 points.  The 15-1 Panthers visit Suffield Thursday.


The Suffield Wildcats have qualified for the NCCC and state tournament at 8-8 after starting the season 1-5.  The Wildcats are 7-3 in their last ten games and will have a test Thursday when they host East Windsor.


Another team to qualify for the NCCC and state tournaments last week is Canton.  The Warriors are currently 10-6 riding a 3-game win streak.  Canton invites Granby Thursday.


Staying in the NCCC, the Somers Spartans postseason hopes are quickly disappearing.  The Spartans were 6-4 but have lost seven straight to fall to 6-11.  With three games remaining, Somers must win two of their final three games to qualify for the tournaments.  Standing in their way will be Coventry (who Somers lost to opening night), 12-5 Windsor Locks (Thursday), and 15-1 East Windsor.


Glastonbury will be busy to end the regular season.  The Tomahawks will play five games in seven days to wrap up the regular season starting Wednesday when they visit Manchester.  Glastonbury is 9-6 and looking to snap a three game losing streak.



Windsor Locks

The Raiders are 12-5 after wins over Granby, Suffield, and Coventry, and an upset loss to SMSA.  Locks travels to Enfield tomorrow night in a rematch of Windsor Locks’ opening night victory.



Enfield has been playing better basketball of late.  The Raiders lost 60-58 on the road to a tough Bolton team and earned their third win of the year with a 77-75 overtime victory over Somers.  3-13 Enfield is statistically eliminated from postseason play, but hosts Locks tomorrow looking to avenge their opening night blowout loss.



The Falcons are 0-15.  The good news for Fermi is that they still have five games left to earn a victory.



The Trojans suffered their second loss of the season on the road against New Britain.  Simsbury took down New Britain at home in their previous matchup, but were unable to repeat that performance.  The 14-2 Trojans host Conard tonight.



Farmington also lost to New Britain last week on the road.  The Indians host the other West Hartford team, Hall, tonight looking to improve upon their 12-5 record.



The Falcons are also 12-5 after losing to top NCCC team East Windsor and defeating Ellington and Suffield.  The Falcons had lost to the Knights earlier in the season but evened the series at 1-1 in a strange game that saw the lights in the Avon gym go out several times.  Avon travels to East Granby Thursday.



The Rams are playing well at the right time of year.  Rockville is 11-5 after wins over RHAM, E.O. Smith, and Rocky Hill.  Rockville’s only blemish in the last two weeks was a three-point loss to a strong Hartford Public team.  The Rams visit Tolland tomorrow night.



11-5 Ellington hosts Bolton Thursday night.  The Knights played only three games in the last two weeks, defeating East Granby and Granby, and losing to Avon.


South Windsor

Riding a three game losing streak and sitting at 4-12, the Bobcats will need to win-out to qualify for the state tournament.  4-12 South Windsor starts their final four games Friday when they host Conard.



The Eagles also need to win-out to reach the state tournament.  This will be no small feat for 2-12 Tolland.  The Eagles have lost six-straight games and have six games left on their schedule starting  Wednesday night when they host Rockville.

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