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Follow all the coverage of girls high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 19-20.

Friday, November 9, 2012

COURT VISION UPDATE: Top players in the state

#ctgb -- We head to Hartford to check out a rising star in Weaver's Alyssa Stewart. The forward/center is definitely a player to watch in 2013.

PLAYER: Alyssa Stewart
SCHOOL: Weaver High School, Hartford
YEAR: Junior
POSITION: forward/center
HEIGHT: 6-foot
AAU TEAM: CT Panthers
SCHOOLS INTERESTED: North Carolina University
HER SHORTLIST: Not complete yet
STATS: 14 ppg., 10 rpg as a sophomore. …NHR All-State. … Led Weaver to a Class M title in sophomore season

All about Alyssa
HARTFORD COURANT: She made Lori Riley’s Fab 15.
CCC: She was named All-Central Connecticut Conference.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

COURT VISION: Top players in the state

#ctgb – Today’s player to watch this season is from the SWC. She is a combo guard that is looking to have a strong senior season.
PLAYER: Gabrielle Holness
SCHOOL: Pomperaug High School, Southbury
YEAR: Senior
POSITION: Point guard/shooting guard
HEIGHT: 5-foot-6
AAU TEAM: The Lady Blazers 16s
SCHOOLS INTERESTED: Stevens Institute of Technology, Haverford, St Joes University, Western New England, Smith Suffolk, Bryn Mawr, Assumption, Merchant Marines, Gordon Sewanee, Macalester, John Jay, Denison, Illinois Wesleyen, New Jersey City, Emmaniel, Berry College, Centre College, Colby, Agnes College, Goucher College
HER SHORTLIST: Macalaster College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Centre College, and Berry College
STATS: 17 ppg., 6.5 rpg., 5 apg., 5.1 spg in her junior season. …Named All-State, New Haven Register All-State, All—Southwestern Conference, Masuk Tip Off Tournament Team All-Tournament selection, Plainville Holiday Tournament MVP, New Haven Tap Off Team, SWC vs. FCIAC All Star game in junior year. … Averaged 14.2 ppg., 4 rpg., 3.8 ap., and 4.3 spg., in sophomore season. … received same accolades in sophomore season as well.

                                                       All about Gabby
NEWS-TIMES: Holness scores 16 as Panthers top Newtown.
CT POST: Holness leads Pompy to the SWC title game.
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN: Holness grabs Female Player of the Week as a sophomore.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

COURT VISION UPDATE: Top players in the state

#ctgb – Let’s continue to look at some of the top players in the state of Connecticut as we prepare for Opening Tip on Dec. 5. Today, we travel to Glastonbury for a look at a guard who will be Boston-bound very soon.
PLAYER: Courtney Latham
SCHOOL: Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury
YEAR: senior
HEIGHT: 5-foot-9
CT Cobras
Made decision already
HER SHORTLIST: Made decision already
Boston University
STATS: She averaged
14.2 ppg, 3.4 apg, 5.3 rpg and  3.5 steals, was All CCC 2011 and 2012 and led her team to the CCC Tournament Champion in 2011 and 2012.

                                                              All about Courtney
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE: Latham led Glastonbury to back-to-back conference titles.
JOURNAL INQUIRER: Latham outplays St. John’s-bound Ashley Perez.

Monday, November 5, 2012

COURT VISION UPDATE: Top players in the state

#ctgb – The girls’ high school basketball season gets going on Dec. 5. So to get prepared for the start of another exciting season of girls’ hoops, let’s take a look at the top players in the state until we get down to opening night.  Coaches can add players to the list when it is complete on Dec. 5 by emailing me at

PLAYER: Missy Bailey
SCHOOL: Cheshire High School, Cheshire
YEAR: junior
POSITION: Point guard
HEIGHT: 5-foot-6
AAU TEAM:CT Starters
SCHOOLS INTERESTED: Adelphi, U of New Haven, Plymouth State, Southern New Hampshire, Assumption
HER SHORTLIST: Not complete
STATS: She was All Southern Connecticut conference Housatonic in 2011 and 2012. Last season she averaged 12 ppg and 4 apg.

                                                               All About Missy
NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Bailey scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Rams during the SCC tournament. 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Bailey helped Cheshire win Team of the Week. 
NEW HAVEN REGISTER: Bailey’s game-high 16 points led the Rams over Ridgefield in state play when she was just a sophomore. 
REPUBLICAN AMERICAN: Bailey was named Republican American Athlete of the Week this past February.  
CHESHIRE HERALD: Bailey was named Athlete of the Week yet again.