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Saturday, February 23, 2013

COURT VISION: CIAC Playoff Central (First round)

No. 16 Sacred Heart Academy knocks No. 17 Newtown out of Class LL tournament in first round.

No. 16 Sacred Heart Academy 33, No. 17 Newtown 28: Micaela Montini scored eight points to pace the Pacers over the Nighthawks at the half.
Newtown erased a 22-14 first quarter deficit with a 24-11 second quarter outburst. 
For more updates, highlights and game stories, stay right here.

DAY 2: Follow all of the Class LL and M games right here!

 This is your one-stop shop for all of your state playoff stats, highlights, stories and more. Below are links for each Class and a look at some of the more intriguing match ups in the first round. Come here on gameday's for live blogs at 5 p.m.

Class LL

The bracket: Mercy gets the top seed in Class LL.

The contenders: No. 1 Mercy (SCC), No. 2 Lauralton Hall (SWC), No. 3 Trumbull (FCIAC), No. 4 Glastonbury (CCC), No. 5 South Windsor (CCC), No. 6 Career (SCC).

The sleepers: No. 12 Southington (CCC),  No. 14 Norwich Free Academy (ECC), No. 15 Amity (SCC).

The nail-biters: No. 17 Newtown at No. 16 Sacred Heart Academy, No. 18 East Hartford at No. 15 Amity, No. 22 Cheshire at No. 11 Darien (All games Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.).

Class L

The bracket: Bacon Academy earns top spot in upcoming Class L tourney.

The contenders: No. 1 Bacon Academy (ECC), No. 2 Pomperaug (SWC), No. 3 Berlin (CCC), No. 4 Watertown (NVL), No. 5 Wilton (FCIAC), No. 6 RHAM (CCC).

The sleepers: No. 12 Tolland (CCC), No. 22 Foran (SCC).

The nail-biters: No. 18 Kennedy  at No. 15 Hand , No. 22 Foran  at No. 11 East Lyme (All games Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.).

Class M

The bracket: Cromwell looks to run through Class as top seed.

The contenders: No. 1 Cromwell (SLC), No. 2 Notre Dame-Fairfield (SWC), No. 3 Haddam-Killingworth (SLC).

The sleepers: No. 9 Kolbe-Cathedral (SWC), No. 10 Trinity Catholic (FCIAC), No. 11 Ansonia (NVL).

The nail-biters: No. 17 Stonington at No. 16 Rocky Hill, No. 21 St. Paul Catholic at No. 12 Weaver (All games Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.)

Class S

The bracket: Capital Prep is the favorite and opens as the No. 1 seed.

The contenders: No. 1 Captial Prep (CSC), No. 3 Thomaston (BL), No. 4 Morgan (SLC).

The sleepers: No. 2 Cheney Tech (CSC), No. 7 Platt Tech (CSC), No. 6 Somers (NCCC), No. 22 Hyde Leadership (SLC),

The nail-biters: No. 17 Parish Hill at No. 16 Old Saybrook (All games on Feb. 25).


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