T.J. Killings of the Harding boys basketball team and Sarah Cicchetti of the Greenwich girls track team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players of the Week.
Killings and Cicchetti will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training.
Killings had 21 points and 6 steals in a win over New Canaan, and 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Staples.
Cicchetti won the shot put at the SCC Coaches Invitational with a school-record throw of 39-6, nearly four feet better than the second-place finisher.
Because I missed the first three weeks of the season following surgery, I never got to write a boys basketball preview.
If I had, the biggest storyline would have been the outflow of talent from the league to private schools, including many players that likely would have earned All-FCIAC first- and second-team honors.
While none of the players were major talents — save for Norwalk’s Steve Enoch, and if the Bears want to look at the glass as half-full, he was just a third team pick a year ago — they would have made an impact in a season that can best be described as average parity.
Several coaches have expressed concern about the short-term state of the league. We will have to see if this year’s transfers was the start of a trend or aberration. Likewise, the league taking a step back as whole is viewed here as something cyclical until proved otherwise.
We have eight teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week vote.
Your finalists are: the Greenwich girls basketball, Fairfield Ludlowe boys basketball, Wilton gymnastics, Westhill boys hockey, New Canaan girls hockey, Stamford boys basketball, Ridgefield boys basketball and Danbury boys basketball teams.
The winning team will get our T shirts, courtesy of our sponsors: BlueStreak Sports Training, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, Chicken Joe’s of New Canaan, Zody’s 19th Hole, New Balance of New Canaan, The CT Center for Advanced ENT Care, Ozone Fitness Center, Bankwell, Coastal Orthopaedics, Hoyt Livery, National Scouting Report, North Yellow Jackets Lacrosse, Splash Car Wash, Rhone Apparel, Darien Orthodontics, Sono Field House, MJ Cognetta Electrical, CT Grizzlies Girls Lacrosse Club and Resource Management Group.