Jeremiah Livingston, who led Westhill to an undefeated season and the No. 1 seed in the FCIAC Tournament, was named the conference Player of the Year in a vote of league coaches.
John Dailey, who led Ludlowe to a 15-5 record and the second seed, was voted Coach of the Year.
FAIRFIELD — The way this season has played out, would anyone be totally surprised if we were preparing for an FCIAC Tournament boys semifinals with seeds 5-8?
Well, yes. It would have been a bit startling if No. 8 Danbury were still alive after top-seeded Westhill ran through the conference in the regular season. Yet the Hatters, who withered downtime stretch, were sitting within a basket with four minutes left before the Vikings ended the game scoring the final six points.
The 46-38 final turned out to be the second closest game of the day.
Otherwise, really, seeds were irrelevant. Ludlowe-Trumbull? Pick-em. Norwalk-Bassick? Pick-em. Trumbull-Stamford. The Pick-em-ist.
We have seven teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week vote.
Your finalists are: the Ridgefield girls basketball, Norwalk boys basketball, Wilton boys basketball, Trumbull boys basketball, Wilton boys basketball, Darien girls hockey, St. Joseph boys hockey and New Canaan boys hockey teams.
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