Of the four championship matchups that could have blossomed from last night’s FCIAC girls basketball semifinals, the one with the best strategic possibilities was delivered.
Third-seeded Stamford is the hottest team in the league right now, looking very much like a Tiana England-less version of the one that last year won conference and Class LL titles, part of a 17-game winning streak that was ended last month.
FAIRFIELD — Steve Tobitsch took a seat late tonight, a drained look on his face that was occasionally buried in his hands. In front of him, the members of his Trumbull girls basketball team, with what little energy they had remaining, were celebrating a 36-34 triple overtime win over Fairfield Warde in the FCIAC semifinals that was more a battle of attrition.
Homestretch week. Greenwich, Fairfield Ludlowe and Staples, sitting with seven league losses, are hoping the right team (no longer Danbury) will lose out and create an opening into the FCIAC Tournament, which begins Saturday. Right now the jockeying begins for position between the teams that started today in the second through eighth positions, separated by just one game in the loss column.