FCIAC

Darien Girls Basketball Team Ruden Report Team Of The Week

The Darien girls basketball team is The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week.

The Blue Wave will get our T shirts, courtesy of our sponsors: BlueStreak Sports Training, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, Riko’s Pizza, Bobby V’s Sports Bar, Chicken Joe’s of New Canaan, Zody’s 19th Hole, Building Blocks, New Balance of New Canaan, The Concussion Center of Fairfield County, The CT Center for Advanced ENT Care and Resource Management Group.

Boys Basketball

Second-Chance Points: Playing 5 Questions

We are nearly at the midway point of the boys basketball season, and there is an analysis on the way where I will hand out my midseason awards.

To show the kind of year it has been, I emailed all league coaches to get their feedback for the All-FCIAC Team, Player of the Year and Coach of the Year to date. I’ve heard back so far from six coaches, who have come up with 11 different choices for All-FCIAC and three each for the best player and coach.

Boys Basketball

Wolf, Cassidy BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players Of The Week

Alex Wolf of the Greenwich boys basketball team and Georgia Cassidy of the Darien girls hockey team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Players of the Week, presented by Chicken Joe’s.

Wolf and Cassidy will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training and $25 gift certificates from Chicken Joe’s in New Canaan.

Boys Basketball

Poll: Who Is The FCIAC Boys Basketball Midseason MVP?

The FCIAC boys basketball season reaches the midway point this week, and work has started on an analysis of events to date, including a midseason All-FCIAC Team, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year.

In this season of parity, it is not surprising that feedback from six coaches thus far has yielded three different names for the best player.

Polls

A Fine 9: Vote For The Ruden Report Team Of The Week

We have nine teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week vote.

Your finalists are: the Greenwich boys basketball, Trinity Catholic boys basketball, Darien girls basketball, Bridgeport Central boys basketball, Wilton gymnastics, Trumbull wrestling, New Canaan boys hockey, Ridgefield boys hockey and Brien McMahon wrestling teams.

Boys Basketball

Commentary: Even On Off Night, Hilltoppers Find A Way To Win

RIDGEFIELD — Bridgeport Central boys basketball coach Barry McLeod was lamenting prior to Friday night’s game at Ridgefield the steady diet of zone defenses his team has been seeing.

It was a complaint lodged by McLeod’s star point guard, Tyler Ancrum, after the Hilltoppers needed two big defensive stops in the final minute to overcome poor foul shooting and come away with a hard-fought 66-62 win.

FCIAC

It’s Back: The Ruden Report Presents The Southfield Center Fan Showdown

It started as a debate two winters ago over which gym was the most difficult in the FCIAC to play in during basketball season, and eventually evolved into a bigger question: which school has the most loyal fans. That led to a contest, the Overtime Fan Showdown.

With more schools naming their fan bases, and with many now having their own Twitter accounts, the argument rages on. So while Overtime is no more, we are back with the renamed, 3rd annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown, which is being sponsored by The Southfield Center for Development. Ridgefield’s Tiger’s Lair is the defending champion, having unseated Westhill’s Purple Pack.

Boys Hockey

Commentary: Trinity Hockey Team Perfect — With Room For Improvement

STAMFORD — On the day the Oscar nominations were announced, here’s a candidate for most surprising sentence in the high school winter sports season: Trinity Catholic is the last unbeaten hockey team in the state.

How far have the Crusaders come? Almost exactly a year ago they were 2-10-1 after an 0-5 start. They went 7-3 the rest of the way and earned a state tournament berth.

Trinity has been the talk of the Division II world so far, improving to 7-0 on Wednesday night after scoring four third-period goals in a 6-2 win over Westhill at Terry Conners Rink.