It is hard to sugarcoat one of the most lackluster regular seasons I can remember. By midseason we already knew there would be just nine schools in contention for the eight FCIAC Tournament berths, which removed a great deal of mystery.
RIDGEFIELD — Like a virtuoso performer, Sean Conway saved his greatest moment for the final play of the regular season, in a sense his own personal encore before the playoffs.
The regular season ends tomorrow night, and while the path to figuring out the eight teams that will make the field is much clearer, the seedings below the top three sports are a mystery.
STAMFORD — Contavio Dutreil and Dimitry Moise arrived together at Trinity Catholic from Haiti three years ago, a pair of promising basketball players who bonded together to acclimate themselves to a new school, a new culture and, ultimately, a wondrous adventure.
The biggest storylines this season continue to be the overall quality of play and the problems caused by what has been an absence of flexibility to ensure that the best officials are assigned the biggest games (and I consider this a hot offseason topic; coaches have resisted the temptation to talk about it publicly).
WILTON — Denali Burton is one of the FCIAC’s top all-around players. He can score, rebound, pass, he plays solid defense and can handle the ball. But the Danbury junior is also quite good at something that doesn’t show up in the boxscore.
TRUMBULL — Sean Conway had a career night for Fairfield Warde with 44 points, while Trumbull’s Timmond Williams dropped in 30. But even LaBron James needs help.
STAMFORD — Contavio Dutreil draws acclaim for his acrobatic offensive play, but it is at the other end of the court where Trinity Catholic reaps the biggest benefits from its 6-5 senior center.
What a bizarre season. I can’t think of any other way to describe what we have seen over the past six weeks.