After going 4-0 in the quarterfinals and 0-2 in the semifinals, I am going with Danbury. I think St. Pierre is going to step up because he always does. But the wildcard to me is Joyner. He has given the Hatters a new dynamic and it is a matchup problem I think will ultimately cause problems for Ridgefield.
Playing with poise and a lead for all but 48 seconds, the fifth-seeded Tigers took down the top-seeded Eagles, 73-66, behind a stifling defensive effort. Ridgefield (16-6), which won the title two seasons ago, will meet last year’s champion, Danbury, in the final on Thursday night. The Hatters rode 16 unanswered first-quarter points for an emphatic 68-48 win over Wilton.
There has not been a lot to get excited about outside of New Canaan, the feel-good-story of the year. Actually, let’s throw Wilton into the mix. The Warriors have turned into the most entertaining team in a year when entertaining is a word that has seldom been used. Trumbull and Danbury have performed as expected. For everyone else it has been riding the rough waves of finding consistency, which some have done better than others.