Boys Basketball

Second-Chance Points: Some Opening Night Boys Basketball Thoughts

The belief here is that fans and the media make too much of preseason scrimmages, especially in the high profile sports that gain the most attention. You can glean a few insights, but they often get overplayed and are better fodder for discussion more than anything.

That is also true of opening games, especially in sports other than football. Twenty-game seasons are marathons not sprints.

Never more so than this winter with the FCIAC boys basketball season. Behind Bridgeport Central, parity abounds. What appeared a certainty on Wednesday may prove fool’s gold come Friday.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball 2013-14: A Bunched Pack Chasing Bridgeport Central

Preseason prognosticating is an inexact practice, and when it comes to this FCIAC boys basketball season, going out on a limb is both the easiest and most difficult of tasks.

The easy: barring the arrival of spaceships whisking its players away, Bridgeport Central seems destined to win its second straight league title. The Hilltoppers have most of their top talent back from a team that caught fire during the second half of last season.

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Hurley To Appear At Ridgefield Basketball Clinic Sunday

Bob Hurley, the renowned basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in New Jersey, and former Fairfield University star Joe DeSantis will appear at the 2013 Connecticut Basketball Coaching Clinic Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ridgefield High School. The event is hosted by The Ridgefield Basketball Association.