FAIRFIELD — When the offense is working to perfection, players move across the board like gliding chess pieces. The ball is possessed for seconds before being passed off. Uncontested shots may end up being assists instead of points when a teammate has a better opportunity.
FAIRFIELD — On the day the starting point guard from the only girls basketball team in Wilton history to win the FCIAC championship returned to lend support, it was a current backcourt star that carried the team to the brink of a second title.
NORWALK — Old girls basketball money won out during today’s FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinal games at Norwalk High School.
Defense has been the biggest constant among the eight schools that will try to claim the FCIAC championship a week from tonight. It comes via disguised zones, relentless pressure and a mixed-bag of traps.
TRUMBULL — It was a slow start two weeks ago that led to his team’s lone blemish this season, and Trumbull girls basketball coach Steve Tobitsch is determined to not let his players forget it.
WESTPORT — Getting players to buy into a defensive philosophy can sometimes prove counterintuitive when they are top multi-sport athletes accustomed to producing rather than preventing scoring.
During the state basketball banquet last winter, a guest speaker from Thomaston High School gave a speech about being one of the few upperclassmen on a team that reached the Class S girls final.
WESTPORT — A stifling defense that yielded few open shots.
Good court awareness that created easy looks on offense.