FCIAC girls basketball has continued on an upward trajectory, with better players and stronger teams. Two of the last three Class LL champions have come from the conference, and Trumbull made it to the final a year ago. There have been different league champions each of the last four years.
NEW CANAAN — Giana Bruno and Chrissie Fiore became rivals because of proximity, friends and teammates because of their shared talents, and will remain adversaries both due to that ability and the common mindset of taking the road less traveled.
“It’s fun having that two-sided relationship,” said Bruno, a two-sport star at New Canaan. “You step on the field and you’re enemies. We never smile at each other.”
And here is the third episode, with Ridgefield twins Elizabeth and Julia Middlebrook as the guests. Sports & Scoops will run throughout the next month, and who knows after that.
STAMFORD — Like most twins their age, Devon and Taylor Yaghmaie have the same circle of friends, occasionally fight over clothes and are often inseparable.
That penchant for close proximity extends to the tennis court.
What a difference three months make. The girls basketball season started looking like a two-team race between Fairfield Warde and defending champion Stamford, with Trumbull and Ridgefield possessing the potential to contend for the title. Not surprisingly, the quartet separated itself from the rest of the league and advanced to the semifinals of the FCIAC Tournament.
UNCASVILLE — The Trumbull girls basketball team’s run at a Class LL championship ran out of steam in the fourth quarter of tonight’s final against New London.
There is almost no common bond between the Trinity Catholic boys and Trumbull girls basketball teams, outside of the first letter in the school names and Jack Kelly, a teacher at the former and assistant coach at the latter.
FAIRFIELD — Steve Tobitsch greeted his Trumbull girls basketball team at halftime as they gathered in the locker room at Fairfield Ludlowe tonight. The Eagles were in an unusual position: trailing.
Of the four championship matchups that could have blossomed from last night’s FCIAC girls basketball semifinals, the one with the best strategic possibilities was delivered.
Third-seeded Stamford is the hottest team in the league right now, looking very much like a Tiana England-less version of the one that last year won conference and Class LL titles, part of a 17-game winning streak that was ended last month.