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.
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.
On this week’s episode of The Ruden Report Podcast, Scott Ericson of the Stamford Advocate and Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and I analyze the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament.
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.
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.
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.
NEW CANAAN — Zach Allen sat in the office of his high school coach last month, speaking in measured tones. The conversation could just as easily have taken place three years ago, with Allen talking about getting ready for his senior year at New Canaan.
We have five male and female finalists for the Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Male and Female Players of the Week.
Your finalists are: the Greenwich girls track, Danbury boys track, Fairfield Warde girls basketball, Stamford girls basketball and Fairfield Ludlowe gymnastics teams.
NORWALK — Old girls basketball money won out during today’s FCIAC Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinal games at Norwalk High School.