BMHS PrideTime Reporter
With the FCIAC Tournament just starting, four schools have already been eliminated in the first round of tournament play. Ridgefield, Central, Warde and Stamford had to say goodbye early.
Based on what has been seen so far, these are predictions for the next games. Alongside predictions, it’s important to include insight on who to watch for during the entire rest of the tournament.
Games this week:
Tuesday: Danbury High School VS Trinity Catholic High School at 6:00 p.m in Wilton at Nicholas Zeoli Field House
Norwalk High School VS Trumbull High School at 7:45 p.m. in Wilton at Nicholas Zeoli Field House
Danbury vs Trinity- Danbury 80-78
Trumbull vs Norwalk - Trumbull 69-67
Norwalk High has been in a drought for four years straight not being able to participate in the FCIAC play. With a 12-8 record, the bears have had the opportunity to participate with their second game being on Tuesday night against the Trumbull Eagles.
The bears have already beat the eagles this season in a blowout of 71-45. Although every player is important and has their strengths and weaknesses, one player that everyone should be on the lookout for is Tyrique Langley, the 5’11” senior point guard from Norwalk High. Being really quick, it is difficult to stop him in transition.
The Trumbull Eagles are back for the second year in a row. They moved past Warde after a tough game this past Saturday that resulted in a win. Given that Norwalk High has beaten the eagles before, their game against each other will be very competitive. This game will mean everything so there will definitely be emotion seen between these two teams.
Quentar Taylor (‘19) point guard from Trumbull is one that people should be on the lookout for. He’s aggressive on the court and he’ll drive the ball whenever the coach needs him to. He uses his big body to shield players from taking the ball from him and he’s a smooth finisher at the rim. Taylor's speciality is three-point shots.
Trinity Catholic High School has filled in the missing pieces over the years and now have players that are over 6’3”, making this team hard to stop. Given that those boys are dominant in the post, it is very hard for any team to match up with it. Trinity beat Stamford last Saturday securing their spot in the second round.
It was a fight down to the wire but Trinity got the win. Contavio Dutreil (‘18) has finally reached his 1000th point this season. He is a senior with a impressive mid-range and post game, normally grabbing rebounds for his team.
Dimitry Moise (‘18) is 6’5” and an all-around player. You can catch him in the post or outside the three-point line lighting it up. Just like Dutreil, he also scored his 1000th point this season.
Danbury Hatters is a young team that is built around guard. They have been through it all this year from losing players to not having players for certain games. Despite it all, they still managed to get into the FCIAC tournament. These boys love taking their three-point shots.
Beating Central last Saturday secured their spot in the second round. Given the obstacles, it won’t be surprising if they battle through the next game and end with a win.
Denali Burton, guard, (‘19) is unstoppable and has played a big part in all of the games. Anytime his coach needs him, he will complete the necessary actions to get ahead in the game.
Make sure you are at Wilton High School tonight to see these 4 teams in the second round. It should be a great one!