It was a blowout Thursday night for the pair of NVL games that took place in the CIAC state tournament.
Top-seeded Sacred Heart withstood a good early effort from No. 17 Watertown and ran away with a 85-47 victory in their Class M second round contest at Alumni Hall. Senior Charles Fisher wound up having a big night offensively while being his usual active self on the defensive end. Sacred Heart used a big third quarter to knock out Watertown, which hung around in the first half.
The Hearts move on to face No. 8 Granby, a 84-82 double overtime winner over No. 24 St. Joseph of Trumbull. That game is Monday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart.
Without leading scorer Jaivaun McKnight, No. 9 Kennedy was no match for No. 8 Crosby in their Class LL second round tilt at The Palace. The Bulldogs rattled off an incredible 29 straight points to turn a close game into a rout, and they won going away by a score of 94-52. Kennedy started with an early flourish, then Jordan Booker took over shooting the ball for Crosby. The Bulldogs went on their crazy run and never looked back. Crosby gets top-seeded Fairfield Prep in a quarterfinal game on Monday at 7 at Fairfield Prep.
Sacred Heart's record improves to 23-2 while Crosby goes to 19-5.
Kennedy finishes its season with a record of 16-7. It was the final game for Eagle seniors Jaivaun McKnight , Darryl Flowers, Jameel Brooks-Norwood, Lorenzo Benjamin, Brandon Espinal, Tyrel Council and Victor Sampson.