|Sacred Heart is the only area boys team left in state tournament play after a rough Friday night.|
(Copyright, Sports on CT-69, 2018 file)
The fourth-seeded Hearts used the scoring of Raheem Solomon and Isiah Gaiter, along with the towering inside presence of Connor Tierney, to defeat No. 13 Hillhouse 69-58 in front of a big crowd at Crosby High School.
That was it in the win column for area teams on Friday night. Crosby, Holy Cross, WCA, Bristol Central and St. Paul saw their seasons come to an end.
LEADING POINT SCORERS
SACRED HEART VS. HILLHOUSE: Solomon 33, Gaiter 20
CROSBY AT EAST CATHOLIC (65-87): Tyler Spears 20, Kerwin Prince 17, Justin Davis 13
HOLY CROSS AT WINDSOR (72-76): Mikey West 31, DeAndre Wallace 21
WCA AT GLASTONBURY (67-78): Jadan Battle 26, Marquan Watson 23
BRISTOL CENTRAL VS. WILTON (56-63): Jaekwon Spencer 29, Isaiah Miller 15
ST. PAUL AT TORRINGTON (51-56): Tyler Arbuckle 19, Mike Palmieri 10
CROSBY: Tarique Foggie, J'Quan Ballard
HOLY CROSS: Nyzair Rountree, Wallace, Will Guglielmo, Greg Gruenwald
WCA: Battle, Jessah Doctor, Chad McKoy
BRISTOL CENTRAL: Dathan Hickey, Miller, Noah Plantamuro, Alex Bernier, Spencer, Alex Lape, Brett Kempton
ST. PAUL: Palmieri, Matt Garry, Arbuckle, Seth Foley, Darek Wiecki, Brian Considine
Sacred Heart will play No. 5 Wilbur Cross of New Haven at Wilby High School in a Division I quarterfinal on Monday at 7 p.m. Those who support Cross aren't happy about the CIAC decision to use Wilby as the neutral site for the game, but apparently willing schools with large-capacity gymnasiums are hard to find.