1. BRISTOL CENTRAL (18)
Last week: definitely Maloney 74-30; secure. Middleburg 80-50.
This week: Tuesday vs. Enfield, 18:45; Thursday at Hartford Public, 6:45 PM
It comes down to: Donovan Clingan posted another triple-double (19 points, 22 rebounds and a school-record 16 blocked shots) against Middletown. The previous record of 14 was also Clingan’s record and also against Middletown in 2020.
2. NWC (1)
Last week: definitely Maloney 76-50.
It comes down to: Lions have won seven in a row since an early season loss to Wilbur Cross.
Last week: certainly Glastonbury 88-46; secure. Ridgefield 67-64.
This week: Friday vs. Farmington, 6:45 PM
It comes down to: Sophomore point guard Quintin Floyd scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including all seven free throws he took, to lead the Warriors to victory over Ridgefield.
4. ND WEST PORT
Last week: certainly Wilbur Cross 69-61; secure. Friendship 66-39; secure. Xavier 75-42.
This week: Tuesday vs. Hillhouse, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Wilbur Cross, 7 p.m.
It comes down to: The Green Knights defeated Xavier 18-0 in the first quarter and were never threatened there again last Friday night.
Last week: certainly Trumbull 77-48; secure. New Canaan 63-49; lost to Windsor 67-64.
This week: Monday at McMahon, 7 p.m.; Saturday at Danbury, 7pm
It comes down to: Tigers shot 14 of 28 from the free throw line against Windsor and also held a 50-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Teams will play in Windsor again next season — if not sooner in this season’s Division I tournament.
6. KOLBE CATHEDRAL
Last week: certainly Bunnell 67-50; secure. Barlow 53-40.
This week:Tuesday vs. Bethel, 7 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 7pm
It comes down to:Ty Santos had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Cougars against Bunnell.
Last week: certainly Wolcott 87-40; secure. Seymour 77-47.
This week: Tuesday at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. WC, 7 p.m.
It comes down to:Greyhounds schedule gets tougher this week with a visit to Holy Cross and a home game against WCA
8. EAST CATHOLIC
Last week: certainly Enfield 68-49; secure. Southington 45-35.
This week: tuesday vs. Tolland, 6:45 PM; Wednesday vs. East Hartford, 6:45 PM; Friday in Manchester, 6:45 PM
It comes down to: Eagles may not be the dominant force they’ve been in recent years, but who really wants to face them in March?
Last week: definitely Fitch 79-60.
This week: Tuesday at St. Bernard, 7 p.m.; Saturday in North Providence (RI), 12:30 p.m.
It comes down to: Tyrone Cummings scored 23 points in the Wildcats’ win over Fitch. Major ECC showdown on Tuesday in St. Bernard.
10. WILBUR CROSS
Last week: Lost to Notre Dame-West Haven 69-61; secure. Hamden 81-72; secure. Hill House 73-51.
This week: Tuesday at Career, 7 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-West Haven, 7pm
It comes down to: Governors swept the regular-season run from Hillhouse for the first time since the 2007-08 season.