The Best High School Basketball Performance for Boys in Connecticut as of Week 5

Donovan Clingan, Bristol Central:
Had a triple-double (19 points, 22 rebounds and a school-record 16 blocked shots) in an 80-50 win over Middletown. The previous record of 14 was also Clingan’s record, against Middletown in 2020.

Dominick Dao, Terryville:
Had 35 points in Terryville’s 57-42 win over East Granby.

Keyshawn Mitchell, Capital Preparation:
Took down 30 rebounds in Capital Prep’s 75-66 win over Achievement First. That broke Andre Drummond’s school record of 28 in 2009. Mitchell also had 29 points and 22 rebounds in Capital Prep’s 87-60 win over Aerospace.

Loudan Chupas, Hale Ray:
Scored 32 points in Hale-Ray’s 75-67 win over Morgan and 33 points in the Little Noises’ 66-51 win over North Branford.

Deivone Tanksley and Rodrick Pearson, first performance:
Tanksley had 35 points and Pearson had a triple-double (10 points, 23 rebounds, 10 blocks) in Achievement First’s 74-39 win over East Hampton.

Elijah Wilborn, Middletown:
Grab 28 rebounds in the Blue Dragons’ 48-43 win over Prince Tech.

Ismael Castillo, Platt Tech:
Had a triple-double (14 points, 18 rebounds, 10 blocks) in the Panthers 48-47 win over Whitney Tech.

Tra’shawn Reynolds, Ansonia:
Cast in 39 points for the Chargers in an 81-69 loss to WCA. Reynolds added 29 points in a 76-50 win over Watertown.

Gianluca Albert, Cromwell:
Scored 32 points in the Panthers’ 71-47 win over Old Saybrook.

Anthony Nimani, Platt:
His 30 points included the winning 3-point shot with 1.4 seconds left to help the Panthers beat Avon 65-64.

Charlie Coffey, Wamogo:
A buzzer-thumping jump shot helped Wamogo beat Litchfield 46-45.

Lenny Ialeggio, Law School:
Scored a career-high 29 points in Law’s 52-43 win over Foran.

Norwich Free Academy in St. Bernard, Tuesday, 7pm:
Easily St. Bernard’s biggest week of the season. Opposite the top team in the ECC, then travel to the X to face Waterford in a match that should determine the league’s Division II champion.

Hillhouse in New London, Thursday, 5:45 PM:
Postponed to December 30, this marks the first time these two regulars have gone head-to-head since December 2010 when Hillhouse was able to take out Kris Dunn and the Whalers.

Kolbe Cathedral at Notre Dame-Fairfield, Friday, 7:00 PM:
The Lancers gave the undefeated Cougars their toughest game at home. Now hold the rematch – the one that counts in the SWC leaderboard – in Sister Marion Reilly Auditorium.

Wilbur Cross at Notre Dame-West Haven, Friday, 7pm:
Notre Dame came from behind in the second half and remained unbeaten. Now in the friendly environment of Alumni Hall, Wilbur Cross will need defense like against Hillhouse to take the win.

Eastern Catholic in RHAM, Monday, 7:00 PM:
Is RHAM real? The Sachems have won their first 11 games. This game is a big step forward for them.

Wilbur Cross at Fairfield Prep, Monday, 7pm:
Prep won at Cross 83-79 earlier this month. In the midst of a brutal stretch for Cross with Bristol Central coming to New Haven on Feb.

— Joe Morelli

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