AROUND THE HORN: Platt girls, Wilcox boys bumped from Friday; Meriden’s Burt & Prescott headed to NCAA D-II championships

AROUND THE HORN: Platt girls, Wilcox boys bumped from Friday; Meriden’s Burt & Prescott headed to NCAA D-II championships


Platt-RHAM game moved to Saturday

MERIDEN — Friday’s Nor’easter postponed the CIAC Class L girls basketball game between Platt and RHAM to Saturday night.

The squads tip off in a second-round contest tonight in Hebron at 7 p.m.

Coach Tina Gonyea’s Panthers, seeded No. 17, are coming off their first state tournament victory in seven years, 55-54 over No. 16 Crosby on Tuesday. It was dramatic. Madison Chatman hit the game-winning shot in the closing seconds.

Platt (13-9) faces a steeper challenge in the second round. RHAM (22-2) is the No. 1 seed. The Sachems also beat the Panthers in the regular season, 62-31, in Hebron on Jan. 16.

In another girls basketball schedule change, Monday’s Class M quarterfinal game in Wallingford between No. 12 Sheehan (17-7) and No. 2 Career (15-9) has been moved up one hour to 6 p.m.

Indians go for CTC hoops title Monday

MERIDEN — The inaugural Connecticut Technical Conference boys basketball championship game between Wilcox Tech and Prince Tech has been postponed to Monday evening.

It’s also got a new location: Platt Tech in Milford. Tip-off is 6 p.m.

Top-seeded Prince and No. 2 Wilcox have emerged as the undisputed top teams in the CTC. They go into the conference final with identical records of 20-2.

Both teams are also No. 3 seeds in the CIAC state tournaments — Prince in Division III, Wilcox in Division IV.

The Indians, with a first-round bye, host the winner of No. 14 Griswold and No. 19 Bacon Academy on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Burt, Prescott qualify for NCAAs

NEW HAVEN — Briana Burt and Tyler Prescott, both of Meriden, will represent Southern Connecticut State University at the upcoming NCAA Division II championships in track and swimming.

Burt, a senior out of Maloney, will compete in the 60-meter hurdles March 9-10 in Pittsburgh, Kansas.

Prescott, a junior out of Platt, has qualified in the 200-yard backstroke. He’s headed to Greensboro, N.C. from March 14-17. 

Middlesex C of Cwelcomes Geno

CROMWELL — UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma will serve as guest speaker at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s March Member Breakfast Meeting on Monday, March 12 at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell.

Networking begins at 7 a.m. followed by a breakfast buffet opening at 7:15 a.m. Auriemma appears from 8-9 a.m.

Cost is $22 for Chamber members, $32 for non-members. Advance registration is required at


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