GameTimeCT Boys Basketball Top 10 Poll (Jan. 24)

Northwest Catholic’s Matthew Curtis.

Northwest Catholic’s Matthew Curtis.

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For the fourth consecutive week, the 10 teams in the GameTimeCT top 10 poll remain the same. This week, not one of those teams moved.

Bristol Central remains on top with 18 of the 19 first-place votes. Northwest Catholic has the other first-place vote and is a solid No. 2.

Windsor came from behind to win at Ridgefield in a non-conference game that will have a return date at Windsor next season. The Warriors gained some ground on Northwest Catholic, the only team to beat the Warriors this season.

No. 4 Notre Dame-West Haven came from behind to beat Wilbur Cross at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, then took out an undefeated Amity team to gain ground on Windsor.

Ridgefield distinguished itself enough to remain in the No. 5 spot, but the Tigers did lose some votes.

No. 6-10 remain the same as well. No. 10 Wilbur Cross gets another chance at Notre Dame on Friday in West Haven while No. 6 Kolbe Cathedral gets the other Notre Dame, the Lancers from Fairfield, on the road Friday. The lancers gave Kolbe its toughest game, a 3-point loss.

TEAM
REC
PTS
LAST
CLASS

1. BRISTOL CENTRAL (18)

10-0
568
1
II
Last Week: Def. Maloney 74-30; def. Middletown 80-50.
This Week: Tuesday vs. Enfield, 6:45 p.m.; Thursday at Hartford Public, 6:45 p.m.
The Bottom Line: 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 set against Middletown in 2020.

2. NWC (1)

8-1
508
2
II
Last Week: Def. Maloney 76-50.
The Bottom Line: Lions have won seven straight since an early-season loss to Wilbur Cross.

3. WINDSOR

8-1
494
3
I
Last Week: Def. Glastonbury 88-46; def. Ridgefield 67-64.
This week: Friday vs. Farmington, 6:45 p.m.
The Bottom Line: Sophomore point guard Quintin Floyd scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including all seven free throws he took, to help lead the Warriors to the win at Ridgefield.

4. ND-WEST HAVEN

12-0
480
4
I
Last Week: Def. Wilbur Cross 69-61; def. Amity 66-39; def. Xavier 75-42.
This Week: Tuesday vs. Hillhouse, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Wilbur Cross, 7 p.m.
The Bottom Line: The Green Knights outscored Xavier 18-0 in the first quarter and were never threatened from there last Friday night.

5. RIDGEFIELD

8-1
380
5
I
Last Week: Def. Trumbull 77-48; def. New Canaan 63-49; lost to Windsor 67-64.
This Week: Monday at McMahon, 7 p.m.; Saturday at Danbury, 7 p.m.
The Bottom Line: Tigers shot 14 of 28 from the free-throw line against Windsor and also held a 50-44 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Teams will play again in Windsor next season — if not before in this season’s Division I state tournament.

6. KOLBE CATHEDRAL

8-0
362
6
III
Last Week: Def. Bunnell 67-50; def. Barlow 53-40.
This Week:Tuesday, vs. Bethel, 7 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 7 p.m.
The Bottom Line:Ty Santos had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Cougars against Bunnell.

7. NAUGATUCK

10-0
360
7
I
Last Week: Def. Wolcott 87-40; def. Seymour 77-47.
This Week: Tuesday at Holy Cross, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. WCA, 7 p.m.
The Bottom Line:Greyhounds’ schedule gets tougher this week with a visit to Holy Cross and a home game against WCA

8. EAST CATHOLIC

6-3
296
8
I
Last Week: Def. Enfield 68-49; def. Southington 45-35.
This Week: Tuesday vs. Tolland, 6:45 p.m.; Wednesday vs. East Hartford, 6:45 p.m.; Friday at Manchester, 6:45 p.m.
The Bottom Line: Eagles may not be the dominant force they have been in recent years, but who really wants to face them come March?

9. NFA

10-1
286
9
I
Last Week: Def. Fitch 79-60.
This Week: Tuesday at St. Bernard, 7 p.m.; Saturday at North Providence (R.I.), 12:30 p.m..
The Bottom Line: Tyrone Cummings scored 23 points in the Wildcats’ victory over Fitch. Big ECC showdown on Tuesday at St. Bernard.

10. WILBUR CROSS

7-3
187
10
I
Last Week: Lost to Notre Dame-West Haven 69-61; def. Hamden 81-72; def. Hillhouse 73-51.
This Week: Tuesday at Career, 7 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m.
The Bottom Line: Governors swept the regular-season series from Hillhouse for the first time since the 2007-08 season.