* After defeating previously top-ranked Fairfield Prep 3-2 in overtime last week and taking over the No. 1 spot in the state's boys hockey poll, Hamden promptly dropped a 4-3 SCC decision to No. 6 Xavier (Middletown)
, falling behind 4-0 before scoring.
* Notre Dame (West Haven)
knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 7 Fairfield Prep in a 68-60 SCC Quinnipiac boys basketball overtime victory.TOP PERFORMERSBoys basketball* Kyle Nolan, Branford:
Scored 22 points and had 15 rebounds in a 63-50 SCC interdivision victory over West Haven.* Oscar Assie, St. Joseph (Trumbull):
Scored 26 points and had 10 rebounds in a 79-57 FCIAC victory over Bridgeport Central.* Bernard Brantley, Stratford:
Scored 25 points and made six steals and three assists in a 65-50 SWC victory over Newtown.* Chad Graham, Fitch (Groton):
Scored 18 points and had nine rebounds and eight assists in a 57-45 victory over Waterford.* Yahmad Rountree, Woodland (Beacon Falls):
Had 24 points and 22 rebounds in a 69-55 NVL victory over Seymour.Girls basketball* Aaliyah Robinson, Wilbur Cross (New Haven):
Scored 28 points in a 60-55 SCC interdivision victory over Hamden.* Ashley Wheeler, Stonington:
Had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a 65-61 ECC victory over Griswold.* Andreana Thomas, Hillhouse (New Haven):
Had 24 points and 10 assists in a 71-45 SCC victory over Wilbur Cross (New Haven).Boys hockey* Brandon Martone, Notre Dame (West Haven):
Scored hat trick in 4-0 victory over Notre Dame (Fairfield).Paul Rosano, the former assistant sport editor of The Hartford Courant and sports editor of The New Haven Register, covers Connecticut for MaxPreps.com. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.