Boys Basketball

Video Spotlight: FCIAC Boys Basketball Quarterfinal Highlights

The storylines leading up to Saturday’s FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament quarterfinal games focused on whether anyone could beat top-seeded Bridgeport Central and, in a year of parity, how many lower seeds would advance to the next round.

Well the Hilltoppers moved on — barely — defeating St. Joseph by just two points and nearly becoming the third No. 8 seed in four years to pull off a major upset.

And the other games remained true to form. The only lower seed to reach the semifinals was No. 5 Stamford, and no one would consider its 55-54 win over Westhill in the day’s best game an upset.

Central and No. 2 Greenwich will be considered strong favorites when they face, respectively, Stamford and Ridgefield in Tuesday’s semifinals. But it would be foolish to think either of the underdogs are without a chance.

Before we look ahead, there were a number of great plays in Saturday’s four games. Westhill High School student and The Ruden Report videographer Mickey Sottile captured many of them.

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So as we await Tuesday’s semifinals, sit back and relive the highlights from the opening day of play.