Girls basketball notebook: 13 teams remain unbeaten
While conference games have been played, the December girls basketball schedule was filled with cross-conference games, some of which featured top 10 teams duking it out.
Taking on a tough opponent from outside of your league can ding-up an overall record, but 13 girls basketball teams emerged from that scrum with unblemished records.
Only two conferences, the CTC and the CRAL do not currently have any unbeaten teams.
The FCIAC, SCC, NCCC and Berkshire League all have two undefeated teams remaining with the ECC, SWC, Shoreline, NVL and CCC having one each.
In Class LL, Trumbull, New London, Hamden and Norwalk have not lost.
In L, it is Watertown and Foran; Class M has East Catholic, Northwestern and Kolbe Cathedral; while Class S still sports four unbeatens in Canton, East Hampton, Somers and Housatonic Regional.
In the SCC, Hamden and Foran do not play each other this season.
In the FCIAC, Trumbull and Norwalk will not meet until Feb. 11.
Somers and Canton in NCCC face off Feb. 1.
We will not have to wait in the Berkshire League as Northwestern and Housatonic Regional lock horns Wednesday night.
In perhaps the best remaining cross-conference game of the season, New London from the ECC and Norwalk from the FCIAC play each other Jan. 26 in New London.
70 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Last week, Danbury defeated Bristol Eastern 65-37.
The game was noteworthy because of the longevity of the two coaches.
Jackie DiNardo has been at the helm of Danbury for 32 years, but she was the junior coach in this matchup as Tony Floyd has been the head coach at Bristol Eastern for 38 years.
KEEP IT GOING AND GOING AND GOING AND GOING
Darien and New Canaan have staged countless classic moments in every sport imaginable.
Last week in New Canaan, the two girls basketball programs added their moment, in a 4-overtime thriller won by Darien 43-42.
Lindsay Dimonekas hit the game-winner on a put-back with 20 seconds left in the fourth overtime.
Dimonekas was the high-scorer with 15 points.
Stunningly, the 11 points by New Canaan in the fourth quarter was the only time either team got into double digits in any given quarter.
Neither team scored in the first overtime.