11:23 PM EST, December 8, 2012
Hartford Public at Weaver-Hartford, Dec. 14: Always a great rivalry game in the Doc Hurley Foundation Classic.
Valley Regional-Deep River at Cromwell, Dec. 14: Valley, with guard Jonathan Luster, should be formidable in the Shoreline against perennial conference power Cromwell.
Career-New Haven vs. Capital Prep-Hartford, Dec. 15 at Weaver: Class L champion Career takes on Capital Prep, which lost the S title game last year.
Hillhouse-New Haven at New Britain, Dec. 19: Great early season matchup features established Hillhouse and on-the-rise New Britain.
Maloney-Meriden at HPHS, Dec. 21: Two of the top guards in the state are featured in Maloney's Jahlil Askew and HPHS' Daylon Ore.
University-Hartford vs. Kolbe-Bridgeport at Wilton, Dec. 27: Good foe in always competitive Kolbe for University and guard Kadian Hall.
Northwest Catholic-West Harford vs. East Catholic-Manchester at Wesleyan, Dec. 28: Traditional rivalry moves to Wesleyan, which is coached by Joe Reilly. His brother Luke coaches East Catholic. Northwest Catholic coach John Mirabello played at South Catholic-Hartford for Joe Reilly Sr.
Windsor at Glastonbury, Jan. 2: Scorer Jared Wilson-Frame leads the Warriors against inside force Jordan Butler of Glastonbury.
Capital Prep-Hartford at Classical-Hartford, Jan. 18: Better have some extra bulbs for the scoreboard. Capital Prep won last year's contest 120-116 in double overtime.
Xavier-Middletown at Fairfield Prep, Jan. 18: Fairfield Prep features 7-foot-2 Trinity Catholic transfer Paschal Chukwu and freshman Ryan Murphy.
Manchester vs. Springfield Central, Jan. 19: Manchester plays in the Hoophall Classic at Springfield College.
Farmington at Avon, Jan. 19: Neighbors collide in what always is a very competitive game.
Farmington at Newington, Feb. 1: Omi Momah is a forward force for Farmington, while Tim Blair can score inside and outside for Newington.
Bloomfield at RHAM-Hebron, Feb. 8: Bloomfield is deep and athletic, while RHAM features guard Kyle Rodegher in this CCC East matchup.
Windsor at Manchester, Feb. 12: Should be an important game in terms of the CCC North upper standings and the Class LL playoff seedings.
— Tom Yantz
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