Thursday, March 14, 2013

TALE OF THE TAPE: Valley Regional vs. Weston, Class M final

The final two teams standing on the Class M boys' side are Valley Regional  and Weston. The Warriors won a Class S title two years ago, and Weston was an M champion in 2007. Let's break down this year's teams:

Valley Regional

Nickname: Warriors
Record: 25-2
Notable wins: Ledyard (57-51)
Top players: Jonathan Luster, Sr., G, 5-10; Chris Connor, Sr., F, 6-5
Notable stats: Points per game in 25 wins: 71.6
State titles: 1 (in 1 final appearance: 2011)
You should know: Shoreline Conference champion, undefeated in conference play; two losses came against Class LL schools (Xavier, Glastonbury) in Kohs Classic at Xavier


Nickname: Trojans
Record: 14-11
Notable wins: University (54-53), Kaynor Tech (62-54), Enfield (53-47)
Top players: Charlie DiPasquale, Sr., G, 6-2; Asher Lee-Tyson, Jr., G, 5-10
Notable stats: Outscored by opponents 1,481-1,478 this season
State titles: 1, 2007 (in 3 final appearances: 1984, 1986, 2007)
You should know: 12-6 record since losing five straight from Dec. 27 to Jan. 11

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