CIAC HOOP ROUNDUP: Crosby, Sacred Heart, WCA boys win; St. Paul girls fall

The Crosby, Sacred Heart and Waterbury Career Academy boys basketball teams are on their way to the quarterfinals in their respective classes. The St. Paul girls saw their season come to an end with a loss in the Class M quarterfinals.
Here’s more on each game:

No. 14 Crosby 82, No. 3 Bassick 74: The Bulldogs redeemed themselves, taking down a Lions team that had defeated them in the regular season behind another monster effort from Jeremiah Kendall.
Crosby (17-8) will play No. 6 Wilton next Monday at 7 p.m.
Kendall, the NVL’s Top Senior, scored 40 points on 11-of-21 shooting and grabbed 20 rebounds, according to statistics posted on Crosby’s MaxPreps page. Kendall hit 17 of his 20 free throw attempts, dished out five assists and grabbed one steal. 
Tarique Foggie had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-4 on 3-pointers. Foggie made all four of his foul shots.
Miguel Rivera added 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting, all three-point attempts. Rivera also made two free throws. He had four assists and two steals.
The teams were tied 19-all after one quarter, then 33-33 at halftime. Crosby outscored Bassick 21-18 in the third quarter for a 54-51 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs pushed the Lions away by a score of 28-23.
No. 1 Sacred Heart 58, No. 16 Northwest Catholic 41: The Hearts, paced by Isaiah Gaiter, pulled away from the Lions in the fourth quarter.
Sacred Heart (25-0) will host No. 9 Windsor, its second straight Central Connecticut Conference foe, next Monday at 7 p.m.
Gaiter had 19 points and 18 rebounds, according to a story from The Zone’s Joe Palladino. Legend Johnson joined Gaiter in double figures with 14 points. Omar Rowe had nine points and was clutch at the foul line in the fourth quarter. Courie Stevenson and Michael West each scored eight points.
Northwest Catholic was four points down headed to the fourth quarter, but Sacred Heart outscored its opponent 23-10 to put the game on ice.

No. 23 WCA 85, No. 7 Classical 74: The Spartans did it again, knocking off another high seed on the road, this time in Hartford.
WCA (12-10) will play at No. 2 Canton next Monday at 7 p.m.
Matt Torres and Marquan Watson led the Spartans with 21 and 20 points respectively. Jalen Edwards contributed 15 points, Jadan Battle had eight points and Langston Racine added seven points. WCA jumped out to a 23-14 lead after one quarter and was able to maintain a safe distance after every quarter. Watson and Edwards each had double-doubles for the Spartans.

No. 2 Career 50, No. 7 St. Paul 46: The Falcons tried to rally in the fourth quarter, but saw their season end against the Panthers in New Haven.
Brigid Johndrow scored 16 points to lead St. Paul in her final game. Jade Udoh tallied 14 points while Janessa Gonzalez added 12 for the Falcons. St. Paul trailed by eight points entering the fourth quarter, but attempted a final rally. The Falcons outscored the Panthers for the first time in a quarter in the game, but came up four points short.
St. Paul finishes the season 22-4 with a NVL Tournament championship, the program’s first. It was the final game for seniors Johndrow, Alexa Morneault, Amelia Sanchez, Chantell Lopez (2 points) and Alexandria Mourges (2 points). Johndrow and Morneault were the team captains.