Madness In March Tips-off Tonight For The Blue Devils

Dominic Konareski

March Madness is here for Connecticut High School boys basketball, the CIAC State Tournament playoffs starts tonight. The West Haven Blue Devils come in as the 13th seed. After an inconsistent start to the year, the team played solid basketball down the stretch to give them a 13-7 record. The team started the first half of the season 5-5 to follow up the end of the season 8-2 with, at one point, riding a five game winning streak. It is now a whole new season, but this time losing is not an option as five rounds are ahead starting tonight. With a 6:30pm tipoff the Devils will face the Trumbull Eagles who are the 20th seed (8-12) tonight. 

   West Haven is led by Adam El Kharraz and 6’7 big man Javaun Calhoun, and No.23 of Dwight Francis. Trumbull is led by Connor Johnston and Owen Bull. For Trumbull, an elite defense has carried the team to its eight wins. The biggest factor in this game is height, West Haven has the taller players and undoubtedly that will come in handy for rebounds and points in the paint. This has been a comeback season in a way for the team as they look to make the fire they have made even larger tonight.




WHD  69

TRM  65