Waterford caps 'Run to the Sun' with 90-67 state championship win over Avon

Waterford's Liam Spellman (10) and Ryan O'Connell (33) join teammates in storming the court after they won the CIAC Division III boys' basketball title on Sunday morning with a 90-67 win over Avon at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fingerprints of the entire Waterford High School boys' basketball team were all over its CIAC Division III state championship victory on Sunday.

State friend Quinnipiac up next for No. 1 UConn in NCAA tourney

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri huddles with her team during Saturday's 86-72 win over Miami in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Storrs. The No. 9 Bobcats play top-seeded UConn in the second round on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion. (AP Photo/Stephen Dunn)

Perhaps it's because he sees a little of himself in her that UConn coach Geno Auriemma has so much respect for his counterpart from Quinnipiac University, coach Tricia Fabbri, even going so far as to don a Quinnipiac T-shirt during last year's NCAA...

Eastern CT Eagles win Div. III championship for first state hockey title

Eastern Connecticut Eagles teammates pile on goalie Rylin Fowler after defeating Tri-Town 7-3 in the CIAC Division III hockey final on Saturday at Yale University's Ingalls Rink. It was the first title in program history for the Eagles, a cooperative program of eight local schools. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

As the season progressed, the Eastern Connecticut Eagles started to believe winning the program's first CIAC Division III state title was more possible than improbable.

One for the record books as UConn beats Saint Francis 140-52

UConn stars Katie Lou Samuelson (33), Gabby Williams (15), Kia Nurse (11) and Azurá Stevens (23) enjoyed the view from the bench in the fourth quarter as the Huskies set NCAA tournament records for points in a quarter (55), a half (94) and a game (140) en route to a 140-52 win over Saint Francis (Pa.) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The game plan for No. 16 Saint Francis against No. 1 UConn: run. That resulted in a record-setting 140-point performance for UConn on the way to a first-round NCAA tournament victory.

Waterford boys take short trip to Sun to play Avon for CIAC Div. III basketball title

Waterford High School's memorable season has landed them at the culimination game, Sunday's CIAC Division I boys' basketball championship against Avon at Mohegan Sun Arena.


Waterford routs Avon 90-67 in CIAC Division III boys' basketball final

Mohegan — Mikey Buscetto scored 27 points in his final game as second-seeded Waterford cruised to a 90-67 victory over No. 9 Avon in Sunday morning's CIAC Division III boys' basketball tournament championship game at Mohegan Sun...

CIAC hoop finals: Immaculate boys win Div. II title

Quinn Guth scored a game-high 18 points, going making 4 of 5 3-pointers, as second-seeded Immaculate of Danbury rolled to a 53-34 victory over No. 9 Amity in the CIAC Division II final on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Eastern CT Eagles beat Tri-Town 7-3 to win Div. III state hockey title

Kevin Close scored three goals as the Eastern Connecticut Eagles captured their first state title in program history with a 7-3 victory over Tri-Town in the CIAC Division III hockey tournament championship game on Saturday morning at Yale...


Avery Point women finish third in NJCAA Div. III basketball tourney

Tatyana LaFrance Boyce finished her UConn Avery Point career in style, scoring 26 points while adding 10 rebounds and eight steals as the Pointers rallied to beat Northland (Wis.) 90-84 in the third-place consolation game at the NJCAA Division III...

Local roundup: Fitch's Marcolina third in 50 free at Open to earn all-state honors

John Marcolina, a member of the Fitch/Stonington/Ledyard/Norwich Tech cooperative program, earned all-state honors with a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle during Saturday's State Open swimming championship meet at Yale University.

Pointers fall in NJCAA Division III tournament semifinals

The UConn Avery Point women's basketball team came up short in its bid to win the NJCAA Division III championship, losing to No. 2 Hostos Community College of New York 83-79 on Friday night.



Lancer Nation: There's nothing quite like it

The smartest person in America Sunday morning would have been a burglar in Waterford. Because...


Auto Racing

3:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — NASCAR Monster Cup Auto Club 400 from Fontana, Calif.

7 p.m., Ch. 61 — NHRA Gatornationals from Gainesville, Fla. (taped today)


1 p.m., NESN — Spring training: Boston Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, Fla.

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — Spring training: Miami Marlins at New York Yankees from Tampa, Fla.

1 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins from Fort Myers, Fla.

4 p.m., MLB Network — Spring training: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers from Surprise, Ariz.


Noon, ESPN — NIT men: Mississippi State at Baylor.

Noon, ESPN2 — NCAA women: Marquette at Louisville in Division I tournament.

12:10 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Butler vs. Purdue in Division I tournament from Detroit.

1 p.m., NBCSB — NBAGL: Lakeland Magic and Maine Red Claws.

2 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Division I tournament coverage. (Station will feature three games)

2:40 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: Michigan State vs. Syracuse in Division I tournament from Detroit. (time approximate)

4:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT men: Oregon at Marquette.

5:15 p.m., Ch. 3 — NCAA men: North Carolina vs. Texas A&M in Division I tournament from Charlotte, N.C.

6 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans.

6:10 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Cincinnati vs. Nevada in Division I tournament from Nashville, Tenn.

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NIT men: Middle Tennessee State at Louisville.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Villanova at Notre Dame in Division I tournament.

7 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves.

7:10 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Auburn vs. Clemson in Division I tournament from San Diego.

7:45 p.m., truTV — NCAA men: Kansas State vs. Maryland-Baltimore County in Division I tournament from Charlotte, N.C. (time approximate)

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Michigan at Baylor in Division I tournament.

8:40 p.m., TNT — NCAA men: Florida State vs. Xavier in Division I tournament from Nashville, Tenn. (time approximate)

9 p.m., ESPN — NCAA women: Virginia at South Carolina in Division I tournament.

9:40 p.m., TBS — NCAA men: Marshall vs. West Virginia in Division I tournament from San Diego. (time approximate)

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA women: Minnesota at Oregon in Division I tournament.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Los Angeles Clippers.


12:30 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

2 p.m., Chs. 10, 30 — PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational from Orlando, Fla.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: Founders Cup from Phoenix.  


5 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) — NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New York Islanders.

7:30 p.m., NBCSN — NHL: St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks.


3 p.m., NBCSN — FIS World Cup from Are, Sweden. (taped today)


8:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Hannover at Borussia Dortmund.

10:30 a.m., FS1 — Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen at Koln.


2 p.m., ESPN — BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, Calif.

Winter Sports

11:30 p.m., NBCSN — Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony from Pyeonchang, South Korea.


Rask, Bruins hand Lightning first shutout of season in 3-0 win

Boston's Tuukka Rask is showered with ice as he makes the save on a deflection by the Lightning's J.T. Miller during the second period of Saturday's game in Tampa, Fla. Boston won, 3-0. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.

NBA roundup

Charlotte's Willy Hernangomez is double-teamed by New York's Luke Kornet, left, and Isaiah Hicks during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game at Madison Square Garden. New York won, 124-101, to end a nine-game losing streak. (Julie Jacobson/AP Photo)

Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 25 points as New York Knicks stop 9-game slide with 124-101 victory over Charlotte Hornets.

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan speaks during a press conference at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 28.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.

Stenson takes 1-shot lead at Bay Hill; Woods 5 back

Henrik Stenson hits out of a bunker onto the 17th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Saturday at Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Henrik Stenson did just enough right for a 1-under 71 to take the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.


Quinnipiac women oust Miami for second straight year

Miami's Mykea Gray has her shot blocked by Quinnipiac's Aryn McClure during the second half of Saturday's NCAA Tournament first-round game in Storrs. Quinnipiac won, 86-72, knocking the Hurricanes out of the tournament for the second straight season. (Stephen Dunn/AP Photo)

Jen Fay led a balanced ninth-seeded Quinnipiac attack with 19 points and the Bobcats beat Miami 86-72 on Saturday, eliminating the Hurricanes from the women's NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season

NCAA women's basketball tournament roundup

Buffalo's Cierra Dillard drives around South Florida's Maria Jespersen and Alyssa Rader to attempt a shot during Saturday's NCAA Tournament first-round game in Tallahassee, Fla. Dillard scored a career-high 36 points as the 11th-seeded Bison upset No. 6 South Florida, 102-79. (Steve Cannon/AP Photo)

Cierra Dillard scored a career-high 36 points and No. 11 seed Buffalo got its first women's NCAA Tournament victory as it defeated sixth-seeded South Florida 102-79 in a first-round Albany Regional game

Auriemma: An upset is always on your mind

UConn coach Geno Auriemma shakes hands with Saint Francis (Pa.) coach Joe Haigh after the top-seeded Huskies had a record-setting day during a 140-52 rout in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn women's coach Geno Auriemma was asleep Friday night when 16th-seeded Maryland Baltimore County defeated No. 1 Virginia for the biggest upset in the history of NCAA tournament men's basketball.


Prayer answered again: Loyola tops Tennessee on late jumper

Loyola-Chicago's Marques Townes leaps while celebrating the team's 63-62 upset over third-seeded Tennessee in an NCAA Tournament second-round game in Dallas. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

Another NCAA Tournament pray answered for Loyola-Chicago, and the Ramblers are set to bring Sister Jean to the Sweet 16. Clayton Custer's jumper took a friendly bounce off the rim and in with 3.6 seconds left, and 11th-seeded Loyola beat Tennessee

NCAA men's basketball tournament roundup

Michigan's Jordan Poole is chased by forward Moritz Wagner after making a 3-point basket at the buzzer to beat Houston on Saturday, 64-63, in an NCAA Tournament second-round game in Wichita, Kan. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

Jordan Poole drains 3-pointer at buzzer as Michigan tops Houston 64-63 in NCAA tourney

Grad player, 5-8 point guard comprise UMBC's tough backcourt

UMBC's K.J. Maura celebrates after a basket against Virginia during the first half of Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round game in Charlotte, N.C. UMBC stunned top-ranked Virginia, 74-54, to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in tournament history. (Gerry Broome/AP Photo)

UMBC backcourt has Kansas State's attention ahead of second-round game


Poole named new Sun assistant

Brandi Poole was officially announced Tuesday as the new assistant coach for the Connecticut Sun. Poole, a Texas Tech assistant, was an assistant under Sun head coach Curt Miller for 13 years in the collegiate ranks.