Super Tuesday: 4 CT girls basketball games worth watching

Several interesting matchups are on the girls basketball schedule for Tuesday.

Several interesting matchups are on the girls basketball schedule for Tuesday.

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Tuesday is shaping up to be an interesting day on the girls basketball schedule.

While there are no top 10 teams playing each other, the conference matchups and matchups of top players stand out.

Thomaston at Nonnewaug 6: Nonnewaug is 8-1, dropping one game to Gilbert while defending Berkshire League champions Thomaston comes in at 5-3 but with all three losses coming outside the league to No. 2 ranked Notre Dame-Fairfield, No. 6 ranked Hand and to a tough Windsor Locks team on the road. Make no mistake, the Berkshire League still runs through Thomaston and if Nonnewaug wants to stay on top, they will have to beat the Bears who have not lost in the Berkshire league since February of 2020.

Seymour at No. 5 Holy Cross 6:30: Nobody in the NVL has finished within 30 points of Holy Cross, which is ranked No. 5 in the GameTimecCT Poll. Aside from an overtime loss to Watertown, no NVL team has been close to Seymour either. While the game is fascinating for that reason alone, it also features some of the state’s best players. Kenzie Sirowich, a GameTimeCT First-Team All-State pick last season, has been a double-double machine this year. On the other side, Holy Cross comes in with Second-Team All-State selection Cayla Howard, a 5-foot-9 forward and senior guard Mya Zaccagnini who has been lighting it up.

Bristol Eastern at Middletown, 6:45: It will happen a few times in the CCC this winter, but this game provides a look at two returning First Team All-State players in Tyah Pettaway of Middletown and Ciara Collins of Bristol Eastern. The CCC has four players back who were first-team All-State picks last season. Bristol has already played Shailyn Pinkney and East Hartford and will face Lilly Ferguson and No. 1 Newington Feb. 4. Pettaway and Middletown will face Jaylice Rosario and Maloney Feb. 10.

No. 2 Notre Dame-Fairfield at Pomperaug, 7: Notre Dame is ranked No. 2 in the GameTimeCT Poll and has just one in-state loss in the last three years. Pomperaug, which lost to Notre Dame in the SWC final last season, may offer the best chance of any remaining team to beat the Lancers in the regular season. Notre Dame does still have to face Kolbe Cathedral and Newtown on the road. Pomperaug (8-3) has been led by senior Megan Reilly and junior Claudia Schneider. Notre Dame is a deep team with three Division-1 college level players in Aizhanique Mayo, Sarah Macary and Kayla Tilus.