1. BRISTOL CENTER (18)
Last week: Def. Maloney 74-30; def. Midtown 80-50.
This week: Tuesday vs. Enfield, 6:45 p.m.; Thursday at Hartford Public, 6:45 p.m.
The essential : Donovan Clingan had another triple-double (19 points, 22 rebounds and a school-best 16 blocked shots) against Middletown. The previous record of 14 was also Clingan’s record and also set against Middletown in 2020.
2. NOC (1)
Last week: Def. Maloney 76-50.
The essential : The Lions have won seven straight since an early season loss to Wilbur Cross.
Last week: Def. Glastonbury 88-46; def. Ridgefield 67-64.
This week: Friday vs. Farmington, 6:45 p.m.
The essential : Sophomore point guard Quintin Floyd scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, including all seven free throws he took, to help lead the Warriors to victory at Ridgefield.
4. ND-WEST HAVEN
Last week: Def. Cross Wilbur 69-61; def. Friendship 66-39; def. Xavier 75-42.
This week: Tuesday vs. Hillhouse, 7 p.m.; Friday vs. Wilbur Cross, 7 p.m.
The essential : The Green Knights outscored Xavier 18-0 in the first quarter and were never under threat from there last Friday night.
Last week: Def. Trubull 77-48; def. New Canaan 63-49; lost to Windsor 67-64.
This week: Monday at McMahon, 7 p.m.; Saturday at Danbury, 7 p.m.
The essential : The Tigers shot 14 of 28 from the free throw line against Windsor and also held a 50-44 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The teams will play Windsor again next season – if not before in this season’s Division I state tournament.
6. KOLBE CATHEDRAL
Last week: Def. Bunnell 67-50; def. Barlow 53-40.
This week:Tuesday, against Bethel, 7:00 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-Fairfield, 7 p.m.
The essential :Ty Santos had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Cougars against Bunnell.
Last week: Def. Wolcott 87-40; def. Seymour 77-47.
This week: Tuesday at Sainte-Croix, 7 p.m.; Thursday vs. WCA, 7 p.m.
The essential :Greyhounds schedule gets tougher this week with visit to Holy Cross and home game against WCA
8. ORIENTAL CATHOLIC
Last week: Def. Enfield 68-49; def. Southington 45-35.
This week: Tuesday vs. Tolland, 6:45 p.m.; Wednesday vs. East Hartford, 6:45 p.m.; Friday in Manchester, 6:45 p.m.
The essential : The Eagles may not be the dominant force they have been for the past few years, but who really wants to face them in March?
Last week: Def. Fit 79-60.
This week: Tuesday at Saint-Bernard, 7 p.m.; Saturday at North Providence (RI), 12:30 p.m.
The essential : Tyrone Cummings scored 23 points in the Wildcats’ win over Fitch. Big ECC confrontation on Tuesday at Saint-Bernard.
10. WILBUR’S CROSS
Last week: Lost to Notre Dame-West Haven 69-61; def. Hamden 81-72; def. Hillhouse 73-51.
This week: Tuesday at Carrière, 7 p.m.; Friday at Notre Dame-West Haven, 7 p.m.
The essential : The Governors swept Hillhouse’s regular-season series for the first time since the 2007-08 season.