FAIRFIELD — The St. Cecilia boys basketball team finds itself this week in a familiar subdistrict tournament.
The Bluehawks faced Blue Hill Tuesday in the Class C-2, Subdistrict 9 semifinals — a rematch of a regular season game from December that STC won 59-31. Much like that game, St. Cecilia dominated the Bobcats on Tuesday. And now, the Bluehawks move on to a rematch with Doniphan-Trumbull in the subdistrict finals.
St. Cecilia (10-13) ended Blue Hill's season with a 66-31 victory Tuesday at Sandy Creek. After leading by just five at the end of the first quarter, STC was 20-of-39 from the field to pull away for the 35-point win.
"Single-digit quarters is what we really emphasize at this time of the year. To come out and show that intensity and that aggressiveness was good for our kids," STC head coach Kevin Asher said. "Every game is important and this was the first step."
The Bluehawks led 11-6 after the opening period, when seniors Ceasar Teano and Chris Hartford combined for 13 of STC's 15 second-quarter points. Teano ended the game with 13 points. The 6-foot-5 Hartford continued to control the paint, scoring eight more points in the third, and finished the game with 16 points.