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Connecticut’s high school basketball championships

UNCASVILLE — The Class L state basketball tournament championship games March 19 at the Mohegan Sun Arena gave Connecticut sports fans plenty to cheer about as nearly 10,000 people came to cheer on their favorite teams. The size of the crowd reportedly rivaled those of professional sports teams in Connecticut and added an extra boost of excitement to the championships.In the end, it was the New London Whalers who won the Class L boys tournament to finish off a perfect season. On the girls side, Hillhouse High School of New Haven came out on top. In the Class M championship, Stamford’s Trinity Catholic pulled off an upset over Career Magnet of New Haven to take this year’s title.During the course of the weekend, the Mohegan Sun hosted championships for the boys and girls in Classes M, L and LL. The games marked an end to a two-year contract between Mohegan Sun and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to host the games there, but negotiations have reportedly already begun to continue the partnership.Great moments from the tournament included opening ceremonies with the U.S. Air Force Color Guard and celebrations by the winning teams at center court.

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