The East Catholic and Windsor boys basketball teams and the Hamden and Holy Cross women basketball teams will Take part Inside The primary Jiggs Cecchini Journey Basketball Problem to be held On the Mohegan Photo voltaic Area in Uncasville on Dec. 27, the CIAC introduced in a launch on Thursday.
The 4 video games Shall be performed in the direction of teams from Rhode Island. Occasions and ticket prices Shall be introduced at a later date.
“The CIAC values the relationships shaped by way of interschofinalic athletic rivals. The CIAC is grateful for the RIIL’s (Rhode Island Interschofinalic League) collaboration in bringing this longtime dream to a actuality,” Glenn Lungarini, the CIAC’s authorities director, said Inside The discharge.
East Catholic, final season’s Division I state champion, will face Bishop Hendricken out of Warwick. Windsor, a Division I semifinalist, will face Classical (Windfall). On The women facet, Holy Cross, The class M state champion will sq. off in the direction of St. Mary Acadvertemy-Bay View (Riverfacet) whereas Hamden will battle Ponaganset (North Scituate).
Based mostly on The discharge, arranging these interstate video games for this event has been Inside the works for a decadverte. Mike Lunney, The chief director of the RIIL, attended the CIAC state finals at Mohegan in March.
“The Cecchini Problem Shall be An unimaginable alternative for scholar athletes and followers Of highschool basketball to be An factor of an environment that Shall be Full of nice and pleasure Through The vacation season,” Lunney said Inside The discharge.
The event Is understood as after Robert Cecchini, The earlier longtime boys basketball event director and former chairperson of the CIAC Boys Basketball Committee, As properly as to a former coach, athletic director and principal at Suffield.