CIAC Announces Basketball Championship Schedule

2009-03-19

Mohegan Sun Arena to host boys and girls high school state
basketball finals

Mohegan Sun and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference have announced the schedule for this weekend’s boys and girls 2009 high school state basketball finals in Mohegan Sun Arena. 
The ladies will tip off the first session at 6:30pm on Friday, March 20th. The #1 seeded Norwich Free Academy Wildcats will meet the #2 seeded Career Magnet Panthers from New Haven for the Girls Class LL championship. The action will continue at 8:30pm as the Fairfield Warde Mustangs face off with the Hillhouse Academics from New Haven for the Girls Class L championship.
A full day of action is in the mix for Saturday, March 21st, as six championship games dictate the bragging rights for 2009. The second session tips-off at 9:00am as the Old Lyme Wildcats take on the Cinderella-story Coventry Patriots for the Girls Class S championship. The guys will take the court for the first time at 11:00am as the Cromwell Panthers take on the Hyde Leadership Howling Wolves from Hamden for the Boys Class S championship.  The girls will return to the court at 1:00pm for the Girls Class M championship as #1 seeded Bacon Academy Bobcats from Colchester take on #3 seeded Berlin Redcoats.
At 4:30pm, the third session will feature #1 seeded Sacred Heart High School Hearts from Waterbury versus #2 seeded Bloomfield Warhawks for the Boys Class M championship. The Boys Class L championship will be decided at 6:30pm as the Torrington Raiders face off with the Bulkeley Bulldogs from Hartford. The final game of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference championships will tip-off at 8:30pm as the Windsor Warriors take on the Crosby Bulldogs from Waterbury for the Boy’s Class LL championship. 
Tickets will be broken down by three sessions; each session’s admission is $10.00.  Tickets are currently on sale at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. All eight games will be tape delayed and broadcast on CTSN-TV, the Connecticut Sports Network.  Broadcast schedule TBA. 
Members of the media are to pick up their media credentials at the will call windows at the Mohegan Sun Box Office located near the main entrance to the Arena.
About the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference serves as the governing agency for high school sports in Connecticut.  It boasts a long tradition of providing quality interscholastic athletic programs for Connecticut’s students.  The CIAC currently sponsors post-season championship tournaments in twenty-seven sports serving over 103,000 student athletes statewide.   The CIAC is a non-profit organization located in Cheshire, Connecticut.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or by visiting mohegansun.com.