HAMDEN -- It was the clash of the titans in tonight's Southern Connecticut Conference final between Notre Dame West-Haven and the Hillhouse Academics.
It was a sell out crowd at the TD Bank Center on the Quinnipiac campus as fans showed up to see these two powerhouses clash for the first time this season.
The Academics came out firing on all cylinders, grabbing an early 18-5 lead. But the Green Knights fought their way back, cutting the lead to three points but would trailed at the half, 33-26.
The Green Knights would grab a lead of their own by a point in the fourth quarter. However in a game of runs, the Academics had the last one where they went on to win, 70-62, capturing the SCC title.
Junior Christian Adams of Hillhouse, scored 21 points and was named tournament MVP.
Senior Joey Kasperczyk scored a game-high 23 points for Hillhouse. Tremont Waters was the points leader the the Green Knights with 22 points.
This was Hillhouse’s first SCC title since 2013.
The only chance these two teams can square off in a rematch is at Mohegan Sun Arena in the final. Both teams are seeded 1 and 2 in the CIAC Class LL bracket.