Girls basketball: Shelton to visit Sheehan in SCC playoffs

Shelton High, the No. 11 seed, will visit No. 6 Sheehan in Wallingford in the first round of the SCC playoffs on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Fourteen teams have qualified for the 2019 SCC girls basketball playoffs – the 25th held by the league.

From 1995 to 2007, the SCC held an eight-team tournament.

In 2008, the league expanded the tournament (up to 16 teams) for those teams that win at least eight regular-season games.

East Haven and Hamden are the top two seeds – and will receive first-round byes.

Nine different teams have won a SCC girls basketball championship, led by Hillhouse (6) and Mercy (5).  Guilford and Career each have won four titles.

Fourth-seeded Mercy is the two-time defending SCC champion.

First Round – Thursday, Feb. 14 @Higher Seeds – 6:30 p.m.

#14 Branford at #3 Hillhouse

#13 Daniel Hand at #4 Mercy

#12 Lyman Hall at #5 Wilbur Cross

#11 Shelton at #6 Sheehan

#10 Guilford at #7 Amity Regional

#9 Foran at #8 Jonathan Law

Quarterfinals – Saturday, Feb. 16 @Sheehan HS

Game 1 – #1 East Haven vs. Foran/Jonathan Law winner – 11 a.m.

Game 2 – Mercy/Daniel Hand winner vs. Wilbur Cross/Lyman Hall winner – 12:45 p.m.

Game 3 – #2 Hamden vs. Amity Regional/Guilford winner – 2:30 p.m.

Game 4 – Hillhouse/Branford winner vs. Shelton/Sheehan winner – 4:15 p.m.

Semifinals – Monday, Feb. 18 @Jonathan Law HS

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 6 p.m.

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – 7:45 p.m.

Championship Game – Wednesday, Feb. 20 @Hamden HS – 7 p.m.