A pair of city rivals will be in the spotlight as the Stamford Black Knights take on the Trinity Catholic Crusaders on Friday, Jan. 22, and you can watch the game live on the HAN Network starting at 7 p.m.
Both teams are FCIAC playoff contenders, with the Knights ranking near the top of the league standings with records of 4-1 in the league and 7-2 overall, and the Crusaders a little behind that pace at 2-2 in the league and 5-3 overall.
Stamford has been winning since the start of the season. It’s one loss came at the hands of Brien McMahon, 60-53 last Friday, but the Knights bounced back to beat Darien 53-42 on Tuesday.
Senior co-captain and three-year starter Jay DeVito has played the starring role for the Knights this season, and is the team’s leading scorer. Senior co-captain Steffan Harding, a 6-1 forward, and senior point guard Yan Carlos Marte are also weapons for Stamford.
Trinity has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride, splitting its last six games since opening the winter with two wins. The Crusaders will be looking to rebound from a 52-45 loss to the Westhill Vikings on Tuesday, as they take on their two city foes this week.
Trinity’s two FCIAC wins have come against Norwalk 76-64, and New Canaan 52-45, and its other league loss was against Fairfield Warde 72-69.
The Crusaders are young and inexperienced compared to past Trinity squads, but have the talent to be playoff contenders.
They feature several standouts, including 6-foot-2 junior guard Jon Lyons, a top scoring threat who missed Tuesday’s game against Westhill. Having Lyons back in the lineup would be a big boost for the Crusaders’ chances.
Trinity has also been getting big performances from a pair of sophomores: Dimitry Moise and Cantavio Dutreil. Dutreil is an HAN/FCIAC Athlete of the Week nominee after posting double-doubles in wins over Pomperaug and New Canaan last week.
The Crusaders are captained by senior forwards Johnny Somers and Anthony Lombardi.
How to watch
The HAN Network live broadcast of the game can be seen on our homepage, HAN.Network, and on affiliate websites including FCIAC.net. The stream usually begin 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin. Rob Adams and crew join you five minutes before the contest begins. Keep in mind that start times are subject to change. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the latest updates.
Upcoming games and more
The HAN Network’s winter season schedule includes many FCIAC teams boys and girls ice hockey, boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Some facility restraints have prevented us from covering swimming and gymnastics so far this season. We’ll also be covering much of the FCIAC postseason playoffs and most championships.
On Monday, Jan. 25, we’ll have Notre Dame-Fairfield at Trumbull girls ice hockey; on Tuesday, Jan. 26, we’ll have Ridgefield at Wilton boys basketball; on Wednesday, Jan. 27, we’ll have Danbury at Fairfield Warde wrestling; and on Friday, Jan. 29, we’ll have Darien at New Canaan girls ice hockey. Check out the complete broadcast schedule here.
The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.
Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at live.HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.