Saturday BBall: Bearcats clash with Bruins, TP faces LC and more

Hotchkiss (9-7) v. Brunswick (9-7)

Brunswick has been an offensive powerhouse in their past few games, outscoring opponents 200-183 and averaging about 67 points per game winning 3 of their last 4.

Hotchkiss has not been as lucky recently. They’ve been outscored 166-160 and have lost 2 of their last 3. These teams have not met yet this season.

Tip off for this matchup will be at 2:00pm on Saturday. Hotchkiss also has a matchup later today against Berkshire at 4:45pm. Brunswick is also in action today against Hamden Hall Country Day at 4:00pm.

Loomis (7-8) v. Trinity-Pawling (12-4)

Loomis Chaffee been outscored by their opponents 171-141 in their last 3 games, and it could get tougher as Trinity-Pawling has outscored their opponents 188-134 during that same span. The Pelicans will need to upgrade their defense if they hope to contain the Pride.

These two teams have not played each other yet this season. Tip-off is at 2:30.

KO (1-12) v. Kent (12-4)

The Lions of Kent come into their home contest against KO on saturday. Although its been a tough season for Wyverns, currently sitting at 1-12, an upset will be on their minds as Kent has not played since their February 4 dismantling of Avon.

The first time these teams have met this season; a close game may be possible as KO tries to salvage their season. A 3:30 tip-off in Kent on Saturday.

Westy (5-11) v. Gunnery (3-11)

The Martlets will take on the Highlanders on their home court this Saturday with a 4:00pm tip-off as they look to bounce back from a tough loss against Pomfret.

They have lost two of their last three contests, and they will need to sure up their defense in order to come out on top. They have let up 164 total points in the past two games, but have scored 129.

It’s evident that they have great scoring ability, but the key will be defensive play.

Gunnery has struggled heavily this season, with a record of 3-11. Only losing to Salisbury by a margin of 5 points, it’s still very possible for the Highlanders to pull out a W, given Westy’s two-game slump.

Avon Old Farms (4-12) v. Taft (10-6)

Avon seeks to terminate its 3-game losing streak when they host Taft on Saturday night. AOF will be in for a challenge; Taft enters this game coming off of a 30 point victory over Deerfield on Wednesday.

The Rhinos’ defense has been a crucial key to their season. The team often holds opponents to under 50 points as they earn low-scoring wins such as the 45-43 win over Hotchkiss last week.

AOF’s last game was a 32 point loss to Kent. The Winged Beavers are looking to stop the bleeding on a tough 2015 season so far.