Connecticut boys basketball top performers / Games to watch (Jan. 23)

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Here are the top performances in boys basketball from the past week:

Riley Fox, Conard: Had 33 points and 19 rebounds in a 59-47 win over Hall.

Jaylen Brown, Norwalk: Scored 54 points in a 88-82 double-overtime loss to Greenwich.

Howard Simpson, Bloomfield: Finished with 29 points in the Warhawks’ 92-88 win over Windsor.

Juny Gerena, Wilby: Hit a layup at the buzzer to lift Wilby over Ansonia 61-59.

A.J. Quensel, Litchfield: Poured in 34 points in the Cowboys’ 59-39 win over Terryville.

Sonny Pierce and Jason Canady, WCA: Pierce scored 28 points in WCA’s 90-44 victory over Derby. Canady scored 32 points in a 95-89 victory over Crosby.

Vaughn Grubb, Crosby: Scored 30 points on 10 3-point shots, to lift the Bulldogs over Woodland 95-57.

Marino Fanelli, Berlin: Scored 27 points in a 59-57 overtime loss to Maloney.

Elijah Parker, Holy Cross: Scored 31 points in the Crusaders’ 70-51 victory over Seymour. 

Mekhi Conner, Notre Dame-West Haven: Scored 30 points and made eight steals in the Green Knights’ 81-60 win over Fairfield Prep.

Jamie Leggett, St. Paul: Scored 30 points, including the 1,000th of his career, in St. Paul’s 69-65 overtime victory against Oxford.

Freddie Camp, Northwestern: Scored 27 points for the Highlanders in a 65-57 win over Thomaston.

Ryan Luchetta, Wilton: His 3-point shot at the buzzer lifted Wilton to the 70-67 victory over Trumbull.

Jack Plesser, Fairfield Warde: Scored 33 points in the Mustangs’ 71-69 win over Stamford.

Anthony Nimani, Platt: Scored a career-high 44 points in an 89-74 victory over Maloney and added 28 points in a 95-53 win over Hartford Public.

Makhai Anderson, Platt: Had 28 (along with 14 rebounds) and 26 points, respectively, in the Panthers’ victories over Hartford Public and Maloney.

Christian Jeffers, Danbury: Had 20 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in the Hatters’ 63-54 victory over Staples.

Brandon Naccarato, Westbrook: Scored 29 points in the Knights’ 50-49 loss to Valley Regional.

Brandon Powell, Canton: Posted a pair of double-doubles last week: 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-43 win over Eat Windsor and 16 points and 12 rebounds in Canton’s 54-42 win over Granby.

Isaac Aguilar, Avon: Scored 44 points in Avon's 68-61 win over Cheney Tech.

Of note

Cedrik Similien, a senior from St. Bernard, surpassed 1,000 career points in the Saints’ 69-54 win over Norwich Free Academy.

Games to watch

Notre Dame-Fairfield at Kolbe Cathedral, Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Notre Dame has had Kolbe’s number of late, including a 53-41 victory three weeks ago. But this is the counting game for the SWC standings -- and could be for the top seed in the league tournament.

Hillhouse vs. Wilbur Cross at the Floyd Little Athletic Center, Thursday, 7 p.m.: The first of two between the Elm City rivals. Originally scheduled to play the first game on Dec. 23, but inclement weather postponed that to February. 

WCA at Kennedy, Friday, 7 p.m.: WCA likely brings an 11-game winning streak into this one. It’s only loss came against Danbury. 

Notre Dame-West Haven at Xavier, Friday, 7 p.m.: It was only a 4-point game in Notre Dame’s favor at the University of New Haven on Dec. 22. If the Green Knights win here, chances are they win the remainder of their regular-season games.

Ridgefield vs. Danbury at Western Connecticut State University, Saturday, 3 p.m.: Danbury won the first time around in double overtime 67-65 in the War Memorial Tournament. This one counts in the FCIAC standings as the Hatters are one of two remaining undefeated teams (Windsor Locks is the other).