Simsbury 24, Southington 22. That was the final score between two CCC teams played on Wednesday. Simsbury has held eight teams to either 36 points or less this season, Southington has held five teams under 40 points. So a low-scoring, defensive struggle was expected. But a combined 46 points is a really low output. Simsbury coach Greg Stillman pointed out that Simsbury won a CIAC state championship in 1924 by the score of 26-24. \u201cSo you could say we set basketball back 100 years,\u201d Stillman joked. \u201cAs I told my kids after the game, \u2018I coached 4th grade travel basketball two years ago and don't even think that team ever played in a game as low scoring a game as this one.\u2019\u201d Stillman said he was without two of his top three scorers due to injury and his top scorer was in foul trouble in the first half. Southington coach John Cessario said the Blue Knights used half-court traps to try and speed up the game and also a half-court spread offense, which slowed down the tempo. \u201cThe chess match was what it was for that night. Historically when we meet it\u2019s a handling of each team\u2019s sets because the defense takes over,\u201d Cessario said. Southington is allowing 44.5 points per game, a schedule that includes Bristol Central, Windsor and East Catholic. Stillman said there would have been several shot clock violations if there was one in the CIAC game. Simsbury held for the final shot, made by Aidan Riordan at the buzzer. \u201cThere was not a whole lot of overt stalling,\u201d Stillman said. \u201cThere were other possessions that would've run up against the clock. Again, part of that was because of the good defense.\u201d Both Cessario and Stillman are advocates of instituting a shot clock. A proposal to implement it at all levels, both boys and girls, has been pushed back to no earlier than the 2023-24 season. \u201cI'm glad we won the game, and both teams played hard, but at the end of the day basketball is supposed to be entertaining,\u201d Stillman said. \u201cPlayers want to play and fans want to watch players play. I'm hoping the shot clock comes in sooner rather than later.\u201d SIMSBURY 24, SOUTHINGTON 22 (at Simsbury) Southington 9 6 4 3 -- 22 Simsbury 5 2 11 6 -- 24 SOUTHINGTON (4-7): Luke Penna 4 1 9, Eli Whitehead 1 0 2, Ryan Hammerlund 2 0 4, Aiden Buck 1 2 5, Raysean Epps 0 0 0, Nate Cofrancesco 1 0 2 Totals 9 3 22. SIMSBURY (10-2): Aidan Riordan 8 3 19, Keenan WIllison 0 0 0, Chris Kokines 0 0 0, Alex Pepper 1 0 3, Nate Beizer 1 0 2 Totals 10 3 24.