Jason Frazer (33) drains a 3-pointer against Jonathan Law, January 29, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.

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So Close
Season ends with 51-47 first round loss to Fairfield Prep in Class LL tournament
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(March 8, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team was given another breathe of life after thinking its season had ended after losses to North Haven and Cheshire to end the regular season. 
Given another opportunity at the postseason as not enough teams qualified with the necessary eight wins, the No. 32 Westies took their chances in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament against a familiar foe in top-ranked Fairfield Prep. 
When all was said and done, that final opportunity was not enough as the Jesuits completed a three-game sweep of the Westies this season with a thrilling 51-47 victory in Fairfield Tuesday evening. With the loss, West Haven finishes the year at 6-15. 
"I am so proud of these young men," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "They played great. If you are going to go out, that is the way. We were down one with 27 seconds left with the ball. We turned it over. We missed some opportunities. We needed another ball handler this year. Things might have been different. We are the best 6 and 14 team in the state."  





































Jason Frazer (33) scored 15 points, but the Westies fell in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament against Fairfield Prep, March 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
With close to two weeks off to prepare, the Westies looked as if they would pull a major upset in the opening round. Trailing by three points at the half, the Westies rallied and took a 35-34 lead with 4:10 left in the third quarter. 
The two teams went to the fourth quarter even at 41, before Prep took a 46-42 lead with 2:05 remaining. A 3-pointer by Jason Frazer got the Westies within 46-45, before the Jesuits took a 48-47 advantage.  





























Malachi Campbell (3) and the Westies fell in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament against Fairfield Prep, March 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven had a chance to win the game as it had possession of the ball with 27 seconds remaining, trailing 48-47. But, a West Haven turnover and foul gave Prep a 49-47 lead. The Jesuits added two more free throws to seal the 51-47 win.  





























Tehran Tripp (25) and the Westies fell in the opening round of the Class LL state tournament against Fairfield Prep, March 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Frazer hit five -pointers to lead the Westies with 15 points. Tehran Tripp scored 13 points, Tysean Wooten added eight, Malachi Campbell scored six and Malik Colbert chipped in five in the loss. 

Cheshire tops Westies
Loss to Cheshire ends West Haven's regular season
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 22, 2016) -
 Entering Monday evening's contest at Cheshire, the West Haven boys basketball team had the slimmest of chances to still qualify for the state tournament. Before any of those scenarios could come into play, West Haven had to take care of its own business and defeat Cheshire on the road. 
Unfortunately for the Westies, that win never materialized as the Rams topped West Haven, 58-46, at Cheshire High. With the loss, West Haven closed the regular season at 6-14 and now waits to see if any scenario gets the Westies in the postseason.
"The whole season can be summed up by saying missed opportunities," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "I will take some responsibility by not getting the team over the hump in too many close games lost."  
After a win at Jonathan Law improved the team to 5-8, West Haven needed just three wins in its final seven games to qualify for the postseason. Instead, the Westies lost six of their last seven contests, including their last four to potentially miss out on a playoff bid.
As has been the case all year, West Haven has had times of struggle. In Monday's contest, those struggles came in the second quarter where West Haven scored just six points and trailed 24-16 at the half. 




























Malachi Campbell, seen here earlier in the season, and the Westies fell to Cheshire, February 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
When the Westies went down by 12 points in the third quarter, the season was starting to slip away. Despite scoring 15 points in the final quarter, West Haven did not have enough to mount a comeback in the season-ending loss. 
Malachi Campbell led all scorers with 24 points, including six 3-pointers for West Haven. Jason Frazer connected on four 3-pointers to finish with 12 points and Tysean Wooten and Tehran Tripp each had four points. 
Cheshire had four players in double digits and was led by Dylan D'Addio's 18 points. 

Westies on Brink
North Haven puts WH season on line
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 19, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team is on the cusp of not playing in the postseason. With another loss Friday evening in North Haven, 41-32, the Westies dropped to 6-13 on the season. 
Typically needing eight wins to play in the postseason, the Westies were given another life as a seven-win team is going to qualify for postseason play. West Haven can take a step towards that bid Monday evening with a game at Cheshire in which the Westies need a win and some help to get in. 
"We still have a chance," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "If we win on Monday, it's between us and New Britain. They are picking teams with seven game wins."

























Cinque Williams (5), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies fell against North Haven, February 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
In a game where both team had spurts where each was unable to score, the Indians turned that around in the second half by outscoring the Westies 31-18. The 13-point advantage helped North Haven turn a four-point deficit into a victory. 
"We couldn't score against their match-up zone," Bosley said. "We are missing mental toughness at pressure moments."
The Westies scored only three points in the first quarter and trailed by five despite holding the Indians to single digits. The Westies then used an 11-2 run in the second quarter to take a 14-10 lead at the half.  




















Luis Boria (4), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies fell against North Haven, February 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The second half was an entirely different story as the Westies scored just seven points in the third quarter and trailed 22-21. A 19-11 run in the fourth quarter propelled the Indians to the win. 
Jason Frazer, who was named a Tap-Off Club Scholar Athlete, led West Haven with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Malachi Campbell, named an All-Quinnipiac Division selection, scored 11 points, Tehran Tripp had five and Tysean Wooten had a pair as only four players scored for the Westies. 
Jack Steinman led North Haven with 15 points. 

Down to the Wire
Westies need to win last 2 games to qualify for postseason
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 16, 2016) -
 With three games left in the regular season, the West Haven boys basketball team needed a pair of wins to qualify for the postseason. Thanks to strong outside shooting and a tenacious defense, cross-town rival Notre Dame made sure the Westies still needed those two wins when the game ended. 
Draining four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, nine overall, and riding the defense of Dylan Reynolds and Tim Dawson, Notre Dame defeated the Westies 54-49 in a Southern Connecticut Conference Quinnipiac Division game at West Haven High Tuesday evening. 
The Westies now need to win both of their final games on the road if they hope to play past the regular season. 
"They (Notre Dame) got the big baskets at the end," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 6-12. "Jason Frazer could not get open in the fourth quarter. They did a great job on him. We made too many mistakes, and we missed free throws when we needed them. It's up to them now and how bad they want it."




















Malachi Campbell (3) against Notre Dame-WH, February 16, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Notre Dame looked as if it was taking control of the game when Ben Bagnoli's bucket ended a 9-2 run to start the second quarter, giving the Green Knights a 24-11 lead. A buzzer-beater from 3-point range by Malachi Campbell got the Westies within 26-20 at the half, setting up a thrilling second half. 
While West Haven used a pair of 3-pointers by Jason Frazer in the third quarter to get within three points, an emphatic dunk by Jalanni White and a 3-pointer by freshman Connor Raines put the Green Knights on top 34-27 with 4:27 left in the third. 
"This win was big for us," White said after finishing with 10 points. "We strive for greatness every time we go on the court."
Every time the Westies got within striking distance, the Green Knights had an answer. A 6-0 run by West Haven ended the third quarter to get the Westies within 37-36, before White's basket had the Green Knights on top by three points. 
"This team can be great," White said after his team improved to 14-4 with its tenth win in 11 games. "We play hard together."
Notre Dame, which was taking Frazer out of the game from 3-point range, nailed four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, two apiece by Dawson and Dylan Reynolds to take a 48-41 lead with 3:22 left in the game. 




















Tehran Tripp (25) against Notre Dame-WH, February 16, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"I thought Dylan Reynolds was the key there on Frazer," Notre Dame coach Jason Shea said. "He played tough defense. I thought he matched up with him well. He did a great job."
A basket by Campbell with 2:45 left got West Haven within 48-45, but a 3-pointer by Reynolds again extended the margin to six with 1:45 to go. 
"We asked Dylan to do a job for us on defense and he also adds some big 3-pointers," Shea said. "This team plays hard. They are very coachable. They play very unselfish basketball. I see the way they work and how the bench reacts  to everything. This is a very unselfish team, driven for its goals."
Dawson led Notre Dame with 12 points, Bagnoli added 11 and Raines finished with seven points in the win. 
Tehran Tripp had eight points and Farzer finished with six for West Haven. 

Xavier tops Westies in OT
WH falls to 6-11 with loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 14, 2016) - 
The West Haven boys basketball team is now in a must-win situation. With three games left in the regular season and needing two wins to qualify for the postseason, the Westies are living on the edge. 
Just two days after a thrilling overtime win over Hamden, West Haven was on the other side, falling to Xavier, 54-46, in Middletown Sunday afternoon. With the loss, West Haven fell to 6-11. 
The story of the game came in overtime when West Haven was outscored 13-5 in the extra session. Up to that point, both teams had leads, only to see the other rally and come back. 
Trailing by four points, West Haven went on a 14-6 run to take a 23-19 lead at the half. A 12-8 run by Xavier in the third quarter evened the game at 31, before each team scored 10 points in the fourth quarter. 
Jason Frazer hit four 3-pointers and led West Haven with 17 points, while Malachi Campbell drained a pair of 3's and finished with 13 points. Tehran Tripp scored nine points and Tysean Wooten had four in the loss. 
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Westies win Thriller
WH tops Hamden in OT, 55-53
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 12, 2016) -
 If ever the West Haven boys basketball team needed a win, Friday night in Hamden was that night. With the games counting down in the  regular season and the team needing wins, West Haven may have put itself back into the postseason talk once again. 
Able to withstand Hamden's pressure and holding the Green Dragons to just three points in overtime, West Haven rallied for a 55-53 victory at Hamden High. 
"We finished the game and handled the pressure well," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team improved to 6-10 on the season. "It was a big win for the Westies."
In a game which went back and forth, West Haven saw Hamden's Aidan Carpenter and C.J. Seaforth combine for 30 points in the contest with Carpenter scoring 16. West Haven, which now needs two wins in its final four games to play in the postseason, held the rest of the Green Dragons to just 23 points. 
The two teams were tied at 12 after one quarter, before West Haven took a 22-20 lead at the half. Trailing 37-36, the Westies scored 14 points in the final quarter to force overtime, then played a defensive-minded overtime, holding the Green Dragons to just three points. 
Tehran Tripp was the story on the boards for the Westies as he pulled down 18 rebounds. Tysean Wooten also played well on the boards with nine rebounds.
Malachi Campbell led West Haven with 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Tripp also had two 3-pointers and finished with 15 points. Wooten added nine points and Jason Frazer finished with 8 points with a pair of 3-pointers.

Westies fall to Jesuits
Postseason in jeopardy after 69-52 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 6, 2016) -
 With a handful of games left in the regular season, the West Haven boys basketball team will need to pick up its play if it hopes to play in the postseason. With five games remaining, the Westies need three wins to qualify after suffering a 69-52 loss to Fairfield Prep Saturday evening at West Haven High. 
With its second straight loss, West Haven fell to 5-10 on the season. 

























Tehran Tripp (25) and the Westies fell against Fairfield Prep, February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
The Westies have been plagued by slow starts throughout the year. Saturday afternoon, the Westies played well in the first quarter. It was the second quarter which hurt West Haven as the Westies were outscored 19-8 in the quarter and trailed 33-22 at the half. 
The Westies matched Prep's play in the first, third and fourth quarters, with the Jesuits holding only an advantage of 50-44 in those quarters. 




















Tysean Wooten (31) and the Westies fell against Fairfield Prep, February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Tehran Tripp led West Haven with 16 points and seven rebounds, including a pair of 3-pointers, while Jason Frazer drained five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points. Malachi Campbell had nine points in the loss. 

Westies fall in OT
Lyman Hall holds off WH, 36-34
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 3, 2016) 
- The West Haven boys basketball team is in need of wins. Looking to qualify for the postseason, the Westies find themselves three games short of that goal. 
Losing the way they did Wednesday evening surely is not going to help. Watching as Lyman Hall scored the only two points of overtime, West Haven fell to the Trojans, 36-34, to fall to 5-9 on the season. 
With six games left in the regular season, West Haven now needs a split of those contests if it hopes to play in the state tournament. 
"We don't have that experienced player at the end of the game who can make the right play," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "We made too many mistakes at the end in crunch time."

















West Haven, seen here against Notre Dame, fell against Lyman Hall, February 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
While the Westies did their job defensively in the first half, holding the Trojans to just 14 points, it was the West Haven offense which was in need of help. 
The Westies managed only nine points in the first half, including just three in the second quarter to trail 14-9 at the half. Lyman Hall outscored the Westies 10-3 in the quarter after scoring just four first quarter points. 
Looking to spread the offense out, West Haven had just one player in double figures as Jason Frazer drained five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points. Other than Frazer, the Westies connected on just one other 3-pointer by Tehran Tripp, who finished with seven points. 























Tehran Tripp (25), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies fell against Lyman Hall, February 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
West Haven outscored Lyman Hall 25-20 in the second half, including 14-11 in the fourth quarter, but too many mistakes down the stretch would hurt in the overtime loss as the Westies were held scoreless in the extra session.  





















Malachi Campbell (3), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies fell against Lyman Hall, February 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
Kyle Shea was a force for the Trojans as he finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds in the win. 
Tysean Wooten added six points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Westies in the loss. 

Westies pound Law
Frazer leads the way in 63-24 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 29, 2016) 
- If the West Haven boys basketball team is to make a move to qualify for postseason play, more games like Friday evening at West Haven High will be needed. 
While the Westies thumped Jonathan Law 63-24, it was more about the energy and enthusiasm the Westies brought to the gym. Firing on all cylinders for most of the night, the Westies led early, then used a spirited second quarter to pull away for good. 
Holding Law to just a pair of free throws in the second quarter and forcing Law into 17 first half turnovers, West Haven grabbed a 25-10 lead and never looked back. 

















Luis Boria (4), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies defeated Jonathan Law, January 29, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"We needed this one bad," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team improved to 5-8. "We put in some new stuff. We played with energy. We have to keep that energy level up."
Law hit just as many shots from the free throw line (7) in the game as it did from the field, connecting on three 3-pointers and four field goals. 
"West Haven was very energetic today," Law coach Tim Dooley said after his team fell to 0-14. "You have to give them credit. When they are locked in like that, they are a tough team to beat. We could not match their energy."





























Jaden Jones (14), seen here against Notre Dame, and the Westies defeated Jonathan Law, January 29, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Jason Frazer led the Westies all night as he connected on five 3-pointers, two of which helped the Westies to a 14-8 first quarter lead. Frazer finished the game with 19 points as his third 3-pointer of the first half extended West Haven's lead to 25-9. 
"I think we played more of a team game tonight," Frazer said. "Today, it was great to get going on offense. We really needed this win. It was very important as it puts us three wins away from the state tournament. It is a great confidence booster for us."
Nine different players were in the scoring column for the Westies as Tysean Wooten added 12 points to go along with 15 rebounds and Malachi Campbell had eight points. 
"Mistakes have been hurting us," Bosley said. "I did not like the fact we turned the ball over 11 times in the first half, but we were able to overcome them.We stepped it up. This is the second half of the season. This is where it counts."
Law had an early 3-2 lead when sophomore Conor Creane drained a 3-pointer early in the first quarter, but never led again. Frazer followed with a pair of 3-pointers as part of a 12-3 West Haven run for a 14-6 advantage. 
West Haven's intensity kept Law from getting going in the second quarter as Law's Nolan Beardsley opened the quarter with a free throw before West Haven scored the next 11 points for a 25-9 lead. Tehran Trip drained a 3 for an 18-9 West Haven lead, before buckets by Frazer and Wooten extended the margin to 22-9. 
When Frazer buried a 3-pointer and followed a Law 3-pointer by Robert Varnum with five straight points a short time later, West Haven had a 33-13 lead and never looked back. 
Creane led Law with seven points, while Varnum added four and Beardsley chipped in three. 
"These are such great kids," Dooley said of his team. "As a coach, you want them to get that win. You want to get the win for them. They work so hard."
Jaden Jones had nine rebounds for the Westies, while Tripp finished with eight boards in the win. 

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Malachi Campbell (3) with a basket against Notre Dame-WH, February 16, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.

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Malik Colbert (2) with a basket against Notre Dame-WH, February 16, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.


Westies nipped by Rams
Late rally by Cheshire stuns West Haven 48-45
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 26, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team had victory in its hands Tuesday evening. Unfortunately for the Westies, they could not seal the deal. Four free throws by Cheshire's Dylan D'Addio in the final 35 seconds of the fourth quarter propelled the Rams to a 48-45 victory over the Westies at West Haven High. 
"We had a lack of experience down the stretch, but the guys played hard and I am happy with the effort," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 4-8 with its fourth straight loss. "It is too bad we didn't get the win." 
The Westies battled back from a 37-27 deficit, and trailed 39-30 entering the fourth quarter. West Haven scored the next nine points on a pair of 3-pointers by Jason Frazer and another by Tehran Tripp to even the game with over four minutes to go in the game. 
D'Addio gave the Rams a 41-39 lead, before buckets by Jaden Jones and another by Tripp gave West Haven a 43-41 lead with 2:45 remaining. After a bucket and free throw by D'Addio, Frazer's bucket with two minutes left gave West Haven its final lead of the game at 45-44. 





























Jason Frazer (33), seen here against Notre Dame, and the West Haven basketball team fell to Cheshire, January 26, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven had its chances to close the game out, but turned the ball over on its next possession and watched as D'Addio converted a pair of free throws with 35 seconds left for a 46-45 Cheshire lead. 
The Westies missed on their next possession, D'Addio added two more free throws and the Westies missed a pair of 3-point attempts in the final three seconds to lose what could have been a big victory. 
Frazer led the Westies with 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Tripp had 12 points with a pair of 3-pointers. Malachi Campbell added nine points in the contest for West Haven and Jones chipped in seven. 
D'Addio led all scorers with 24 points, while Heath Post had 16 in the win for Cheshire. 
With the game tied at 25 at the half, Cheshire went on a 14-5 run in the third quarter, before West Haven evened the contest in the fourth quarter. 

ND tops Westies
Clutch shots pace Green Knights to 53-45 win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 22, 2016) -
 Often in a game between city rivals, there are several pivotal moments. In Friday's contest between Notre Dame and West Haven, it was Notre Dame sophomore Timothy Dawson who provided that moment. 
With the game even at 35 and time running down in the third quarter, Dawson drained a 3-pointer as time expired, lifting the Green Knights to a 53-45 Southern Connecticut Conference victory over the Westies at Notre Dame's Joe Tonelli Court in West Haven. 
"I thought that was the moment," Notre Dame coach Jason Shea said of Dawson's long-range shot. "West Haven had just scored to tie the game and Tim Dawson hits that shot. He has hit  a lot of big shots. I thought it gave us momentum."
The Green Knights carried that momentum into the fourth quarter, trailing just once briefly when Tysean Wooten's basket and free throw gave the Westies a 43-42 lead with 4:39 to go. 
From that point on, it was all Notre Dame as West Haven never hit another field goal and the Green Knights closed the contest on an 11-2 run. Notre Dame freshman Connor Raines hit two quick buckets for a 46-43 lead and senior Ben Bagnoli added a pair of free throws to increase the lead to six points. 
"It is important everyone contributes," Bagnoli said after finishing with a team-leading 12 points. "We don't want to rely on one person. If one person is having an off night, the next person steps up. Everybody is playing together."

















Malachi Campbell (3) and the Westies fell to Notre Dame, January 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
With ample opportunities to get  back in the game, the Westies were never able to do so, missing key free throws in the fourth quarter and failing to convert in close. 
"We had guys in foul trouble and had two guys foul out," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 4-7. "We just couldn't capitalize in the second half. The second half has been our nemesis all year. We need that to change."
The start of the game was an early sign the contest would come down to the final eight minutes. 
Behind four points from Bagnoli, Notre Dame took an 11-10 lead after one quarter. The Westies trailed 15-10 following a basket by Notre Dame's Jalanni White, but answered in rapid fashion. 
Jason Frazer started a 9-0 run for the Westies with a 3-pointer, and Jaden Jones, Malachi Campbell and Wooten followed with buckets for a 19-15 West Haven lead. 
The game looked as if it would go to the half even at 22 when White drained a 3-pointer for the Green Knights with 30 seconds left in the half, but Jones hit a shot at the buzzer to send West Haven to the half up 24-22. 
"We hit that shot to take the lead, but we never built anything off that," Bosley said. "We have to learn to control the game. That's where the leadership comes in."





























Tehran Tripp (25) and the Westies fell to Notre Dame, January 22, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Green Knights took a 30-28 lead on a pair of free throws by Bagnoli and increased the lead to five points when Dawson followed with a 3-pointer. 
"We trust our young guys," Shea said after his team improved to 7-3 with its third straight win. "At this point in the season, we expect them to be playing a year older than their age. We have seen that toughness come out. We will rely on these guys over the rest of the season."
White and Dawson each finished with 11 points for the Green Knights, while Raines added nine in the win. The Green Knights connected on 21-of-28 (75%) of their free throws. 
Campbell led the Westies with 16 points, while Jones added nine, and Wooten Tehran Tripp and Frazer each scored six. West Haven got to the free throw line just 13 times, hitting seven. 
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Westies fall to Xavier
Falcons roll to 24-point win
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 19, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team dropped its second straight contest, falling to Xavier 70-46 Tuesday evening at West Haven High. With the loss, West Haven fell to 4-6 on the season. 
"We had a lack of defense and no passion," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "We need to make some changes."

















Tehran Tripp, seen here against Hamden, and the Westies fell to Xavier, January 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies were hurt in the first half as Xavier put up 31 points, including 21 in the first quarter for a four-point lead. The Falcons led 31-23 at the half and increased the margin to 49-30 after three quarters. 
Tehran Tripp led West Haven with 15 points, while Malachi Campbell added 12 in the loss. Tysean Wooten added six points, and Luis Boria and Jason Frazer each had four. 

















Jaden Jones, seen here against Hamden, and the Westies fell to Xavier, January 19, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven got to the free throw line just 13 times, connecting on eight. 

Hamden tops Westies 
Green Dragons post 79-66 victory
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 15, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team dropped under the .500 mark with a 79-66 loss against Hamden Friday evening at West Haven High. Despite the hot outside shooting of Jason Frazer, the Westies were unable to contain C.J. Seaforth and the Green Dragons, and fell to 4-5 on the season. 






























Jason Frazer (33) and the Westies fell to Hamden, January 15, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
West Haven was forced to chase most of the game as it trailed Hamden by four points after one quarter and 35-27 at the half. When the Green Dragons went on a 28-14 run in the third quarter, Hamden had a 63-41 advantage. 
Frazer connected on six 3-pointers in the contest for the Westies and finished with 22 points. Malachi Campbell was also hot from the outside with five 3-pointers and 21 points, while Tehran Tripp finished with 12 points. 
Seaforth had a game-high 32 points in the win for Hamden. 

Westies defeat North Haven
West Haven wins to snap skid
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 13, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team defeated North Haven Wednesday evening, 46-38. With the win, West Haven improved to 4-4 on the season. 























Tehran Tripp, (25), seen here against Jonathan Law, and the Westies won against North Haven, January 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
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Malachi Campbell led the Westies with 14 points, while also adding two assists. Campbell played well defensively with five steals. 
Tehran Tripp had seven points and three assists, and was a factor on the boards with 11 rebounds. Jason Frazer added six points on a pair of 3-pointers and four rebounds, while Jaden Jones had six rebounds, and Tymere Hicks, Tysean Wooten and Cinque Williams each grabbed five rebounds in the win.  

Westies trounced by Prep
Strong second half leads Jesuits to 80-38 win over WH
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 11, 2016) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team looked as if it was going to give the Fairfield Prep basketball team all it could handle Monday evening.
Trailing by just five points at the half, West Haven watched as the Jesuits blew the game open with a 32-5 run in the third quarter. By the time a 47-10 second half run had ended, Fairfield Prep cruised to an 80-38 victory over the Westies in Fairfield. 



























Malachi Campbell (3), seen here against Jonathan Law, and the Westies fell against Fairfield Prep, January 11, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
The Westies never got in gear in the final 16 minutes after a solid showing in the first half. West Haven, which was down 18-15 after one quarter,  held the Jesuits to 33 points in the first half, one more than in the entire third quarter, and trailed just 33-28.
"We were down by four at halftime and had nothing left for the second half," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 3-4 with its second straight loss. 
Once the third quarter had ended, the Westies trailed by 32 points and never recovered. 



















Luis Boria, seen here against Jonathan Law, and the Westies against Fairfield Prep, January 11, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Jason Frazer led the Westies with 11 points, while Malachi Campbell added eight points, and Jaden Jones and Tehran Tripp each had five. 

Westies fall to Lyman Hall
Shea leads Trojans to 45-41 victory
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 8, 2016) -
 Lyman Hall coach Rob Ruys knew West Haven had a strong outside shooting team. Ruys and his team had a plan. 
That plan consisted of pressuring the Westies in a man defense, forcing them to hit shots from the inside. The Trojans executed their plan, forcing West Haven into 22 turnovers and poor shot attempts, as Lyman Hall won its fourth straight contest with a 45-41 victory at West Haven High Friday evening. 
"We said we were going to play man-to-man on them," Ruys said after his team improved to 5-2. "The guys did a great job. We worked hard all night."

















Jaden Jones (14) and Tehran Tripp (25), seen here against Jonathan Law, and the West Haven boys basketball team fell against Lyman Hall, January 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
While the Lyman Hall defense was stifling West Haven from the outside, the Westies did themselves no favors, connecting on just 5-of-12 (42%) free throws. That coupled with the fact West Haven did not score in the first 5 minutes, 30 seconds of the first quarter and first 4:20 of the third quarter, West Haven squandered numerous scoring opportunities. 
"This is a horrible loss," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team saw its three-game winning streak snapped and fell to 3-3. "We just don't seem to respond well at home. We did not shoot well. Plus, we did not hit our free throws."
Lyman Hall senior Kyle Shea was the difference in the game as he scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Shea finished with 10 points in the second half, including five points in the decisive fourth quarter where Lyman Hall outscored the Westies 18-15. 




























Malik Colbert (2), seen here against Jonathan Law, and the West Haven boys basketball team fell against Lyman Hall, January 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
"We played great defense tonight," Shea said. "All the guys hustled and gave a great effort. We wanted to get on their 3-point shooters and box them out.We are very happy with the way we have started the season."
Trailing by a point to start the fourth quarter, West Haven took its last lead of the game on a bucket by Malachi Campbell and a 3-pointer by Tehran Tripp for a 31-27 advantage. 
Shea's bucket with 6:10 left gave the Trojans a 32-31 lead and Will Shields followed with a pair of free throws to extend the margin to three points. Shea hit another big shot, giving Lyman Hall a 39-33 lead with 3:25 to go.
"He had an outstanding game," Ruys said of Shea. "He played every minute of the game except one at the very end of the game."
Trailing 17-16 at the half, Lyman Hall shut out the Westies for the first half of the third quarter to build a 21-17 lead. A 3-pointer by Joe Wojtasik had Lyman Hall up 24-19, before two free throws and a 3-pointer by Campbell evened the game for West Haven. 





























Tymere Hicks (12), seen here against Jonathan Law, and the West Haven boys basketball team fell against Lyman Hall, January 8, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.
Trailing by four points in the first quarter Jason Frazer scored the next eight points to give the Westies an 11-6 lead after one quarter. Shea's six points keyed an 8-0 run by the Trojans, before 3-pointers by Campbell and Tripp had the Westies on top 17-16. 
"We gave up just 16 points in the first half," Bosley said. "We have to be up by at least 15 points. We just couldn't score."
Shields added nine points and Matt Hultgren had seven in the win for Lyman Hall. Campbell led the Westies with 17 points, Frazer had 10 and Tripp added eight points and eight rebounds in defeat. 

Three in a Row
Campbell leads Westies with 22 points
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 5, 2016) -
 Malachi Campbell and the West Haven boys basketball team have apparently solved the issues which plagued the team in the first two contests of the year. Part of those issues consisted of slow starts. 
Getting off to a quick start against Jonathan Law, West Haven posted its third straight victory with a 61-49 decision Tuesday evening in Milford. 

















West Haven head coach Harry Bosley (l.) and the West Haven coaching staff speak to the team against Jonathan Law, January 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
Despite the win, West Haven coach Harry Bosley was not fully satisfied. 
"We struggled all night offensively," Bosley said after his team improved to 3-2. "We missed 16 free throws and had some mental breakdowns." 
The Westies got off to a quick start in the contest, holding Law to just five points in the opening quarter and taking a 12-point lead. Behind Campbell, who scored 22 points in the contest, West Haven led 23-16 at the half. 
The Westies were able to hit from the outside, connecting on nine 3-pointers in the game, led by Campbell's four and three from Jason Frazer. 



















Malachi Campbell (3) led the way for West Haven with 22 points against Jonathan Law, January 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
The Westies continued to score in bunches, pouring in 38 points in the second half, including 22 points in the fourth quarter. 






















Jason Frazer (33) scored nine points against Jonathan Law, January 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske. 
Jaden Jones added 10 points and eight rebounds in the win, while Tehran Tripp and Frazer each had nine points. Tysean Wooten finished with 16 rebounds for the Westies and Campbell added five assists. 

Westies top Hewlett
WH improves to 2-2 with win over New York team 
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 30, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team improved to 2-2 with a 45-37 victory over Hewlett, New York Wednesday afternoon at Branford High. With the victory, West Haven improved to 2-2 on the season with its second straight win.
"We were focused and determined to the end," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said.   
Malachi Campbell and Jason Frazer led the way as each had 12 points. Frazer drained four 3-pointers and Campbell also added six assists. 
Malik Colbert added six points on a pair of 3-pointers and Tysean Wooten chipped in eight points in the victory. 
Tehran Tripp led the way with five rebounds and Wooten had four. 

Westies defeat Hand
WH picks up first win of season
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 28, 2015) -
 After falling in its first two games of the season, the West Haven boys basketball team needed a win. The Westies got that win Monday evening, defeating Hand-Madison 62-60 at Branford High. 
After scoring 23 points in a loss to Sheehan two days earlier, Malachi Campbell again led the team as he scored 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Malik Colbert and Jason Frazer each scored 10 points in the win for the Westies. 
"It was a team effort," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said. "We were poised to the end."
For the first time in three games this season, the Westies did not get off to a slow start, jumping out to a 15-9 lead after one quarter of play. The Westies led by six at the half and 42-40 after three quarters of play. 
The Westies drained ten 3-pointers in the game, including three apiece from Campbell and Frazer.
Pat Kerins led Hand with 22 points. 

Titans hold off Westies
Last second shot misses in 56-53 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 26, 2015) -
 Sheehan boys basketball coach Joe Gaetano feels his team has plenty to work on. One of the aspects Gaetano mentioned was closing out games. 
Leading by 17 points late in the third quarter. Sheehan had to hold off a furious West Haven rally, including 18 fourth quarter points from West Haven's Malachi Campbell, to defeat the Westies 56-53 in the Robert Saulsbury Basketball Invitational at Wilbur Cross Saturday afternoon. 

















West Haven against Sheehan, December 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.
"This is our second game of the year," Gaetano said after his team improved to 1-1. "I thought we did a tremendous job defensively against a good team. There are a lot of things we have to work on. We have to be able to close the game out better. They made some shots, but we got some big fouls shots at the end from (Matt) Ottochian and (Brad) Landry to seal it." 
Gaetano and the Titans looked as if they would cruise to their initial win of the season, leading 35-20 at the half and 45-28 with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter. 
Campbell, however, heated up, scoring a bulk of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including five 3-pointers. Campbell got his team within 10 points at 47-37 with his second 3-pointer of the quarter with 4 minutes, 50 seconds remaining in the game. 
The 3's by Campbell started a 14-0 West Haven run, which included a 3-pointer by Jason Frazer and another by Campbell to cut the West Haven deficit to 47-45 with 2:55 to go. 

















West Haven's Jason Frazer attempts a 3-pointer  against Sheehan, December 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of Mike Madera.
West Haven could never take the lead. A bucket by Sheehan's Eli Dyer, a free throw by Kyle Brennan and a basket by Brad Landry capped a 5-0 Sheehan run for a 52-45 lead. 
Campbell knocked in two more 3-pointers  to get the Westies within 52-51 with 40 seconds to go, but Landry and Matt Ottochian each drained a pair of free throws to seal the win as Campbell's 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short. 
"This is a huge win for us," Landry said after finishing with a team-leading 18 points for the Titans. "We came in here needing a win. Our game plan was to have effort and energy, and I think we did that. Matt hit two huge free throws at the end for us. We work on that a lot in practice. This is a big win for us."
For the second straight game, West Haven got off to a slow start and was unable to recover. Poor shots and missed buckets from in close would hurt the Westies throughout the contest, particularly in the second quarter when they managed just seven points. 
Trailing 20-13 entering the second quarter, a 3-pointer by Frazer and a bucket by Campbell had West Haven within 21-18,early, but the Westies managed just one more field goal the rest of the quarter, a late bucket by Malik Colbert, to get the Westies within 31-20. 
"We took too long to get going," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 0-2 on the season. "Malachi Campbell hit some big shots to get us back in the game. We were down 18 and we were taking bad shots. We have some new guys who do not have a lot of experience. It will be a process. Hopefully, it will be a quick process."
The Titans looked as if they would run away with the contest to start the third quarter as a free throw by Ottochian and a 3-pointer by Landry off a West Haven turnover gave the Titans a 39-20 advantage just 1:15 into the second half. 
"The guys didn't quit," Bosley said. "I am proud of the guys for not quitting. We need to use this going into our next game."
Along with Landry, Brennan was one of four Sheehan players in double figures as he finished with 11 points. Ottochian and Dyer each finished with 10 points for the Titans. 
Frazer added 9 points on three 3-pointers and Colbert finished with 7 points in the loss for West Haven. 

Westies fall to Branford
Slow start hurts WH in season opener
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 21, 2015) -
 The West Haven boys basketball team was hoping to start the season on a positive note. Unfortunately for the Westies, a slow start did not allow for this. 
Scoring only nine points in the first half, including just three in the first quarter, West Haven fell behind early and never recovered in a 46-39 loss at Branford Monday evening. 
"We had first game jitters and too many turnovers," West Haven coach Harry Bosley said after his team fell to 0-1.
As a result of the slow start, the Westies went to the half trailing by 14 points. The Westies played better in the second half, outscoring Branford 30-23, but it was not enough in the loss. 
Jason Frazer led the Westies with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Malachi Campbell added 10 points, Jaden Jones had eight points and Tysean Wooten added six in the loss. 

Tehran Tripp (25) with a basket against Jonathan Law, January 29, 2016. Video courtesy of Mike Madera.

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