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CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team

CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team

CIAC is releasing five names for the 25-player CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team. Players are listed with their name during their high school career, their graduation year and school. CIAC will be releasing five names for the girls and boys All Century Teams every week. The All Century teams were compiled with input from select past and current coaches, veteran high school basketball writers and others closely associated with Connecticut boys and girls basketball through the decades.

Nadine Domond – Bridgeport Central – 1994

  • Scored 2,300 career points
  • Led team to 1994 state championship, only girls basketball title in school history
  • First team Parade All American in 1993
  • Senior year average 23.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 6.4 steals, 5.8 assists and was top rated guard in the nation
  • Four-time All-State, 1994 Gatorade Player of the Year, USA Today All USA Team in 1994

Krista Rappahahn – Norwich Free Academy – 2002

  • 2002 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2,048 career points
  • All State and All American
  • Team went 106-2 in 4 years with 3 state titles ’99, ’01 & ‘02
  • Career averages of 22.9 pt, 9 rebs, 3 assists, 4 steals

Symone Roberts – New Britain – 2009

  • Led team to three championship games in four years, winning two titles
  • Scored 2,374 career pts (4th all time)
  • 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Honorable mention All American

Da’Shena Stevens – Trinity Catholic – 2008

  • 3 time All State
  • Led team to 2006 state championship
  • Scored 2,182 career pts

Rita Williams – Brien McMahon – 1994

  • Parade All-American
  • 2 time All State
  • 1,965 career points in 3 seasons
  • MVP of 1994 Class L game vs. SHA
  • Led team to two title games, winning one

Previously released members of All-Century Team

Cathy Inglese – Sheehan – 1976

  • Led team to Class L title in senior year
  • All State
  • Was selected as Sheehan’s “Outstanding athlete”
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Described as “Bill Bradley of high school basketball”

Tracy Lis – Killingly – 1988

  • 3,681 career points (39.8 average)
  • All American
  • 1998 Class L State Championship
  • State record 65 point game as sophomore (42.8 avg points per game as sophomore)
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Jennifer Monti – Ellington – 1997

  • Two state title game appearances, won in 1997
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year
  • 2,089 points in high school
  • 3-time All State selection

Nykesha Sales – Bloomfield – 1994

  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1993-94 USA Today National Player of the Year
  • Averaged 36.2 pts, 12.3 rbs, 3.7 steals her senior year
  • 2,304 career points

Tracy Stolle – Wamogo – 1995

  • 1,924 career points
  • 2-time All State
  • Averaged 26.4 points, four steals and 3.7 assists as a senior
  • Led Wamogo to the 1995 CIAC Class S championship – only GBB title in school history

Individual statistics along with All State and All-American accolades weighed heavily in the selection and team success and state championships won were also a significant factor. Players who did not graduate from a CIAC member school were not eligible, and the girls All Century team only features players that competed after CIAC began sponsoring girls basketball championships in 1974. Post high school accomplishments (college and pro) were considered only when necessary as a tiebreaker between two similarly accomplished players. When evaluating career scoring totals consideration was given to whether the players competed in an era in which the 3-point shot was in effect which came to Connecticut in the 1987-88 season.

Coaches Clinics Upcoming

A pair of opportunities for coaches are coming up in March with coaching clinics being held in both basketball and track and field. The basketball coaching clinic is being held for a second year in conjunction with the CIAC basketball finals at Mohegan Sun. The event will be held Friday, March 20 beginning at 7Continue Reading

CIAC Launches Centennial Celebration

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) will kick off its Centennial Celebration in the coming weeks, celebrating the 100-year history of the organization with a variety of events, features, fan interactions, recognition events, and more. The Centennial Celebration will run through the 2021 CIAC Spring Championships. Centennial Celebration announcement! https://t.co/hRNdKYqMD1 — CIACContinue Reading

2019-20 Basketball Officials Interpreters Bulletin Now Available

A new basketball season is rapidly approaching and the new bulletin from the Connecticut basketball rules interpreters is now available. Click here to view the bulletin in full. There are minimal rules changes for this coming season. Officials will continue to enforce the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Points of Emphasis, which allows each teamContinue Reading

#CIACAllAccess Basketball Championships

#CIACAllAccess Basketball Championships

All the emotions, energy, and passion of the CIAC basketball championships at Mohegan Sun Arena, are captured in this behind-the-scenes footage. As the spring season gets underway, a look back at what all the teams this spring want to feel themselves with #CIACAllAccess. Thank you to all the teams that let us share the experienceContinue Reading

CIAC Basketball Championship Rewind

CIAC Basketball Championship Rewind

Nine games CIAC boys and girls basketball took place at Mohegan Sun Arena. All the stories, drama, action, and celebrations from the games are highlighted below in #ChampionshipRewind.  

2019 Run To The Sun – Finals Schedule Set – Buy Presale Tickets With No Added Fees

It is that time of year where the best high school basketball teams in the state start looking towards a Run To The Sun. Over three sessions listed below nine champions will be crowned in the pinnacle of high school basketball at Mohegan Sun Arena March 16-17, and tickets for the event are now onContinue Reading

CIAC To Honor Seven Individuals At Basketball Dedication Event

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC will kick-off a weekend of basketball championships culminating the “Run to the Sun” with the 2019 Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships Dedication at The Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun on Saturday March 16. The dedication ceremony on Saturday will begin the weekend of basketball by honoring seven individualsContinue Reading

CIAC Hosting Basketball Coaching Clinic At Mohegan Sun

CHESHIRE, Conn. – In conjunction with the CIAC Girls and Boys Basketball Finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, CIAC will be holding its first-ever Connecticut High School Basketball Coaching Clinic Friday, March 15 at Mohegan Sun beginning at 7 p.m. The three-hour event will feature presentations from three Connecticut collegiate coaches, as well as a questionContinue Reading

2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

Schedules for 2018-19 winter sports have been posted on the CIACsports.com site. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, or a statewide master varsity schedule for a sport, visit the main schedule and results page of the site.