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Whalers Advance To Semifinals

New London boys' basketball team ekes out victory in double overtime against Windsor

New London High School's boys' basketball team faced one of its toughest fights tonight, surviving a double overtime to advance the the CIAC Class LL semifinals.

The number five ranked Whalers defeated number four ranked Windsor High School 79-73, according to the CIAC website. New London must now face St. Joseph, the top-ranked team in the division, in a game on Wednesday. The winner of that competition will compete for the state title at Mohegan Sun this weekend.

In other games tonight, Hillhouse defeated Manchester 61-52 while Fairfield Prep defeated New Britain 59-48. St. Joseph bested Ridgefield 56-37. Both Hillhouse and St. Joseph are undefeated this season, while Fairfield Prep and New London each have a record of 21-2. Windsor also closes its season at 21-2.

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