STONINGTON — Stonington High will open the CIAC Division IV boys basketball tournament against Amistad.
Amistad, located in New Haven, will host the first-round game on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Bears are seeded 23rd in the tournament after finishing the regular season with a 10-10 record. The Wolves went 13-7, including an eight-game winning streak, and are seeded 10th.
Stonington is 10-11 overall. The Bears are coming off a 104-58 loss to New London in the ECC Division I tournament quarterfinals.
Sophomore guard Zach Scott leads the Bears in scoring at 15.9 points per game. Junior guard Marquis Jackson averages 11.0 and a team-leading 7.8 rebounds.
Amistad, an independent school, lost its opening game in the inaugural Independent League tournament, 57-56 to University Magnet, and fell to 13-8.
Achievement First Amistad High, a public charter school, opened in August 2006. The boys basketball program is in its ninth year of varsity play. The Wolves have qualified for the state tournament four straight seasons and six times overall. Last year, they were eliminated in the second round of the Class S tournament by Canton, 40-38.
Junior shooting guard A.J. Edwards leads the team in scoring at 21 points per game.
— Ken Sorensen