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Westhill Vikings sail into Class LL basketball final

For the first time in their history, the Westhill Vikings are heading to the state boys basketball finals.

After facing a challenge from the Hartford Public Owls, the Vikings broke a 44-44 tie in the fourth quarter and claimed a 50-47 win in the CIAC Class LL semifinals Tuesday night at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Box Score: Westhill 50, Hartford Public 47

Senior Jeremiah Livingston led Westhill with a game-high 23 points, and Tyrell Alexander added nine to the mix.

It was the 22nd straight victory for the Vikings, who are now 25-1 overall, including a 6-0 mark during the postseason.

Second-seeded Westhill will face top-seeded Fairfield Prep (22-1) for the Class L championship at 8:15 p.m., Saturday, at Mohegan Sun Arena. Prep outlasted Hillhouse, 59-57 in overtime, in the semis.

For more on Westhill’s win over Hartford Public, click here.

C.J. Donaldson and the Westhill Vikings defeated Hartford Public, 50-47, on Tuesday night, to advance to the Class LL finals this weekend. (Dave Stewart Photo)

C.J. Donaldson and the Westhill Vikings defeated Hartford Public, 50-47, on Tuesday night, to advance to the Class LL finals this weekend. (Dave Stewart Photo)

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