Senior Chris Polo scored all 12 of his points in the second half and added a game-high 15 rebounds as fifth-seeded Valley Regional of Deep River defeated No. 23 Weston, 52-45, to win the CIAC Class M boys' basketball championship on Friday night before 3,874 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
It was the second state title in three years for the Warriors, who won the Class S title in 2011.
Chris Connor had 12 points and eight rebounds and Chris Jean-Pierre added 10 points for the Warriors (26-2).
Senior Charlie DiPasquale had a game-high 24 points and junior Ashler Lee-Tyson scored 11 for the Trojans (14-12). They began the tournament with a losing record, but knocked out three higher seeds to get to the final.
- Day Staff Reports