What: Class LL semifinals

Who: No. 9 Fairfield Prep (19-6) vs. No. 5 Ridgefield (21-3)

When, where: Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wilby High School, Waterbury

The skinny: The Jesuits have reached the Class LL semifinals for the first time since 1997, when they won the state title. To advance to the LL final, Prep will have to tame the Tigers of Ridgefield, who have won six out of their last seven games. Ridgefield will be led by senior forward Chris Esemplare and junior guard Seth von Kuhn. The Jesuits' Terry Tarpey is making a case for Class LL MVP. The junior guard is averaging almost 23 points per game thus far in the tournament.

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Prediction: Prep 60, Ridgefield 50.

-Pat Pickens