On Friday evening, Feb. 3, the Wilton High School Girls Basketball team may have won their game, beating Bridgeport’s Central High School 54-30, but together the two teams were champs in the fight against cancer. The evening’s matchup at home in Wilton was a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, as part of a Coaches vs. Cancer Event.

Spearheaded by WHS junior Lauren Robertson, the effort was in keeping with the team’s mantra to “Be the Difference,” and the evening helped illustrate all the girls’ commitment to be leaders on the court, in the classroom and in their community.

Before the game, WHS junior Kennedy Snyder spoke to the crowd about her personal battle with cancer. Thanks to the sale of baked goods donated by the players and generous donations at the door and concession stand, the team  raised over $600 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Many of the players will be continuing their support for the cancer fighting organization, as members of teams participating in this year’s Relay for Life event.