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Wilton 8th Grade Girls Notch 10-Point Win Over North Haven, 46-36
After a difficult loss Saturday morning to New Milford (30-42), Wilton’s 8th Grade Girls welcomed North Haven to their final home game of the season Sunday afternoon. The Warriors got off to a slow start and were down 5-8 at the end of the first quarter. But they came back with a vengeance in the second quarter, with a 7-0 run, led by Maddie Dineen (10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist) sinking a 3-pointer and a few fast-break baskets by Anisa Burrows (11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists). Wilton managed to keep the lead for the rest of the game. Ashleigh Masterson (4 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals), Lauren Moe (2 points, 8 rebounds) and Kaitlyn Sullivan (3 rebounds, 1 steal) were fearless on the boards, leading the defensive effort. Other contributors on offense included Molly Hancock (9 points, 5 rebounds), Emma Kelly (4 points, 1 rebound) and Mary Kate Doyle (2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist). Ella Mulfinger (4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist) sunk the last Warrior basket to ice the 10-point win for Wilton (46-36).
Wilton 5th/6th Boys Split Weekend with 30-27 Victory over New Canaan Chargers, and 32-51 Loss to Newtown Gold
Wilton 5th/6th Boys split the weekend with a 30-27 victory over New Canaan Chargers on Sunday and a 32-51 loss to Newtown Gold on Saturday. The biggest highlight of the weekend was a game winning 3-pointer by Blake Ongley with two seconds left on the clock. Ongley also led scoring for Wilton on Saturday with nine points. Both days saw solid play by all players. Greg Bocchino and Hans Greene handled the ball really well and put up solid shots. Boden Davi had a good weekend scoring with a 3-pointer and had success at the free throw line. Matthew Fogarty and Jack McMenamey scored and played strong defense, pulling down the rebounds. Liam Joy had numerous assists and steals and helped with the scoring both days. Laszlo Miller put up points with mid-range jumpers and was solid in the paint. Jack Mulfinger, Nico Mercado and Casey Meyer rounded out the powerful Warrior presence on offense and defense. Grant Stein was out both games due to illness. The entire Warrior 5th/6th Boys team looks forward to the playoffs starting next weekend.
Wilton 8th Grade Boys Go 1-1 Against Two Strong Stamford Teams
In the first of their two games on Sunday, the Wilton 8th Grade boys came up short against a strong Stamford Select team. Despite tough defense by Jack Minnich, Mike Meehan and Declan Brokaw, Wilton trailed by six points at half. Wilton went on a 5-0 run to start the second half, to close the deficit to one. Later in the third quarter, Anderson Campbell (12 points) tied the game at 40 apiece with his second 3-pointer of the game. Wilton briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter with strong offense by Max Jarvie (22 points) and Kyle Roesser (10 points), but Stamford Select pulled away in the final minutes, with a final score of 52-57.
In their final home game as Wilton youth travel players, the 8th grade boys faced off against a tough Stamford JCC team. Stamford quickly took a 0-6 lead, but Wilton fought back with great play at both ends by Ethan Gallo (2 points, 8 rebounds) and Todd Woodring (6 points, 3 assists) and the score was tied at 9-9 to end the first quarter. Brody Hess (7 points, 5 assists) and Wyatt Jones (playing limited minutes due to a knee injury) did a great job breaking Stamford’s strong press, helping Wilton take a 22-18 lead into the half. Wilton opened up their lead in the third quarter, led by Jarvie (32 points, 11 rebounds). The whole team continued its strong play in the fourth quarter and Wilton won by the score of 58-41.
Wilton 5th Grade Boys Split Two Games
The Wilton 5th grade boys split two games over the weekend. On Saturday, the boys had a dominant performance against St. Mary’s (Ridgefield), winning 44-20. Gavin Toohill led all scorers with 11 points and the team had another strong showing from Jimmy Dineen with 10 points. The boys came out ready to play and quickly amassed a 12-0 lead. St. Mary’s proved resilient and began a brief rally, but solid defense in the paint from Anthony Palumbo, Will Viggiano, and Charlie Cretrella kept a significant cushion in place with the boys leading 28-14 at half. In the second half, Wilton’s solid passing emerged with strong plays from Charlie Heffernan and Mark Sylvester. Colton Smith was dominant on the boards with 7 rebounds in the game (8 points). Jack Cunningham came alive in the second half with 5 points and 5 rebounds. Jeff Fox provided consistent help in the paint with 4 rebounds down the stretch. Wilton’s balanced offense proved too much for St. Marys.
On Sunday, Wilton faced a bigger test from Danbury Orange. This game was back and forth between both teams. Dineen led the scoring with 12 points, followed by Toohill with 10 points. Wilton was very strong on the boards with everyone helping in the paint. Smith tallied 5 rebounds and 6 points in the game. Cretella and Heffernan provided support with 6 rebounds. Sylvester and Cunningham were strong on defense with several steals each. Palumbo was solid again in the paint with 6 rebounds and 2 points. Fox and Viggiano did a great job distributing the ball. But Danbury went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, which combined with Wilton’s inability to make layups down the stretch proved to be the deciding factors in the game. Danbury beat our boys 36-38.