Wilton Youth Sports Roundup: March 2-3, 2019–Youth Basketball Playoff Wins
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Wilton Boys 5/6 Move to Championship Game After Defeating Prospect 37-23
Wilton Boys 5/6 Basketball beat Prospect 37-23 in their Division quarterfinals. They move on to the Championship game this weekend against the Greenwich Flame. Pictured above (front row, L-R): Liam Joy, Patrick Lillis, Trevien Goldman, Conor Toohill, Matt Garcia and Dylan Gallo; (back row): Mason Andrews, Stef Cross, Coach John Redding, Max Totten, Ryan Meehan, Henry Soojian, and Jake Brokaw.
7th Grade Girls Overpower New Canaan, 43-31 in Quarterfinals
The Wilton 7th grade girls travel basketball team won opening game in the FCBL tournament, defeating New Canaan 43-31 on Saturday, March 2. Wilton’s player-to-player full-court press frustrated New Canaan’s offense. Wilton’s offense was powered Anisa Burrows (16 points, 4 steals), Ashleigh Masterson (12 points, 23 rebounds, including 14 offensive rebounds), and Molly Hancock (7 points). Rounding out the scoring was Maddie Dineen (4 points, 3 steals), Ella Mulfinger (2 points), and Riley Fitzgerald (2 points). Wilton’s semi-final FCBL game against Milford was snowed out on Sunday night and was played on Thursday.
On Sunday in game three of the CT Hoopfest Tournament, Wilton defeated Guilford USNBA, 38-23. Wilton jumped out to a 17-10 half-time lead and then controlled the second half play. Wilton was sparked by the defensive play of Lauren Moe (5 rebounds, 2 steals), Cali Hage (2 steals), Emma Kelly (2 steals, 2 rebounds). Wilton’s offense was fueled by Masterson (12 points, 12 rebounds), Burrows (12 points, 6 rebounds), Mulfinger (4 points, 2 assists, 2 steals), Hancock (4 points), Fitzgerald (3 points), Maddie Phelan (2 points), and Dineen (1 point, 3 assists, 2 steals). Wilton advances to the single elimination portion of the CT Hoopfest tournament, which continues this weekend.
Win Over New Canaan Sends 5th Grade Girls to Finals
Wilton 5th grade girls advanced to the league championship after battling a tough New Canaan team to a 16-10 win in a defensive affair Sunday at Westhill High School. After taking the opening tip and scoring off an Ellie Smith layup, the teams literally exchanged baskets deep into the fourth quarter until Lilliana Finn’s shots started to fall and Arwen Garcia’s offensive output was matched by her best defensive game of the year. The defensive team effort was galvanized by outstanding rebounding and tie ups by Josie Silva, Maia Andjelkovic, Ella Loughran and Rory Kepner. Good ball distribution and assists were handled by point guards Rose Bilella and Carolina Bonita. Coco Layne contributed both in the offensive column as well as solid defense. In addition to her defensive efforts, Loughran also showed up in the scoring column. The girls head to Danbury Sunday to try and win a Championship!