High school roundup: Greenwich boys basketball beats Norwalk
A big second half offensively lifted the Greenwich High School boys basketball team to a 67-56 comeback win over host Norwalk Friday night in an FCIAC matchup.
With the win, Greenwich raised its record to 6-5 overall. The Bears held a 17-7 lead on the Cardinals after the first quarter and entered halftime with a 26-25 edge.
“We had a slow start, with several turnovers on our first few possessions,” GHS coach Chris Lovermi said. “Norwalk dictated the tempo and the pace, but we picked it up in the second quarter and the second half.”
Senior guard Greg Altamore scored a team-high 19 points, 15 of which came during the second half for the Cardinals. Altamore made two 3-pointers in the win.
“He came up with some big 3’s for us in the second half,”
Lovermi said of Altamore.
Junior guard Chris Genaro helped anchor the backcourt, scoring 16 points for Greenwich, which outscored Norwalk, 42-28, in the second half. Senior center Oliver Milledge was tough to handle inside, totaling 16 points for the Cardinals.
“Milledge had a good game, they were keying on him, but did a good job on the boards and had a big second half,” Lovermi said.
Billy Nail, a senior forward, had eight points, including a 3-pointer and junior guard Max Steinman added six points for the victors.
Norwalk was paced by Lomorris House’s 11 points. Ruddmayer Robert added eight points, while Jamal Boyd, Aaron Epp and Jadyn Grant each had six points for the Bears.
“It was a good road win for us, coming off a tough loss,” Lovermi. “It’s a good FCIAC win.”