High school roundup Trinity girls beat Greenwich
Using big first halves from Iyanna Lopes and Kyah Nowlin, Trinity Catholic topped Greenwich 62-46 in an FCIAC girls basketball matchup on Wednesday night.
The visiting Crusaders received 21 points from Lopes and 14 from Nowlin in the season-opener for both teams. Lopes scored 13 points during the first half for Trinity Catholic, which held a 30-11 halftime lead.
Caitlyn Scott added 13 points, while Bella Edwards had eight points for Trinity Catholic (1-0).
Taylor Stamos paced Greenwich with 14 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter. Julia Conforti had eight points, five of which came in the second half and Michelle Morganti contributed 13 points. Morganti had seven fourth-quarter points.
“First game of the year and it highlighted a certain amount of things we want to work on going forward, overall it was a good performance,” Trinity Catholic coach Michael Martino said.
The Crusaders’ aggressive defense was sound throughout.
“Greenwich came out strong, but we challenged them defensively and did a good job on the defensive end,” Trinity Catholic coach Michael Martino said. “Offensively, it was nice that we moved the ball. We received points from a bunch of different players from different spots on the floor.”
Greenwich (0-1) is in action again at the Rye Rotary Tournament in Rye, N.Y. Friday and Saturday.
“Trinity Catholic definitely came out strong and we expected that from them, we know what type of team they are,” GHS coach Chrys Hernandez said. “We expected them to shoot more from the outside, but a lot of their points came from inside, so we have to do a better job defensively on our low post defense.”
Jordan Moses added five points for Greenwich, which trailed 12-4 after the first quarter.
“Like the preseason, we are getting good shots, but they are not falling for us,” Hernandez said. “I told the team, they will start to fall for us. We know what we are capable of on offense.”
The Gators skated to a decisive 5-2 victory over The Gunnery at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford on Wednesday in a NEPSAC game.
Sydney Pittignano started the scoring for GA, tallying at the 14:05 mark of the first period. Grace Curran had the assist. In the second period, Ava Butz tallied off an assist from Pittignano, giving GA a 2-0 edge.
Curran made it 3-0 late in the second period, with a tally. Grace Schulze and Hamilton Doster each added goals for the Gators.
“We played a great game got a lot of shots on net,” GA coach Erin Brawley said. “We attacked the puck all over the ice. It was a big team effort and we got a lot of players on ice. Bobbi Roca, Taylor Glanville and Cameron Brower were outstanding for us. Everyone played well, it was an overall team effort.”
Greenwich Academy plays in the St. George’s Tournament over the weekend.