High school sports roundup Greenwich rolls past Wolcott
The Greenwich High School boys basketball team ended 2018 in style.
Receiving points from 11 players, the Cardinals posted a convincing 76-47 win over Wolcott in the championship game of the Bristol Central Tournament on Saturday evening in Bristol.
Greenwich (3-1) entered the second quarter with a 24-9 lead and halftime with a 35-14 advantage.
“We set the tone of the game with our defensive pressure in the first quarter,” Cardinals coach Christopher Lovermi said. “We forced turnovers, which led to points.”
Senior center Oliver Milledge of Greenwich earned Tournament MVP honors. Milledge paced a balanced GHS scoring attack, registering 14 points. Junior guard Chris Genaro scored 13 points, including a 3-pointer, while senior forward Billy Nail added nine points with a 3-pointer for the Cards.
Genaro was named to the All-Tournament team for his efforts. Senior Chris Mark had eight points, while junior Max Steinman contributed seven points for the victors. Gavin Muir, a senior, and A.J. Barber, a sophomore added five points apiece for Greenwich, which led 54-31 after three quarters.
Elmin Redzepagic, a senior, had 13 points for Wolcott. The Cardinals play FCIAC foe Darien on Thursday.
“We are meshing well and trending upward,” Lovermi said. “I like what I’ve seen from the team over the first four games.”
BRUNSWICK SCHOOL HOCKEY
Brunswick dropped a 3-1 decision to Nichols Schools in the third-place game at the Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament held Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Bruins (5-5-3) visit Salisbury on Friday.
Nichols scored one goal each in the first two periods to head into the final period with a 2-0 lead.
Late in the third period, Henry Foster’s power play goal brought the Bruins to within 2-1. Nichols added an empty-net goal for the 3-1 final.
On the second day of the tournament on Saturday, Brunswick split its two games. The Bruins lost to Kimball Union, 4-0, on Saturday, then rallied to beat Millbrook School, 3-2.
Against Kimball Union, the Bruins allowed two goals in both the second and third period. Trailing Millbrook 2-0, the Bruins pulled even in the second period with a goal from Charles Shaffer and a power-play tally from Paul Davey.
With the scored tied at 2-2, Brunswick’s Shayan Farjam scored the game-winner with 31 seconds left in regulation. The goal marked Farjam’s first career tally for the Bruins.