High school roundup Greenwich squash whips Hotchkiss
The Sacred Heart Greenwich squash team continued to thrive, registering beating Hotchkiss School for the first time in program history.
With their convincing 6-1 victory over the Bearcats, the Tigers raised their record to 8-3.
Katie Keller beating Julia Chai of Hotchkiss at the No. 1 spot, 3-1.
At No. 2, Erin O’Connor of Sacred Heart lost to Ellie Burke, 3-1.
Annie O’Connor (No. 3) won her maatch, 3-0, while Sophia Georgas came from came back to notch a 3-1 win at the fourth spot for the Tigers. Down 2-0, Cameron Calcano was a 3-2 winner at No. 5, while Sacred Heart teammate Mary O’Connor swept her foe at the sixth spot.
Grace Nemec was also a 7-0 winner for the victors.
GREENWICH HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
Using a 18-point effort from Josh Thervil and a big fourth quarter, visiting Stamford posted a 66-60 comeback win over Greenwich in an FCIAC boys basketball matchup held on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (5-5, 3-5 FCIAC) held a 28-27 halftime lead and were ahead, 43-42, after three quarters. The Black Knights outscored the Cardinals, 24-17, during the pivotal fourth quarter.
“It was a typical FCIAC game that was decided by a few plays and toward the end of the game, they made a couple of more plays than we did,” GHS coach Chris Lovermi said. “We had a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter, then they took the lead early in the quarter and were able to stretch it to six or seven points.”
Thervil, a senior guard, shot 10 for 11 from the foul line for Stamford, which made 19 of its 23 foul shot attempts. Rasheed Constant, a senior guard, added 13 points, while senior forward Manny Azolin had 12 points for the Black Knights.
With the win, Stamford improved its mark to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the FCIAC.
Greenwich was paced by junior guard Chris Genaro, who scored a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers.
“Genaro for the better part of the season, has really stepped up,” Lovermi said. “He’s really become a clutch, front-line player for us.”
Senior center Oliver Milledge scored 15 points for the Cardials, who converted six of their nine free throw attempts.
Junior guard Billy Nail had eight points, while senior guard Greg Altamore and senior forward Gavin Muir contributed five points apiece for Greenwich.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” Lovermi said. “Stamford is a scrappy team that had lost some tough games in the final seconds. They pressed us for a good part of the game and we committed 21 turnovers, which made a big difference.”
Tyheim Burgess, a senior guard, added eight points for the Black Knights. Greenwich visits Norwalk on Friday at 7 p.m.