HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Muir’s late shot lifts Cardinals to dramatic win
Gavin Muir beat the clock and Brien McMahon on Wednesday night.
Muir swished a 3-pointer from the right corner with 2.6 seconds remaining, giving Greenwich a 56-53 comeback win over host Brien McMahon in an FCIAC matchup in Norwalk.
A senior forward/guard, Muir, also the quarterback on the Cardinals’ state championship football team, finished Greenwich’s season-opener with nine points.
The game marked the Cardinals head coaching debut of Christopher Lovermi.
“We trailed the majority of the game, but we made one final push the last three minutes of the game,” Lovermi said. “I’m pleased with our overall effort and the character and poise down the stretch in coming back.”
Junior guard Christopher Genaro also keyed the Cardinals, scoring 13 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Senior 6-foot-6 center Oliver Milledge paced Greenwich’s balanced scoring effort with a team high 17 points.
Senior guard Chris Mark added six points, senior forward Mozi Bici scored five points and junior guard Max Stein contributed for four the victors.
Brien McMahon was led by senior forward Saikon Williams’ game-high 20 points. Justin Lebron, also a senior forward totaled 14 points for the Sentators.
Up next for Greenwich (1-0) is a road matchup against FCIAC foe New Canaan Friday at 7 p.m.
BRUNSWICK SCHOOL HOCKEY
Ryan St. Louis’ goal with 3:03 remaining in overtime lifted Brunswick to a 3-2 win over Pope Francis Wednesday night at Hartong Rink.
In overtime, Charles Shaffer’s pass from behind the net found the stick of St. Louis, who finished with a one-timer.
In the non-NEPSIHA matchup against the Western Massachusetts squad, the Bruins (3-3-3, 2-2-3) jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period. Shaffer tallied the game’s first goal and his fourth of the season at the 7:54 mark. Henry Foster made it 2-0 with under a minute to play in the opening period, lighting the lamp for the first time this season.
After a scoreless second period, the Cardinals rallied with two goals in the third stanza. A short-handed goal at 7:17 was followed by an even-strength tally by Pope Francis at 14:28, tying the game at 2-2.
The Bruins have some off before heading to Buffalo to play in the Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Hockey Tournament, starting on Dec. 28.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS HOCKEY
A two-goal second period and 13 saves from Morgan Dall led the Cardinals to a 3-0 road win over Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe at Wonderland of Ice on Wednesday.
Paige Finneran opened the scoring for Greenwich, tallying 1:05 into the second period. Katie Piotrzkowski and Sydney Orszulak each assisted on the goal.
Also in the second period, Lexi Danielson’s goal at the 14:19 mark gave Greenwich a 2-0 lead. Emma Wingrove and Jennifer Kelly were each credited with assists on the goal.
Orszulak sealed the scoring with 5:18 remaining in the third period, scoring off a pass from Piotrzkowski.
Sidney Falterer made 26 saves for Fairfield. Greenwich plays St. Joseph-Trumbull Saturday at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink at 4:15 p.m.
Greenwich pinned another foe, defeating host Fairfield Ludlowe, 45-27, in an FCIAC matchup held on Wednesday.
With the victory, Greenwich improved its record to 3-0.
Greenwich received a pinfall victory from Will Grimes in the 120-pound match. He pinned Jacob Pressler in 3:43. At 126, Greenwich’s Carlos DeWinter pinned Antonio Nicholas 2:56.
Mitchell Grimes of Greenwich defeated Everett Nash (132) by a 10-4 decision, while Emanuel Lai of the Cardinals won by a major decision (10-0) in the 138-pound match.
Christian Stanback (145) was victorious, 14-5, for GHS, while Stan Godlewski of Ludlowe pinned Greenwich’s Joe Calderon in 2:34 in the 160-pound match. Justin Hathaway (170), Michael Huang (106) and Yuri Case (113) also pinned their respective foes for Ludlowe.
Jackson Blanchard (220) and Glen Rivas (285) won by pinfall, while Andrew Nanai registered an 11-0 major decision at 182 for the Cardinals.
The Bruins traveled to Hamden Hall for a quad meet on Wednesday and beat each one of its foes. Brunswick posted a 49-25 win over Hamden Hall and topped Wilbraham and Monson, 60-21 Brunswick also wrestled Chase Collegiate’s two wrestlers and won both matches.
Jackson Wolfram, Luke Schlank, Chris Perry, Alex Burdick, Harry Fett, Dylan Reynolds, Clayton Ostrow, and Timmy Saunders all recorded pins against Wilbraham. Perry and Fett also earned pins against a competitive Hamden Hall team. Nadji Ngbokoli earned a pin against his Chase opponent, while Nick Bell defeated his opponent 6-1.
GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL
The Cardinals were defeated by Brien McMahon, 48-40, in an FCIAC matchup held on Wednesday night.
Senior guard Michelle Perea scored a game-high 16 points, 11 of which came during the second half, to led the Senators. Aija Andrews, a senior center, added 10 points for McMahon, which outscored Greenwich, 21-6, in the fourth quarter.
Freshman forward Kelly Martyanov recorded 10 points and eight rebounds to pace the Cardinals (1-3). Senior center Taylor Stamos had seven points and a team-best 13 rebounds for Greenwich, which led 30-27 after the third quarter.
Senior guard Michelle Morganti had six points and junior Julia Conforti added four points and three steals for GHS. Greenwich visits New Canaan Friday at 5 p.m.