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High school roundup: GHS swimmers tie Darien

January 11, 2018

The Greenwich High School boys swimming team experienced its first tie in its long, storied history on Wednesday.

The Cardinals and rival Darien dueled to a 93-93 tie at Greenwich High School. Trailing by four points going into the final individual event — the 100-yard breaststroke — Greenwich finished first, second and fifth to take a two-point lead.

The Cardinals’ 400-yard freestyle relay squad of Segundo Rienhardt, Charlie Clark, Mac Baxter and Stephan Todorovic placed second in 3:20.70. Darien’s foursome of Connor Martin, Chris Zhang, Karl Wadleigh and Spencer Erickson won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:19.48 for the tie.

Darien began the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:40.07. Wadleigh gave the Blue Wave a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:49.90) and Todorovic placed first for GHS in the 200 individual medley (1:59.22).

The 50 freestyle saw Martin of the Blue Wave touch the wall first in 22.58. Wiley Schmidt of Darien was the diving winner, earning a score of 325.10.

In the 100 butterfly, Martin took top honors in 53.49, while Wadleigh took first in the 100 freestyle in 49.94. Todorovic won the 500 freestyle for the Cardinals with a time of 4:52.35. Mark Merson, Baxter, Clark and Niki delaSierra were the 200 freestyle relay winners for the Cardinals in 1:32.71.

Ericksen won the 100 breaststroke for Darien (55.80) and the Blue Wave took first place in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:19.48. Greenwich is 1-1-1 on the season.

GREENWICH BOYS BASKETBALL

In a defensive battle, Greenwich High downed host Fairfield Ludlowe 39-27 in an FCIAC matchup on Tuesday.

With the win, Greenwich improved to 3-4. The Cardinals led 12-4 after the first quarter, then brought a 16-8 lead into halftime. Senior forward Matt Robins scored a game-high 11 points for Greenwich. Senior forward Oliver Milledge added eight points, while senior guard Jackson Trimmer made a pair of 3-pointers for six points for the Cardinals.

Greenwich, which led 25-21 after three quarters, received five points from senior guard Elias Gianopoulos. Sophomore guard James Bourque scored six of his team-high 10 points in the second half for the Falcons, who were held to four first-half field goals.

Junior guard Jadyn Tabois contributed eight points for Ludlowe. Greenwich hosts St. Joseph Friday at 7 p.m. Ludlowe is in action again Friday against visiting Ridgefield.

GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

Receiving balanced scoring, Fairfield Ludlowe team posted a convincing 58-40 win over host Greenwich in an FCIAC matchup on Tuesday night.

Freshman guard Anna Paulmann scored a game-high 16 points, 13 of which came during the second half for the Falcons (4-7) who have won two out of their last three games.

Ludlowe led 14-11 after the first quarter, then extended their advantage to 31-20 at halftime. Senior Amanda Schramm added 12 points, while junior Bridget Paulmann had seven points for the Falcons, who outscored the Cardinals, 17-9, in the second quarter. The Falcons played well defensively throughout and were able to move the ball for good shots most of the game.

Senior guard Kim Kockenmeister scored a team-high 14 points for the Cardinals, who shot 16 of 27 from the foul line. Junior forward Taylor Stamos added eight points, while senior forward Beth Williamson swished a pair of 3-pointers for six points for GHS (3-4, 3-3).

Junior Michelle Morganti and sophomore Alexa Moses had five points apiece for Greenwich.

Greenwich is in action against Thursday against St. Joseph at 7 p.m. Ludlowe visits Ridgefield Friday at 7 p.m.

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