After starting the season with seven straight losses, the Greenwich Academy basketball team is finding its form.
The Gators won their second straight game Wednesday, defeating visiting Canterbury School 77-36. Sophomore guard Francesca Sileo had her second consecutive big offensive game for GA. Sileo scored a game-high 32 points, including eight 3-pointers to pace Greenwich Academy’s offense.
“I’m happy to see Francesca shooting the ball well,” GA coach Wes Matthews said. “Kaitlyn Davis is doing a good job of drawing two defenders and kicking the ball out to Francesca, who is making her shots.”
One of the reasons for the Gators’ slow start to the season was the fact that Davis was still recovering from a knee injury. She’s back in action and has picked up where she left off last season, when she helped power GA on both ends of the court. Davis, a junior forward, scored 25 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots Wednesday against Canterbury.
“Kaitlyn is such an unselfish player, sometimes to a fault,” Matthews said. “She had a great game, adding three or four blocked shots as well.”
Greenwich Academy went into halftime with a 35-25 lead.
“Our defensive intensity was once again off the charts,” Matthews said. “That helped us get a lead in the first half.”
Junior guard/forward Olivia Davis contributed 12 points and four steals and senior forward Casey Gottlieb provided strong defensive play for Greenwich Academy. The Gators (2-7) host Cheshire Academy Friday at 6:30 p.m.