— Gavin Muir (@GavinMuir23) December 20, 2018
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 majorit 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.