The Greenwich High School boys basketball team’s three-game winning streak was snapped with a 47-43 loss to Fairfield Ludlowe in an FCIAC matchup held at Brunswick School on Tuesday night.
Greenwich’s record stands at 4-2 following the defeat. Senior guard Greg Altamore made three free throws with 30 seconds remaining, giving the Cardinals a one-point lead. The Falcons quickly took a one-point edge when junior James Bourque converted a layup with just over 20 seconds left to play. Ludlowe sealed the win by making several foul shots down the stretch.
Altamore scored a team-high 14 points, while senior center Oliver Milledge added 12 points for the Cardinals, who had a seven-point lead after the first quarter.
“We got off to a good start, we had a 16-9 lead in the first quarter and we were playing, well showing a lot of energy,” GHS coach Chris Lovermi said. “The middle two quarters, we only scored 15 points and the pace of the game slowed down. Our offense bogged down and we allowed them to get back in the game and control the tempo.
Junior guard Chris Genaro had 11 points and senior forward Billy Nail contributed six points, on two 3-pointers for the Cards. Bourque paced Ludlowe with 13 points. Brunswick allowed Greenwich to use its gymnasium, since access to Greenwich’s gym has been limited for several weeks. A flood in the school’s Performing Arts Center affected the gym, so the Cardinals have played road games all season. They are hoping to get back to playing on their home court soon.
“It would be nice to play at the friendly confines of Greenwich High School, the kids are looking forward to that,” Lovermi said. “The team is looking forward to playing in front of their peers and friends.”
Greenwich has a scheduled road game against St. Joseph Thursday at 7 p.m.
GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HOCKEY
Greenwich struck first, but Simsbury responded with five straight goals and registered a 5-1 win in a high school girls hockey game held at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink on Monday evening.
Lexi Danielson gave Greenwich a 1-0 lead, tallying at the 7:03 mark of the first period. Emma Wingrove and Katie Piotrzkowski assisted on the goal.
Grace Melanson’s goal with 2:11left in the first period tied the score a 1-1. Simsbury took the lead for good when Sofia Marcktell scored with 8:13 remaining in the second period.
Mackenzie Chapman sealed the second-period scoring for Simsbury, making it 3-1 with 5:54 to go. Grace Melanson and Anna Melanson each added third-period goals for the victors. Chapman had two assists in the win, while Melanson, Molly Walsh and Marcktell each had an assist.
Piotrzkowski registered a goal in the final period for the Cardinals. Greenwich is back in action again Wednesday when it hosts Stamford/Westhill/Staples/Trinity Catholic at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink at 8:15 p.m.