The Greenwich High School girls basketball team evened its record to 3-3 with a decisive 61-41 win over host Brien McMahon in an FCIAC game on Saturday morning.
The victory was the second straight for the Cardinals, who defeated New Canaan earlier this week. Senior guard Kim Kockenmeister scored a game-high 18 points to lead Greenwich, which also received a career-high 16 points from senior guard/forward Tess Lamhaouar.
“Tess started off the game strong, hitting three 3-pointers for us,” GHS coach Chrys Hernandez said. “She shot the ball well, everything she was putting up was going in. Kim also had another solid game.”
Junior forward Taylor Stamos scored six points, while providing strong defensive play and Nealia Mahiea had six points for the victors.
“Offensively, we moved the ball very well,” Hernandez said. “This was probably the most assists we’ve had in a game so far this season. Our defensive effort was also very strong, Taylor did a good job inside on defense.”
Freshman guard Marielle Povinelli contributed five points off the bench for the Cardinals, who substituted freely during the second half. Up next for Greenwich is an FCIAC matchup at home Tuesday against Fairfield Ludlowe. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
GREENWICH ACADEMY BASKETBALL
A huge offensive game from Francesca Sileo helped power the Gators to their first win of the season on Saturday.
A sophomore guard, Sileo scored a game-high 33 points with nine 3-pointers to propel Greenwich Academy to a 65-47 road win over Hotchkiss School.
“She had a breakout game,” GA coach Wes Matthews said of Sileo. “She shot the ball well, making nine 3-pointers and she also had a four-point play.”
Junior forward Kaitlyn Davis scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebound, while junior guard/forward Olivia Davis added eight points and four steals for Greenwich Academy.
“It’s good to get that first win and I think we are going to be all right now,” Matthews said. “We are settling in and everyone is getting comfortable with their roles. Our defensive intensity was off the charts today. We forced a lot of turnovers and capitalized on our layup opportunties.”
Greenwich Academy (1-7) returns to action when it hosts Canterbury School Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.