Mackenzie Nelson scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the first half for the Greenwich girls basketball team in its 59-42 win over host Ridgefield on Friday night in an FCIAC matchup.
Nelson, a freshman forward, added six steals, six rebounds and five assists for the Cardinals. Greenwich led Ridgefield, 11-9, after the first quarter and entered halftime with a 30-19 advantage.
“I can’t say enough about how well the team played,” GHS coach Chrys Hernandez said.
Freshman guard Ava Sollenne scored 13 points, including two 3-pointers, while senior forward Julia Conforti had nine points and shot 5-for-5 from the foul line. Greenwich shot 80 percent (16 of 20) from the foul line.
Nelson made two 3-pointers and sophomore guard Kristin Riggs scored five points for Greenwich, which improved its record to 5-1.
For Ridgefield, junior guard Katie Flynn scored a team-high 17 points. She was 7 of 9 from the foul line. Junior Kelly Chittenden scored 11 of her 13 points in the second half for the Tigers (3-2).
Junior Bea Owens and sophomore Kayla Anderson added three points, while senior Jordan Moses had two points for the Cardinals, who outscored the Tigers 14-8 in the third quarter.
Hernandez noted that Greenwich committed a season-low 10 turnovers and received five rebounds from sophomore forward Kayla Anderson. Greenwich visits New Canaan on Tuesday at 7 p.m.