The Sacred Heart Greenwich basketball team got back on the winning track with a 50-44 victory over visiting Rye Country Day School in an FAA game held on Wednesday.
Guards Leah Atkins and Payton Sfreddo scored 15 points apiece to lead the Tigers, who snapped a six-game winning streak.
“We had a solid game tonight,” Tigers coach Ayo Hart said. “We got off to a good start, moving the ball well, attacking the rim and hitting mid-range shots.”
Center Sarah Augustine added six points, while guard Alana Frederick contributed five points in the winning effort. Sacred Heart is 3-2 in the FAA and 3-9 overall. The Tigers entered halftime against the Wildcats on Wednesday with a 28-14 lead.
“Our defense really showed up tonight and that’s what has been missing the past few games,” Hart said. “We went into halftime with a 28-14 lead, thanks to an incredibly strong second quarter, where all but two of our girls scored.”
Forwards Morgan Smith and Olivia Caponiti had four and three points, respectively, for the Tigers. Rowan Houston paced Rye Country Day with 12 points and Reina Thalheimer added nine points for the Wildcats. Alanna Jones and Kat Brydson had seven points for RCDS.
“It was a hard-fought win for us and sometimes a game like this is the impetus a team needs to push through to the next level,” Hart said. “We continue to get stronger every week and while we have a lot to learn, we are a young team with tremendous upside.”
Sacred Heart hosts Hopkins Saturday at 2 p.m.
SACRED HEART SQUASH
Sacred Heart Greenwich kept its unbeaten squash season going by edging visiting Westover School, 4-3, on Wednesday.
Westover posted victories at the top three spots, while Sacred Heart won their matches at 4-7.
Sabrina Schwarz gave the Tigers a 3-0 win over Aileen Jimenez Dominquez at the No. 4 spot, 11-9, 11-3, 11-8.
Annie O’Connor won her match at the No. 5 position for Sacred Heart, 11-2, 11-4, 11-2. At No. 6, Madeline Schwarz cruised to an 11-2, 11-1, 11-2 triumph for SHG.
Claudia El-Masny of Sacred Heart swept to a 3-0 triumph at the seventh spot, 11-2, 11-2, 11-1. At No. 1, Sacred Heart’s Caroline Fouts had to retire due to an injury. Erin O’Connor was edged in five games by her Westover foe at the third position. Up next for Sacred Heart is a match against host Choate Rosemary Hall on Jan. 25.