The Sacred Heart Greenwich basketball team made it a perfect 10 on Wednesday.
Leading from the outset, the Tigers raised their record to 10-0 with a 62-44 road victory over Westover School.
Tigers junior guard Leah Atkins scored a game-high 21 points, including three 3-pointers. Senior center Sarah Eckerson posted her seventh double-double of the season, tallying 15 points and 13 rebounds to help power Sacred Heart
“The key to our success today was the very balanced scoring of the entire team with 10 of our 12 athletes scoring,” Sacred Heart coach Ayo Hart said.
Behind strong defensive play, the Tigers jumped out to a 14-4 lead, before the Wildcats closed to within a point at in the first half, prompting Hart to call a timeout.
“After a serious heart-to-heart chat during our first time out, we came back out more focused and poised, realizing that Westover was not going to roll over and give away a victory,” Hart said. “We hadn’t talked a lot at all this season about being undefeated. It was never a goal of mine or the team’s, but we surely knew we didn’t want this team to be the one that knocked us off. The kids rallied and just fought tooth and nail on defense.”
Anna Curz and Katie Pratzman led the Wildcats with 13 and 12 respectively.
Undefeated Sacred Heart hosts a 9-1 Choate Rosemary Hall team Friday at 6:30 p.m.