Receiving contributions from each player, Greenwich High School’s girls basketball team traveled to Trumbull and posted an important victory on Monday – one that could give it momentum going forward.
Paced by a career-high 21 points from junior point guard Carolyn Frankle, the Cardinals registered a 63-59 win over the Eagles in a key FCIAC game.
Senior guard Kristin Riggs scored 11 points and senior forward Kelly Martyanov added nine points for Greenwich (4-5, 4-2 FCIAC).
“Carolyn and Kelly really helped out tonight, but it was the energy that brought us home,” said Riggs, one of the Cards’ captains. It was a big win and it was also a team win. Everyone was working together.”
Junior guard Sophia Sergio tallied seven points and three steals, Riggs dished out five assists, Sergio had four assists and senior forward Kayla Anderson notched three assists.
“Kayla and Kelly both made key baskets in the fourth that brought energy and ultimately led to the win,” Riggs noted.
Greenwich entered the matchup prepared to face a formidable Trumbull team.
“Going into this game, we understood just how decorated and tough a program Trumbull is, so we were hunting for that upset win,” said Anderson, also one of the captains. “During practice the past week, we have been ultra-focused, talking constantly and holding each other accountable when necessary.
“That energy carried right into today’s game,” Anderson continued. “We hustled, talked on defense, made the extra pass and showed what Greenwich basketball is.”
Anderson, Riggs and Martyanov are among some of the players on the team that competed against Trumbull two years ago during the postseason.
“My sophomore year, we battled this team in the regular season, FCIACs and states, so it truly meant so much to me,” Anderson said. “I am so proud of all the girls today and can’t wait to prove to the league and state just how talented a team we are.”
Martyanov and senior forward Cami Jablonski were key forces in the post, as they each grabbed six rebounds. Greenwich was also aided with good efforts off the bench.
“The bench was awesome,” Riggs said. “Gillian (Frey) and Laura (Smego) came in and stepped up. Overall, a great team win.”
Greenwich hosts Stamford on Thursday and Warde on Saturday.