Greenwich High

Greenwich boys basketball team drops season-opener to Bunnell in tournament

The 2022-2023 season began with a tight loss for the Greenwich High School boys basketball team at the Bunnell Holiday Tournament on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals were edged by the host team, Bunnell, 47-44, in the first round of the tournament.

“Bunnell is a pretty solid team, they’re very athletic,” Greenwich coach Todd Trimmer said. “They came after us pretty aggressively. They got very aggressive with us defensively.”

Turnovers was the deciding factor in this non-conference game.

“We had 26 turnovers, our goal was to try to keep it under 10,” Trimmer said. “We did not get a lot of great looks offensively. Defensively, we were fine.”

Trimmer noted that the Cardinals trailed the Bulldogs by 16 at one point of the second half, but rallied to tie the score with approximately 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

“There were a bunch of unforced turnovers on our part,” Trimmer said. “Credit to Bunnell as well, they played really hard and they got after us. But we were making bad decisions and throwing the ball all over the place. It was more what we were doing than what they were doing.”

Senior center Jack Quinn scored 11 points, while junior point guard Aidan Karson had 10 points for Greenwich (0-1). Junior guard Connor Parkes added seven points, sophomore Matthew Maloney had five points and junior forward Xavion Fasion had four for the Cardinals, who trailed 31-24 at halftime.

Greenwich plays Masuk today in the consolation game of the Bunnell Holiday Tournament at Bunnell. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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