Greenwich High

Greenwich High girls basketball team posts victories against Stamford, Westhill, improves record to 8-6, 6-3 in FCIAC

Photo courtesy of Dan Utzinger: Sophia Sergio, pictured here during a game against Bridgeport Central, helped lead the Greenwich girls basketball team to wins against Stamford and Westhill on Friday and Saturday.

Following a close loss to Fairfield Warde on Tuesday, the Greenwich High School girls basketball team continued its stellar season, earning road victories against Stamford and Westhill on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

The Cardinals topped Stamford, 44-35, then upended Westhill, 60-30. With the road wins, Greenwich raised its record to 8-6 overall and 6-3 in the FCIAC, putting them in position to qualify for the FCIAC Tournament – there are still six games remaining in the regular season.

“These were great back-to-back games for us,” GHS coach Megan Wax said. “Both games were a full team effort with every single player on the roster contributing to our success.”

Photo courtesy of Dylan Goodman: Carolyn Frankle of Greenwich, center, pictured here during a game against Brien McMahon, helped paced the Cardinals to recent wins against Stamford and Westhill.

In Greenwich’s convincing triumph against FCIAC foe Stamford Friday night, senior guard Sophia Sergio scored 11 points, while making three 3-pointers. Carolyn Frankle, a senior guard, also scored 11 points. Frankle converted a 3-pointer and shot 4 for 4 from the foul line.

Sophomore Lara Young added eight points and made two 3-pointers and junior forward Rianna Xhekaj also had an 11-point game for the Cardinals, who received three points from freshman guard Madi Utzinger.

Yesterday against Westhill, the Cards stormed out to a 30-13 lead on their way to the decisive win. Sergio scored 11 points, 10 of which came in the first half. She made two shots from beyond the arc to pace Greenwich’s first half offensive attack. Utzinger scored eight of her team-best 12 points in the second half and sank a pair of 3-pointers.

Photo by Dan Utzinger: Greenwich forward Rianna Utzinger, here in action in a game against Newtown, had strong efforts in games vs. Stamford and Westhill for the Cardinals, recently.

Frankle scored all seven of her points during Greenwich’s impressive first half and junior guard Megan Geiger posted all eight of her points in the fourth quarter in the winning effort.

Also adding to Greenwich’s scoring output were junior Alyssa Gath (6 points), Young (5 points), Xhekaj (5 points), junior Ayanna Davenport (5 points) and senior Ife Akinnubi (1 point).

Greenwich has an important upcoming week, as its push toward the postseason continues. The Cardinals host Trumbull on Tuesday at 7 p.m., then travel to St. Joseph on Friday.

Photo by Dylan Goodman Photography: Greenwich’s Madi Utzinger scored a game-high 12 points for Greenwich vs. Westhill.

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