The #2 Wilton Warriors and the #7 Staples Wreckers battle on the hardwood in the FCIAC girls basketball quarterfinals at Wilton High School live on the HAN Network Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show which will follow immediately after the first game of the quarterfinal doubleheader between Ridgefield and Fairfield Warde which will tip off at noon.,and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
Click here to watch the first game of the doubleheader as the #3 Fairfield Warde Mustangs take on the #6 Ridgefield Tigers that will be live at noon on Feb. 17.
The Staples Wreckers (14-6 overall, 11-5 FCIAC) earned the seventh seed in the tournament in dramatic fashion with a 54-53 overtime victory over Fairfield Ludlowe Monday night.
The Wreckers this year have a well-balanced roster that features seniors with strong leadership abilities, juniors and sophomores that are becoming big name playmakers, and freshmen who are gaining excellent varsity experience. Junior Ellie Fair and sophomore Arianna Gerig have made a name for themselves as they have both been dominant on both sides of the floor. Head coach Paco Fabian has his team focused and ready to make a deep run in the FCIAC tournament.
The Wilton Warriors (16-4 overall, 13-3 FCIAC) finished their regular season with a 46-33 win over Brien McMahon on Wednesday night and earned the second seed in the tournament. Claire Gulbin led the way for Wilton with 11 points, while Elizabeth Breslin had nine points and five rebounds.
The East Division champion Warriors have had another successful season under coach Rob Coloney, who looks to add bring home more hardware to Wilton High School. Coming into this season the Warriors were heavy favorites to bring home the conference title, and they continue to prove why as the head into the quarterfinals. They roll into the playoffs winning nine out of their last 10 games dating back to Jan. 12. Coach Coloney will rely heavily on the senior leadership from Caroline Sweeney, Claire Gulbin, Elizabeth Breslin, and Emily Tuin who all have the varsity experience to take them to the championship game.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
In the other quarterfinal doubleheader of the FCIAC girls basketball quarterfinals, #5 Stamford will face #3 Norwalk at noon and #1 Trumbull will take on #8 Darien. Both games will take place at Norwalk High School.
The HAN Network will have full coverage of the FCIAC girls basketball semifinals and championship game. Semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20, with the first game scheduled at 6 p.m. and the second at 7:45 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
How To Watch
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