The FCIAC girls basketball tournament returns to the HAN Network as the #3 Fairfield Warde Mustangs take on the #6 Ridgefield Tigers in the quarterfinals at Wilton High School live on Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 11:50 a.m., and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
Immediately following this game we will have live coverage of of the second quarterfinal game between #7 Staples and #2 Wilton on the HAN Network. Scheduled tip off at 2pm. Click here to watch Staples vs. Wilton.
Fairfield Warde (16-4 overall, 13-3 in the FCIAC) finished their regular season on a high note as they defeated cross town rival, Fairfield Ludlowe 41-38 Wednesday night.
Last season the Mustangs made it to the conference semifinals, but fell to eventual champion, Trumbull in triple overtime, 36-34. After losing key starters from last year’s team, head coach Dave Danko has retooled his roster and continues to have a successful program by bringing in young talent year in and year out and emphasizes strong team defense.
In Wednesday night’s 41-38 win against Ludlowe, senior captain Olivia Parisi had a team-high 14 points and was a rebounding machine. Parisi and fellow senior captain, Libby Mckenna have been great leaders on and off the floor to a roster filled with underclassmen who have stepped up big this season for the Mustangs.
The Ridgefield Tigers (14-6 overall, 12-4 FCIAC) finished their season strong with a statement win over number three seed Norwalk, 40-37, Wednesday night. Tigers head coach Tom DiMarzo enters his third season at the helm and has been a part of the Ridgefield basketball program since 2006. In his first season, DiMarzo brought an FCIAC championship to Ridgefield High School and looks to do the same this year.
In Wednesday night’s 40-37 win over the Norwalk Bears the Tigers not only secured a spot in the FCIAC tournament, but also earned a home game in the first round of states. Senior captain Caroline Curnal finished with a double double, 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Coach DiMarzo will rely on Curnal, who has been a driving force for the varsity program as she enters her final FCIAC tournament. Curnal, the only upperclassmen on the roster this year has been a tremendous leader to all the underclassmen who have shown that the future is bright for the Tigers for years to come.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
In the other 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.
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