Two FCIAC teams playing great, mid-season basketball face-off on the HAN Network when the Wilton Warriors travel to Fairfield Warde to take on the Mustangs on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 pm.
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The Mustangs play their second home game in a row coming off Tuesday night’s win over Westhill, 72-52. Warde is on a five-game winning streak and hasn’t lost since an 87-86 overtime heartbreaker to Fairfield Prep Dec. 27, sitting at 6-2 overall, 5-0 in the FCIAC.
The Mustangs are led by senior captain, Sean Conway, who leads the conference in scoring with 32 points per game, and is coming off a quadruple-double last week in a 74-58 win against Staples in which he put up 29 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 steals. Warde head coach Ryan Swaller has done a terrific job retooling this team after losing talent from the program from just a year ago.
Wilton enters Thursday’s contest with a 6-2 overall record and a 4-1 conference record, coming off a 76-46 victory over St. Joseph Tuesday night, and having won six of its last seven games.
The last time the HAN Network saw the Warriors on the basketball court was the sensational FCIAC boys basketball final last season, when Warriors fell to rival Ridgefield in a double overtime thriller, 68-64, that is still being talked about to this day. This season, head coach Joel Geriak is ready to use the loss as motivation and has restocked an already loaded lineup. Key returning players are Kyle Shifrin, Robbie Hermann, Kyle Phillips, Nick Kronenberg and Kyle Mataalah. Senior guard, Scott Cunningham has made a name for himself early on this season as a top player in the conference and coach Geriak praises him for his hard work during the offseason. The game marks the return to Warde of Antonio Brancato, who transferred to Wilton after last season.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
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