Mustangs and Wreckers battle for a spot among the top four in FCIAC girls basketball as Fairfield Warde travels to Staples live on the HAN Network on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live pregame show at 6:50 p.m., and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
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These two teams met Dec. 28 in the Todd Burger Holiday Tournament final. Staples took home the title with a 57-52 victory over the Mustangs.
Fairfield Warde (10-2 overall, 7-1 in the FCIAC) enters Thursday night’s contest sitting third in the FCIAC behind Norwalk and Trumbull, all three having suffered one loss in the conference. Warde Head Coach Dave Danko retooled his roster after losing key players from last year who took his program to the conference semifinals. Danko continues to be successful by bringing in young talent year in and year out and emphasizes strong team defense.
The Warde Mustangs are led by senior captains Libby Mckenna and Olivia Parisi, who have been dominant on both sides of the floor this year. Mckenna and Parisi have been great leaders on and off the floor to a roster filled with underclassmen who have a bright future with the program.
Staples has reached the halfway point of the season 8-2 in the conference, 10-3 overall. The Wreckers have improved in a big way in just one year, after they finished last season 9-7.
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 the final push as a postseason berth.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
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