Ridgefield and Wilton take the heated rivalry to the hardwood for FCIAC boys basketball as the Warriors host the Tigers live on the HAN Network on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5:15 p.m.
You can watch the HAN Network’s live special edition Nutmeg Sports pregame show at 4:45 p.m., and the game live at HAN.Network, or on Frontier Communications’ Vantage Sports Network (Chs. 600/1600).
The last time these two teams met was in a double-overtime thriller in the FCIAC boys basketball championship game last March. The Tigers would escape with a 68-64 victory and claim the first conference title in school history.
Ridgefield (9-0 FCIAC, 10-2 overall) is picking up right where its left off from a season ago, entering Tuesday’s rivalry game in first place in the conference. Despite losing four key starters from last year’s team, the Tigers have been able to get great minutes from talented young players. Head coach Andrew McClellan has his team disciplined on both ends of the floor and will rely on all-conference senior forward Brendan McNamara to set the tone offensively.
The Warriors (5-3 FCIAC, 7-4 Overall) have reached the toughest stretch in their schedule. After losing Friday night to Trinity Catholic, 82-73, the Warriors’ next five games will be against playoff teams. Wilton, known for its three-point shooters, can be unstoppable when the outside shots are falling — but when their shots aren’t falling, the game can get out of hand quickly.
In his sixth season as head coach, Joel Geriak has taken the Warriors to five straight FCIAC postseason appearances, the only school in the conference to do that. Geriak will count on senior point guard Scott Cunningham to run the offense as he continues to have a stand out season for the Warriors.
Frank Granito and Kevin Coleman will be on the call.
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