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Wilton 6th Grade Boys Sweep Three-Game Weekend

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton sixth-grade boys basketball team, sponsored by Pain and Spine Specialists of CT, swept through a weekend of three games to improve its record to 8-5. Wilton poured on the offense all weekend in a 66-53 victory over Southbury, the boys’ highest point total of the season, a 62-21 thrashing of Bridgeport-McGivney and a 37-28 defensive win over Madison.

Against Southbury, Wilton used a 14-2 third quarter run keyed by two Jack Soucy three-pointers. Soucy tallied 16 points, four rebounds and four steals to lead Wilton. Kyle Shifrin added 14 points, Scott Cunningham netted 11, and Joe Murtha contributed seven. Matt Olson had a terrific all-around game with four points, nine rebounds and two steals.

Against Bridgeport-McGivney, all nine Warriors scored and were led by the gritty effort of Shifrin, who had 17 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. Wilton gave up just five points in the second half on it way to a dominant victory. Brennan Troy had a tremendous game with 14 points, four rebounds, and four steals, while Max Levi helped control the boards with seven big rebounds and four points. Cunningham (six points, three steals), Murtha (five points, two steals), Kyle Maatallah (five points, three steals), Tommy Garvey (four points, one rebound), Olson (four points, four rebounds) and Soucy (two points, two steals) rounded out the scoring in a game in which Wilton never trailed.

The weekend ended with yet another a big win against rival Madison. Both teams got off to a slow start, with the first quarter ending in a 4-4 deadlock. But Wilton’s offense got on track in the final three quarters enroute to a 37–28 victory. Cunningham and Maatallah each scored seven points and had two steals to lead a balanced offense, which included Soucy, Troy and Shifrin each scoring six points. Shifrin also had 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. Olson contributed six rebounds and Levi four rebounds.

The Wilton sixth-grade boys (8-5) now prepare to play New Canaan and Ridgefield in two important league games next weekend.

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