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Wilton 7th graders Nip Greenwich in Final Seconds

WILTON, Conn. –  Joey McFadden’s layup as time expired gave the Wilton’s seventh grade boys basketball team a 30-29 over Greenwich in a Fairfield County Basketball League game.

Wilton showed resilience and tenacity by coming from behind to earn the win. Greenwich scored the first eight points of the game and held the lead for most of the game. It was not until the second quarter when McFadden received a great pass from Jack Dooley to score Wilton’s first points. 

Wilton continued to battle all game to close the gap. Ian Bender, who was a rebounding machine all day, scored next with a hard drive to the basket. Ben Bristow then grabbed an offensive rebound and quickly scored. Bristow finished with eight points.

Chris Hyzy’s passing was suburb throughout the gme. Hyzy hit Dooley with a nice feed that led a basket. Liam Rance played a good game and hustled to make a critical steal. Sean Westerholm’s ballhandling was essential, and he made a big outside basket.

Down by three points with only 1:10 seconds left, coach Gary Everett called upon Wilton’s quick Joe Pozzi to steal the ball. Pozzi was relentless before finally succeeding with only 40 seconds left. After the steal, Pozzi immediately passed up court to Nick DiSanto, who scored a huge basket to cut Greenwich’s lead to only one point.

Greenwich then lost the ball out of bounds on a bad pass. With only two seconds left on the clock, Charlie Hess made his most critical play of the season with a perfect inbound pass to McFadden, who scored as time expired.

 

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