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Wilton 8th Grade Girls Basketball Open Season With Weekend Wins

The Wilton 8th grade girls basketball team won both of their games over the weekend.
The Wilton 8th grade girls basketball team won both of their games over the weekend. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton’s 8th grade girls basketball team, sponsored by Scoops, kicked off their season with a pair of wins at Middlebrook. 

On Saturday against Fairfield Liberty, Hannah Belanger’s acrobatic moves and team leading 9 points fueled the offense. Maddie Burke and Adia Burrows fought hard in the paint and added a couple of baskets each, along with Sidney Cummings whose second basket came after a beautiful steal and full court charge.

Alex Greer, Bridgette Wall and Kaitlin Reif rounded out the scoring. Fairfield kept the game close with a fierce outside shooting game which Caroline Coffey, Olivia Dexter and Caty Greer shut down to seal the 29-28 win. 

On Sunday, the girls, wearing Sandy Hook memorial green ribbons, took on Danbury PAL and jumped out to an early double-digit lead. Burrows (12 points), Burke (9), Belanger and Wall (both 6) led the scoring, with Wall hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

C. Greer, Dexter, Coffey, and A. Greer all hit timely baskets as Danbury fought back to tie the game with under a minute left. Under pressure Reif, Cummings and Burrows all hit key foul throws to preserve the 49-44 win and a weekend sweep.

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