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Wilton 8th-Grade Girls Clinch Best Record

The Wilton eighth-grade girls basketball team tied a neat bow on its near-perfect season this past weekend in Fairfield County Youth Basketball League action. Wilton trounced New Milford, 41-25, to clinch the best regular season record in the league at 11-1. Wilton's only league loss was a 49-48 overtime thriller to Trumbull Travel.

Erin Cunningham sparked Wilton with six first-quarter points, firing up the Warriors in a physical game. Cunningham finished with eight points and five rebounds. Hannah Maatallah delivered an excellent all-around performance with eight points, eight rebounds, one assist and three steals. After a quiet first half, Haley English scored 10 of her team high 12 points in the third quarter. Cori Cannavino led the team with 10 rebounds. Sara Dickinson, Makenna Pearsall, Alyssa Rubsam and Casey Tucker led Wilton's swarming defense.

With the regular season league title wrapped up, Wilton exacted revenge on a nonleague opponent that handed them its only other loss earlier in the season. Wilton downed South Windsor, 58-45.

Erica Meyer led a strong Wilton attack in the paint with a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Cunningham had another strong game with 13 points and nine rebounds. Dickinson drilled a three-pointer as time expired in the first quarter, giving Wilton a lead it would never relinquish.

The Wilton 8th-graders, now 19-2 overall, have one more nonleague game against New Fairfield. The Wilton girls will be the top ranked team in their division when the FCBL tournament begins March 3.

Adrianne Meyer contributed to this article.

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