WILTON, Conn. In arguably its best season in team history, Wilton High girls basketball has risen to the top ranks of the conference and even the state. With four games to go, the Warriors are playoff bound for the second year in a row.
Wilton (11-3 conference, 11-4 overall under fourth-year head coach Jaclyn Woitkowski) enters the home stretch of the season with a firm grasp on the third seed in the conference playoff race and is currently ranked sixth in the state in Class L. Although the Warriors have survived a fair share of nail-biting wins and suffered several head-scratching losses, they have shown signs of dominance at times.
Wilton won two of its biggest games this season against St. Joseph and defending conference champion Trumbull. The Warriors have been inconsistent at times, falling to both Fairfield Ludlowe and Warde and to out-of-conference opponent Weston.
Wilton has been led by center Maddy Fulton (11.9 points per game) and Casey Pearsall (12.5 points per game). Rebounding has been a huge part of Wilton's success, as Fulton, Pearsall and Alyssa Malvarossa have all cracked 100 rebounds on the season. Fulton is among the top rebounders in the state, averaging 9.5 per game.
Wilton's depth off the bench has been a contributing factor to the Warriors' success as well. The Warriors' trio of freshmen, Haley English, Erica Meyer and Erin Cunningham, have all played key minutes throughout the season. (Check back later this week for a feature on the trio).
Three of the final four games for the Warriors will be against opponents in the playoff race. Wilton travels to Darien on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game. The Warriors take on undefeated Danbury on Friday, host Trinity Catholic on Feb. 13 and cap off the regular season at Bridgeport Central on Feb. 15.
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