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FCIAC’s top performers, Monday-Wednesday, March 7-9

Monday, March 7

Tiana England, Stamford Basketball

England racked up an astounding 41 points to lead the No. 4 Stamford Black Knights to a 74-60 win over No. 5 NFA in the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals on Monday. England, a senior, nailed four 3-point baskets and was nearly perfect from the free throw line at 15-for-16. She scored 15 of the Knights’ 17 points in the third quarter, and hit 11-of-12 free throws in the fourth quarter.

Abbie Wolf, Greenwich Basketball

Wolf had 16 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double in the 10th-seeded Cardinals’ 64-46 victory over No. 2 seed Warde in the Class LL quarterfinals on Monday. Wolf was celebrating her 18th birthday on the day of the game, and Greenwich took a 28-21 halftime lead en route to the win.

Emily Anderson, Greenwich Basketball

Anderson, a junior forward, led Greenwich with 21 points in their 64-46 win over Warde in the Class LL quarterfinals. Anderson also picked up 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Ryan Johnson, Staples/Weston/Shelton Ice Hockey

Johnson opened the CIAC Div. III tournament with a hat trick as the SWS co-op topped Masuk, 7-3, in the first round on Monday. He scored the game’s first goal just 2:18 after the opening drop, and added single tallies in the second and third frames.

Tuesday, March 8

Conor Harkins, Greenwich Basketball

Harkins, a senior guard, hit a three-point basket as time expired in OT to give the Greenwich Cardinals a 55-52 win over the Stamford Black Knights in the first round of the Class LL tournament on Tuesday. Harkins finished with 10 points, including a three-pointer which put the Cards in front with three minutes to play in regulation.

Jay DeVito, Stamford Basketball

DeVito scored 21 points in his final game with the Stamford Black Knights, who fell to Greenwich, 55-52 in overtime. In Tuesday’s Class LL first round. The Knights’ point guard was 6-for-7 from the free throw line.

Matthew Bartolucci, Ridgefield Basketball

Bartolucci nailed a three-pointer with 10.2 seconds remaining in overtime as the 22nd-seeded Ridgefield Tigers upset No. 4 Xavier, 54-53, in the first round of the Class LL tournament on Tuesday.

Jake Fuss, Fairfield Ice Hockey

Fuss scored three goals and added an assist in the Fairfield co-op team’s 6-2 romp over Watertown/Pomperaug in the opening round of the Div. II tournament on Tuesday. Fuss scored the first three goals of the game, as the Mustangs built a 2-0 lead after one period and a 3-0 lead early in the second before Watertown/Pomperaug got on the board.

Wednesday, March 9

Alex Mozian, Greenwich Ice Hockey

Mozian ended Wednesday’s marathon ice hockey game at Hamill Rink in Greenwich with a goal 3:10 into the second overtime, as the Cards defeated the Tigers, 5-4, in the first round of the Div. I playoffs. Mozian scored off a feed from defenseman Colin Kelly. Mozian scored twice, with his first goal coming during the third period.

Ryan Wilson, St. Joseph Ice Hockey

Wilson made 38 saves as the No. 11 St. Joseph Cadets bumped No. 6 Simsbury, 2-1 in overtime, in the first round of the Div. I tournament Wednesday at the International Skating Center. Wilson allowed only a second-period goal, keeping the Trojans scoreless through the third period and overtime for the win.

Max Romeyn, Darien Ice Hockey

Romeyn what proved to be the game-winning goal as third-seeded Darien knocked off rival and No. 14 seed New Canaan, 3-2, in the first round of the CIAC Div. I boys hockey playoffs. Romeyn scored during a power play with 7:12 remaining, with an assist coming from Sam Knowlton.

Kevin Bradley, Norwalk/McMahon Diving

Bradley captured the CIAC Class LL diving crown on Wednesday at the Hamden High pool. A freshman who has broken the Bears’ scoring record this season, Bradley scored 457.75 points to edge Greenwich’s Devon Satir for the top spot.

Devon Satir, Greenwich Diving

Satir took the runner-up spot during the CIAC Class LL diving championships in Hamden. A sophomore, Satir was one of just two divers to break 400 points, as he scored 455.50. Greenwich, which won the FCIAC swimming and diving championship two weeks ago, is the favorite for the Class LL crown.

St. Joseph goalie Ryan Wilson made 38 saves as the Cadets defeated Simsbury, 2-1 in overtime, in the opening round of the CIAC Div. ! playoffs last night. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

St. Joseph goalie Ryan Wilson made 38 saves as the Cadets defeated Simsbury, 2-1 in overtime, in the opening round of the CIAC Div. ! playoffs last night. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

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