The Stamford Black Knights had a memorable girls basketball campaign last winter, compiling a 25-2 record and winning both the FCIAC and Class LL championships.
They’re off to another big start again this winter.
The Knights, who are 5-0 overall and 3-0 in FCIAC play, will be featured on the HAN Network on when they host the Ridgefield Tigers (4-1, 2-1) at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4. The game features the last two conference champions, as Stamford won the title last year and Ridgefield won in 2015.
Stamford had a relatively easy time winning the Kuczo tournament during the holiday week, beating Scarsdale, N.Y., 66-44 in the opening round before its 30-point win over Westhill.
Westhill defeated Ludlowe 45-37 in the opening round to reach the final. In the consolation game, Ludlowe fell to Scarsdale, 53-29.
The Knights led Westhill 17-12 after one quarter, 29-20 at halftime, and 48-30 after three quarters.
Alexa Kellner led Stamford’s offense with 13 points and was named the tournament MVP, while Knights Brooke Kelly and Marthe Guirand were named to the All-Tournament team. Also making the All-Tournament team were Westhill’s Lyanna Lops and Ludlowe’s Bridget Paulmann.