Written by Dave Stewart
Saturday, 29 December 2012 15:32
Ridgefield Tiger Kurt Steidl and Wilton Warrior Erica Meyer have been named the winners of the MSG Varsity FCIAC Player of the Week award for their performances during the week of Dec. 13-22.
Both are standout basketball players and have their teams in the thick of the FCIAC playoff races.
Steidl, a senior at Ridgefield High School, scored 90 points in the Tigers’ wins over Darien, Wilton, and Harding, cracking the 30-point mark twice.
He led the Tigers with 37 points, including four three-pointers, in a 79-38 win over Wilton on Thursday, Dec. 20, and scored 30 to go along with 14 rebounds in a 80-54 win over Harding the following day. He also scored 23 in a 63-30 win over Darien on Dec. 18.
Ridgefield lost to St. Joseph on opening night, but has won four straight to move into a tie with Norwalk atop the FCIAC Central Division.
A sophomore at Wilton High School, Meyer led the Warriors with 13 points, and netted the game-winner in a 42-40 victory over rival Ridgefield on Thursday, Dec. 20. Meyer had 13 rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist in the win.
Meyer also hit double digits in scoring with 12 in a 58-39 win over Ludlowe on Dec. 18, adding another eight rebounds and three blocks to the mix. She collected nine points, 14 rebounds, and six blocks in the Warriors’ 60-18 rout of Granby Memorial on Saturday, Dec. 22.
The Warriors have won five of their last six games and are 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the FCIAC.