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Greenwich boys basketball team defeats Weston, qualifies for states

February 5, 2019

After registering four wins last season, the Greenwich High School boys basketball team has already doubled that amount this season.

And that means the Cardinals have earned a berth in the CIAC Class LL Tournament.

Overcoming a dazzling shooting display by visiting Weston, Greenwich recorded a 68-58 victory. The win upped the Cardinals’ record to 8-6.

“It was a good win, we’re continuing to play well,” GHS coach Chris Lovermi said. “We qualified for states with the win, which is one of our goals for the season. I’m pleased with our overall performance.”

Senior center Oliver Milledge scored a game-high 20 points for Greenwich, which led 18-16 after the first quarter, then trailed 28-27 at halftime. The Cardinals overtook Weston by outscoring the visitors 41-30 in the second half.

Weston’s offense was paced by 12 3-pointers. Senior guard Jack McStocker scored a team-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers, while senior guard Daniel Slow had 12 points and made three shots from beyond the arc.

Chris Mark, a senior forward/center, scored a season-high 15 points for the Cardinals.

“Chris has stepped up and done a good job for us,” Lovermi said. “He’s scored in double figures three games in a row. We’re playing shorthanded right now with injuries to two starters (Gavin Muir, Greg Altamore) so we need everyone to step up.”

Senior guard Max Steinman contributed 11 points, while junior guard Chris Genaro made three 3-pointers for nine points in the winning effort. The Cardinals also shot well from 3-point range, converting eight for the game. Steinman made two shots from beyond the arc, as did sophomore guard Dan Arnold.

Junior forward John Jones had eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers for Weston (3-12). Greenwich visits FCIAC foe Wilton Tuesday at 7 p.m.

GREENWICH 68, WILTON 58

WILTON 16 12 15 15 — 58

GREENWICH 18 9 20 21 — 68

WILTON (58)

Jack McStocker 5 4-5 19; James Goetz 1 0-0 3; John Jones 4 0-0 8; Daniel Slow 4 0-0 12; Evan Levine 4 0-0 10; Nate Slump 1 0-0 2; Nick Sacchetta 1 2-2 4. Totals: 20 6-7 58.

GREENWICH (68)

Chris Genaro 3 0-0 9; Max Steinman 2 5-5 11; Dan Arnold 3 0-0 8; Chris Mark 6 3-3 15; Billy Nail 1 0-0 3; Oliver Milledge 10 0-0 20; Chason Barber 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 8-8 68.

3-pointers: W — McStocker 5, Slow 4, Levine 2, Goetz; G — Genaro 3, Steinman 2, Arnold 2, Nail.

Records: Greenwich 8-6; Weston 3-12.

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