RHS hoop teams split with Norwalk

It was one up, one down for the Ridgefield High basketball teams on Friday night.

Playing at home, the RHS girls basketball team routed Norwalk, 65-31.

The Tigers (8-3) racked up 22 first-quarter points and built a 38-16 lead at halftime.

Andrea Ferrero paced Ridgefield with 15 points. Carly Mercede added 13 points and Maggie Scalzo had 12 points.

Ferrero and Mercede were both three-for-three on three-pointers. Mercede also had nine rebounds and four steals.

Meanwhile in Norwalk, the host Bears topped the RHS boys hoop team, 61-47, to take over first place in the FCIAC Central Division.

Norwalk (7-2) led by two points, 39-37, entering the fourth quarter, but then outscored the Tigers, 22-10, in the final eight minutes.

Kurt Steidl had a game-high 18 points for Ridgefield (6-2) before leaving late in the contest with an injury.

Jeff Racy added 15 points and Patrick Racy had 12 points for the Tigers.

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