Boys hoop: Ridgefield holds off Norwalk, 64-60

Getting 38 combined points from Brenden McNamara and James St. Pierre, the Ridgefield High boys basketball team defeated Norwalk, 64-60, on Thursday night in Norwalk.

With two regular-season games remaining, the Tigers are now 15-3 overall and 13-1 in the FCIAC, remaining atop the conference standings and staying on track for the top seed in the upcoming playoffs.

Norwalk trailed by 12 points, 49-37, entering the fourth quarter but then began the period with a 9-0 run, closing within 49-46. The Bears were within one point with under a minute to play when St. Pierre buried a three-pointer to secure the victory for Ridgefield.

McNamara finished with 20 points (nine in the final quarter) to lead the Tigers. St. Pierre added 18 points, with 13 of those coming in the third quarter.

Jackson Mitchell had seven points, and Luke McGarrity and Chris Knachel each contributed six points.

Alex Price added five points and Ryan Malley had two points for Ridgefield.

Joey Benincaso scored a game-high 21 points for Norwalk, which fell to 11-7 overall and 9-5 in the FCIAC.

Notes: St. Pierre hit four three-pointers for the Tigers. Price had one three-pointer.

Ridgefield led 16-15 at the end of one quarter and 32-26 at halftime.