Tourney split for Ridgefield hoop teams
The Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams finished their holiday tournaments with a split on Friday.
The victory came on the road, as the RHS girls hoop team defeated Weaver, 57-52 in overtime, in the consolation game of the Enfield Rotary Classic Tournament at Enfield High School.
Down 44-38 through three quarters, Ridgefield held Weaver to just two points in the final eight minutes, tying the score at 46-46 and forcing overtime. The Tigers then outscored Weaver, 11-6, in the extra session, getting a key three-pointer from Cameron McClellan.
Sophomore guard Kate Wagner led Ridgefield (2-2) with 16 points, hitting three three-pointers. Caroline Curnal and Faith Arnold each added 11 points, and Sabrina Grizzaffi finished with nine points.
McClellan and Norah McNeece each had four points, while Megan Klosowski rounded out the Ridgefield scoring with two points.
Pashan Walker (21) and Terra Fair (19) combined for 40 of Weaver's 52 points.
At Ridgefield High, unbeaten Bassick pulled away in the second half to beat the RHS boys hoop team, 73-52, in the championship game of the Hardwood Holiday Classic.
The Lions outscored Ridgefield, 34-19, in the final two quarters.
Brenden McNamara had 17 points to lead the Tigers, who were playing their second game without starting point guard Luke McGarrity (broken thumb).
Alex Price (three three-pointers) and James St. Pierre each added nine points, and Chris Knachel contributed eight points.
Jackson Mitchell (four), Matt Misurelli (three) and Nick Hall (two) also scored for Ridgefield, which is now 2-2 this season.
Kevin Crawford had a game-high 20 points for Bassick (4-0). Qualon Wilkes added 18 points, while Jace Darby and Jordan Gallimore finished with 10 points apiece.