Wins for Ridgefield boys and girls hoop, boys hockey teams
The Ridgefield High boys hockey and boys and girls basketball teams all won games Friday.
The most exciting finish came in Westport, as the RHS girls basketball team topped Staples, 56-49, in overtime. Ridgefield outscored the Wreckers, 8-1, in the four-minute overtime.
The Tigers improved their record to 12-6 with the victory
Freshman Katie Flynn led the Tigers with 16 points, including 10 in the first quarter.
Kate Wagner added 12 points, hitting all four of her free throws in overtime.
Kate Garson contributed nine points, while Caroline Curnal finished with seven points (four in overtime).
Ridgefield also received six points from Faith Arnold, three points from Claire Tannian, two points from Sabrina Grizzaffi, and one point from Isabella Giordano.
Playing at home, the RHS boys basketball team defeated Staples, 77-59.
Ridgefield led by just five points, 36-31, at halftime but then outscored the Wreckers, 17-8, in the third quarter to go ahead 53-39.
Brenden McNamara (23) and James St. Pierre (21) combined for 44 points for the Tigers, who are now 13-3 this season. St. Pierre made five three-pointers, with four of those coming in the first quarter.
Luke McGarrity added 11 points (all in the second half) for Ridgefield.
Alex Price and Chris Knachel each finished with five points and Jackson Mitchell had four points.
Ryan Malley, Matt Misurelli, Johnny Briody, and Matthew DeLuca contributed two points apiece for the Tigers.
Also collecting a victory was the RHS boys hockey team, which extended its winning streak to 11 games by beating Trumbull, 3-1, at the Winter Garden.
Will Forrest, Matt Walker and Nick Cullinan had the goals for the Tigers, who raised their overall record to 12-2.
Forrest and Kees van Wees were credited with assists for Ridgefield, which led 3-0 going into the third period.