In order to pick up its point production, the Danbury girls basketball team needed to slow down its offense. \u201cFor the first three quarters I kept telling our players that they couldn\u2019t dribble through five people,\u201d Danbury coach Jackie DiNardo said following her team\u2019s 44-36 road win over Ridgefield on Monday night. \u201cOnce we started setting up our offense in the fourth quarter we got baskets.\u201d The outcome kept the two teams going full-speed ahead in different directions. Danbury has now won six straight games to raise its record to 6-3. Ridgefield, meanwhile, lost for the fourth straight time and is now 3-5 this season. After trailing for two-and-a-half quarters, Danbury closed the third with a 6-0 run that produced a 29-29 tie heading into the final eight minutes. Ty\u2019Lynn Ith\u2019s 3-pointer gave the Hatters their first lead of the game, at 32-29, with 5:55 remaining, and the visitors stayed in front from there. Kate Garson\u2019s transition basket on a nice pass from Sabrina Grizzaffi got Ridgefield within one, but Danbury scored eight unanswered points to go ahead 40-31 with 55.1 seconds left. \u201cThat\u2019s been our season in a nutshell,\u201d Ridgefield coach Tom DiMarzo said. \u201cI can\u2019t fault our effort or our defense, but you can\u2019t expect to get held under 40 points and win. At some point you need to start making shots.\u201d The Tigers generated enough offense to open several leads of five or more points in the first two quarters. Despite a host of missed shots and turnovers, Danbury was able to take advantage of Ridgefield\u2019s scoring lapses and keep the game close. One instance came in the latter part of the second quarter. When Kate Wagner hit a 3-pointer to cap a 9-2 run, Ridgefield had a 22-15 lead with 1:35 left before halftime. But Danbury scored the next four points to pull within 22-19 at the break. \u201cWe weren\u2019t playing well, but we did enough to hang around,\u201d DiNardo said. \u201cI was happy that we were able to keep coming back.\u201d The pattern continued in the third quarter. After five straight points from Garson put the Tigers ahead 29-22 midway through the quarter, Danbury embarked on a 7-0 run that ended with Kianna Perry\u2019s basket and a 29-29 tie. Ith then hit her 3-pointer to give the Hatters the lead, and Ridgefield\u2019s offense was unable to come up with an answer. \u201cWe\u2019re out of synch, and I think we\u2019ve lost some confidence,\u201d DiMarzo said. \u201cWe\u2019re not going to pack it in and give up, but it\u2019s on me to try and figure out why we are having so much trouble scoring.\u201d NOTES:\u00a0Perry finished with a game-high 12 points for Danbury. Ith added 11 points and Susana Almeida had eight points (six on free throws in the final quarter). Garson led with Ridgefield with eight points. Wagner and Grizzaffi each added seven points (all in the first half), and Norah McNeece and Flynn had four points apiece.