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Stamford Sports Roundup: Feb. 28

Your interactive daily digest for all Stamford scores, schedules and standings -- and a place to add information and photos for all youth sports

Editor's Note: Send any write-ups on youth or recreational games in your town to michaeld+sports@patch.com

Mackenzie Griffin saved her best for the final home game of her career.

Griffin scored a career-high 33 points Monday as the girls basketball team defeated Kolbe Cathedral  74-54 in the first round of the Class M state tournament.

Griffin scored 14 points in the third quarter when the Crusaders (14-8) turned a 30-29 halftime deficit into a 59-37 lead. The Crusaders outscored the Cougars 30-7 in the period.

Griffin was unstoppable, getting to the foul line 19 times and making 17 free throws.

Ali Palma added 18 points and Kellie Hurd contributed 13 for the 14th-seed Cougars, who will play at No. 3 Ellington in the second round on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Aliyah Christy had 20 points to lead No. 19 Kolbe Cathedral, which finished the season at 12-9.

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Jess Jowdy picked up the slack in Nancy Stablein's absence.

Jowdy scored 26 points Monday as the St. Joseph girls basketball team held on to defeat No. 26 seed Westhill 57-47 in the first round of the Class LL state tournament.

Stablein, the Cadets' leading scorer, suffered a torn ACL in St. Joseph's loss to Stamford in the FCIAC quarterfinals and is lost for the remainder of the season.

St. Joseph, the No. 8 seed, improved to 18-4 and will host No. 10 seed Mercy of Middletown in the second round on Thursday at 7 p.m.. Mercy advanced with a 52-37 win over Stamford.

Lauren DellaVecchia scored 10 points and Jenn Vazquez added eight points and eight rebounds for the Cadets, who built a 38-15 halftime lead.

Megan D'Alessandro had 21 points and rebounds for the Vikings (10-11), who sliced the lead to nine early in the fourth quarter.

Erin Johnson grabbed nine rebounds for St. Joseph while Steph Roones added 13 points for Westhill.

Maria Weselyj scored 21 points and Jordyn Nappi added 10 in Mercy's win over Stamford.

Kelsey Cognetta and Kelsey Santagata each scored 11 points to lead the 23rd-seeded Black Knights, who finished the season at 12-11 after reaching the semifinals of the FCIAC playoffs.

Mercy (18-5) only led 8-4 after the first quarter, but the Tigers extended their lead to 24-11 at the half before Stamford played Mercy basically even in the second half.

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The Trinity Catholic boys basketball will be seeking its ninth appearance in the FCIAC finals since 2001 when the second-seeded Crusaders take on No. 3 seed Ridgefield in the semifinals on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Warde.

Trinity Catholic (16-5) advanced with a 62-56 win over No. 7 seed Danbury while Ridgefield (16-5) held off Stamford 50-46,  avenging a loss to the Black Knights in last year's FCIAC quarterfinals.

The Tigers, who suffered their first loss of the season to the Crusaders 48-44 on Jan. 14 after starting 8-0, are looking to reach the FCIAC finals for the first time in school history.

In the first game on Tuesday's semifinal doubleheader, No. 4 seed and defending FCIAC champion Bassick takes on No. 8 seed Bridgeport Central at 6 p.m.

Bassick advanced with a 72-59 win over No. 5 seed Westhill while Central stunned top seed St. Joseph 62-58 in the final quarterfinal game on Saturday. It marked the second straight that the Cadets lost to the No. 8 seed in the FCIAC quarterfinals.

The championship game is set for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Warde.

MONDAY'S RESULTS

Girls basketball

St. Joseph 57, Westhill 47

Mercy 52, Stamford 37

Trinity Catholic 74, Kolbe Cathedral 54

TUESDAY'S SCHEDULE

Boys basketball

FCIAC playoffs at Fairfield Warde

Bassick vs. Bridgeport Central, 6 p.m.

Trinity Catholic vs. Ridgefield, 7:30 p.m.

Boys swimming and diving

FCIAC trials, 4:30 p.m., at Greenwich

STANDINGS

BOYS BASKETBALL

West Division

FCIAC Record

Overall Record

Westhill* 13-5 14-6 Danbury*l 10-8 12-8 Bridgeport Central* 10-8 11-8 Greenwich 9-9 11-9 Trumbull 9-9 10-10 Staples 8-10 9-11

Central Division

FCIAC Record

Overall Record

Ridgefield* 13-5 15-5 Stamford* 11-7 12-8 Fairfield Ludlowe 9-9 9-11 Norwalk 8-10 10-10 McMahon 4-14 4-16 Harding 3-15 4-16

East Division

FCIAC Record

Overall Record

St. Joseph* 18-0 20-0 Trinity Catholic* 14-4 15-5 Bassick* 13-5 15-5 Fairfield-Warde 9-9 11-9 Wilton 8-10 10-10 Darien 1-17 2-18 New Canaan 1-17 2-18

GIRLS BASKETBALL

West Division

FCIAC Record

Overall Record Danbury* 18-0 22-0 Trumbull* 15-3 19-3 Staples 11-7 12-8 Westhill 10-8 11-9 Greenwich 4-14 4-16 Bridgeport Central 1-16 2-17

Central Division

Norwalk* 13-5 15-6 Stamford* 11-7 12-10 Fairfield Ludlowe 7-11 8-12 Ridgefield 7-11 7-13 McMahon 3-15 3-17 Harding 2-15 4-15

East Division

St. Joseph* 15-3 17-4 Wilton* 13-5 15-6 Trinity Catholic* 12-6 13-8 Darien* 11-7 12-9 Fairfield Warde 10-8 12-8 New Canaan 8-10 10-10 Bassick 0-18 0-20

BOYS HOCKEY

East Division FCIAC Record FCIAC Points Overall Record Darien* 11-1 22 14-5-0 Ridgefield* 11-1 20 18-2-0 St. Joseph* 9-3 18 13-7-0 New Canaan* 8-4 16 12-7-1 Wilton* 8-4 16 10-10-0 Trinity Catholic* 8-4 16 9-11-0 Stamford 4-8 8 6-13-1 West Division FCIAC Record FCIAC Points Overall Record Fairfield 7-5 14 9-11-0 Westhill 5-7 10 5-12-2 Trumbull 4-8 8 11-9-0 Staples 2-10 4 8-11-0 Greenwich 1-11 2 3-17-0 Norwalk/McMahon 0-12 0 2-18-0

Girls Hockey

 

Teams FCIAC Record FCIAC Pts Overall Record New Canaan* 14-0 28 19-1 Ridgefield* 10-3-1 21 13-5-1 Greenwich* 10-4 20 12-5-1 Darien* 9-4-1 19 11-6-1 Fairfield 4-9 8 6-10-0 Wilton 4-9 8 5-11-1 Staples-Trumbull 3-11 6 6-12-0 Stamford 0-14 0 1-14-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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