Norwalk is going to be a tough out in the FCIAC tournament should it get there.
The Bears have size and several players that can handle the ball.
Forward Roy Kane Jr. even showed a little handle against Greenwich Tuesday and 6-foot-5 Saeed Soulemane knocked down a 3 in the first quarter, but it is Jabari Dear and Nick Buccanfuso that take control on the court when needed and can be trusted with the ball when the intensity rises.
The Bears got a little sloppy against Greenwich with an 18 point lead after 3, allowing the Cardinals to get within 5 midway through the fourth quarter but regrouped, hit their free throws and walked out of Greenwich with a 70-62 win.
Norwalk is now firmly in control of its playoff destiny with a 9-3 record.
Greenwich fought back and may be able to ride a 27-point fourth quarter into its next game at Harding, a win it desperately needs to stay alive in the FCIAC playoff hunt.
Alex Wolf needs Greenwich’s 3-point shooters to find their rhythm early in order ease the double and triples teams he is facing.
Despite the constant pressure, Wolf works hard to get his shot off and fights for rebounds every play.