Wild night in Bridgeport as Greenwich held on for a 70-66 win over Harding.
With scouts from Columbia watching, Alex Wolf came up big for the Cardinals, scoring 25 points and throwing down a monster jam late in the fourth quarter.
The scouts were there to see Wolf, but CJ Byrd also caught their eye with his smooth play. In the fourth quarter one of the scouts started asking me about Byrd and seemed pleased to find out he is only a junior.
Byrd scored 16 points, several on acrobatic drives to the basket.
Harding played its usual frantic pressure style, but Greenwich was ready for it and broke the press most of the night.
Harding is tough to play because they play such a wild style, never really falling into a set offense, instead content to fire away, whether it is a good shot or not.
It was my first trip to Harding’s gym, the last FCIAC gym I had not visited, and it has a cool old school vibe.
Now, they are not going for a retro look, the school has just not been updated since the 70s.
Fitting with the gym, the Presidents wore striped warm up pants for pregame.
I don’t think many other teams in the FCIAC even wear warm up pants anymore, so, those were cool to see.
Greenwich is now 7-6 and still in the hunt for the FCIAC playoffs with Central at home Tuesday.