The winter season is upon us, and the public school boys and girls basketball teams are a combined 0-8. Yikes.
However, there is reason for hope, at least on the boys side. Fairfield Ludlowe’s boys team competed with a very good Brien McMahon team (one without a penchant for free throw shooting). Brian Silvestro’s opening night loss was a moral victory for the team who lost its final 12 games in 2009-10.
“We’re excited to play again on Friday night,” Silvestro told me after the game.
For Warde, it can take solace in the fact that it can’t play worse than it did on opening night. The Mustangs were blasted by Stamford, 59-28 after shooting just 3-16 in the first quarter. The Mustangs probably had some opening night jitters and some nerves playing their first game under new head coach Ryan Swaller.
The private boys basketball teams both got wins in their openers, and a congratulations is owed to Prep coach Leo Redgate, who got his first win as a varsity basketball coach in a 65-53 win over Cheshire. Redgate told me before the year, that this has been a year of mixed emotions, however, if his team keeps winning games, it’ll probably get easier for him.
From the coach’s mouth
“It was very different sitting in the stands during the JV game. I couldn’t wait for the game to start.” -Ludlowe boys basketball head coach Brian Silvestro. Silvestro was the Falcons’ junior varsity coach for the past five years.
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