Greenwich wins Cards vs. Cancer game

Pink was the color of choice for the Greenwich High girls basketball team Friday evening.

The Cardinals work pink T-Shirts with the words, “Keep Calm and Think Pink” on the front and “Cards vs. Cancer” on the back for their home game vs. Warren Harding. Greenwich wore the shirts to raise awareness for breast cancer. Donations for the Breast Cancer Alliance in Greenwich were taken prior to the game and at halftime.

As for the game, as you will see in my article online or in the newspaper, this one wasn’t even as close as the 52-35 final score indicated. Greenwich led 19-0, 21-2 after the first quarter and 43-21 after three quarters. Nine different players scored for the Cardinals, who were paced by senior guard Caroline Barrett’s 14 points. Barrett, who has really stepped up as the season has progressed, was complemented by junior guard Rebecca DeCarlo (8 points), sophomore forward Jamie Kockenmeister (7 points) and sophomore guard Leigh Galletta (7 points).

It was nice to see freshman center Abbie Wolf get more minutes Friday night. Wolf, who was sidelined for three weeks with a sprained ankle, played in her third game since returning vs. Darien last week. But Friday’s game marked the first time she saw significant minutes since coming back from the injury. Prior to getting hurt, Wolf was an imposing force in the low post. As she regains her form, she will help the Cardinals’ push toward the postseason.

For the first time in years, Greenwich’s postseason chances look bright. A on the road against Bridgeport Central gives the Cards (7-8) their eighth win, giving them a berth in the Class LL playoffs. After that, the Cardinals have two very tough games against Westhill (home) and Trumbull (away), before concluding their regular season vs. Staples (away) and Bassick (home). Finishing with 10 wins would be an impressive accomplishment for the team, but I’m sure they’ll be happy with qualifying for the LL tourney.

Dave Fierro