Girls hoop: Wilton tops Bassick, clinches FCIAC top seed

When you look around at the walls of the Zeoli Field House, you see a lot of championship banners. Just not many of the basketball variety.

But this season's edition of the Wilton High girls basketball team is hoping to change that.

The Warriors clinched the top overall seed for the FCIAC playoffs with a 44-28 win over Bassick on Friday afternoon in Fairfield.

It was the 16th straight victory for Wilton (18-2, 16-2), which will host eighth-seed Ridgefield in a conference quarterfinal tomorrow at 2:30 in Wilton. The Warriors defeated Ridgefield, 42-40, back in December when Erica Meyer converted a missed shot with under 10 seconds to play.

Wilton, playing its third game this week, did what it took against Bassick to end the season with a win and secure the top seed for FCIACs. Bassick (2-17), which was just playing out the season, gave the Warriors a good game and didn’t go down without a fight.

Wilton held a 21-17 lead at the half, but came out in the third quarter and outscored Bassick, 17-5, to lock up the win.

Erin Cunningham led the Warriors with 15 points. Meyer added 11 points and nine rebounds.

Wilton head coach Jaclyn Porco is proud of what her team has accomplished during the regular season, but she knows the post-season is a new ball game.

"I feel confident that if we play our style of game and play within ourselves we can run with any of teams in the playoffs," she said. "However, we can’t stand on our regular-season record; any of the teams in the tournament is capable of winning it all."