Wilbur leads Wilton boys hoop team past Greenwich

We all know the game of basketball is about runs; the ones you make and the one ones your opponent makes, and which team responds best to those runs.

On Thursday night at the Zeoli Field House, visiting Greenwich converted on their first three trips down the floor while the Warriors missed on their first three shots, giving the Cardinals an early 7-0 lead.

But Wilton recovered to go ahead 9-8 with 5:25 left to play in the opening quarter and then dominated the rest of the way en route to a 74-50 victory.

Wilton, which evened its record at 4-4, didn’t let the early deficit bring it down. The Warriors regrouped and took a 24-14 lead at the end of one. Senior Weston Wilbur had the hot hand in the period, picking up 12 of his game-high 22 points.

The Warriors stayed hot in the second quarter, maintaining their double-digit advantage and opening a 43-26 lead at the break.

Greenwich couldn’t get closer than 21 points in the second half, as the home cruised to the 24-point win.

Wilton head coach Joel Geriak said he was worried about Greenwich, which had played other conference teams tough and was getting back some injured players.

“I wasn’t expecting us to win as big as we did, but we played outstanding as a team," said Geriak. "The team is playing with a lot of confidence and knows not to look past any opponent or their record; we take it one game at time. This one’s over, now I turn my attention to Tuesday’s game against Warde."

In addition to Wilbur’s 22 points, Eric Houska poured in 16 points, followed by Max Maudsley with 11 points and Matt Shifrin with nine points, all on treys, The Warriors drained 11 shots from three-point land.

Greenwich was led by Alex Wolf with 13 points.