Cunningham's jumper gives Wilton girls hoop team win over Masuk
Erin Cunningham hit a jump shot in the lane with about 10 seconds to play, giving the Wilton High girls basketball team a 34-33 victory over Masuk on Monday night at the Zeoli Field House.
Wilton (5-0) played well on defense; however, its offensive play was less than stellar. The Warriors scored only five points in the final quarter and had just 11 points for the whole second half.
Sara Dickinson hit a shot at the buzzer to draw the Warriors to within 12-9 at the end of one quarter. The Panthers opened an 18-10 lead midway through the second quarter, but the Warriors fought back to take their first lead of the game at 21-19 on a Haley English basket with 31 seconds to play in the first half.
Wilton capitalized on several Masuk turnovers and used an 11-1 run to take the lead, entering halftime ahead 23-21.
The Warriors got another buzzer beater shot, this time from Cory Cannavino, to take a 29-26 advantage into the fourth quarter. But Masuk took the lead at 31-29 with 5:24 to play.
Wilton was held to three points (all from the foul line) in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter and trailed 33-32 with a minute to play. The Warriors inbounded the ball with 20 seconds left and Cunningham connected for the winning shot. It was only Cunningham’s second basket of the night.
English and Karen Brosko led the Warriors with seven points each, followed by Christina Holmgren with six points and Cunningham with five points.
Masuk’s Vitoria Schiebe, who had 10 points in the first quarter, finished with 16 points in the game.