Girls hoop: Wilton falls to Cadets in low-scoring contest

The final score looked more like the end of the first quarter in an NBA game.

With both teams struggling to put up points, host St. Joseph defeated Wilton, 30-27, in a Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference girls basketball game Friday night in Trumbull.

Combined, the teams hit just 22-of-98 shots from the field. St. Joseph went 11-of-35 and Wilton was 11-of-63.

The Warriors fell to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the FCIAC with the loss, while St. Joseph improved to 5-4 overall and 3-3 in the conference.

Friday's contest was low scoring from the start, as the Cadets held a modest 9-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. The trend continued in the second period, which featured a combined 10 points (seven from Wilton) and a 12-12 tie at halftime.

Wilton and St. Joseph each tallied 10 points in the third quarter to keep the game even at 22-22 heading into the final eight minutes. The Cadets then outscored Wilton, 8-5, in the fourth quarter to earn the three-point victory.

Christina Holmgren (eight points) and Karen Brosko (seven points) combined for 15 of the Warriors' 27 points. Caroline Sweeny added four points, while Meaghan Downey, Emily Tuin and Hana Previte had two points apiece. Caylin Cannavino and Taylor Ingerman each contributed one point to complete Wilton's scoring.

For St. Joseph, Ashley Lynch finished with eight points and four assists, and Shannon Healy had seven points and 10 rebounds.

Notes: Healy scored all seven of her points in the second half for St. Joseph.

The loss was the third in four games for Wilton following a 3-0 start to the season.