Greenwich gets OT win over Wilton boys hoop team in state tourney

After mounting a late rally to send the game into overtime, the Wilton High boys basketball couldn't pull off a major upset Thursday night, losing to host Greenwich, 67-61, in a Class LL state tournament second-round contest.

Greenwich, the fourth seed, will now face fifth-seed New Britain in the quarterfinals. Wilton, the 20th seed, ends the season with a 13-10 record.

The Cardinals entered the fourth quarter with a slim 40-38 lead, but then looked to have taken control by scoring the first six points of the final period to go ahead 46-38.

Wilton regrouped following a time-out and inched closer, finally tying the game at 58-58 on Scott Shouvlin's three-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation.

Greenwich then held the Warriors to three points in the extra session to get the victory and advance.

The victory was Greenwich's third over Wilton this season, following wins in the regular season and the FCIAC quarterfinals.

Matt Shifrin had 21 points to lead Wilton. CJ Byrd also scored 21 points for Greenwich, which got 18 points and 14 rebounds from 6'9" center Alex Wolf.