Kronenberg is king in Wilton win over Darien

The Wilton High boys basketball team returned to its winning ways Wednesday night in Darien by beating the host Blue Wave, 57-48.

The victory, which followed a loss to Danbury on Monday, raised Wilton's record to 9-4 overall and 6-3 in the FCIAC. The Warriors also moved into first place in the conference's East Division, a half-game ahead of Brien McMahon (6-4 FCIAC), which fell to Danbury on Wednesday.

Junior Matt Kronenberg put the Warriors on his back with 24 points and five rebounds. It was the second consecutive big game for Kronenberg, who had scored 20 points against Danbury.

Wilton jumped all Darien, taking a 31-15 lead into halftime. Down late in the game, Darien starting fouling the Warriors, but it probably shouldn’t have fouled Kronenberg: He knocked down 10 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to lock up the win.

In addition to Kronenberg’s 24 points, the Warriors got balanced scoring with Jack Williams adding 11 points and Drew Connolly getting 10 points. Williams also chipped in with nine rebounds and Connolly had seven boards.

Alex Preston was the leading scorer for Darien with 20 points.