Wilton boys hoop pulls away to beat Harding

The Wilton High boys basketball team traveled to Bridgeport Friday night and put an end to its four-game losing streak with a 69-46 win over Warren Harding.

Wilton out-scored the Presidents, 40-20, in the second half to turn a close game into a rout. The Warriors led by just three points, 29-26, at halftime.

Eric Houska had a game-high 31 points, including four three-pointers, for the Warriors. It was the second time this season that Houska has hit for 31 points. He has averaged 22.7 points over the team's last six games.

Matt Shifrin finished with 15 points and Peter Ciaccio added 13 points. Ciaccio also had 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Harding was led by Reggie Stewart with 19 points and Terrance Rogers with 11 points.

With Wilton’s record at 7-6 overall and 5-6 in the FCIAC and seven conference games left on the schedule, the Warriors are currently on the outside looking in for the FCIAC playoffs. Wilton is currently 11th in the conference overall standings, but only 1.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Realistically, there are 15 teams still fighting to reach the post-season.

Of Wilton's seven remaining games three are against teams in front of them in the standings: Brien McMahon (5-5), Fairfield Ludlowe (5-5), and Ridgefield (8-3).  The other four opponents are Norwalk (4-6), Fairfield Warde (0-11), Bassick (4-6), and Danbury (4-6). Five of the seven remaining games are at home.

Wilton is back on the court next Friday at home versus Norwalk.