Wilton boys hoop team drops opener

The Wilton High boys basketball team’s 2015-16 campaign opened with a 71-58 road loss to non-conference opponent Pomperaug on Monday night in Southbury.

“They're a very talented team and should be at the top of their conference battling for that title," said Wilton head coach Joel Geriak about Pomperaug.

The final score was somewhat deceiving as the Warriors were within five points with two minutes to play before Pomperaug made its fouls shots in the closing minutes to pull away.

Pomperaug led by as many as 12 points with five minutes left in the game, but Wilton went on a run to cut its deficit to five points.

Pomperaug held a 28-24 lead at halftime.

Senior co-captain Jack Williams filled up the stat sheet for the Warriors, leading the team with 19 points while adding seven rebounds and five assists.

Matt Kronenberg chipped in with 12 points, and Drew Connolly had 10 points and Sean Breslin added nine points.

Five Pomperaug players finished in double figures, with Chase Belden (18 points) and Noah Miree (16 points) leading the way.

Notes: Wilton drained 10 three-pointers, while Pomperaug hit for eight treys.

The Warriors play their home opener on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. against Masuk.