Wilton girls hoop team routs Bassick, will play Ludlowe in FCIAC opener

The Wilton High girls basketball team ended its regular season — and a two-game losing streak — by routing winless Bassick, 56-15, Wednesday night at the Zeoli Field House.

The Warriors (17-3 overall, 15-3 FCIAC) locked up the second seed for the upcoming conference playoffs and will play seventh-seed Fairfield Ludlowe in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Westhill High School in Stamford. Wilton lost to Ludlowe, 49-46, on Monday in Fairfield.

Wilton had no trouble with Bassick, rolling to the 41-point win. However, the Warriors' overall play against the winless Lions was less than impressive. Bassick turned the ball over 24 times in the first half and the Warriors failed numerous times to convert those miscues into points, as their shooting has gone cold over the last few games.

Wilton led 15-4 after one quarter and was up 32-8 at the half. With a huge lead, Wilton head coach Jaclyn Porco gave her starters most of the final quarter off.

Erica Meyer led Wilton with 18 points, while Erin Cunningham had 11 points and Sara Dickinson chipped in with nine points.

“We won the game tonight, but we’re not where we need to be as a team,” said Porco. “We (the coaching staff) have taken several different approaches to get the team back to the way we were playing earlier in the season, and hopefully we will be ready for Saturday. It’s going to be a very competitive tournament that any of the eight teams could win."