Wilton girls hoop team routs Harding

The Wilton High girls basketball team was just too much for Warren Harding to handle Friday night, as the Warriors easily defeated the visiting Presidents, 65-29, at the Zeoli Field House.

It was the second win in row for Wilton (14-1) following its first loss of the season earlier in the week against Stamford.

Although Wilton dominated play and was in complete control of the scoreboard, it had a less than stellar night from the free-throw line and in the turnover category. The Warriors were 11 of 20 from the foul line and committed 17 turnovers.

Harding didn't present much of a challenge, but Wilton junior co-captain Erin Cunningham knows her team has to keep paying attention to details, no matter the opponent.

“We need to focus on our fundamentals and each player must work hard,” said Cunningham. "We had several things we needed to work on tonight. Obviously, we need to shoot better from the free-throw line and limit our turnovers. We also missed 11 free-throws in the Stamford game and we only lost by five points. We also need to play more spirited games, and I try to rally the team to keep the energy level up."

Wilton had a 16-3 lead after the first quarter and a 34-12 advantage at the half. The Warriors got balanced scoring, led by Erica Meyer with 16 points. Karen Brosko added 12 points, while Cunningham had 11 points, Haley English nine points and Sara Dickinson eight points.

Cunningham added 10 rebounds and Meyer had eight boards. Makenna Pearsall contributed with five assists and three steals, while Brosko had four assists.

Coming into Friday night's action, the Warriors (12-1 in the conference) were the top seed in the FCIAC, with five conference games remaining. Wilton has two home games remaining against Brien McMahon (1-10) and Bassick (0-11), and three away games versus Norwalk (4-7), Fairfield Warde (9-3) and Fairfield Ludlowe (10-1). Ludlowe is currently tied for the second overall seed with Danbury (10-1).