Games recently played by Wilton Basketball Association travel basketball teams. Boys Travel 5th/6th Grade Wilton splits pair The Wilton fifth/sith grade boys basketball team, sponsored by Diamond Deli, shook off the post-holiday blues and battled the elements on Saturday to travel to arch-rival Madison Gold for a key FCBL game. Wilton came out energized, led by a heroic effort on the boards by EJ Fasano, Trevor Martines and Davis Cote that kept the big men from Madison from doing anything productive in the paint. Stifling full-court defensive pressure by John Stanley, Kyle Burns and Josh White held Madison to five points at the end of the first quarter and 10 at halftime. The Wilton offense was a little sluggish out of the blocks, but a couple of buckets in the lane from Ben Wiener and a timely three-pointer from Connor Lillis enabled Wilton to build a 21-10 lead at the half. The second half was more of the same as Mack Kepner contributed on both ends of the floor to lead a balanced Wilton scoring attack in the 47-26 win, which improved the Warriors’ record to 6-1 in league play. On Sunday, the Wilton squad traveled to the Greenwich Stars for a non-league contest. The game was sloppy on both ends of the floor and the tough rims at Carmel Academy wreaked havoc on the Warrior offense all afternoon. An inspired late effort in the fourth quarter let by Martines and Connor Cummings fell just a bit short as the Warriors dropped the contest, 41-32. 5th Grade More for youSportsNo. 1 UConn rolls over Butler behind freshmen Aaliyah...By Doug BonjourSportsJames Bouknight, R.J. Cole lead UConn to impressive win...By David Borges Split for Wilton The Wilton fifth grade boys team split two tough battles over the weekend to leave its record and 8-3 overall (4-1 in the FCBL). On Saturday the Warriors traveled to Norwalk and defeated a talented squad in overtime, 45-41. For much of the game, Wilton had to fight back from double-digit deficits. Inspired guard play from Zarius Eusebe, Max Silva, Kevin Hyzy and Parker Woodring paced the Warrior comeback. When it needed a rebound or inside score, Wilton leaned on twin towers Max Andrews and Jack Lynch. Wilton played a terrific second half, led by defensive intensity and strong ball movement. Wilton scored 34 points in the second half, with the majority of those points coming close to the basket (and the foul line). The Warriors tightened their defense, led by the quickness of Dillon Mannix, Matthew Giller, Grant Masterson and Craig Hyzy. On Sunday the Warriors played rival Ridgefield. The Tigers opened the game with a full-court press that gave the Warriors fits. Ridgefield limited Wilton’s offense and led 21-15 at halftime. Wilton came out flying in the third quarter half with a full-court man press and better shooting, turning a six-point deficit into a four-point lead. The offense was led by Kevin Hyzy (nine points), Giller (11 points) and Andrews (eight points). The Wilton trapping defense, which forced numerous turnovers, was led by Woodring, Eusebe and Masterson. Craig Hyzy, Lynch and Silva helped clean up the boards. But Ridgefield converted a couple of late layups and free throws to hand Wilton its first FCBL defeat of the season, 42-37. Girls Travel 8th Grade Middlebury 47, Wilton 35 The Lady Warriors, sponsored by Scoops, had a difficult start in their first game after the holiday break against Middlebury. The first half produced just 12 points for the Warriors, but they were able to pick up the pace in the second half, scoring 23 points, although still falling short. Currently with a record of 6-4-1, Adia Burrows leads the team with an average of 11 points per game, followed by Sophia Strazza (seven ppg.), Maddie Burke (five), Sydney Cummings and Hannah Belanger (four each), Kaitlin Reif, Alex Greer, Olivia Dexter and Bridgette Wall (two apiece), and Caroline Coffey and Caty Greer (one each). 7th Grade Wilton 46, Fairfield 30 The Wilton seventh grade girls travel basketball team, sponsored by Tavern on 7 Bar and Grill, beat the Fairfield Mystics on Sunday evening. Guard Sophie Sudano led all scorers with 20 points, and guard Zoe Rappaport added 14 points and six rebounds. Forwards Ashleigh Coltman, Francesca Goncalves and Zara Wiest provided strong defensive efforts, combining for 18 rebounds — two more than the entire Fairfield squad. Guards Brynn Burke,Taylor Lamantia, Nancy Lynch and Paula Perez provided sound passing and ball control, repeatedly beating Fairfield’s attempts at a full court press. Wilton is now 2-2 in league play, with four games on the schedule in the upcoming week.