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Greenwich High School girls basketball team upends Darien for 10th victory

After losing a very close game against Danbury, Greenwich High School’s girls basketball team got right back on the winning track Tuesday night against Darien.

Seizing the momentum from the start, the Cardinals jumped out to a substantial first-half lead and rolled to a convincing 48-20 victory over the host Blue Wave in an FCIAC game.

The win improved Greenwich’s record to 10-9 overall and 8-6 in the FCIAC with one game remaining. The Cardinals are currently in eighth place in the FCIAC and are in line to be seeded No. 8 in the eight-team FCIAC Tournament, which begins on Saturday at Staples High School in Westport.

Senior point guard Carolyn Frankle scored a game-high 13 points to propel the Cardinals against the Blue Wave. She scored 10 first-half points and finished the game with three 3-pointers. Laura Smego, a senior guard, scored six points, while freshman guard Madi Utizinger tallied nine points for Greenwich, which led 16-5 after the first quarter and 25-9 at halftime.

Junior forward Riana Xhekaj added four points, junior Alyssa Gath had three points on a 3-pointer and sophomore Lara Young had two points in the winning effort. Greenwich held Darien scoreless in the third quarter.

Greenwich closes out its regular season tomorrow against visiting Wilton at 7 p.m., before competing in Saturday’s FCIAC Tournament, most likely against No. 1-seeded Fairfield Ludlowe at Staples High School at 7 p.m.

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