Darien High defeated St. Joseph in boys basketball, 72-68, on Monday.

The Blue Wave (10-6) received balanced scoring from Alex Preston (31 points), Theo Moore (19 points) and Zak Swetye (14 points).

The Cadets (6-11) were led by Tommy Montelli (16 points), Omar Telfer (13 points) and Gavin Greene (12 points).

St. Joseph fell behind 23-4 after one quarter. It outscored Darien in each of the next three periods.

Darien

Zak Swetye 5 0-1 14, Alexander Preston 13 5-7 31, Theo Moore 7 5-5 19, Carter Scott 0 0-0 0, Andrew Darby 0 0-0 0, William Rolapp 0 1-2 1, Jack Richter 1 0-0 2, Riley Stewart 1 0-0 2, Jack Tierney 1 0-0 3.  Totals:  28 11-15 72.

St. Joseph

Jack Moulder 3 0-0 8, Camren Menefee 2 1-2 6, Thomas Montelli 6 1-1 16, Omar Telfer 5 3-7 13, Gavin Greene 5 2-2 12, Jack Greene 0 0-0 0, Daniel Tobin 2 2-2 6, Paul Fabbri 0 0-0 0, Brandon Zimnoch 0 0-0 0, Brian Dineen 1 0-0 2, Jake Murphy 0 0-0 0, Jared Grinrod 2 1-2 5, Alec Pelletier 0 0-0 0.  Totals:  26 10-16 68.

Darien -- 23 14 15 20 -- 72

St. Joseph -- 4 20 21 23 -- 68

3-pointers:  D-Swetye 4, Tierney 1; SJ-Montelli 3, Moulder 2, Menefee 1.

Fouled Out:  D-Richter.