Eagles done in by Wilton Warriors

Trumbull High’s defense made Wilton High rerun its sets over and over again, as the visiting 8-5 Warriors tried in vain to find an avenue to the basket midway through the second quarter with the 2-11 Eagles holding a 23-20 lead in an FCIAC match-up on Friday night.

Even after an unsuccessful four-shot trip by Wilton, the locals were in good shape.

But, Matt Shifrin hit a 3-pointer from the right corner, and Weston Wilbur turned a rare Trumbull turnover into two points. Shifrin then went to the opposite wing and buried another trey. There was still 1:58 left in the first half, but for all intents and purposes the die had been cast on Wilton’s eventual 58-43 victory.

“They shot the ball well,” Trumbull coach Buddy Bray said of Wilton, which owns wins over St. Joseph, Kolbe Cathedral and Norwalk. “We had to go small to match-up, but they spread us out and shot the lights out.”

Wilton took a 31-25 lead into the half and extended it to 44-28 after three.

Rashard Rodriguez led Trumbull with 15 points, followed by Ryan McCabe with 11 and Kevin Mott with eight.

Shifrin scored 17 points and Wilbur had 15 for Wilton

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