Receiving balanced scoring, the Fairfield Ludlowe girls basketball team posted a convincing 58-40 win over host Greenwich in an FCIAC matchup on Tuesday night.

Freshman guard Anna Paulmann scored a game-high 16 points, 13 of which came during the second half for the Falcons (4-7) who have won two out of their last three games.

Ludlowe led 14-11 after the first quarter, then extended their advantage to 31-20 at halftime. Senior Amanda Schramm added 12 points, while junior Bridget Paulmann had seven points for the Falcons, who outscored the Cardinals, 17-9, in the second quarter. The Falcons played well defensively throughout and were able to move the ball for good shots most of the game.

“Coming in, we knew they were going to be a scrappy team and they lived up to that,” GHS coach Chrys Hernandez said. “On our side, we didn’t do anything to counter their aggressiveness and we just came out flat. To come out with that kind of intensity and aggression says a lot about their program.”

Senior guard Kim Kockenmeister scored a team-high 14 points for the Cardinals, who shot 16 of 27 from the foul line. Junior forward Taylor Stamos added eight points, while senior forward Beth Williamson swished a pair of 3-pointers for six points for GHS (3-4, 3-3).

“We were in the double bonus both halves, so there is no way we can let ourselves have a 20-point deficit,” Hernandez said. “We were not capitalizing on our opportunities.”

Junior Michelle Morganti and sophomore Alexa Moses had five points apiece for Greenwich. Freshman Emma Torello had six points, while freshman Callie Cirilli added five for Ludlowe.

Greenwich is in action against Thursday against St. Joseph at 7 p.m. Ludlowe visits Ridgefield Friday at 7 p.m.

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