WILTON — Defending the Wilton boys basketball team on one shot per possession is a tough enough task. If the Warriors get two or three cracks at the basket in one trip down the floor, turn out the lights.

Hot shooting and second-chance opportunities helped Wilton storm out of the gate against Staples, eventually prevailing 77-41 in a one-sided game from start to finish. The Warriors (7-0) remained undefeated and won their third straight game by 30 or more points.

Five of the seven wins have come by at least 30 points.

“When you shoot the ball like at home and on the road,” said Staples coach Colin Devine, “and their defense is exceptional; when you shoot the ball and play good defense you’re going to beat a lot of teams. They’re beating a lot of teams by a lot of points.”

The game was over in a blink as a 27-4 run bridging the first and second quarters gave Wilton an insurmountable lead. The Warriors displayed tremendous balance, as four players — Matt Kronenberg (12 points), Kyle Maatallah (12), Scott Cunningham (11) and leading scorer Nick Kronenberg (19) — scored in double figures. The Warriors drained 13 3-pointers with fluid ball movement.

“We had a lot of scorers,” Wilton coach Joel Geriak said. “They came out in a zone against us; our kids hit some 3s which extended the defense. When they went to man-to-man, we attacked.”

When the shots didn’t go down, the entire team crashed the offensive glass looking for another chance. Wilton entered the halftime break up 39-17 and kept its foot on the pedal for the entire third quarter.

“We work hard in practice every day trying to get rebounds,” Geriak said. “The kids don’t stop on plays, they follow shots and work their tails off for me.”

For the second game in a row Staples encountered a high-flying unbeaten opponent — the Wreckers lost 89-73 against Warde on Friday — but this time they couldn’t keep up like they did against the Mustangs for three quarters.

The Warriors also toppled the Wreckers 81-62 in non-league play over the holiday break.

“We didn’t defend and we didn’t rebound,” Devine said. “I really thought that we learned from our mistakes in the first game and defend or rebound.”

Wilton hopes to continue to pile on the points Monday when it visits Webster Bank Arena to take on St. Joseph as part of a Martin Luther King Day event. The formula for the Warriors has been pretty simple so far.

“We can go 10-12 deep every game,” Geriak said. “We can press, we can sag off, we can play zone or man-to-man. Plus we have eight or nine shooters, which makes a big difference.”

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WILTON 77, STAPLES 41

STAPLES (3-5)

Justin Seideman 7 3-3 17 Sean Pritchett 2 3-6 7 Max Sussman 1 1-2 4 Evan Vishno 2 0-0 5 Ben Pearl 1 0-0 2 Dylan Ward 1 0-0 2 Matt Fair 1 0-0 2 Dylan Honig 0 0-2 0 Jake Than 0 0-2 0 Brendan Massoud 0 0-1 1 David Baisch 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 7-16 41.

WILTON (7-0)

Matt Kronenberg 5 1-2 12 Kyle Shifrin 0 0-1 0 Scott Cunningham 4 0-0 11 Nick Kroenberg 7 0-0 19 Kyle Maatallah 4 2-2 12 Jack Williams 2 4-5 9 Joe Pozzi 2 2-4 7 Andrew Connolly 1 1-2 3 Jack Wood 1 0-0 2 Jackson Cote 1 0-0 2. Totals: 25 10-10 90.

STAPLES 7 10 10 14—41

WILTON 21 18 23 15—77

3-pointers: S—Sussman; W—M. Kronenberg, Williams, Maatallah 2, Cunningham 3, N. Kronenberg 5, Pozzi.