Senior guard Peter Rankowitz scored a game-high 21 points to help lead the Staples High boys basketball team to a 59-46 win over Stamford on Friday evening.

Rankowitz hit five of his team's seven 3-pointers as the Wreckers improved to 2-1 on the season.

Guard James Frusciante scored 13 points for the Wreckers, while forward Ross Whelan and Alexander Addessi chipped in eight points apiece.

Staples led 33-13 at halftime and carried a 23-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Stamford was led in scoring by junior Ken Wright, who had 17 points. The Black Knights fell to 0-4 on the season.

STAPLES 59, STAMFORD 46

STAMFORD (0-4)

Joe Palumbo 3 0-0 7 Evans Antoine 2 0-0 5 Ancel Nevers 2 4-4 9 Jelani Tonge 1 0-1 2 Ken Wright 5 7-8 17 Tamarie Sterling 0 0-0 0 James Gronberg 1 0-1 2 Gianni Carwin 1 0-1 2 Rich Benoit 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 10-14 46.

STAPLES (2-1)

Alexander Addessi 3 2-3 8 James Frusciante 5 2-4 13 Joe Greenwald 2 0-0 4 David Katz 1 0-0 3 Peter Rankowitz 7 2-2 21 Ross Whelan 3 2-2 8 Darryle Wiggins 2 0-0 3. Totals: 22 8-11 59.

STAMFORD 8 5 16 17--46

STAPLES 15 18 19 10--59

3-pointers: Stam--Palumbo, Antonine, Nevers, Wright; Stap--Rankowitz 5, Frusciante, Katz.