Boys basketball preview: Wreckers play host to long-time rivals Greenwich
Staples WRECKERS vs Greenwich CARDINALS
WHERE/WHEN — Staples H.S., Friday, 7 p.m.
RECORDS — Staples 1-8 (0-5 FCIAC), Greenwich 4-5 (4-3 FCIAC)
LAST MEETING — 2016-17. Greenwich defeated Staples 77-71 in overtime
PLAYERS TO WATCH — Staples: Sr. G/F Max Sussman. Sr. F/C Stedman van Arsdale. Sr. G Ben Pearl. Greenwich: Sr G Elias Gianopoulos . Sr. G Jackson Trimmer. Jr. C Oliver Milledge.
YOU SHOULD KNOW — Staples comes into this heated rivarly game against Greenwich in dire need of a win. The Wreckers have stuggled this season, including losing seven straight games. But the Wreckers have been in a handful of the games over that span and are a few key plays from getting over the hump. How sweet it will be to do it over long-time rivals Greenwich. Senior Max Sussman has been a star for the Wreckers this season, continuing to play at a high level against Greenwich will be big help if Staples will look to get the win.
The Cardinals have been trending in the opposite direction. Greenwich has won two out of the last three games and are looking to repeat last season’s success against Staples — winning a close game in overtime. Greenwich struggled in a loss against a good Ridgefield game earlier this week and they will be looking to right some of those wrong when they travel to face the Wreckers.
HOW WILL IT END — The winner of this game will control the turnover battle. Staples has had a bit of the turnover bug in several losses, if they can take care of the ball — they have a great chance to pick up the second win of the season.