Stamford High gets the best of Westhill

Photo courtesy of Danielle Calloway // Westhill’s Nate Jefferson looks on at a Stamford High player approaching the basket for a lay-up.

On Monday, Westhill and Stamford High played each other in a varsity basketball matchup for the first time since early 2015. Going into the game, the Vikings had lost to Trumbull and accumulated three consecutive wins against Staples, New Cannan, and Trinity. Both Stamford and Westhill look extremely different compared to last year’s team. The result of new players entering the basketball program is new predictions. People knew the game would be close, and low scoring, and was it? Yes! Westhill lost the game by a score of 46-38.

Stamford’s Jay Devito led the offense with 28 points in the game. Westhill’s Tyrell Alexander had 17 points. The Black Knights are now 10-3 overall and have won the city championship. This win for them ended Westhill’s chances of winning the city championship 4 years in a row.

“We knew what we were up against but they’re just not doing it my way. I’m not trying to make any excuses or blame them but they are not following the game plan and when you don’t these things happen,” said Westhill coach Howard White.

Westhill plays St. Joes, Ludlowe, and Ridgefield in their next 3 games. With Stamford’s win, they are now the 44th best team in the state. Their upcoming schedule will also feature Greenwich, Warde, and Wilton.

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