NEW CANAAN, Conn. New Canaans sixth-grade Red boys basketball team lost a hard-fought battle Saturday to Trumbull, 37-31, in a Fairfield County Basketball League game.
The outside shooting of Jack Nowell and the strong post play of Nick Potter kept New Canaan close early. Trumbull took a 12-point lead at halftime, but New Canaan rallied.
New Canaan turned up its defensive pressure and Matt Knight, Quinn Murphy and Zach Miller converted off turnovers to slice Trumbulls lead to two points entering the fourth quarter.
Both teams traded baskets early in the fourth. Julian Mastroianni, Charlie Hane and Diego Ospina played tough defense and had key rebounds to keep New Canaan within striking distance. New Canaan showed perseverance but could not overtake Trumbull.
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