Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated


Lucas Basich ʼ21 drives to the basket against a tough Danbury defender.

Jacob Greenberger '22

The Wreckers maintained their undefeated season and improved their record to 6-0 on Jan. 7 with a statement win of 70-58 against the previously undefeated Danbury Hatters.

Coming off of momentous wins against Westhill and Central, the Wreckers needed a big performance from their team in just their second game of FCIAC play. They delivered, playing a complete team game on both sides of the ball. Led by senior captains Jake Thaw and A.J. Konstanty, the Wreckers ended Danbury’s undefeated season.

“We played a great game last night. We were doing things the right way on all aspects of the game,” Caleb Tobias ՚22 said.

Staples got off to a quick 6-0 start early in the first quarter. And after a solid quarter of play and strong performances from Lucas Basich ՚21 and Konstanty ՚20, the Wreckers led the Hatters 17-16.

A back and forth second quarter saw the teams trading buckets down until the final stretch. Towards the end of the quarter, the Hatters took a two-point lead. It appeared the Hatters were going to take this lead into halftime until Lucas Basich ՚21 launched a deep-three-pointer, beating the buzzer, sending the Wreckers into halftime up 32-31.

“The three was electric,” Ryan Phelps ՚22 said. “It sent us into halftime feeling confident and hyped for the second half.”

Staples came out of the half incredibly strong, outscoring the hatters 22-12 in the third after strong offensive performances from Basich and Konstanty.

The Wreckers cruised to victory after a dominant third-quarter performance. Preventing Danbury from getting within eight points for the rest of the game.

Konstanty finished with 20 points while Basich ended the game with 19, hitting five threes in a forceful offensive outing.
“Everybody played great. We had some huge offensive performances which gave us a huge boost throughout the game,” Phelps said.

The Wreckers hope to continue to build off their momentum in what will be the biggest game of the season, Friday at home vs. Trinity Catholic.