What happened to Ridgefield?
After falling in overtime to Fairfield Ludlowe on Monday, the Tigers were dealt their fourth loss of the season in a rude awakening.
I walked into the gym at halftime at Staples - and saw the scoreboard in disbelief. I asked someone if it was a mistake and the game was starting late. It wasn't - Staples 33-7. The Wreckers are a team you probably don't want to see in your half of the tournament bracket, but still...
33-7? Two points after the first quarter? For a team ranked in the top 10 at one point? And in talking to a coach scouting the Tigers the entire game, all of the key guys played. And they were there for the third quarter when they tried to make a run, but Staples built the lead back up and coasted toa 60-34 win.
I'm sure this is the low point and will serve as a wakeup call for Ridgefield. But with St. Joseph and Westhill on the road to close the regular season next week, it certainly will not be easy to bounce back.