NORWALK, Conn. The George Washington Carver seventh-grade boys basketball has won four straight games after a season-opening loss. Carver is tied with three other teams in the Fairfield County Basketball League with one league loss.
Carver opened the season with a 56-55 loss to St. Theresas of Trumbull. Carver led most of the game, but St. Theresas took advantage of Carver turnovers and missed scoring opportunities. St. Theresas scored the winning basket after Carver turned the ball over with 20 seconds remaining.
Deandre Russell scored 19 for Carver, while Peter Kotulsky had 16 points and 14 rebounds. Damir Paul poured in 15 points.
Norwalk trounced Darien, 54-31, as E.J. Day and A.J. Greene led a strong defensive effort and Tyrique Langley superbly directed the offense. Langley led all scorers with 22 points in three quarters of play, while Deandre Russell had 12 points and Ty Bowman chipped in with seven points.
Carver beat Westport, 50-31, as Russell scored 11 points. Paul added 10, while Langley contributed nine as Carver pulled away in the third quarter.
Langley scored 17 points in a 54-33 win over St. Marys of Ridgefield. Russell added 12 points and Langley scored eight, while Day led a strong defensive effort. Jordan Smith scored six points for Carver.
Carver avenged its defeat to St. Theresas with a 48-23 rout. Langleys ball-handling and distribution led Norwalks offense, and he added 14 points. Russell added 11 and Kotulsky had 12 for Carver.
Carver hosts Fairfield on Saturday at 7 p.m. and meets city rival Norwalk on Sunday at Roton Middle School at 2:45 p.m. Carver is coached by Brent Green and Sherwood Taylor.
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