Girls Basketball

New Canaan’s Bruno, Darien’s Fiore Travel Same Path To Remain Rivals

NEW CANAAN — Giana Bruno and Chrissie Fiore became rivals because of proximity, friends and teammates because of their shared talents, and will remain adversaries both due to that ability and the common mindset of taking the road less traveled.

“It’s fun having that two-sided relationship,” said Bruno, a two-sport star at New Canaan. “You step on the field and you’re enemies. We never smile at each other.”

The Ruden Report All-FCIAC Girls Basketball Teams And Postseason Awards

What a difference three months make. The girls basketball season started looking like a two-team race between Fairfield Warde and defending champion Stamford, with Trumbull and Ridgefield possessing the potential to contend for the title. Not surprisingly, the quartet separated itself from the rest of the league and advanced to the semifinals of the FCIAC Tournament.

FCIAC Girls Basketball Final: Stamford And Trumbull A Study In Contrasts

Of the four championship matchups that could have blossomed from last night’s FCIAC girls basketball semifinals, the one with the best strategic possibilities was delivered.

Third-seeded Stamford is the hottest team in the league right now, looking very much like a Tiana England-less version of the one that last year won conference and Class LL titles, part of a 17-game winning streak that was ended last month.