The Wave stepped off with its second straight loss, but still, it had someone step right up to play the best game yet.
“Emily Stein played an incredible game,” said first-year Wave coach Katie Lauten after Darien found itself edged by Ridgefield 59-53 away on Tuesday. “She is always tough defensively, but tonight reminded everyone she is an offensive threat as well, leading the team in scoring.”
Emily Stein scored 17 points on seven field goals, going 3-for-4 from the foul line.
Meg Marren dropped through five from the floor and went 5-for-7 from the line for 15 points. And she made eight blocks and had 11 rebounds.
Kelly Karczewski scored 12 points on three 3-pointers, one two and going 2-for-2 from the stripe.
“Kelly Karczewski also rounded out the guard play with tough defense and some clutch three’s to keep us in the game, as well as going perfect from the foul line,” added Lauten.
Erin Karczewski had one basket and went 1-for-2 from the line, Kate Bushell scored two field goals, Kate Fiore scored a point.
Darien led 16-13 after one period and it was tied 28-28 at the half. In the third quarter it was the Tigers taking a one-point lead and they outscored Darien 17-12 in the fourth.