Preston leads Wave to the last

Class LL Second Round: Hornets 59, Wave 43

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Alex Preston finishes up his high school career a Wave all-time great. Courtesy Darien Athletic Foundation

BOYS BASKETBALL

It was the best of seasons coming to a close at East Hartford where the Wave suffered not its best start.

The Wave fell behind early and found itself closed out 59-43 by the No. 4 seed in the second round of the Class LL playoffs on Wednesday.

The hosts led 16-4 after one period.

Darien, the 13 seed, ends its season at 15-7 in a banner year, even without a trophy, for the program that most seasons fights towards making the playoffs.

East Hartford moves on at 20-2.

Darien was behind 31-16 at the half, but came back with a 15-6 advantage for the third quarter before being outscored 23-12 in the fourth.

One of Darien’s best all-time players Alex Preston completes his high school career leading the Wave with 14 points. He went 4-for-4 from the foul line.

Theo Moore had 10 points, Carter Scott six, Zak Swetye five, Jack Richter four, Riley Stewart and Jack Tierney two apiece.

Wave scoring totals were 17 8-10 43; East Hartford’s 20 16-30 59.

With Preston, seniors Swetye, Richter, Stewart, Moore, Scott were among those on the floor finishing up with the Wave.