Unable to protect an early lead, the Joel Barlow High boys basketball team lost 66-53 to host Stratford on Thursday, Feb. 16.
The Falcons led 10-7 after one quarter but Stratford had the upper hand for the remainder of the night, outscoring the visitors in each of the following frames and going up 21-18 at halftime.
The Red Devils increased their advantage to 41-33 heading into the fourth quarter.
Matt McGannon led Barlow with 14 points, including one three-pointer. Owen Corazzelli scored 11 and Tim Tamallanca had eight with one three-pointer.
Clarke Gilmore netted six with a three pointer and Tom Rossini scored five with a three-pointer. Phil Villhauer and Dan Mangieri scored four and three respectively and Kevin Richetelli had two points.
Nate Shield led Stratford with 22 points.