Girls basketball: Gaelettes stay in hunt

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Mackenzie Bures saves the ball against Lyman Hall. (Andy Hutchison)

A 12-0 run to close out the first half and begin the third quarter sparked the Shelton High girls basketball team to a 48-44 victory over visiting Lyman Hall on Friday. The Gaelettes won their sixth game to remain in the state playoff hunt, needing to win their final two games to qualify.

For most of the first half, Lyman Hall (5-13) capitalized on Shelton turnovers to build a 22-13 lead in the waning moments of second quarter. Then, the game seemed to turn around following Lyman Hall turnover.

A steal by Shelton’s Casey O’Connor on the defensive end of the court led to Sarah Skoronski’s 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer, making it 22-16 at the intermission.

The Gaelettes (6-12) used a full-court press in the second half to generate some more steals and doubled their first half scoring output in the third stanza alone, before putting up another 16 points in the fourth quarter.

O’Connor led the way with 16 points and Skronski dropped in nine. Elizabeth Lewis and Nicole Roberts both had five points, Nicole Wells and Colleen Flood each added four, Sivan Tepper scored three, and Erin Adler contributed two.

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