Girls basketball: Gaelettes score most points in 33 games

The Shelton High girls’ basketball team scored its most points in 33 games in handing Lyman Hall a 59-47 defeat in Wallingford Saturday night in a game postponed a day due to Friday’s snow storm.

The 59 points scored by the Gaelettes was their biggest offensive output since they beat Hyde, 62-8, on Dec. 27, 2014.

“I thought we really played well offensively today,” said Shelton coach Joe Cavallaro. “We moved the ball really well. I thought our passing today was better than it has been all year. They did a nice job.”

The Gaelettes (11-6 overall, 3-2 SCC Housatonic Division) never trailed, jumping out to an 8-0 lead two-and-a-half minutes into the game on a pair of buckets each by Sarah Skoronksi and Casey O’Connor.

Lyman Hall (7-10 overall, 2-4 Housy) pulled within one point of Shelton on two occasions in the second quarter, including 18-17 midway through the period.

But the Gaelettes outscored the Trojans 22-7 over the next nine minutes to take control. Lyman Hall never got closer than seven points the rest of the night.

O’Connor led the potent Shelton offense with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Skoronski added 18 points.

Colleen Flood had nine points and 12 rebounds.

Shelton, which has already qualified for the SCC  and Class LL state tourneys, needs one more win to clinch its first winning season since it went 16-8 in 2010-11.

The Gaelettes host Sheehan of Wallingford on Tuesday night and Amity of Woodbridge on Friday night.