Girls basketball: Gaelettes use late run to bury Trojans

The Shelton High girls basketball team used a late run, keyed by junior forward Casey O’Connor, to knock off Lyman Hall, 50-44, on Monday night at Murray Gymnasium.

O’Connor poured in 12 of her team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, as the Gaelettes snapped a 32-32 deadlock to claim their first SCC Housatonic Division victory of the season.

After Reilly Campbell sank a free throw to tie the game 32 with 4:47 left to play, O’Connor reeled off six consecutive points.

A Sarah Skoronski layup and a foul shot from O’Connor capped a 9-0 Shelton flurry. That staked the Gaelettes to 41-32 advantage with 2:17 left, before Grace Farley hit two foul shots for Lyman Hall (3-5, 0-2 Housy) to halt the run.

Kailey Lipka’s 3-pointer from the right wing got the Trojans to within a point at 43-42 with 55 seconds left, but Shelton made its free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

The Gaelettes made 7-of-12 from the line to keep Lyman Hall at bay, including O’Connor converting a key front end of a one-and-one.

Skoronski had 11 points for Shelton, while Kayla Resto came off the bench to score eight and Colleen Flood had seven.

Lipka led Lyman Hall with 13 points, Farley had 12 and Campbell chipped in with nine.