The Shelton High boys basketball teamm lost to visiting Branford High, 59-56, on Dec. 23.

Jeff Stockmal scored 15 points, Matt Terrasi 14 and Casey Belade 13 for the Gaels (0-3), who took a 12-3 lead in the first quarter.

Colin Tracy scored 14 points for Branford (2-0), which trailed 44-43 after three periods.