Howling Wolves edge Gaelettes in consolation

The Shelton High girls basketball team lost a 43-40 decision to Hyde Leadership of New Haven in the consolation round of the Shelton Gaelettes Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28.

Nicole Beard scored 12 points for coach Mary Piccirillo’s team, which led 9-8 after one, 21-17 at the half and trailed 30-28 after three periods.

Jessica Wilm scored nine points, Nicole Roberts seven, and Brooke McCone and Eliza Lewis divided 12 markers against the Howling Wolves (3-3).

Shelton was edged out 48-46 by Norwalk High in the opener on Dec. 27.

The Bears (3-2) rallied from a 34-30 deficit to defeat the Gaelettes (0-5).

McCone, who had three 3-pointers, and Wilm scored 11 points. Beard had eight and Colleen Flood seven.