Shelton wins title

Nicole Beard earned MVP honors when the Shelton High girls basketball team defeated Norwalk High, 50-38, to win the Shelton Christmas Tournament title on Friday.

Beard scored 17 points   and was joined on the all-tournament team by Alyssa Eanotti, who scored 15 points and had 11 rebounds.

Beard knocked down five 3-pointers for the Gaelettes (3-4), who went on a 20-9 run in the third quarter to overcome a 26-20 Norwalk lead.

Shelton defeated Bunnell of Stratford, 45-42, in the first round of the tournament on Thursday night.

Beard scored 16 points and Alyssa Eanotti scored nine to lead the Gaelettes, who overcame a 22-18 halftime deficit with a 13-6 run in the third period.

See the next edition of the Herald for complete game story.