The Darien YMCA Blue sixth-grade basketball team lost to a strong Shelton squad, 61-42, in the finals of the Norwalk Girls Basketball Association Holiday Tournament on Sunday at Ben Franklin School in Norwalk.
Charlie Sealy had 12 points to lead Darien, while Casey Brown had nine. Shelton (15-3) led 16-8 after the first quarter and 32-13 at halftime. Darien stayed aggressive throughout the second half and battled Shelton to a draw over the final 16 minutes.
Darien Blue, 8-5 overall and 1-2 in the Fairfield County Basketball League , went 3-1 in the Norwalk tournament with wins over Norwalk Biddy, Mount Kisco and the New York Gauchos fifth-graders. The team returns to league action Saturday against Fairfield at Middlesex Middle School.
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