Future appears bright for Shepaug boys basketball
WASHINGTON — A holiday tournament title, a Berkshire League Tournament victory and a win in the CIAC Division V Tournament highlighted a successful season for the Shepaug Valley School boys basketball team this season.
The Spartans finished the season 14-10 after a loss to North Branford in the second round of the state tournament. The No. 10 seed in the state tournament, Shepaug had defeated Tourtellotte, 59-57, in a first-round matchup.
Shepaug knocked off Litchfield, 43-41, in the Berkshire League tournament before falling to BL regular season champion Northwestern in the semifinals.
Early in the season the Spartans won their third annual Holiday Tournament with wins over Wamogo in the semifinal and Oxford in the finals. Wamogo went on to play in the Division V state title game.
Senior Kyle LaMay and junior Joe Brunelli were voted to the first Team All Berkshire League, and were selected to participate in the Berkshire League vs. NVL All-Star Game on March 22.
Junior Ethan Hibbard was selected to the second Team All Berkshire League. Freshman Owen Hibbard also had an outstanding season, averaging almost nine points per game and 4.5 assists. He averaged 16 points a game over the last five games.
The Spartans won their first three games of the season and had a five-game win streak that locked up a state tournament berth.
“Four of our five starters will be returning, Kyle LaMay is the only graduating starter,” Shepaug coach Matt Lefevre said. “Thus, we have strong potential for growth and improvement if our returning players work hard in the off season and improve.”