LITCHFIELD — Melvin Kolenovic scored 18 points and Peri Basimakopoulos had 17 as No. 16-seeded Shelton knocked off unbeaten No. 1 seed Wamogo in a Division III first-round game Thursday night.
Shelton’s victory snapped a 23-game win streak for the Berkshire League regular-season and tournament champions dating back to last year’s loss to Cromwell in the Division V championship game. (Cromwell also unbeaten this year, lost its second-round Division IV game to St. Joseph on Wednesday.)
The win propelled the Gaels to the school’s first state quarterfinal appearance since 1990.
Shelton will face No. 9 seeded Amistad in the Division III quarterfinals Monday at Amistad in New Haven.
Garrett Sattazahn paced Wamogo with 25 points while Ethan Collins added 22, including five 3-pointers. The Warriors, who had a bye into the second round, finish their season 23-1.
Shelton, which went 11-10 in its SCC season (including an SCC tournament first-round exit vs. Cheshire), shot 17-of-22 from the line. Wamogo was 7-of-9. Basimakopoulos had three 3-pointers for the Gaels.