Windsor Locks wins Division V state boys basketball title with 69-58 win over Shepaug Valley

Mar. 18—UNCASVILLE — The final chapter of the story was rewritten at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Rewritten with a championship.

Sincere Monroe scored a game-high 22 points and Kyle Hinckley scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter as the Windsor Locks boys basketball team won the Division V state championship Saturday afternoon with a 69-58 victory over Shepaug Valley at Mohegan Sun Arena.

"This is amazing," Windsor Locks coach Dan Copes. "These guys put in all the hard work. Everyone did just a great job. It was a whole team effort.

Evan Courtney added 18 points for the top-seeded Raiders (23-4) won their second state championship in program history. Windsor Locks — making its seventh appearance overall in the state finals — won the 2001 Class S title over East Granby.

Monroe made two foul shots with 16.1 seconds remaining to put the finishing touches on the victory.

Phillip Ostrosky led sixth-seeded Shepaug Valley (17-8) with 17 points.

Windsor Locks trailed by four points — 28-24 — late in the second quarter before rallying to tie it at 29 after Courtney was fouled after a made lay-up and added the free throw to convert the and-one.

Charles VandenBosch beat the buzzer on a 8-foot jumper in the paint to put Shepaug Valley ahead 31-29 at halftime.