GROTON — Grasso Tech outscored Wheeler by 12 points in the fourth quarter to capture the Grasso Tech Holiday Tournament title with a 69-56 boys basketball win against the Lions Wednesday night.

Wheeler only trailed, 52-51, heading into the fourth quarter. But Grasso outscored the Lions, 17-5, in the final quarter.

Kyle Kessler and Zane Brewer scored 19 points each for Wheeler. Kessler hit three 3-pointers and Brewer made a  pair.

Deondre Bransford finished with nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Brewer was named to the all-tournament team and Wheeler's Wyatt Elliott received the Charlie Miller Sportsmanship Award.

Julius Goode led Grasso (2-2) with 21 points.

Wheeler (2-3) next hosts Putnam on Monday at 7 p.m.

— Keith Kimberlin

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