Wamogo solidified its hold on first place in the Berkshire League boys basketball race with two key victories, the latest a 65-62 win over Shepaug on Tuesday.

In a crisp, well-played game, the Warriors held off a Shepaug rally to capture their 12th victory in 16 games. Wamogo is 11-1 in the BL.

Wamogo was up by 12 with 3:30 to play before a furious Shepaug rally made things interesting. The Spartans missed two shots in the final 10 seconds with Wamogo holding on for life.

Trailing 36-35 at halftime, Wamogo took control by outscoring Shepaug 21-13 in the third quarter.

Cole Higgins had a huge game for the Warriors with a career-high 22 points, with 12 coming on three-point field goals. Ten of Higgins’ points came in the third quarter. Ethan Collins added 15 points and Charlie Coffey 13.

On Friday, Wamogo toughed out a 50-40 win over Terryville, the lone team to beat the Warriors in BL play this season. Wamogo’s defense was stifling, particularly  the first and third quarters when it held the Kangaroos to a combined total of eight points.

Collins had 16 points and 15 rebounds to pace the Warriors. Ben Roy added eight points.