The Westport PAL sixth grade boys basketball team rallied behind its strong defense and hot shooting in the second half to beat New Canaan Black 52-40 in the 2011 Fairfield County Basketball A League championship game at Darien High School Saturday.

New Canaan jumped out to an early lead and led the entire first half, going to the locker room with a 20-17 advantage. Black's largest lead was eight points before Westport rallied in the final minutes to make it a three-point game.

Westport carried its momentum into the second half and had a strong third quarter in which it outscored New Canaan, 20-9, and never looked back after that.

Westport was led by Ben Casparius, who finished with 13 points (11 in the second half) and 12 rebounds. Fritz Schemel added nine points and Mack Muller contributed six points and six rebounds.

Tyler Sweeney played well for New Canaan and led it with 16 points.

Westport finished their championship season with a record of 19-4.