Colonel girls bounce back

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity girls basketball team allowed just two points in both the second and third quarters on Saturday and routed visiting Burlington, 69-19.

"This was a game that really showed what our style of basketball can look like when we all play together and do those little things. Our defense was fist-like and our movement and passing game 'sharing the sugar' was clicking," said BUHS coach Paul Freed, whose team improved to 3-2 overall.

Hailey Derosia went off for 13 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Devin Millerick added a dozen points and five boards, and Megyn Ayotte scored 12 points, while freshman phenom Rachael Rooney and Lauren McKenney each chipped in with eight points for the purple and white.

The winners finished with 50 caroms, including 24 at the offensive end, and 21 assists.

"It was a great bounce back game...one to enjoy for a day. Now, we must prepare and play every bit as well as we travel Tuesday to play the best team in the state at this point, in Rice," noted Freed. "It will be an opportunity to see just who we are at this point in our journey together. I respect the heck out of them. What makes them and CVU so special to me is their consistency. That's something we are still striving for."

West Rutland 54, Twin Valley 19

WHITINGHAM — Kendell Howe finished with eight points and 11 rebounds as the Wildcats dropped to 2-5 on the season. Tayler Courchesne added three points and six boards for Twin Valley, while Leah Putnam netted four points. West Rutland's Brooke Raiche exploded for a game-best 25 points.

Bellows Falls 45, Springfield 36 (OT)

WESTMINSTER — Abbe Cravinho and Madison Streeter each recorded 10 points for the Terriers (2-1), who outscored their foes 9-0 in the bonus period. Hannah Kelly followed with nine points, while she and Murphy Hicks ripped down 18 and 14 rebounds respectively.

Hinsdale 50, Portsmouth Christian 19

HINSDALE, N.H. — After having a couple of weeks off, the Lady Pacers stole a 19-10 halftime lead and then ran away. Skyler LeClair led the winners with 15 points, eighth grader Angelina Nardolillo contributed with 10 of her own, and Jen Matuszewski netted nine.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hinsdale 50, Nute 35

HINSDALE, N.H. — Peter McCosker (24 points, 12 rebounds) and Nate O'Melia (8 points) did the damage for the Pacers, who were playing without talented forward Ryan Boggio who was sick. In the junior varsity contest, Dylan Harden (12 points) and Ryen LeClair (11) helped Hinsdale to a 50-31 decision over Nute, which was the fifth win of the season for coach Carl "Flipper" Anderson's JV Pacers.

REC HOOPS

BRATTLEBORO — In a men's league thriller at the Gibson-Aiken Center, Green Mountain Creamery nipped Rick's Tavern 85-82. Four players scored in double figures for the victors, including Dan Blake (25 points), Lee McColgen (17), Alex Wright (14) and Chad Austin (12). Kenny Howe and Jeremy Warner each poured in 19 points for Rick's, while Luis Vargas was right behind with 18 points.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE

Monday

Leland & Gray boys basketball hosts South Royalton, 7 p.m.

Bellows Falls girls basketball at Williamstown, 7 p.m.

Tuesday

Brattleboro Nordic skiing at Wild Wings, 2:30 p.m.

Bellows Falls girls basketball at Black River, 6:30 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball hosts Proctor, 6:30 p.m.

Brattleboro girls basketball at Rice, 7 p.m.

Hinsdale girls basketball hosts Mascenic, 7 p.m.

Wednesday

Brattleboro Nordic skiing at Mount Top, 2:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Springfield, 7 p.m.

Leland & Gray girls basketball at West Rutland, 7 p.m.

Twin Valley boys basketball hosts Black River, 7 p.m.

Brattleboro boys hockey hosts BBA, 7:15 p.m.

Friday

Bellows Falls girls basketball hosts Long Trail, 5:30 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball at Mid-Vermont Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Saint Johnsbury, 6:30 p.m.

Hinsdale girls basketball at Derryfield, 6:30 p.m.

Hinsdale boys basketball hosts Derryfield, 7 p.m.

Bellows Falls boys basketball hosts Long Trail, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Brattleboro bowling at Windsor, 1 p.m.

Brattleboro girls basketball hosts Fair Haven, 2:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys hockey at Northfield, 3 p.m.

Brattleboro girls hockey at Harwood, 5 p.m.

Brattleboro Nordic skiing at U-32, TBA


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