Rebels' run comes to an end

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BARRE >> The No. 2 Thetford varsity girls basketball team stole a three-point halftime lead and held on for a 43-37 victory over third-seeded Leland & Gray in a Division 3 semifinal on Thursday night at the Aud.

Thetford will now face top-ranked Windsor in Saturday's championship game.

Danielle Robinson went off for 11 points to power the winners. Emily Emerson and Dahlia Klarich followed with nine points apiece.

Rachel Borgesen and Emma Densmore scored 13 and eight points respectively to pace Leland & Gray. The Rebels (16-7) had defeated Poultney and Northfield in the first two rounds of the tournament.

Borgesen finished with nine points and five boards in the quarterfinal, while Jessie Stockwell and Hannah Buffum added five points each. Borgesen (21 points), Stockwell (13) and Buffum (10) also led the way in the Townshend team's playdown win.

Leland & Gray roster: Coach — Terry Merrow. Players — Maris Linder, Mariah Hazard, Kassidy Wyman, Arin Bates, Sierra Fillion, Emma Densmore, Jessie Stockwell, Hannah Buffum, Caroline Tietz, Morgan Stevens, Sydney Hescock, Kelsi Bostrom, Maddie Russ, Rachel Borgesen.

Below are the Rebels' season results:

35-42 loss to Hinsdale NH

40-46 loss to Conant NH

60-25 over Mascenic NH

47-7 over South Royalton

57-65 loss to Windsor

56-30 over Proctor

30-19 over Arlington

30-44 loss to West Rutland

56-23 over Twin Valley

61-26 over Woodstock

50-42 over Green Mountain

55-25 over Poultney

47-19 over Twin Valley

40-26 over Bellows Falls

54-30 over Green Mountain

46-26 over Poultney

27-35 loss to MSJ

44-35 over Bellows Falls

49-51 loss to Brattleboro

42-27 over Woodstock

66-41 over Poultney (playdown)

33-32 (OT) over Northfield (quarterfinal)

37-43 loss to Thetford (semifinal)


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