Tuesday January 22, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro boys basketball team trailed 8-6 after the opening quarter, but ended up defeating Springfield 47-33 on Monday night at Brattleboro Union High School.

"In the second half, we adjusted our offense a bit. We changed our point of attack," said BUHS coach Joe Rivers, whose team went to the break ahead 18-12.

Chris McAuliffe powered the winners with a dozen points. Isaac Roach followed with 10 points, while Jackson Batchelder finished with eight points and nine boards.

"We were inconsistent in the first half, but I thought we made adjustments and played better in the second half," added Rivers.

The 4-7 Colonels will face Windsor on Thursday.

Proctor 58, Twin Valley 49

WILMINGTON -- The Phantoms went on a 7-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to take control.

"Our defense was not great. We made it too easy for them," stated Wildcats coach Chris Brown.

Dal Nesbitt paced the hosts with 13 points, but 11 of those came in the opening half. Colin Lozito chipped in with nine points and nine assists, although his coach noted that he had a rough night.

John Connell racked up 16 points for the victors.

The 3-7 Wildcats will play at West Rutland on Thursday.

Girls Basketball

West Rutland 46,

Twin Valley 16

RUTLAND -- Morgan Raiche finished with a game-high nine points as the Golden Horde spread out the scoring and improved to 8-1 overall.


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"I credit West Rutland. They are a solid team. They have size underneath, they get out on the fast break and they can shoot the 3," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford. "Today was a vacation day and we played like we were on vacation. They beat us in every facet of the game."

Hannah Swanson grabbed 10 rebounds for the 4-7 Wildcats. Abby Putnam had a team-high five points.

Twin Valley will visit Arlington on Wednesday night.

Men’s Rec Hoops

BRATTLEBORO -- A pair of teams reached triple digits in recent action at the Gibson-Aiken Center, as Local Sports Team and Sporty’s/Lawton’s scored 102 points on Friday and Sunday respectively.

The nailbiter came on Sunday, when Basketball Joes edged Rice Appraisal, 59-58. Peter Wagner (15 points), Matt Mann (13) and Michael Fuller (11) paced the winners, while Rich Carrol led Rice with 14 points and Jim Layer followed with 11 of his own.

Kyle Bauer of Sporty’s/Lawton’s was the top gun in the league with eight trifectas and 38 points on Sunday. Brattleboro Subaru/Ford’s Devon Manning was next with 33 points, Christian Corey of Chad’s Team went off for 28, and Seth Procter of Local Sports Team pumped in 27.

Team Unified

KEENE, N.H. -- Hinsdale Team Unified opened its basketball season last Friday at Keene High School with a 54-46 loss to Keene.

Early intimidation, both with Keene’s physical size and number of players, led to an early deficit but Hinsdale Unified quickly recovered with positive contributions from all six players.

Hinsdale floor leader Mackenzie Schultz distributed the ball well. Kobe Boudreau paced the team with 16 points. Sam Calderwood finished with several defensive steals and 14 points. Trevor Grover added 12 points and numerous rebounds.

First-time ever players Charity Emond and Ashlyn Murano both agreed that it was a new experience, lots of fun and good exercise.

Team Unified will host Hopkinton on Friday at 4 p.m.