Saturday February 16, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- Maddie Derosia and Kayla Savage combined for 22 points, while Aidan Early and Allysa Bezanson were hot off the bench, as the Colonels defeated Burr & Burton, 49-45, on Friday night.

The Bulldogs maintained the advantage throughout the first three quarters of the game, leading 13-10 after one, and 23-21 at the break.

But Brattleboro shot back in the fourth.

"Offensively, we took more risks than usual," said BUHS coach Paul Freed. "The players are getting more confident and are taking more open shots when they’re there."

Derosia led the purple and white with 12 points. Savage had 10, plus five assists and seven rebounds. Early racked up six points and had seven defensive bounds.

In the fourth quarter, the Colonels broke the press, and Savage went coast-to-coast for the dish to Molly Goodhue, who got the team ahead by five points with a make, two minutes into the quarter. Brattleboro’s Taylor Bird had a nice pump fake, then gave it up to Abbi Lesure who drained a 3, as the Colonels went on a 8-0 scoring spree. Bezanson had four points, and was perfect from the line in the fourth to help Brattleboro finish.

The 6-9 Colonels play at MAU on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Poultney 52, Twin Valley 42

WILMINGTON -- Twin Valley jumped out to an early lead, 21-9, during the first quarter, but Poultney battled back midway through the second to knot it up 21-21 at the half, then outscored the hosts, as the Wildcats were beaten by the Blue Devils on Friday night.

Poultney led the entire second half, as Twin Valley cut the score to five points in the fourth quarter.

Dal Nesbitt led the Wildcats with 24 points, including four from beyond the arc, and had 10 rebounds. Teammate Sam Molner led with 12 bounds.

"We didn’t have much of an offense tonight," said Twin Valley coach Chris Brown. "Then Poultney got away from us."

The 6-12 Wildcats play Leland & Gray at Green Mtn. on Monday at 5 p.m.

Men’s Rec. & Parks Hoops

BRATTLEBORO -- Perra Law Office and WB Maintenance each got big wins on Wednesday at Gibson-Aiken Center.

In game 1, Perra pummeled Deerhill Inn / Fat City Motor Worx, 90-73, as Jimmy Derosia led the team with 19 points, while Dan Braden and Matt Rink combined for 35 points. Jarrod James and Jamie Garfield each scored 15 points.

Kenny Howe drained 37 points, including eight 3’s, as WB Maintenance walloped The Marina, 91-72. Jeremy Werner went away with 18 points, and teammate Keith Lyman had 18, shooting them all from the inside.

Pick up a pick up game

PUTNEY -- Basketball for adults, ages 40 and up, will be happening on Mondays, starting Feb. 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Putney Central School gymnasium.

These pick up games are meant to be fun and not overly competitive.

Those interested can contact Rod at 387-5764, or Jim at 387-2205.