BRATTLEBORO -- Team Timberly inched out a win over New England House, 42-38, and Chroma hammered Houghton, 52-33, during Monday’s women’s basketball league openers held at Gibson-Aiken Center on Main Street.
Meghan McLoughlin led Timberly with 12 points, all made from the inside, and Marian Nacia scored 10. Samantha Bernard chipped in with nine points. Shelby Wheelock had 17 points for New England House.
In game 2, Mary Symonds scored 20 points to carry Chroma, while Jillian Ruth and Marilyn Ferreira put away 10 points apiece. On the Houghton side, Allie Houghton led her team with nine points, all sunk from beyond the arc. Teammates Anna Lashway had eight points, while Ryan Kelly and Steph Heustis scored six from the field.
PeeWees get win,
Squirts stay perfect
BRATTLEBORO -- While the Mites and PeeWee Whites had the weekend off, the PeeWee Blues played a strong game against PVA of Saxtons River. The final tally would be 9-1, in the Hawks’ favor.
Goals came from Antony Palomba, Mason Foard, Tyler Higley, Jakob Curtiss, and Andrew Peloso. PVA’s lone goal came from Antony Steele. Hawks goaltender Austin Wood was outstanding once again. Hawks defenders Aidan Kindopp, Nathan Powers and Andrew Peloso limited PVA scoring opportunities to a minimum.
The BHA Squirt Hawks traveled north for the first time this season to face a hungry Woodstock team. It was a seesaw battle with each team holding the lead at different times in the game.
With Woodstock up 1-0 in the second period, Will Taggard used his speed and puck control skills to score two quick goals and give the Hawks the lead. Woodstock would battle back with two goals of their own to regain the lead late in the third period.
With the game fading, Gabe Heiden gathered a loose puck at center ice and took advantage of a rare defensive breakdown by Woodstock to skate in on goal and fire home a wrist shot low to the blocker side of the goalie, tying the game at 3-3. Despite the efforts of both teams to break the tie in the dying minutes, the 3-3 score held up as the final.
The Squirts remain undefeated in their season with a return engagement with the powerful FCHA team coming up this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Nelson Withington Rink at Living Memorial Park.