PROCTOR -- DJ Lazelle (12 points, 12 rebounds) had a double-double to lead the Twin Valley boys basketball team to a 52-38 victory over Proctor in the Bob Abe Tournament finals on Wednesday night.
Dal Nesbitt had a team-high 13 points for the 2-0 Wildcats. Cade Nesbitt chipped in with 10 points.
In the opening round, Sam Molner finished with 13 points and nine boards as Twin Valley edged Rochester, 60-58. Dal Nesbitt’s two free throws with 1.7 seconds left were the difference.
Green Mountain 60,
Bellows Falls 58 (OT)
WESTMINSTER -- Kendrick Mills had 31 points for the Terriers in this barnburner. Jerimyah Dunbar (14 points, 6 blocks) also had a solid game for BF.
"Classic Vermont high school basketball game. I was proud to be part of it," said Bellows Falls coach Evan Chadwick. "We led for most of the game by as much as 12 but we couldn’t shake a very feisty Chieftains squad."
The Terriers dropped to 1-1 overall.
CHITTENDEN -- On a perfect day for racing, the BUHS Nordic Ski Team opened its on-snow season at Mountain Top Ski Center on Wednesday. Under cloudy skies and surrounded by mountain views, the team raced on a perfectly groomed 1.5 kilometer course. The freestyle sprint relay race was ideally suited to the snow conditions and to everyone’s first race of the year. Two-person teams alternated to complete four laps.
Brattleboro coaches Charlie La Rosa and Amanda Dixon were very happy with their team’s results. The boy’s varsity race was hotly contested and the Brattleboro teams finished in 5th and 6th place. Oliver Pomazi and Declan King had a total time of 16:22. Because of an odd number of racers, the three-man team of Jon Burdo, Austin Nichols and Colby McGinn finished in 16:22 with the faster skiers’ times counting for the total. King had the 5th fastest individual lap in 3:37.
In the girl’s varsity race, the quickly progressing young women performed admirably. The BUHS team of Nevada Powers and Eve Pomazi finished in 16th place in a time of 21:18 and Katie Reynolds and Catey Yost finished 21st in 24:05.
The JV boy’s teams were the hit of the day, outdistancing all competitors while finishing 1st and 2nd in their one-lap race. Tyler Clement and Spencer Loggia took the top spot in 9:05 while first-time racer Jonah Koch and Phelan Muller pushed them hard at 9:15. Koch outpaced all skiers in the first lap.
The Colonels’ next race is a 4.5-kilometer individual freestyle at Prospect Mountain on Saturday. Start time is 10 a.m.
Brattleboro roster: Coaches -- Charlie La Rosa, Amanda Dixon. Laura Armijo, Neveah Beauchamp, Gabe Britton, Jonathon Burdo, Daniel Burdo, Tyler Clement, Isaac Freitas-Eagan, Aleks Harrison, Declan King, Jonah Koch, Spencer Loggia, Colby McGinn, Hannah McNeill, Elizabeth Morse, Phelan Muller, Austin Nichols, Eve Pomazi, Oliver Pomazi, Nevada Powers, Katie Reynolds, Isabella Thurber, Daniel Villarreal, Catherine Yost.
BRANDON -- The Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team traveled to Otter Valley High School on Wednesday to compete in a tri meet with Otter Valley and Rutland. The Bellows Falls-Hartford team defeated Rutland in the first meet, 60-6, and Otter Valley in the second meet, 46-28.
Austin Viens, Steve Cerrone, Nolan Viens, Patrick Libuda, Kyle Record, Jake Lober and John Harris all went 2-0 for the Terriers. Cameron Viens, Brendan Kendall and D.J. Snide went 1-1 at the event.
Also participating at the event in exhibition matches were Kevin Gosslant and Springfield’s Mo Stetner.
Bellows Falls-Hartford travels to Granville, N.Y. High School this Saturday to participate in the annual Granville Lion’s Club tournament. Wrestling is expected to start at 9:30 a.m.