BURLINGTON -- The Colonels girls basketball team weren’t themselves in their Saturday 42-29 loss to Burlington, according to Brattleboro coach Paul Freed.

"We came out flat and sluggish," he said. "We tied the game early in the second quarter but ran into foul trouble."

Four of the Colonels players were benched on fouls which made it difficult for the team to convert.

"We had great energy," said Freed. "Our shots just weren’t falling in."

Kayla Savage led the purple and white with eight points, while Ari Harrison, Meghan Powell and Maddy Derosia scored four points apiece.

The 5-4 Colonels host St. Johnsbury tonight at 6:30.

Boys Basketball

Concord Christian 66,
Hinsdale 57

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Pacers were winning by four points with four minutes left to play on Friday night, but couldn’t hold on for their first victory of the season.

"We played well for three and a half quarters," said Hinsdale coach Brad Venice. "We played well defensively in the third quarter, only giving up seven points."

Kyle Rideout went off for 25 points to pace the Pacers. Hunter Nichols added a dozen, while Matt Boggio and Joey Yardley each scored six.

The Pacers will play at Newport today.

JV Girls Basketball

Leland & Gray 45,
Bellows Falls 26

Molly O’Brien scored 18 points to lead the Rebels to a win over the Terriers.

The 5-1 team hosts Springfield Tuesday at 5:30.

Boxing tournament

BRATTLEBORO -- The 2014 No. New England Vermont Golden Gloves Tournament begins this Saturday, Jan. 18 at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington.

There is still time to enter the tournament. Any boxer who missed the deadline and wants to box in this annual event should contact the tournament director, Ernie Farrar at: ernievtboxing@hotmail.com. Call 802-527-2936 for tickets.