WILMINGTON -- Savannah Nesbitt led the Wildcats all-around with 12 points, six assists, seven steals, four rebounds, and four blocks to a 42-28 victory over Mid-Vermont Christian on Wednesday night.
"It was a closely contested game," said Wildcats coach Buddy Hayford. "They had some tall players on their team which created some problems."
Twin Valley pulled away from the Eagles in the fourth, after finishing up the third quarter, 27-22. This was possible because of three-pointers from Colton Butler and Teya Johnson and "a lot of bunny shots", according to Hayford, whose team racked up 15 points in the finale.
The teams were tied 18-18 after Mid-Vermont Christian battled back from an 11-5 deficit in the opening period. Phoebe Seale led the visitors with 11 points.
"The first few minutes of the third quarter are vital," noted Hayford. "Nesbitt moved the ball around for us."
Hannah Swanson scored seven points and pulled down 10 boards, while Kirra Courchesne had 11 points and five rebounds, and Butler rounded out her evening with eight bounds and four big blocks underneath.
The Wildcats will play at Bellows Falls tonight at 7.