DALTON, Mass. -- Ari Harrison had a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds) and the Brattleboro girls basketball team trumped Wahconah, 44-27, on Saturday.
"It was a scrappy and physical battle," said BUHS coach Paul Freed, whose team improved to 10-4. "We came out very strong. Our defense was suffocating and we hit our first four shots."
Megan "Lightning" Siggins, Abbie Lesure and Harrison all connected from downtown for the winners. Kayla Savage pulled down eight rebounds, Maddie Derosia and Lesure each scored eight points, and Daisy Giroux sparked the Colonels with four points off the bench.
Brattleboro will host Rutland tonight at 7.
Twin Valley 33, Rivendell 30
WILMINGTON -- Savannah Nesbitt scored a team-high 10 points, including a clutch free throw down the stretch, to lead the Wildcats on Saturday.
"I give my kids credit...it was our fourth game in six days. We won all four of those games, going from 6-4 to 10-4," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford.
Nesbitt also had six assists and three blocks for the winners. Hannah Swanson finished with seven points and seven boards.
The Wildcats will play at Arlington tonight.
Twin Valley 41, Proctor 38
PROCTOR -- The undefeated Twin Valley boys basketball team was tested on Friday night. The Wildcats were trailing by six points at the intermission, but held Proctor to just a dozen points in the second half and prevailed 41-38.
"They made us work for everything," said winning coach Chris Brown.
Dal and Cade Nesbitt paced the Wildcats with 14 and 10 points respectively. Cody Landen and Curtis Tomlinson each scored a dime’s worth for the Phantoms.
"I thought we showed some moxie down the stretch," added Brown. "Having someone like Colin (Lozito) handling the rock...I feel pretty good with the ball in his hands."
In a battle of unbeatens on Saturday, Twin Valley edged Rivendell, 57-54. Sam Molner went off for 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the winners. Lozito added a dozen points and seven dimes, Dal Nesbitt scored a team-high 20 points, and Cade Nesbitt anchored the defense for the 12-0 Wildcats, who will host Arlington on Tuesday.
Otter Valley 65,
Leland & Gray 55
TOWNSHEND -- The Rebels took a 10-point lead to the break on Friday, but scoring just four points in the third quarter allowed the Otters to take control.
John Winslow poured in a game-high 30 points to pace the victors. Corey Nystrom (14 points), Ryan Borgesen (13) and Nick Bills (12) did the damage for the Rebels.
"We defended them pretty well. They’re a good team. They’re on a little bit of a roll now," said Leland & Gray coach Andy Nystrom. "I’m pretty proud of my guys. They played really well."
The 4-8 Rebels will play at Bellows Falls on Tuesday night at 7.
Stowe 7, Brattleboro 0
STOWE -- Chad Haggerty and Ed Cinque each tallied twice as the hosts improved to 9-2 overall. Connor Loughran, Sam Salvas and Austin St. Onge also split the posts for the winners. Wyatt Galfetti made 10 saves for the shutout. The Colonels dropped to 3-9 on the season.
Girls JV Basketball
Leland & Gray 60, Arlington 48
TOWNSHEND -- Molly O’Brien led the Rebels with 15 points, Caroline Tietz had 14 points and fought for great position in the post rebounding, Erelyn Griffin had 10, Emma Densmore scored nine, and Skyler Nupp and Madison Russ had six points apiece.
Grades 7-8 Girls Basketball
Leland & Gray 49, Winchester 12
WINCHESTER, N.H. - The Rebels got the win Thursday night against Winchester, with Anna Buffum (11 points) and Mariah Hazard (10 points) leading the charge. Marist Linder and Juliann Liebow combined for 14 points for the 6-1 Rebels.