WILMINGTON -- The Wildcats girls basketball team got their sixth-straight win after beating Black River, 52-28, Thursday night.
"We were really hot out of the gate," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford, whose team goes 12-4. "All of our first quarter points came from 3-pointers."
The Wildcats knocked down five 3’s in the opening period, with two of those coming from Colton Butler. The hosts held the Presidents 25-8 at halftime, then stretched the lead to 43-18 after three quarters.
Sammy Cunningham-Darrah and Savannah Nesbitt scored six points apiece in the third. Nesbitt carried the team with 14 points and six assists, Kyra Courchesne had 10 points plus six rebounds, and Butler scored eight points, had three steals and three assists.
The Wildcats host Bellows Falls on Tuesday at 7.
Brattleboro 47, Burr and Burton 27
BRATTLEBORO -- On Senior Night, the Colonels seniors ruled the court.
"Our seniors led us in all facets of the game," said BUHS coach Paul Freed. "Everybody played really well."
Meghan "Lightning" Siggins racked up 10 points alone in the second period to get the Colonels to a 25-13 halftime advantage. Siggins pulled down five rebounds.
Kayla Savage scored 10 points and had nine rebounds, and Ari Harrsion had eight points with eight boards. "The team played exceptionally well on defense," noted Freed.
Also cause for celebration was Devin Millerick’s varsity debut, in which she added a bucket in the effort.
Green Mountain 63, Leland & Gray 50
TOWNSHEND -- The Chieftains’ Maddie Huntley went off for 29 points, which included 20 points in the second half, to lead Green Mountain over the Rebels on Thursday night.
"We played a new defense," said first-year L&G coach Terry Merrow, whose team drops to 3-11. "We made some adjustments but they kept chipping away at us."
Stevie Roberts had the job of covering GM star Huntley, and she did quite well, according to Merrow. "Roberts cranks it up for us," he said. It was enough to keep the visitors to 33-27 at the half.
Rebels freshman Jessie Stockwell led her team with 14 points, and teammate Rachel Borgenson scored 12 points.
Leland & Gray will play at Green Mtn. on Saturday at 2:30.