CHESTER -- The Rebels girls basketball team fell to the Chieftains on Thursday, but they won their rematch against the same team, 44-42, on Saturday.
"We went back to a 3/4 press against them," said Rebels coach Terry Merrow. "It was a great team effort. The kids are getting more confidence."
L&G led 22-15 at the half, then went on a 16-6 run in the third to pull ahead. Rachel Borgensen led the winners with 12 points, while Haley Buffum had a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds) plus four steals.
But Green Mountain also had a reason to be happy, as their offensive star Maddie Huntley reached 1000 career points during the loss.
The 4-11 Rebels will play at Arlington on Tuesday at 7.
St. Johnsbury 8, Brattleboro 2
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The Hilltoppers took the Colonels to task and beat them Saturday afternoon.
"They killed us on turnovers," said BUHS coach Eric Libardoni, whose team drops to 4-11-1. "St. Johnsbury had some tough players who took advantage of that."
Braxton Lynn had Brattleboro’s first goal with the assist by Declan Lonergan (who leads his team with nine goals and seven assists on the season). Jon Curtis got the feed from Philip Perkins for the team’s second goal. The Colonels trailed 3-2 after the first two periods.
Brattleboro will play at Burr and Burton on Wednesday at 5:45.
Rice 8, Brattleboro 0
BRATTLEBORO -- The Colonels fell to the Green Knights on Saturday during BUHS’s Senior Night.
Brattleboro found it difficult to convert on five separate power plays. "We couldn’t capitalize," said first-year Brattleboro coach Kraig Laporte. "Rice is a strong team, and they try to get right out front early."
The visitors took 26 shots compared to Brattleboro’s 15. Colonels goalie Alex Fellows faced 30 shots in the decision.
"We didn’t play our best, but we got to honor our seniors," said Leporte.
Seniors that were honored during a pre-game ceremony were Fellows, Madison Doucette, Meyru Bhanti, and Dorothy Kinney-Landis.
The 2-10 Colonels will host Northfield on Wednesday at 7:15.