PLAINFIELD -- The top-ranked Wildcats boys basketball team got a 55-46 win over No. 8 Twinfield in a Div. 4 playoff contest held on Saturday.
With the victory, Twin Valley improves to 21-1 as they look ahead to the semifinals where they will face fourth-ranked Chelsea tonight at Barre Auditorium at 6:30.
Colin Lozito shot 80 percent from the field and scored a game-high 21 points with five rebounds, Dal "The Sniper" Nesbitt racked up 19 points and had eight rebounds, and Cade Nesbitt had seven assists for the winners.
Div. 1 quarterfinal
Burlington 55, Brattleboro 45
BURLINGTON -- The No. 10 Colonels boys basketball team wrapped up their season with a D1 quarters loss Saturday to third-ranked Burlington.
"We played well and didn’t give up," said Brattleboro coach Joe Rivers, whose team finishes their season at 11-11. "We had some injuries happen too, which caused a bit of a drought."
The winners used a 12-0 fourth quarter run to pull away. Asmin Mostarlic led the Seahorses with 21 points and nine rebounds, and Josh Hale and Shaquane Cooperwood each scored 11 points.
Sam Siegel carried Brattleboro with 15 points, Isaac Roach tallied 11, and Chris McAuliffe had 10 for the Colonels. Kyle Patno returned to the team Saturday.
"Patno came back and worked hard," noted Rivers. "And Bobby Righi came in and gave it his best."
Rivers said he plans on returning to the team next year. "We were nicked up a bit this year, but our motto is ‘compete with character’, and that’s what the boys did."
Div. 2 quarterfinal
Lyndon 71, Bellows Falls 44
LYNDON -- The No. 10 Terriers boys basketball team fell to second-seeded Lyndon on Saturday in a Division 2 quarterfinal contest.
The Vikings took a four-point lead after one, and Bellows Falls was down 23 points heading into the second half.
"We were a little scared and intimidated," said BFUHS coach Evan Chadwick. "They had some big players on their team. Our defense was pretty solid, but we didn’t control the glass very well."
Kendrick Mills led the Terriers with 18 points. The team finishes out their season with an 8-14 record.
"It was a great season and we always competed," noted Chadwick. "The boys did well."