BRATTLEBORO -- During this month of mayhem, when the glass slipper seems to fit those Flyers of Dayton and a four-point play by Stephen F. Austin’s Desmond Haymon probably sent chills down your spine, a trio of Hinsdale seniors that Dick Vitale could only describe as "awesome, baby" played their final high school game together on the court.
Allison Scott, Bridget Bourne and Skylar Bonnette participated in the Senior Game together on Thursday night in Moultonborough, N.H., and then Scott and Bonnette participated in the All State basketball game on Sunday in Concord, N.H.
It was the end of an impressive varsity career for those three Pacers, who teamed up for consecutive perfect regular seasons and a 22-0 record in 2013-14 that ended with them capturing the Division 4 championship.
Scott, who is deadly from downtown, dangerous off the dribble, a great finisher, and a thief at the defensive end, scored 13 points to lead her All State team in Concord. Not only did she lead the Pacers in scoring during the first two rounds of playoffs, but she also joined her father, Larry Scott, on the school’s 1,000-point list.
Bonnette, who also scored more than a grand for the Pacers, has been running the show as the Hinsdale point guard over the last four seasons. Known for her smooth stroke, ability to distribute, and solid D, "Sky" poured in 20 points versus Littleton in the semifinals.
Hinsdale’s other two seniors had huge games in the championship victory over Sunapee. Bourne, a powerful post player, ended up with a double-double (15 points, 13 rebounds). Breanna Benjamin, a cat quick guard, added 13 points and also did a tremendous job of checking Sunapee floor general Erika Waterman.
At the recent Hinsdale girls basketball night, the following awards were presented: Most Improved Player -- Megan Finnell. Rookie of the Year -- Skyler LeClair. Defensive Player of the Year -- Bridget Bourne. Coaches Award -- Breanna Benjamin. Robin Beaurgard Trophy -- Allison Scott, Skylar Bonnette. Granite State Conference -- Scott, Bonnette, Bourne. 1st Team All State --Scott, Bonnette. Division 4 Player of the Year -- Bonnette.
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