Wednesday December 19, 2012

PROCTOR -- After the finals of the Bob Abe Tournament on Tuesday evening, Twin Valley coach Chris Brown compared Rochester’s Pazin Parrish to LeBron James.

"I’m not joking," said Brown of the junior, who scored 17 points to lead the Rockets to a 66-38 victory over the Wildcats in the title tilt. "He’s good. He’s unselfish. He probably had a triple-double. He dominated the game."

Colin Lozito and Dal Nesbitt each finished with a dozen points for 1-2 Twin Valley, which will play at Green Mountain on Dec. 27 at 6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Twin Valley 57, Poultney 21

POULTNEY -- Abbi Molner netted nine points in the first quarter and finished with a team-high 14 to help the Wildcats get their first win this season.

"We got some good offense," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford, whose team improved to 1-2 overall. "We got some pretty decent balance."

The winners outrebounded the Blue Devils, 49-20. Hannah Swanson and Christina Moore each ripped down 10, while Lexi Reinertson and Molner had eight boards apiece. Reinertson also had a dozen points and Colton Butler finished with eight.

The Wildcats will face Windsor on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

7th Grade Boys Hoops

CHESTER -- After taking a three-point lead to the break, Tom Russell’s Rebels pulled away to beat Green Mountain, 43-23, on Tuesday.

Luc Dugrenier paced the winners with a dozen points. John Peloso (9), Patrick McDonald (9) and Dakota Fillion (6) also contributed offensively.

Leland & Gray will take on Bellows Falls today.

Soccer stars

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Union High School soccer players Halie Lange and Galen Finnerty were both nominated to the All-State team and will each take on a team from New Hampshire in June. BUHS girls soccer coach Edwin de Bruijn responded to the honors by saying, "This is a great thing for Brattleboro soccer and for their school in general."

Badminton program

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department will sponsor a new session of Adult Coed Badminton, which will be held in the Gibson-Aiken Center, 2nd floor gym, on Thursdays from 8-10 p.m., starting Dec. 27.

This will be a nine-week session, ending Feb. 21, 2013. This program is designed for adults (18 and older) of all abilities and is a great way to meet new people with the same interest while improving on your game. It is a freelance program with no instructor.

Pick-up games will be played. All levels and abilities are welcome. Participants must wear sneakers and bring their own racquet. The fee is $25 for Brattleboro residents and $45 for non-residents.

If there are special needs required for the program or more information is needed, call the Recreation & Parks Department at 802-254-5808. The Building is handicap accessible. See our www.brattleboro.org for a complete listing of events at the Gibson-Aiken Center.

Rec Basketball

BRATTLEBORO -- Houghton improved to 4-0 with a 69-40 victory over Twilight in women’s basketball action on Monday night. JA Jubb is currently second in the standings at 2-1, followed by: Twilight and Chroma at 1-2, and Clews Building & Renovation at 0-3.

Five different players reached double figures for Houghton, including Annie Holiday (17 points), Anna Lashway (13), Aleigh Parker (12), Brittany Fry (11) and Allie Houghton (10). Denise Shanti drained three trifectas and finished with 13 points to lead Twilight.

In Monday’s other showdown, Shelby Wheelock and Ashley Gomarlo scored 13 and 12 points respectively to carry JA Jubb to a 39-33 victory over Chroma. Ann Stanley scored 13 points in a losing effort.