Monday December 31, 2012

BELLOWS FALLS -- Ashley Goddard scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Leland & Gray girls basketball team to a 33-24 victory over host Bellows Falls in the Holiday Tournament final.

"It’s the second year of that tournament and we’ve won it both years," said Rebels coach Gregg Morrow, whose team improved to 5-1 overall. "They do a good job running it over there. And we get to see a couple of teams -- Sharon, Stevens -- that we don’t see the rest of the year."

Alex Morrow assisted Goddard by scoring nine points, hauling in 10 boards, dishing out five dimes and rejecting three shots. Emily Dufault paced the Terriers with 10 points.

Goddard had 20 points and 11 caroms in Leland & Gray’s 57-31 decision over Sharon in the first round. Chelby Nystrom and Morrow each netted nine points in that win, while Haley Buffum contributed with nine assists.

Boys Basketball

BARRE -- Stanley Selleg went off for 21 points as the Vergennes boys basketball team bested Brattleboro 75-45 in the Fran Pinard Tournament.

Cody Quattrocci and Nate Cannon each added 11 points for the 8-0 Commodores. Chris McAuliffe paced the 1-5 Colonels with 14 points.

In Game 2, Spaulding edged U-32 58-56 in overtime.

Boys Hockey

MIDDLEBURY -- Brattleboro was blanked by Lake Placid 3-0 and then defeated Middlebury 2-1 in the Middlebury Tournament.


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Greg DiSilva made 21 saves in Saturday’s loss. Connor Preston, Troy Jaques and Eddie Kane did the damage for Lake Placid.

With the Colonels trailing 1-0 versus Middlebury, Phil Perkins tallied twice in the third period for the comeback win. The assists were credited to Logan Turner Renaud, Jon Curtis and Andy Harris, while DiSilva finished with 26 stops.

Eric Libardoni’s team now has a 5-1 record.

Wrestling

The Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team placed fifth out of 16 teams against schools from Vermont and New York at Friday’s Hubie Wagner Invitational.

"We have come a long way over the past several years to place fifth as a team at a tournament of this size and caliber," stated Terriers coach Claude Weyant. "It is quite an accomplishment that the wrestlers have done."

Junior captain Nolan Viens improved to 17-0 on the season and passed the 100 wins mark for his career by pinning all four of his opponents in the 145-pound division. He joins Brian Hernon, Dan Walsh and Cyle Weyant as the only BF wrestlers to reach 100 wins.

Austin Viens dropped down to the 113-pound class and went 5-0 in the tournament. Kyle Record was a perfect 4-0 at 152 pounds.

Steve Cerrone went 3-1 and John Harris improved to 8-7 on the season, while Shane Brown and Josh Morey also competed for the Terriers.

Bellows Falls-Hartford will travel to John Stark High School to participate in a tournament next Saturday. Start time is 9:30 a.m.

Elks Hoop Shoot

BRATTLEBORO -- In the Dec. 15 Elks Hoop Shoot at the BUHS gymnasium, the winners were: Brenna Beebe -- girls ages 8-9; Stephen Haskins -- boys ages 8-9; Sydney Henry -- girls ages 10-11; Gregory Fitzgerald -- boys ages 10-11; Devin Millerick -- girls ages 12-13; and Adam Curtis -- boys ages 12-13. The winners will continue their competition at the southern Vermont district level on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. in Springfield, Vt.