WILMINGTON -- Abbi Molner racked up 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead the Twin Valley girls basketball team to a 60-34 rout of Green Mountain on Thursday evening.
"She was on fire from start to finish," said Wildcats coach Buddy Hayford of Molner, who buried a 3 just after the opening tip.
Molner went 5-for-6 from the free throw line, where her team made 79 percent of their shots -- the best a Hayford team has done there in years. The Wildcats, who went ahead 19-6 in the first quarter, also finished with a dozen steals.
"This was the most complete game we’ve played this year and even going back to last year," noted the Wildcats coach. "We are executing much better offensively. We were poised and composed against their pressure."
Jordan Niles drained two trifectas and finished with eight points. Colton Butler and Lexi Reinertson scored seven apiece, while Sammy Cunningham-Darrah followed with six of her own.
Maddi Huntley poured in 18 points to pace the Chieftains. Leslie Rogers netted nine.
The 4-6 Wildcats will play at West Rutland on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Arlington 37, Leland & Gray 31
ARLINGTON -- The Rebels turned the ball over 27 times and dropped to 5-3 on the season.
"We just ran out of steam," said Rebels coach Gregg Morrow, whose team rallied back from five and 12-point deficits during the contest.
Ashley Goddard finished with a double-double (14 points, 16 rebounds) for Leland & Gray. Alex Morrow contributed with six points, a dozen boards and seven dimes, while Adrienne Derry and Haley Buffum scored four points apiece.
"We opened with a 3-2 zone, but once we went to man-to-man we shut them down," noted the Leland & Gray coach, whose team outscored the Eagles 14-4 in the second quarter and 10-7 in the third. Chelby Nystrom, Elizabeth Gallup and Morrow anchored the defense.
The Rebels will play at West Rutland on Saturday. The first meeting this season was won by the Golden Horde, 58-23.
Men’s Rec Hoops
BRATTLEBORO -- GSP Coatings downed Walker Farm 73-64 and Community High School stomped Members 1st Credit Union 81-50 in Wednesday’s games at the Gibson-Aiken Center.
Rob Rea and Tucker Leary each finished with 16 points to lead GSP Coatings. Walker Farm’s Jesse Woosley went off for a game-high 25 and Pete Stickney chipped in with 17.
Matt Butts buried four treys and scored 17 points to pace CHS. Carl "Flipper" Anderson had a sweet 16 for Members 1st.
Middle School Hoops
TOWNSHEND -- Julianne Liebow and Mariah Hazard scored 14 and 11 points respectively to help the Leland & Gray seventh grade girls past Black River 38-19. The Rebels improved to 8-1 overall.
Leland & Gray’s seventh grade boys improved to 7-1 with a 43-30 decision over Black River. Luc DuGrenier went off for 19 points and John Poloso added 11.