HINSDALE, N.H. -- The undefeated Hinsdale girls basketball team snagged 20 offensive rebounds and took care of Wilton, 49-34, on Tuesday evening at the Stable.
"It was pretty close," said Pacers coach Terry Bonnette, whose team went to the break ahead 23-21. "We picked up the defensive intensity in the second half and held them to 13 points."
Allison Scott poured in 21 points for the winners. Bridget Bourne followed with 15 points, including 11 in the second half, in what her coach called her best game yet. Skylar Bonnette scored eight points, while Roxy Toussaint grabbed a dozen boards.
The 11-0 Pacers will play at Derryfield on Friday.
Hartford 46, Brattleboro 30
HARTFORD -- The Colonels struggled versus the home team’s pressure, fell behind 26-8 at the break and never recovered.
"They pressed us and we looked intimidated. The press got to us...we were turning the ball over. We looked inexperienced. We didn’t handle the press well at all," noted BUHS coach Paul Freed.
Maddy Derosia and Kayla Savage had eight and seven points respectively to lead the purple and white offensively. They also took turns guarding Hartford’s best weapon.
The Colonels, who hadn’t played a game in eight days, had to deal with some early foul trouble. They fell behind 15-6 in the first eight minutes of action.
Brattleboro (3-6) will host St. Johnsbury on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Otter Valley 31
TOWNSHEND -- Alex Morrow and Ashley Goddard combined for 22 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead the Rebels.
"We outscored them 16-7 in the third quarter," said winning coach Gregg Morrow, whose team trailed by one at the break. "We went on a tear in the second half. Morrow and Goddard were huge on the post."
Leland & Gray nearly had three double-doubles. Morrow (12 points, 11 rebounds), Goddard (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Haley Buffum (8 points, 9 rebounds) all brought their A game.
The 6-4 Rebels will play at Arlington on Friday at 6 p.m.
GRAFTON -- Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center will host the first annual Grafton Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day’s events will include snow tubing on its 600-foot tubing hill, ice skating and a bonfire with s’mores and hot dogs. The fee for the events is $10 per person. Tubing and ice skating will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the bonfire will start at 2 p.m.
The resort’s most popular activities -- Nordic skiing and snowshoeing -- will be offered all day, per its usual operation and pricing, as well. A day of sleigh rides will also be offered, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pricing is just $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
All activities will commence in the Base Area at Grafton Ponds. For additional details or questions, contact the Grafton Ponds information line at 802-843-2400 or visit www.graftonponds.com.
Women’s Rec Hoops
BRATTLEBORO -- Houghton suffered its first defeat of the season on Monday, losing 45-26 to Clews Building & Renovations. And in the other contest, JA Jubb outscored Twilight 70-58.
Bri Moore and Timberly Hund paced Clews with 12 and 10 points respectively. Anna Lashway scored a team-high 10 points for Houghton (5-1).
Shelby Wheelock and Ashley Gomarlo each went off for 22 points for JA Jubb (4-1). Brianna Fisher, Kerstyn Hildreth, Wheelock and Gomarlo combined for 13 trifectas in the game. Denise Shanti (18 points) and Laura Wilsie (15) did the offensive damage for Twilight.
Middle School Basketball
LUDLOW -- Leland & Gray’s grade 7 girls improved to 9-1 with a 27-15 decision over Black River. Julianne Liebow (14 points) and Kelsi Bostrom (6) did the offensive damage for Tom Russell’s powerhouse, which will host Twin Valley on Friday at 4:15 p.m.
Luc DuGrenier scored 10 points to power Leland & Gray’s seventh grade boys past Black River, 30-22. Patrick MacDonald added seven points for the 8-1 Rebels. They will play at Twin Valley on Friday.