WILMINGTON -- DJ Lazelle, Sam Molner and Eli Park did a nice job defensively on post player DJ Jennings as the Twin Valley boys basketball team topped Arlington, 59-58, on Monday evening.
"He's a manimal in there," said Wildcats coach Chris Brown of Jennings. "He scored 21 points, but he worked hard for every bit of it."
Colin Lozito poured in 27 points and dished out five assists to pace the winners at the offensive end. Park finished with a doubledouble (12 points, 11 rebounds), while Cade and Dal Nesbitt each netted nine points.
"It's a great win for us. It feels good," added Brown, whose team trailed 16-11 heading into the second quarter.
The 5-9 Wildcats will next host West Rutland. Arlington dropped to 7-6 overall. Girls Basketball Otter Valley 45, Brattleboro 43 BRATTLEBORO - The Colonels fell behind 25-17 in the first half Thursday's game and then rallied back to make things interesting.
"They responded very well and we did outplay them and outscore them in the second half," said Brattleboro coach Paul Freed, who told his players during the intermission to keep the faith and show everyone what type of character they had.
The hosts had a 12-10 edge in third-quarter points and then outscored the Hurricanes by three in the fourth.
"Tough ending to a great effort," added Freed. "We had very balanced scoring, with seven players scoring in the fourth, which I was very proud of.
Maddy Derosia paced the purple and white with eight points. Taylor Bird drained a couple of clutch trifectas and finished with six points, while Meghan Powell also scored six and often dove for loose balls.
The 4-7 Colonels will host Springfield tonight at 7:30.
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BRATTLEBORO - In a recent nailbiter at the Gibson-Aiken Center, Lane Construction escaped with a 72-69 victory over Rice Appraisal. Ryan Boyle (26 points) did the damage for the winners, and Patrick Lallo finished with 22 points to lead Rice.
Farnum Cellulose also took a three-point decision, beating Walker Farm 60-57 on Super Bowl Sunday. Nick Crafts and Brandon Ryan scored 17 and 15 points respectively for Farnum, while Walker's Pete Stickney went off for a game-high 27.
In other contests, Devon Manning buried eight trifectas and scored 38 points for Brattleboro Subaru/Ford, Travis O'Deane put up 34 points for the Marina, and Kenny Howe of W&B Maintenance racked up 30 points.