RUTLAND -- Trailing by 12 points with 5:21 remaining, the MSJ boys basketball team rallied to beat Brattleboro 60-57 on Tuesday evening.
The Colonels, who were once behind 39-31, used a 22-2 run to go ahead 53-41 at the 5:21 mark.
Jahnathan Mitchell went off for 31 points to lead the 13-6 Mounties. Matt Sanborn chipped in with 24.
Jackson Batchelder poured in 14 points for the 5-14 Colonels. Isaac Roach and Tyler Higley each followed with a dime’s worth, while Chris McAuliffe finished with eight points.
Leland & Gray 46
WOODSTOCK -- The last time Leland & Gray faced Woodstock, they beat them on the Townshend court. During their latest contest Tuesday, the Wasps turned the tables.
"We need to find ourselves again," said Rebel coach Andrew Nystrom. "We didn’t play well in the first half, and in the second we played hard, but not smart, and we gave up a lot of baskets."
Woodstock had a 20-point lead at halftime. The Rebs cut it to eight in the third quarter, but the Wasps ran away with it in the fourth.
Jake Sherman led L&G with 16 points, and Zach Wilkins came through for the team on defense.
Leland & Gray will play the final game of their regular season when they host Springfield on Friday at 7:30.
Bellows Falls 43, Proctor 41
BELLOWS FALLS -- Brian MacAnuff buried two crucial shots in the fourth quarter to lead the Terriers to victory.
"We missed some front ends of one-and-ones, and Proctor did not quit," noted Bellows Falls coach Evan Chadwick.
Willie Moore had a team-high 10 points for the 5-13 Terriers. Ryan Petrini paced Proctor with 17.
Winter Carnival Jr. Olympics - Downhill Races
BRATTLEBORO -- After Harris Hill action wrapped up over the weekend, Brattleboro’s Winter Carnival was already underway Monday at another hill -- Living Memorial Park, as the downhill racing portion of the Jr. Olympics took place.
Emerson Frehsee took the crown in the Kindergarten and under, girls event, arriving at the base of the hill in just under a minute (59.09), while Kennedy Taylor finished second.
Forrester Avard grabbed gold in the 1st and 2nd grade boys race with a time of 34.91, while Paul McGillion (37.47) took a silver, and Garret Barry-Stoughton (43.59) earned bronze. In the girls race, Ruth Wright came away with a first place win, with a time of 46.22 on her best run, and Montana Frehsee took second.
In the 3rd and 4th grade boys division, Keegan Allembert placed first with a 38.69 time, while Westerly Gooley (41.65) took second, and Aidan Evans (45.59) came in third. In the girls race, Fiona Kidder earned a gold with a 39.81 time, and C&C Allembert (40.09) savored silver. In the boys snowboarding competition, Alex Kendall took top honors.
Jenna Barry-Stoughton and Kira Kuralt stole the show in the 5th and 6th grade decision. Barry-Stoughton came in first at 39.44, and Kuralt managed to complete her run in 41.40, for second. Aditya Palekar led the boys part of the race to cruise to a 31.19 first place victory. Varun Palekar (33.63) came in second, and Elliot Gooley (35.65) finished third.
During the 5th and 6th grade boys snowboard competition, Elliot Baur got the gold, and Kris Carroll earned a silver.
Rec & Parks Hoops League
BRATTLEBORO -- The Sporty’s / Lawton team and UNFI took wins Friday, and Lane / So. Vt. Painting, Perra Law Office, Chad’s Team, Local Sports Team, GSP, and UNFI took wins on Sunday, during men’s basketball league play, held at Gibson-Aiken.
In Friday’s game 1, Bernard Jacobs led with 32 points, and Kyle Bauer added 25 points, including seven 3’s, to give Sporty’s / Lawton a 125-80 win over WB Maintenance. David Borys led the WB team with 20.
UNFI got a 77-62 win Friday as they beat out Basketball Joes, with Scott Edwards on shot duty, racking up 24 points for the victors. Teammates Jim Doell scored 16, and Chris French put together 14 points. Matt Mann led the Joes with 16 points on the day.
On Saturday, Lane Construction / So. Vt. Painting crushed Member’s 1st Credit Union, 87-56. Ryan Boyle gave the winners 33 points, while Joel Porter poured in 20. Jimmy Felton led Member’s 1st with 14 points.
Game 2 ended in a 97-77 victory for Perra Law Office over The Marina, as Jarrod James with 32 points, and Evan Chadwick with 24 points, led the charge for Perra. James splashed over a dozen shots from downtown. Luke Overman, with a game-high 36 points, was The Marina’s top gunner.
Chad Pacheco, Eric Libardoni, and Robbie Diehard combined for 51 points to carry Chad’s Team over Sporty’s, 64-59. Jacobs went on the charge for Sporty’s with 20 points.
Local Sports Team got a 93-77 win over Cota & Cota / Brown Enterprises in Saturday’s fourth game, as Kris Kachelmeyer buried 27 points and teammates Henry Ireland and Teddy Kruston scored 16 points apiece.
GSP slipped past GSP Coatings, 86-80. Scoring was spread out the on GSP side, as Ezra Gosslin paced the team with 17 points, and Eric Fellows, Scott Derosia, and Tim Barbour all shot in the teens. Joe Hunt scored 18 points for GSP Coatings.
UNFI overcame Farnum Cellulose in a 91-86 win, with Edwards draining 40 points for the winners, while Doell and Steven Rennick combined to pile on 30 more points. Nick Crafts hit six trifectas plus a few inside to lead Farnum with 32 points.
In women’s play Monday,
Chroma took a win over Clews
on a forfeit, and Houghton hammered Twilight 64-26.
Men’s league standings can be found on today’s Scoreboard.