TOWNSHEND — Rachel Borgesen and Caroline Tietz scored nine and eight points respectively to lead the Leland & Gray varsity girls basketball team to a 34-22 victory over Arlington in Thursday night's season opener.
The Rebels ran out to a 14-0 lead, before the Eagles finally got on the board with 4:30 left in the second quarter. Jessie Stockwell and Borgesen each had a couple of steals in the opening half to lead the Leland & Gray defense.
Arlington, which trailed 32-13 midway through the fourth quarter, used a 7-0 run to make things interesting. Leading scorers Riley Lane (9 points) and Avery Bucchieri (6) combined for three layups during that rally.
The 1-0 Rebels will host South Royalton on Monday at 6 p.m.
Leland & Gray roster
Coaches — Terry Merrow, JefF Buffum, Mary Parliman. Managers — Carissa Howe, Samantha Derosia. Players — Rachel Borgesen (captain), Jessie Stockwell (captain), Jordan Gouger (captain), Kelsi Bostrom, Hannah Buffum, Brittney Clark, Emma Densmore, Sierra Fillion, Julia Gleason, Anna Jutras, Maris Linder, Madison Russ, Morgan Stevens, Caroline Tietz, Kassidy Wyman.