SOUTH BURLINGTON >> The South Burlington varsity girls basketball team made seven clutch free throws down the stretch on Saturday and took care of visiting Brattleboro, 47-37.
Trailing 26-19 at the break, the Colonels battled back to a 32-32 tie with eight minutes remaining. Gabby Carpenter had six points, Devin Millerick scored four, and Morgan Derosia hit a huge 3 during the third-quarter surge.
"Unfortunately we used a lot of energy and effort to get back, and just ran out of gas in the fourth," said BUHS coach Paul Freed.
Carpenter finished with a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) to lead the purple and white. Jaida Henry pulled down 10 boards and Derosia sank two shots from downtown.
The 1-1 Colonels will host Saint Johnsbury on Tuesday night at 7.
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. >> Bellows Falls placed sixth in the ConVal Tournament on Saturday.
"As a team, we wrestled pretty well today, correcting a couple of the mistakes that we made last week. Throughout the week in practice, we focused on improving our positioning in both scoring and defensive situations. That hard work paid dividends as we were able to finish on a couple takedowns and pinning combinations that we weren't quite able to secure last weekend," said BF coach Todd Swisher.
Sophomore Lucas Saunders won the 106-pound title to lead the Terriers. The sophomore pinned his ConVal foe in the quarterfinals, defeated his opponent from Keene 14-0 in the semis, and floored a wrestler from Bedford in the championship match.
Jake Lober finished second in the heavyweight class, captain DJ Snide went 3-1 at 195 pounds to earn bronze, and Brendan Kendall (152 pounds) went 2-2 overall. BF freshmen Bradly Frye and Julian Christiansen each picked up their first varsity win while ninth grader Austin Taylor also wrestled well for BF.
The Terriers will compete at Fair Haven on Wednesday.