Brattleboro’s Morgan Derosia, right, scored a game-high 14 points during Saturday’s Cancer Awareness Game at BUHS.
Brattleboro's Morgan Derosia, right, scored a game-high 14 points during Saturday's Cancer Awareness Game at BUHS. (Kristopher Radder — Brattleboro Reformer)

BRATTLEBORO — Morgan Derosia racked up 14 points, three rebounds and three assists to propel the Brattleboro varsity girls basketball team to a 57-39 victory over Hartford in the second annual Cancer Awareness Game on Saturday.

"It was a very successful day all the way around. We had a big crowd and we raised a lot more money than last year. It was a great feeling of the community coming together for a worthy cause," stated Colonels coach Paul Freed.

Playing their best quarter of the season, the purple and white jumped out to a 15-3 lead. Devin Millerick and Shenise Taliaferro scored five and four points respectively in that frame to lead the way.

"I knew Hartford wasn't going away easy," commented Freed.

The Colonels took a 29-19 lead to the intermission, following six second-quarter points from Gabby Carpenter and five more from Derosia. And the hosts went to the fourth up 46-31.

Carpenter finished up with eight points and six boards, while Millerick (8 rebounds, 4 steals) and Taliaferro added six points each. Hailey Derosia chipped in with four points, six boards and nine steals, and Kelsea McAuliffe contributed with four points.

"We had 10 players score. It truly was a team effort," Freed said.

The 3-10 Colonels will host Burr and Burton on Thursday night at 7.

Spaghetti dinner

BRATTLEBORO >> A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Brattleboro boys ice hockey team will be held at the Brattleboro Elks on Feb. 11 from 6-8 p.m.


BUHS players will be the servers and desserts will be provided by the hockey parents. The fees are: $10 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. There will also be take-out available.

A raffle will be drawn during the dinner. Tickets can be purchased in advance. You may choose which prizes you would like to win.

To get your dinner and/or raffle tickets, contact Sherryl Libardoni at