Colonel girls are nipped by Slaters

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FAIR HAVEN — The Fair Haven varsity girls basketball team drilled five treys in the first half and held off visiting Brattleboro, 49-48, on Saturday.

"What a special group, though. They have stayed together, supported and cared for each other, and fought every game until the final buzzer sounds. Our bench never stops cheering and clapping. These are the important things," stated Colonels coach Paul Freed.

Gabby Carpenter went off for 24 points and 12 rebounds to pace the purple and white. Morgan Derosia finished with seven points and three steals, while Kelsea McAuliffe added six points and was a huge spark off the bench.

"We really turned up the defense in the second half," noted Freed, whose team trailed 26-23 at the break and took the lead late in the game on a coast-to-coast layup by McAuliffe.

The Colonels were coming off of a 61-53 loss to Mill River on Thursday. Devin Millerick poured in 20 points to lead BUHS in that one. Carpenter ended up with 11 points and eight boards.

Brattleboro (1-8) will host Monument Mountain on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball

WHITINGHAM >> Sammy Morse exploded for 20 points to power the Wildcats to a 49-27 decision over Mid Vermont Christian on Friday night.

Kirra Courchesne wound up with a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds). Tayler Courchesne pitched in with 10 points.

The 5-5 Wildcats will host Leland & Gray on Friday at 7 p.m.

Bellows Falls wrestling

WEARE, N.H. >> The Terriers went 1-3 in the John Stark Duals on Saturday, in a meet that Saint Johnsbury, John Stark, BC High of Massachusetts and a school from Massabesic, Maine also participated in.

Lucas Saunders and DJ Snide each went 3-1 on the day for Bellows Falls. Charles Dolloph and Jake Lober both finished up with 2-2 marks, and BF's Julian Christiansen suffered an injury in his second match.

The Terriers will host Otter Valley on Tuesday at 6 p.m.


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