Freitas-Eagan, Colonel girls prevail

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WOODFORD — Brattleboro's Isaac Freitas-Eagan won the Marble Valley League Classic Championship boys Nordic race in an impressive time of 17:34, over a minute faster than second place finisher Jack Drew of MAU. Freitas-Eagan was followed by teammates Henry Thurber in seventh place, Evan Koch in eighth, and Galen Fletcher in 10th. Their team score of 19, however, was not enough to prevail over MAU who won the day with a score of 17.

"Scheduled to be the State Championship course, the five kilometers featured a monster climb around 3k and then had racers hurtling down a former downhill ski trail to get to the finish line," noted BUHS coach Amanda Dixon.

In the girls race, Brattleboro showed the strength and depth they have exhibited all season. Elery Loggia shot like a bullet down the final descent to finish second, just ahead of her teammate Sarah Gallagher in third. After recovering from a multiple skier pile up earlier in the race, Bella Thurber and Liz Morse recovered swiftly to finish in sixth and ninth. The girls, undefeated this season, handily won with a team score of 16, while rival MAU was second with a score of 25.

The MVL Freestyle Championship is scheduled for Wednesday at the Brattleboro Outing Club. The varsity girls will ski first at 3 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Brattleboro unleashed its brand new press during a 52-39 win over Otter Valley on Saturday at BUHS.

"Kids did a heck of a job. We created our pace and quickly got a good lead," noted winning coach Paul Freed, whose team will hold its Senior Night on Monday at 7 during a game against rival MAU.

Hailey Derosia racked up 14 points, a dozen rebounds, seven assists and five steals to lead the way. Rachael Rooney scored a team-high 16 points for the 9-8 Colonels, and Julie Hendricks chipped in with 10 of her own.

Taylor Goodell finished with 19 points, helping Bellows Falls to a 64-27 rout of Poultney.

"Proud of the way the team responded today after a tough loss on Thursday," said BF coach Todd Wells, whose team improved to 13-3 on the season.

Madison Streeter and Brigid Hodsden scored nine and eight points respectively for the Terriers.

In the Granite State, Delaney Wilcox netted 20 points and Angelina Nardolillo followed with 16 as Hinsdale handed Portsmouth Christian a 46-21 loss. The 14-1 Pacers will host Mount Royal on Tuesday, which will be Senior Night.

Boys Basketball

Ryan Kelly exploded for 29 points as host Bellows Falls outscored Leland & Gray, 63-41. The Terriers (4-8) used a press on defense, resulting in several points in transition.

Twin Valley got a team-best 20 points from Dylan Howe during a 61-50 victory over Black River. Drew Shoenberger went off for 31 points to pace the Presidents. The Wildcats improved to 6-7 overall.

Hinsdale fell to Portsmouth Christian, 53-36. Caleb Steever (11 points, 12 rebounds, 5 steals) did his thing for the Pacers, who will hold their Senior Night on Tuesday at 7. Ryan Boggio scored a team-high 13 points and also ripped down five rebounds.

Boys Hockey

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro lost to Northfield, 5-2, on Friday.

Gabe Heiden and Jasper Reed tallied for the Colonels. Kam Pelkey, Anthony Palomba, Ryan Gerard and Mason Foard were credited with assists.

On Saturday, the purple and white were blanked by Woodstock 5-0. Brattleboro netminders Austin Wood and Forrest Wohnus combined for 31 saves.

Area Sports Schedule

Monday

Brattleboro girls basketball hosts MAU, 7 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball at Leland & Gray, 7 p.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Wahconah, 7:30 p.m.


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