Libardoni’s lads zip Hartford, improve to 16-3 overall

Monday February 25, 2013

HARTFORD -- Greg DiSilva made roughly 20 saves for his ninth shutout this season and the Brattleboro boys ice hockey team topped Hartford, 5-0, on Saturday.

"Obviously, defense is where it starts for us," said BUHS coach Eric Libardoni, who noted that Logan Turner-Renaud was solid at the defensive end. "Greg played really well for us."

Jimmy Podlaski tallied twice to lead Brattleboro’s offense. Nik Rancourt, Andy Harris and Adam Griffin also found the back of the net.

The Colonels upped their mark to 16-3 with the win.

Girls Basketball

Brattleboro 44,

Windsor 39

WINDSOR -- Kayla Savage and Abbie Lesure combined for 17 points, with all of them coming in the second half, as the Colonels improved to 8-10 overall.

"She pretty much sealed the deal," said BUHS coach Paul Freed of Lesure, who went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe in the final quarter. "She showed point guard leadership by going strong to the ball against their press. She really is our leader."

Taylor Bird hit consecutive trifectas early on for the Colonels, who went ahead 11-8 in the first eight minutes. But the Yellowjackets would lead 19-16 at the break and 29-24 heading into the fourth.

"It was a tough battle. In the beginning, it was very physical," added coach Freed.

Bird paced the winners with a dozen points, Savage followed with 10 and Lesure chipped in with seven. Nikki Kibling and Ashlee Dimick were the top guns for Windsor with 10 and seven points respectively.

The 8-10 Colonels will play at Burr and Burton on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball

Bellows Falls 56, Green Mountain 48

BELLOWS FALLS -- Kendrick Mills poured in 16 points to lead the Terriers, who finished the regular season with a 7-13 record. Kyle Kemp had a game-high 21 for Green Mountain. Bellows Falls went to the break ahead 23-21, before using a 5-0 surge late in the third quarter to seize momentum.


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