Peewees tie, Squirts come back
BRATTLEBORO -- In Sunday action, the Peewees played Greenfield, Ma, and spotted their opponent a 2-0 lead in the first period. Brattleboro came back to tie the game in the second period with unassisted goals by Jacob Bailey and Jakob Curtiss.
Greenfield scored in the third, but with 14 seconds left on the game clock, Jacob Bailey came through with his second goal, assisted by Dylan Reilly, to knot up the final score. Max Albright had a strong game in net.
The Bantam squad had a tough weekend, dropping two contests. Saturday, at the Mullins Center, they were unable to generate a scoring punch against an outstanding goalie, and were shut out 4-0. The following day at home against Holy Name, Jess Tatterall scored the home team’s only goal, assisted by Daniel McMahon, in a 3-1 loss. Eleanor Todd-Long played strong defense for Brattleboro.
The Squirt team, sponsored by Foard Panel, came back on Sunday from being down two goals going into the second period against Amherst, Ma.
Mason Foard got the first goal for the Hawks with the assist coming from both Andrew Peloso and Alex Hudon. Peloso was then able to get the unassisted tying goal in the third with 4:33 left on the clock. The team’s defense stood tall and angled the offensive rushes so Amherst could not get a clear shot off on goaltender Austin Wood, who once again played an outstanding game.
Forwards Suzanna Cornman, Ethan Young, Jenna Powers, Ernie Antonucci, Tyler Higley, Gabe Heiden and Ryan Gerard all helped to keep the pressure on the Amherst team by keeping the puck in the offensive zone for most of the third period.
The Squirts will host Ludlow this Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Hinsdale 47, Mascenic 26
NEW IPSWICH -- The Pacers took charge early in an away game against their Viking hosts Tuesday night, leading 15-5 after the first quarter.
"The girls moved the ball around really well," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette. "Bridget Bourne did a nice job shutting down the post."
Allison Scott led Hinsdale with 11 points, while Bourne and Skylar Bonnette combined for 15 points to help carry the unbeaten team. Teammate Roxy Toussaint chipped in with six points. It was 32-13 at the break.
The 9-0 Pacers will play at Nute on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Rec & Park Women’s Hoops
BRATTLEBORO -- Clews Building & Renovations and Houghton Sanitary each picked up a win Monday in women’s Rec & Parks basketball. Clews trounced Twilight, 63-42, and in the second game, Houghton blew out Chroma, 45-29.
Jenna Richards drained 23 points, mostly from downtown, sinking seven 3-pointers while teammate Bri Moore hit all of hers from inside to score 19. Steph Wright, with nine points, and Timberly Hund with seven, helped to carry the team to their first win. Jennifer Harbout (16 points) and Laura Wilsie (12 points) led Twilight in baskets.
Brittany Fry held down the fort for Houghton with 13 points on the afternoon, giving the team their fifth win to remain undefeated. Aleigh Pamer chipped in with 11, and Anna Lashway put together 10 points. Ryan Kelly had a pair of 3’s. Jill Ruth scored eight for Chroma, while Ann Stanley and Melissa Belcher had five points apiece.
8th Grade Basketball
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TOWNSHEND -- Bryce Karg knocked down a game-winning three with 30 seconds to play as the Rebel boys topped Charlestown, N.H., in a Townshend thriller.
Leland and Gray’s pressure defense was the difference down the stretch as the Rebels erased a six-point fourth quarter deficit. Caleb Thibault was the defensive star for the Rebs. Thibault contested every pass, drive and rebound, and was responsible for several huge turnovers and stops in the pivotal final minutes.
Karg finished the night with nine points and Jake Wilkins added eight for the 6-3 Rebels.
Leland and Gray will travel to Wilmington on Jan. 25 to take on Twin Valley.
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TOWNSHEND -- The Rebel girls hammered their Charlestown, N.H. opponents Tuesday night, with Rachel Borgesen out front scoring 10 points while making some clean bounds in the process.
"Borgesen created a lot of havoc underneath," said Leland & Gray coach Ted Redfield, whose team climbs to 5-1.
Jessie Stockwell and Mackenzie Boyle scored six points each for the winners. Guards Cara Linder and Borgesen were on defensive duty, and the team maintained a substantial lead clear through the break.
Leland & Gray will host rivals Twin Valley on Jan. 25 at 5 p.m.
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