Twin Valley girls, boys deny Bellows Falls


WHITINGHAM — Kirra Courchesne finished with five points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and the Twin Valley varsity girls basketball team nipped visiting Bellows Falls, 30-28, on Saturday.

"We played great team defense," stated BF coach Joe Goodhue.

Tayler Courchesne scored a team-high seven points for the winners. Kendell Howe and Sammy Morse followed with six apiece, while Teya Johnson (4 points, 8 rebounds) and Brianna Rafus (6 rebounds, 2 steals) also played well.

Hannah Kelly (16 rebounds) and Murphy Hicks (14 rebounds) ended up with nine and six points respectively to pace the Terriers, who took a 16-15 lead to the break and were ahead 27-19 with five minutes remaining.

"Tayler and Kendell each hit a big 3 to bring us back, but we won it at the free throw line," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford. Rafus, Howe and Morse were all money from the charity stripe down the stretch.

The 3-8 Terriers will visit Fall Mountain on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the 7-6 Wildcats will host MSJ on Friday night at 7.

Boys Basketball

WHITINGHAM >> Brett Swanson exploded for 28 points to propel the Twin Valley varsity boys basketball team to a 58-29 rout of Bellows Falls on Friday.

Ethan Fox had a career-high seven points for the winners and DJ Lazelle ripped down 11 boards. Shane Clark and Anthony Mueller each netted nine points to lead the Terriers.

On Tuesday night at 7, the 9-5 Wildcats will play at Poultney and the 5-7 Terriers will host Leland & Gray.

Girls Basketball

TOWNSHEND >> On Saturday, Leland & Gray took care of Green Mountain, 46-28. Caroline Tietz poured in 13 points to pace the 7-6 Rebels, who will play at MSJ on Tuesday at 6 p.m.


VERGENNES >> Jake Lober (220 pounds) went 2-1 and placed second to lead Bellows Falls, which placed 15th out of 24 teams in Saturday's tournament.

Lucas Saunders (106 pounds) went 3-2 and took fourth for the Terriers. DJ Snide went 2-2 at 195 pounds and Charle Dolloph ended with a 3-2 record in the 138-pound weight class.

Bellows Falls will compete in Bennington on Tuesday, to take on MAU and BBA.


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