Wildcats come back to beat Terriers

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WHITINGHAM — The Twin Valley varsity boys basketball team rallied back from a four-point halftime deficit to trounce Bellows Falls 61-38 on Tuesday night.

"To start the third quarter, we were flat and turned the ball over a lot to lead to easy points for the Wildcats," noted BF coach Ryan Stoodley. "Our offense fell apart in the second half and we could not get it going. I'll give credit to Twin Valley, they put the pressure on us and made us make a lot of bad decisions."

Izaak Park scored a career-high 16 points for the 7-8 Wildcats. Logan Park (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Jack McHale (13) were the team's other standouts.

Ryan Kelly poured in 19 points to pace the 4-10 Terriers.

Fundraiser

KILLINGTON — The eighth annual Downhill for Diabetes Ski and Snowboard Charity Event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Pico Mountain Resort.

For this event, participants raise money to ski or snowboard, similar to a donation walk, just Vermont style. The purpose of this event is to raise money to continue funding research and ultimately come up with a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Participants who don't ski or snowboard can still register online and donate towards the effort and earn the event merchandise. Many people who don't ski, have showed up simply to support the cause and enjoy the day in the past.

There will be a timed donation race set up Saturday as well. Racers will get two timed runs and can earn prizes for the fastest times of the day, such as hotel stays, gift certificates and other items donated by local businesses. Anyone at the mountain on Feb. 24 can join in the race for a small donation. It runs from 10 a.m. to noon, and you can sign up at the Downhill for Diabetes table, which will be set up on the second floor in the main lodge, any time after 8 a.m.

If you would like to participate in the event, make sure you register on the website, www.donationsfordiabetes.org, by Feb. 22 so you will be eligible for all event merchandise, discounts and free lift tickets and passes.

"In past years of this event, we have raised well over $125,000 and we hope with your help to keep going until we find a cure for this disease," said Lynn Pratt, founder of the event and mother to Ashley Pratt who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in October of 2010.

If you would like to register or donate towards the event, visit www.donationsfordiabetes.org or contact Lynn Pratt at pratt.lynn@gmail.com. Pratt will be in the lodge all day on Feb. 24, giving out prizes and event merchandise such as shirts, hats, water bottles, and sunglasses.

Area Sports Schedule

Thursday

Hinsdale girls basketball at Mascenic, 7 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball at Springfield, 7 p.m.

Friday

Brattleboro bowling hosts Fair Haven, 4 p.m.

Hinsdale boys basketball at Concord Christian, 6:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Burr and Burton, 7 p.m.

Bellows Falls boys basketball hosts Springfield, 7 p.m.

Leland & Gray boys basketball at Green Mountain, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Brattleboro girls hockey at North Country, noon

Brattleboro girls basketball at Rutland, 2:30 p.m.

Leland & Gray girls basketball at Twin Valley, 2:30 p.m.

Hinsdale girls basketball at Pittsfield, 4 p.m.

Bellows Falls girls basketball at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.

Brattleboro boys hockey hosts Burlington, 4:45 p.m.

Hinsdale boys basketball at Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.


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