Wildcats, Rebels are eliminated

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HAZEN >> The No. 5 Twin Valley varsity boys basketball team was bounced by fourth-seeded Hazen, 41-31, in a Division 3 quarterfinal on Saturday.

Brett Swanson and DJ Lazelle scored 11 and eight points respectively for the Wildcats. Justin Hicks chipped in with six of his own.

Lazelle also had 11 rebounds and Skyler Boyd ripped down 10. Baylee Crawford and Lazelle each dished out three assists for the 16-6 Wildcats.

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RANDOLPH >> No. 10 Leland & Gray fell to No. 7 Randolph, 52-41, in a Division 3 playdown game.

"All the guys played so hard and it was a real joy to coach them throughout the game," said Rebels coach Andrew Nystrom.

Nick Morrow had 14 points to lead the Rebels. Owyn White ended up with 13 points and had the best game of his varsity career, according to his coach.

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HINSDALE 54, PITTSFIELD 34

HINSDALE, N.H. >> Hinsdale's top scorers on Friday night were Skyler LeClair (14 points), Jacqueline Atkins (12), and Gabby LeClair (9).

"It was a game for the first half because we came out flat. We picked up the intensity in the second half and opened the game up," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette.

The Pacers, who finished the regular season with a 13-5 record, are seeded No. 5 in the Division 4 Tournament and will host Newmarket in a playdown game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

BELLOWS FALLS 42, WOODSTOCK 40

WOODSTOCK >> With the score tied at 40-40, Hannah Kelly scored a buzzer beater on an inbounds play off of a pass from Aly Bashaw.

Kelly finished with 23 points. Keri Ticino followed with 10 points and Michelle Marchica added seven.

Murphy Hicks and Kelly did a great job on the boards, according to BF coach Joe Goodhue.

LELAND & GRAY 58, POULTNEY 32

TOWNSHEND >> Hannah Buffum and Caroline Tietz paced the winners with 16 and 14 points respectively. The Rebels finished the regular season with an 11-9 mark.

Twin Valley 31, Green Mountain 30

WHITINGHAM >> Kirra Courchesne finished with 16 points, 4 rebounds and three steals to pace the 12-8 Wildcats on Senior Night.

Tayler Courchesne added eight points and five boards for the victors. Brianna Rafus also pulled down five caroms.

Trailing 29-23 with five minutes left, the hosts rallied for the win. Tayler Courchesne's driving layup with 30 seconds left was the difference.

MAU 74, BRATTLEBORO 41

BENNINGTON >> Shenise Taliaferro went off for eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks for the Colonels in their regular-season finale. Hailey Derosia (8 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals) and Gabby Carpenter (8 points, 10 rebounds, 2 blocks) also had huge games for Brattleboro, which will play at Essex on Tuesday or Wednesday in the first round of the Division 1 Tournament.

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The Brattleboro boys placed third in the Marble Valley League Classic Championship at Rikert. Isaac Freitas-Eagan wound up fifth in 13:15 to lead the Colonels. Declan King was 11th, Spencer Loggia was 13th, Jonah Koch was 14th, and Daniel Burdo was 21st.

In the girls race, the Colonels took 4th behind Woodstock, MAU and BBA. Liz Morse and Bella Thurber finished 11th and 12th overall to lead BUHS. Sarah Gallagher was 16th, Evy Williams took 28th, and Catey Yost wound up 30th.

The final stage of the MVL Championship, which are four-person relays, will be held this week.


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