Hilltoppers sweep Colonels on court

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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro varsity girls basketball team fell to defending Division 1 state champion Saint Johnsbury 68-30 on Wednesday night.



Hailey Derosia scored 14 points to pace the purple and white.



"Hailey played very well and is also getting more offensively minded. She's taking more shots. She is an excellent shooter and it really opens things up for the rest of the players on the floor," said Brattleboro coach Paul Freed.



Rachael Rooney scored seven points for the hosts and also worked hard defensively against two-time player of the year Sadie Stetson. Jessica Tatro was a spark off the bench, making her first varsity basket and also swatting a couple of shots.



"Great stuff against the best. We now have made it through our very difficult early schedule versus the northern powers," noted Freed.



The 3-4 Colonels will face Hartford on Monday.



Boys Basketball



SAINT JOHNSBURY — Alex Carlisle went off for 23 points, including 19 in the second half, as Saint Johnsbury took care of visiting Brattleboro 59-39 on Thursday evening.



"We're still figuring out that we need to be disciplined in our offense, and with everyone being on the same page when lineups and rotations change," said BUHS coach Jason Coplan, whose team trailed by five points at the intermission.



Hunter Beebe paced the Colonels with 10 points. Keegan Givens netted nine of his own.



"We came out taking too many quick shots that didn't go in," stated Coplan, referring to the start of the second half.



Brattleboro (2-4) will face Otter Valley (4-3) on Saturday.



Area Schedule



Saturday, Jan. 5

Brattleboro bowling hosts tournament, 10 a.m.

Brattleboro Nordic skiing at U-32, 10 a.m.

Brattleboro boys basketball at Otter Valley, 2:30 p.m.

Bellows Falls boys basketball at Poultney, 2:30 p.m.

Twin Valley girls basketball hosts Arlington, 2:30 p.m.

Brattleboro girls hockey at Spaulding, 3:15 p.m.

Twin Valley boys basketball at Black River, 4 p.m.

Brattleboro boys hockey at Harwood, 7 p.m.

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