Rebels, Terriers exit early

MORRISVILLE — In a Division 3 boys basketball playoff game on Tuesday evening, Nicholas Holbrook poured in 17 points to lead third-seeded Peoples Academy past No. 14 Leland & Gray 74-50.

"We came out and played hard against a really strong Peoples Academy team. I'm very proud of how our team played today and throughout the year," stated Leland & Gray coach Brud Sanderson. "Peoples made several runs, but Leland & Gray never gave up and continued to fight back every time."

It was the final high school basketball game for Leland & Gray seniors Nathan Claussen, Adam Culver, Austin Morse, Dakota Fillion, Sean Griffin, and Karson Petty.

Kaie Quigley ended up with 14 points to lead the Rebels, who finished up with a 6-15 record. Lucas Newton added 10 of his own.

Montpelier 66, Bellows Falls 49

MONTPELIER — The No. 4 Solons opened up a 40-15 halftime lead in Tuesday's Division 2 postseason game and easily advanced to the second round.

"I was very happy that we didn't give up and put the pressure on them the way we did in the second half. I just wished we played that way in the first half as well," noted BF coach Ryan Stoodley. "I am very proud of this team and the way we finished the second half of the season."

Shane Clark scored 20 points and pulled down nine boards to lead the 13th-seeded Terriers. Ryan Kelly contributed with 19 points.

Bellows Falls ended up with an 8-13 mark.


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