The Yellow Jackets have dominated the court this week with two substantial wins.
Windsor opened its season with a 20-2 first quarter and flew the rest of the way handing Kabray Rockwood a win in his first game at the helm on Tuesday. Reese Perry, Adi Prior, Peyton Richardson, Elliot Rupp and Ashley Grela all found the bottom of the net as Windsor’s lead grew to 41-11 at the break. Windsor would finish with nine players in the scoring column as Rupp led the way with 26 points. Prior would finish with 14 points while Richardson and Perry (14 rebounds) would end up with 11 points each. Evelyn Page had six steals on the night.
Windsor then made it 2-0 on the young season after a win against Hartford on Friday night. Reese Perry led Windsor with 19 points while Elliot Rupp’s 17, Karen Kapuscinski’s 14 and Ashley Grela 12 points led the way on offense. Perry hauled in 20 rebounds while Eve Page continued her thievery with seven steals. Windsor led 40-16 at the break and had eight players score on the night.
Sunapee topples Stevens, 53-38Elizabeth Tschudin finished with 22 points including nine for 10 from the free throw line to go along with 11 rebound and nine steals while Abby Pollari was her usual defensive machine with eight steal to go along with six boards while pouring in 20 points.
Lebanon secures win over Fall Mountain, 48-40
The Wildcats played excellent defense throughout the game, holding Lebanon to four points and in the first quarter taking the early lead 5-4 during a matinee game on Wednesday.
Both teams were a bit cold from the perimeter but Fall Mountain maintained its intensity against a bigger, stronger Lebanon. Hudson Willett knocked down a 3-pointer to keep it close going into half time with the Raiders leading 14-12. Lebanon made some adjustments offensively in the third to getting some open shooters against a tough Fall Mountain zone and Batel knocked down three 3-pointers extending the lead to 13.
Fall Mountain settled down and began to handle their pressure better with Mitch Cormier completed an old fashion three-point play driving to the hoop to get things going for Mitch Harrison’s squad. Brady Elliott knocked down a 3 and Kyle Fisher scored five in the third quarter with great footwork around the basket to keep the Wildcats within reach. Xander Ford gave Fall Mountain some great minutes down the stretch allowing the Wildcats to cut the lead to four. Batel hit two more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for Lebanon that broke Fall Mountain’s back. Jack Stone for Lebanon was fouled in the last minute and hit his foul shots to seal the game.
“I think my guys proved to themselves that they can play with anyone and that defending and rebounding can keep us in any game,” Harrison said.
Xander Ford led Fall Mountain with 11 points, Kyle Fisher ended with seven points and eight rebounds while Brady Elliott and Mitch Cormier closed things out with six points each.
All-around teamwork results in 48-38 Fall Mountain winFall Mountain held the undefeated Division 2 defending champion Lebanon Raiders to 38 points with their strongest defensive performance of the year and a balanced attack with three players scoring in double digits on Thursday afternoon.
Sophie Bardis was brilliant on both ends. She got everyone involved offensively, called her own number when necessary and anchored the defense all day. Erin Brady and Sydney McAllister were strong on the glass and defended the post well against the taller Raider players.
Avery Stewart and Shea Pickering each had timely baskets in the third when Lebanon tried making runs to squelch momentum. The Wildcats canned five of their last six free throws to seal the win.
Bardis would pace Fall Mountain with 12 points while Stewart and Makenna Grillone each poured in 10 points.