After a two-year hiatus, Bellows Falls was able to bring the Liquid Gold Cup home by a score of 31-22.
“It’s been a great rivalry between the two towns ever since I can remember growing up and every year we bring a little extra energy to playing Springfield,” said Bellows Falls head coach Todd Wells. Sydney Bazin and Julia Nystrom both hit two 3-pointers apiece to put us out in front to start the game and there was no turning back.
“I thought our defense was pretty good and we did a good job at holding the Cosmos to no second-chance shots,” Wells said. “Springfield played even with us after the first quarter and I thought we did a great job with help defense on Clark who created a lot of offense driving to the hoop.”
Bazin led Bellows Falls with 16 while Bre Stockman and Nystrom each added six points each.
Even the pandemic couldn’t keep down the Bellows Falls / Springfield rivalry.
Next game is Tuesday versus Windsor.
Stevens dominates against Newport, 68-35Clayton Wadsworth scored all 24 of his points in the second and third quarter as the Cardinals (2-5) blew open a close game by scoring 43 points in those two frames. Wadsworth had seven of Stevens’ 10 3-pointers, with Kayden LaClair adding two more as part of a career-high 12 points. Stevens led just 11-9 after one, but increased that to 33-19 at the half and led 54-27 after three. Brady Moote added nine points and nine rebounds for Stevens, which hosts Fall Mountain on Tuesday. Devyn Heino scored 12 points to lead the Tigers (0-3).
Kearsarge 58, Coe-Brown 54This game came down to the fourth quarter and both teams made big plays to help take the lead, with multiple lead changes throughout the quarter. With 1:30 to go and the game tied, Nolan Grant hit a corner jumper to give Kearsarge the 56-54 lead, followed by two clutch free throws by Chris Stanchfield to ice the game.
“This was a great high school basketball game, with two teams battling it out with a playoff type atmosphere,” said Kearsarge head coach Nate Camp. “Credit Coach Smith and Coe-Brown, they played really well and pushed us to the limit today. Grant and Stanchfield made some big plays for us late, but it was a team effort once again by everyone who played, as eight kids scored and many others grabbed a stat line in some way to contribute.”
Stats: Chris Stanchfield, 27 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals; George Jallah, eight points, 10 rebounds; Nolan Grant, seven points; Bobby Needham, five points; Connor Pillsbury, four points; Tim Flanders, three points; Sam Carl, two points, nine assists, two blocks, three steals; Adrian McCarthy, two points.
Windsor 77, Bellows Falls 22Top scorers for Windsor were: Elliot Rupp, 30 poitns, six steals; Ashley Grela, 15 points; Peyton Richardson, 11 points; Adi Prior, nine points and six steals. Reese Perry ended with eight rebounds and Eve Page sniped five steals. Bellows Falls was led by Bre Stockman with seven points.