WILLIAMSTOWN — Thomas Parrott tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Williamstown boys basketball team Thursday, triggering a 51-42 victory over Harwood.
Cole Banks (10 points), Jacob Tassie (nine points) and Andrew Trottier (nine points) paced the Blue Devils. The score was knotted at 28 entering halftime before Williamstown surged ahead 41-34 at the end of the third quarter.
Brian Gilhuly (14 points) and Ezra Samuel (10 points) were the top scorers for Harwood (4-14). Williamstown (8-9) will host Twinfield at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Colchester 71, Spaulding 51
COLCHESTER — The Lakers made it rain from 3-point range Thursday to snap a nine-game losing skid.
Carson Corrigan (17 points), Mikel Lopez de Arana (17 points) and Jackson Valley (13 points) paced Colchester. Taylor D’Agostino (14 points), Brandon Brunner (nine points) and Dylan Hebert (eight points) led the way for Spaulding.
The Lakers jumped in front 14-7 during the first quarter and led 31-14 at the break. Colchester’s barrage of long-range shots extended the lead to 60-30 in the third quarter.
“It was certainly not the way we thought the game was going to go walking in there,” Spaulding coach Jesse Willard said. “In the third quarter they hit six 3-pointers and had a 29-point quarter. We called a couple timeouts and tried to make adjustments. But they were really focussed offensively and weren’t missing much.”
Spaulding (4-13) will host Burlington at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Colchester (4-13) will host BFA-St. Albans at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Twinfield 92, Craftsbury 32
CRAFTSBURY — A 31-point halftime lead allowed the Trojans to get all of their players involved during Thursday’s blowout victory.
Gavin Fowler (26 points), Lucas Roberts (15 points) and Nathan Deforge (12 points) were in top form for Twinfield. Craftsbury’s leading scorers were Logan Lanphere (10 points) and Jas Zendik (10 points). The Trojans led 24-7 after the first quarter and entered the break in front 47-16.
“It was a tough game to play, but everybody got a lot of good minutes and some shots,” Twinfield coach Chris Hudson said. “We played well defensively and we worked on some things that we can use down the road.”
Twinfield (14-4) will carry a seven-game winning streak into Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. game at Williamstown. Craftsbury (2-11) will face Christ Covenent at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Twinfield.
BFA Fairfax 79, Northfield 68
FAIRFAX — A strong fourth-quarter at both ends of the floor helped the Bullets (9-8) avenge last week’s nine-point loss against the Marauders.
BFA led 13-15 after one quarter, 37-30 after two and 56-50 after three. The Bullets’ top scorers were Weston Black (18 points), Carl Bruso (17 points), Isaac Decker (10 points), Cam Meunier (nine points) and Owen Demar (nine points). Preston Lilly (16 points), Caiden Crawford-Stempel (14 points) and James Stephens (14 points) paced Northfield (6-10).
Spaulding 9, Hartford 2
BARRE — The Crimson Tide opened the floodgates with four second-period goals against the Hurricanes.
Spaulding improves to 15-0 and has outscored opponents 84-30 this season. The Tide opened the scoring 58 seconds into play on Hannah King’s unassisted effort.
Rebecca McKelvey doubled the lead on assists by Natalie Mattson and Emily Morris at 4:45 of the first period. Emily Morris set up Cami Bell at 6:25 for a 3-0 advantage. Hartford’s Caitlin Slider sliced the gap to 3-1 at 9:15 and both teams were held scoreless for the rest of the first period.
The Hurricanes’ comeback hope were quickly dashed in the middle period. Emily Morris capitalized on a Bell assist at 55 seconds before Natalie Mattson assisted Molly Parker at 4:48. Bria Dill pushed Spaulding in front 6-1 at 5:27, thanks to feeds from Bell and Morris. McKelvey made it 7-1 on assists by Molly Parker and King at 12:49.
Elise Atwood kicked off the third period with a goal at 6:42. King and McKelvey notched the assists. Slider found the back of the net again at 9:26 before Bell tallied her second goal at 11:31.
Goalies Mattie Cetin (six saves) and Rayna Long (four saves) combined efforts for the Tide. Zoe Pfeiffer (11 saves) and Jacqueline Gour (seven saves) split time for Hartford.
“Our girls showed up ready to go and had a lot of jump early,” Spaulding coach David Lawrence said. “When Hartford did a nice job pushing back in the first period, we challenged our girls to elevate their game in the second period. And they did. Everyone chipped in tonight and did all the little things right.”
The Crimson Tide will host Harwood (11-4-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Spaulding 76, Middlebury 0
Spaulding 66, Colchester 0
MIDDLEBURY — Cameron Govea and Jaxon Bailey avenged earlier losses against Middlebury to help the Crimson Tide close out the regular season with an overpowering performance on the mat.
Bailey-Perkins and Steven Corbet defeated ranked opponents as their team refused to drop a single match all night. Spaulding will carry a 16-7 record into Saturday’s NVAC championships at 10 a.m. in St. Johnsbury.
“Against Colchester, Nick Pierce and Ryan Glassford picked up wins over ranked opponents,” Tide coach Darren O’Meara said. “Nick had closely contested matches with that kid last year, and Ryan got dominated a couple of times by his opponent a year ago. It shows how much effort they have put into improving from last season to this season. The boys went 17-0 in matches wrestled last night, including exhibitions. The whole group is starting to figure it out. I feel pretty good about where we are right now going into the postseason.”