HARDWICK — Hazen relied on its most reliable contributors Tuesday to put the finishing touches on a 54-46 girls basketball victory over Danville.
Lizzie Brown (19 points), Kiley Currier (12 points) and Alleigh Gabaree (10 points) paced the Wildcats, while teammate Natalie Geoffery added nine points. Halie Tillotson (18 points) and Colleen Flinn (15 points) led the way for the Indians, who shot ahead 8-7 in the opening quarter. The halftime score was tied at 25 before Hazen opened up a 44-37 advantage entering the final quarter.
“We went on a 12-0 run coming out of the locker room,” Hazen coach Tanya MacAuley said. “The intensity picked up, we started rebounding and we started shooting from the outside and hitting some of those shots. And that just propelled us to keep going into the fourth quarter.”
Hazen (6-1) will travel to play Williamstown at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Thetford 72, Montpelier 32
MONTPELIER — Grace Davis (18 points) and Emi Vaughan (11 points) lifted the Panthers to their seventh straight victory Tuesday.
Kiana Johnson, Emma Colby and Ellen Veracka added nine points apiece for Thetford. Montpelier’s top scorers were Bella Luhr (nine points), Callie Dalley (eight points) and Cypress Levitt (six points). The Panthers led 25-10 after the opening quarter, 37-14 at halftime and 53-21 entering the fourth quarter.
“My girls played with a greater intensity than we’ve played with the past few games, which I was happy with,” MHS coach Kylie Blodgett said. “But Thetford is just so fast and strong and they play an incredible team game that is hard to keep up with. They play at a totally different level than most teams we’ve seen this year.”
Montpelier (1-5) will travel to play Stowe at 7 p.m. Thursday.
BFA-Fairfax 47, Stowe 30
FAIRFAX — Ali Irish scored 17 points for BFA and Grace Keogh added nine points to stymie the Raiders. Abby Lehmann (12 points) and Rachel Cunningham (11 points) paced Stowe, which trailed 47-30 at halftime.