MARSHFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot girls’ basketball team outlasted Blue Mountain last week to improve to 6-1 in their Division before testing themselves on the road against a red-hot Division III Hazen Union team and Division I Mount Anthony.
Kendall Fowler scored a game-high 13, including a pair of three-pointers to lead Twinfield-Cabot to a hard-fought 38-31 home win against Blue Mountain last Tuesday.
The Lady Trojans took a 23-14 advantage into the break, but the Lady Bucks held the home team scoreless in the first seven minutes of the second half to cut the lead to three.
Alice McLane’s put back in the final minute ended the scoring drought and Fowler beat the buzzer from the top of the key to give the Lady Trojans a 28-22 cushion and the momentum with eight minutes to play. McLane finished with nine points, Jorja Washburn added eight, and Carley Mancini and Chloe North each knocked down a three in the win.
Ava Kingsbury and Felicity Sulham led Blue Mountain with seven points apiece and a tough Lady Trojan zone defense held their leading scorer Jordan Alley to just six. The loss dropped the Lady Bucks to 5-5 on the season.
Hazen Union reeled off their ninth straight win and senior Caitlyn Davison scored her thousandth career point, as the Lady Trojans ran into a 59-17 buzzsaw on the road last Thursday.
Washburn led Twinfield-Cabot with eight points and McLane was held to four in the loss.
Allee George and Taeya Guetti both scored in double digits to lead Mount Anthony to a second half surge to edge the Lady Trojans at home over the weekend 52-41.
Twinfield-Cabot held a two to one rebounding edge to hang tough, down just 26-22 at the break.
The Lady Patriots used 23 steals on the night to extend their lead to 12 late in the third quarter.
George connected from long range four times and Mount Anthony made more than a third of their three-point attempts for the game to earn their second win of the season.
The Lady Trojans remain the fifth ranked team in Division IV at 8-4 on the season and head coach Jack Whalen believes these tough matchups outside of their Division will only benefit his team come playoff time.
“We’re definitely in a tough stretch of our season. Playing at Hazen and traveling down to Bennington to play tough competition out of our Division shows us what we need to work on as a team. We’re getting ready to host a talented Richford team and now it’s time to take what we’ve learned and get better from it. If we can do those things and continue to take everything one game at a time, we will be ready to make a nice playoff run,” said Whalen.
Twinfield-Cabot hosted an 8-3 Richford team on Tuesday and are scheduled to travel to Winooski on Thursday for a pair of Mountain League match-ups.