Washer’s Offense not Enough for Chargers

photo by Vanessa Fournier
The Knights of Columbus Brownson Council 1568 in Hardwick held their Free Throw Championship Contest for ages 9-14 at Hazen Union on January 28. The winners in each age category were (from left) front row, Boden Aros – 9; Ivy Demers – 9; Reegan Lumsden – 10. Middle row: Harper Wells – 11; Blair Demers – 11; Savana Marshall – 12; Trevor Smith – 12. Back row: Jon Lussier – Grand Knight of Brownson Council 1568; Kolten Lumsden – 13; Mya Lumsden – 14; Lincoln Hill – 14 and Joe Young – financial secretary of Brownson Council 1568. These students will participate in the District 5 Free Throw Contest which will be held February 17 at Saint Monica’s school gym in Barre at 1 p.m.

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) boys’ basketball team dropped a pair of home games to Stowe and Christ Covenant last week, despite senior Dylan Washer scoring 20 or more for the fourth time in five contests.

Calico Brown and Kennan McLarney combined for 23 points to lead Stowe over the Chargers on Friday night 58-42. Washer’s game-high 23 had CA even with the Raiders at the break, but Stowe broke the game open with a 20-6 run to start the second half.

Sterling Blodgett added 11 points in the loss. Stowe improved to 1-8 on the season.

Patrick Mulligan led the way with a team-high 17 points as the Spartans evened the season series with a 55-45 road win over the Chargers on Saturday. Washer fueled CA’s offense once again with 27, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

The Chargers will look to get on track against Northfield at home on Wednesday before traveling to Williamstown on Friday night.

Charger Bowlers Place Third

COLCHESTER – The Craftsbury Academy bowling team took South Burlington to the wire in Bakers over the weekend before ultimately finishing third in their match at Spare Time in Colchester.

Jason Brown led the way with both high games for the Chargers, rolling 203 and 187 as they swept White River Valley 308-262 in the first round. CA bounced back from a tough first game against second-seeded South Burlington in the semifinals to take the second game 143-124, but the Wolves pulled away with a 214 in the final game. Freshman Raz Milles recorded his high game of the season for the Chargers with a 105.

CA will be back in action this weekend at Missisquoi Lanes.

Lady Bears Earn First Two Wins of the Season

DANVILLE – After dropping their first seven games to start the season, the Danville girls’ basketball team have beaten Stowe and Northfield to gain momentum for the final stretch of the regular season.

Sadie Young scored 14 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead Danville to a 69-13 home win over Stowe last weekend. Lauren Joncas (12 points) connected from long range three times to help fuel a 35-3 Lady Bear run to start the game.

Kendall Hale’s game-high 11 points led Danville to their second win of the season over Northfield on Saturday 42-34. Young added nine more points and five assists and Mya Morgan chipped in with seven points and five rebounds in the win.

The Lady Bears welcomed BFA-Fairfax to town on Tuesday and are scheduled to host Williamstown next Tuesday.

In boys’ action, Richford snapped the Bears seven-game win streak on Saturday with a hard fought 63-56 home win. Jerrick Jacobs led all scorers with 22 points as the Rockets improved to 11-2. Andrew Joncas led Danville with 20 in the loss as they fell to 10-3 and out of the top spot in the current Division IV rankings behind Grace Christian.

The Bears traveled to Williamstown on Monday and will stay on the road for a matchup against Winooski on Wednesday. They finish up a busy week by welcoming Twinfield-Cabot to town on Friday night.

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