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Local Stars to Compete Against Wizards in Twinfield-Cabot Charity Game

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BARRE – Twinfield-Cabot boys’ basketball head coach Kris Bador has organized a charity basketball game pitting the 802 All-Stars against the Harlem Wizards next week at the Barre Auditorium, with several local hoop stars featured on the roster.

Hazen Union basketball greats Caitlyn Davison and Xavier Hill will lace them up one more time, along with Alice McLane, Meles Gouge, Dominic Hale, and Connor Spencer, as the 802 All-Stars will take on the Harlem Wizards next Monday in a charity hoops game benefiting the Twinfield-Cabot basketball programs.

Davison and Hill brought Division III state titles to Hazen during their decorated high school basketball careers and are the reigning Players of the Year in both the Mountain and Capital Leagues. McLane was a First Team Mountain League selection this past winter after leading the Lady Trojans in scoring and the program’s first winning season in over a decade under first year head coach Jack Whalen. Former high school stars David Ball from Spaulding and Montpelier’s Kyle Graves will also be on the 802 roster. Bador credits Tammy Russell, Lori Hebert, Cam and Jess North, Pam Quinn, Brenden McLane, and his wife Robyn for helping organize the event.

“Without the hard work from these people this event never would’ve happened. We feel blessed to be able add these great local athletes to the 802 roster and it’s going to be a great night of basketball!” said Bador.

The game is scheduled for next Monday at the Barre Auditorium. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with tip-off set for 6:30 p.m.

Hardwick Mustangs Back in Action

HARDWICK – Fresh off their tournament win last month, the Hardwick Mustangs girls’ basketball AAU team will be back on the court this weekend at St. Michael’s College.

The Lady ’Stangs went a perfect 4-0 last month, on their way to winning the Kingdom Invitational Championship. Their head coach is Sue Rivard, assisted by Hazen hoop greats Caitlyn Davison and Tyler Rivard. Much of the roster is made up of the current Lady Cat squad that brought a Division III championship back to Hardwick for the first time in 33 years this past winter.

The tournament is scheduled to be played at St. Michael’s College on Saturday and Sunday.

Bullets Blank Lady Chargers

FAIRFAX – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) softball team fell to BFA-Fairfax over the weekend, dropping their record to 0-6 on the season.

Tatum Gaudette struck out six over five innings of work to lead the Lady Bullets to a 15-0 home win over CA on Saturday. Adi See belted a home run and a double to power the offense, with Layla Baldeck adding a single and a double in the win.

Hazen Union’s Gracie Crown paced CA with three singles and Peoples Academy’s Emily Hoffman took the loss in the circle. The win evened BFA’s record at 5-5 on the season.

“We have yet to find our stride this season offensively, which will take us into this week of practices looking for a spark,” said head coach Ashley Gravel.

The Lady Chargers hosted a red-hot Richford team on Tuesday and are scheduled to host Lamoille next Tuesday.

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