Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
There is no two ways about, the Champlain Valley girls basketball team is a force to be reckoned with.
Coming into Friday's game with North Country, their record stood at 9-0.
Heading out of the Falcon gym it was 10-0, as they handed North Country a 63-22 loss to improve on their already impressive record.
Sadie Otley, on the strength of her four three's, led all scorers with sixteen points.
Desiree Coffin and Hollie Smith each had a team-high four points as the Falcons dip below .500 at 4-5.
Tuesday will see the NCU host BFA St. Albans with tip-off scheduled for 6:30.
The Falcons swept their Saturday Matinee Doubleheader with the girls winning 3-0 and the boys 7-1.
The story will unfold in Monday's Express 1.28.13.
JAY-Hockey Night in Jay opened up with the North Country girls soundly defeating a very good Northfield team 7-1 in game one of the boy-girl doubleheader on a night where it felt warmer to be inside the rink than out.
The girls pumped home five first period goals, giving the coaching staff exactly what they have been looking for this season, in a very complete-team win.
"We were finally putting the puck in the net and I think we caught them a little flat footed," said coach Claude Paul. "They had some issues with their team today so I don't think they came out ready at the start."
JAYâ€“With temperatures in the negative teens, and a wind chill factor that made it feel another fifteen degrees colder, family, friends and fans alike braved the conditions to come out and watch the North Country boys hockey team play a very balanced, competitive and clean game as they defeated Colchester 4-3 on Wednesday evening.
"This was a great rebound for us," said coach Andrew Roy. "The guys played smart and probably blocked more shots than in the other nine games combined.
ORLEANSâ€“The Lake Region boys flexed their muscle on Tuesday night, easily defeating the Richford Falcons by the score of 66-43.
"I thought we held it out and the guys played well down the stretch," said LR coach James Ingalls. "We had our little places where we fell asleep for a while, but they worked well together."
Drew Gallup led the charge for the now 11-0 Rangers, scoring a team-high eighteen points.
The win keeps LRU in second place in Division II, tied record-wise with Vergennes, but trailing them in index points.
BRATTLEBOROâ€“Despite putting over twenty shots on net, the North Country girlâ€™s hockey team could only manage to score one goal in their 2-1 loss on Monday afternoon.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t put anything in, and everything we did seemed to be off,â€ť said coach Claude Paul.
â€śWe played down to their level and made another goalie look good.â€ť
Brattleboro would stake themselves a 2-0 lead, and they made it stand up for the entire game.
The lone Falcon goal came in the third period when Whitney Bernier scored, with assists going to Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux.
ORLEANSâ€“It wasn't easy, but the Lake Region girls were able to overcome a rough third quarter to pick up the 48-39 win over Lyndon Institute on Monday evening at the Don Harter Memorial Gymnasium.
"When we needed to, the kids gutted it out and picked up their intensity and did the things we had to do, said LRU coach Mark Tinker.
Kayla Jardine would lead all scorers with twenty points for 0-8 Lyndon, and Emily Lawson's twelve were tops for Lake Region.
Drew Neal was also in double digits with eleven for LRU, who improve to 6-2 on the season.
BFA St. Albans 4, No. Country 3 OT
Brandon Streeter's second goal of the night sealed the Falcons fate as BFA came from behind to win their third straight overtime contest at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex against North Country.
â€śBFA has a lot of depth and they are a tough team to beat, especially in their own barn," said head coach Andrew Roy.
After weathering a barrage of shots in the first five minutes, things settled down for the Falcons, and after one, the boys were up 2-1 on goals by Logan Fortier and Kody Halikas.
Tyler Tinker is like many recent college graduates, he is looking to move on, find gainful employment and begin the next phase of his life.
Tyler wrapped up his collegiate career, for now, as he says he may pursue a masters degree at a later date, and will be heading to Florida to see if he can make his professional dreams come true.
Only he will not be going there just with a degree the exercise sciences, oh no.
He will be going there to make his mark in the world of professional wrestling, for you see it is not just Tyler Tinker that is making the 1,500 mile journey south.
CONCORDâ€“Chris DeLaBruere had 21 points, and two other Crusaders were in double-digits as UCA defeated Concord (1-6) on Tuesday evening to move to a Division IV best 8-1.
"We didn't shoot as well as we wanted to but Marquel Taylor-Webster had another strong game inside with 13 pts and 18 boards, while Chris added 8 boards to go along with his 21," said coach Tony DeLaBruere. "Defensively we still have much work to do, but some adjustments offensively at half time really seemed to work for us and allowed us to take advantage of our inside game which seems to be clicking right now."