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January 26th, 2014
CRAFTSBURY-Craftsbury Academy held their annual Stephen Willey Tournament this past weekend, and both the boy's team and the girl's team came away with a first place trophy.
The tournament was in memory of good friend and basketball player Stephen Willey, who past away unexpectedly in January of 2010.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.
NEWPORTâ€“Looking at the standings before the start of Tuesday's boy's basketball game between North Country and CVU, I figured that this was definitely a game where the Falcons could make a statement.
Both teams had similar records, and had wins and losses against common opponents.
When I got to the gym, I told public address announcer Bob Currier that this was going to be a good game, and that I thought the Falcons could come away with a win.
NEWPORTâ€“While the North Country girls basketball team had a tough time scoring on Monday night, they did show some real progress with their defensive game despite losing to the Burlington Seahorses 46-21.
"We showed some real improvement on defense tonight," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-22-13.
CRAFTSBURY-The second half of Thursday's Craftsbury-Cabot doubleheader featured a rematch that had the potential for some fireworks.
The first time the Chargers and Huskies met there were heated words, hard fouls and an overall sense that these two teams did not like each other.
But in the end the result was the same, as Craftsbury picked up their second straight win over Cabot, this time winning 56-38.
CRAFTSBURY-I could try and spin everybody a yarn about how this game was a competitive battle between two squads looking to pick up a notch in the win column, but I am not going to.
Instead I will tell it like it is; this game was an out and out blow out win for the Lady Chargers of Craftsbury, as they defeated the Cabot Huskies 64-22 on Thursday evening.
No. Country 5, Rutland 4 OT
RUTLANDâ€“Ryan Paul, on a pass from Nate Marsh, scored his second goal of the game at the 1:05 marker of overtime to give the North Country Falcons the win over the Rutland Raiders on Saturday evening.
While the win was nice, the Falcons showed the effects of having a ten day break in between games, much to the chagrin of head coach Ryan Jacobs.
"We took too may penalties, and although the penalty killers did a good job, overall we were a little rusty," Jacobs said.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Strong performances from Austin Masi and Paul Saaman helped propel the Craftsbury Chargers past the Richford Falcons by the score of 55-41 on Wednesday evening.
"We ground it out for four quarters and battled offensively and defensively," said CA coach Derek Cipriano about his team's play on Wednesday.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-17-14.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Janet Bohannon scored a game-high twenty-five points and Anna Strong chipped in ten to help Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas earn his first ever win against the Twinfield Lady Trojans on Monday night.
"I think the win tonight was a great example of all that our system stands for which is pressure defense, ball security, push the ball up the court and hit the open girl," Thomas said after the game. "Our defense really led to our offense and that is the guts of our system."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-15-14.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country boys basketball team put together arguably their best effort of the season, as they played a complete thirty-two minutes of basketball to pick up a 64-44 win over Missisquoi Valley Union on Saturday afternoon.
"I thought we were very aggressive today," said NCU coach Ed Duncan. "We were after every ball, every rebound and I thought we moved the ball well, we had good looks at the basket and everything was falling for us."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-13-14.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Academy varsity basketball teams both had games this past Friday and Saturday, and for the most part, the results were pretty favorable.
Both teams defeated Concord on Friday.
First up it was the girls, who came away with the 66-27 win, led by Janet Bohannon, who had a game-high 28 points.
In the night cap, the boys picked up the 65-52 win.
Chris DeLaBruere had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the way, while Austin Massi added 22.
On Saturday, the boys were up first, as they took on Twinfield.