After finishing the regular season at 9-11, the upstart Green Mountain Union High school boys' basketball team surprisingly found themselves hosting a home playoff game against Enosburg, who despite having a worse record at 6-14, plays a much tougher regular season than the Chiefs.
And it showed, as the visiting Hornets jumped out to impressive 14-0 and 18-6 leads before running away to a 70-36 win at Nason Gym in Chester. Despite the loss, however, Green Mountain coach Stretch Gillam was still proud of his kids.
"I am as proud of these kids as I have been of any team I have ever coached," coach Gillam said during pre-game warm ups. "They have worked extremely hard all year and they don't give up."
With a comfortable lead, the Hornets would sit down their starters for the fourth quarter, cruising to a 70-36 win. Enosburg big man 9 in the paint, Wayne Honaker, would lead all scorers, despite sitting the entire fourth quarter, with 18 points and a dozen rebounds, while Jordan St. Pierre added 15 points. Ian Furrer led the way for the Chiefs with 10 points, while Jason Albert and Jacob Walker pitched in with seven points each. For complete game coverage and additional photos turn to page 14.