In another local local rivalry matchup between two teams in search of their first win, the Fall Mountain Wildcats traveled to Westminster and knocked off the Bellows Falls Terriers, 61-33, at Holland Gym.
After a slow start, marred by turnovers in which neither team scored a point in the opening three minutes, the Wildcats scored the first eight points of the game and Bellows Falls never recovered.
Utilizing an obvious height advantage, Fall Mountain consistently went inside for easy baskets, and dominated the boards on both ends of the floor. And when the Terriers attempted to take it to the basket, the Wildcats blocked shots, altered shots and generally made BF work extremely hard for every point they got.
By halftime the Wildcats had a comfortable lead at 28-13, led by Blake Pearson's 10 points and five from Kevin Plummer. The second half would see much of the same, as the Wildcats played tough defense all over the floor, causing turnovers and turning them into easy baskets in the transition game.
The Wildcats held a 49-26 lead heading into the final quarter and never looked back, as the Terriers could not mount enough offense against a much taller team, to get back into the game.