The Bellows Falls Union High School boys basketball team is still in search of the formula that will produce a win, after recently dropping a 62-42 decision to Woodstock at Holland Gym in Westminster.
The Terriers have generally gotten off to bad starts this season and this game was no exception, falling behind 12-4 early, as Woodstock senior Colin Hagenbarth hit three jumpers early, including a three-pointer, while senior Sam Stockwell also hit a couple jumpers.
Woodstock also brought their defense, making it tough for the Terriers to get over half court and set into their offense on nearly every trip up the floor, which led to a 27-7 Wasp lead after one quarter.
However, to the Terriers credit, they quite possibly put together the best quarter of basketball this editor has seen from them this season, stringing together five consecutive baskets to start the quarter including buckets from Jeremy Kilburn, Will Bourn and two from Drew Guild.
The Bellows Falls' now trapping defense also produced a couple of turnovers, as the Terriers cut the Woodstock lead to 12 late in the second quarter. However a late Wasp run put the lead back up to 14 points at halftime.
The Terriers had done a good job getting back to within striking distance, however the Wasps turned it up again in the third quarter and pushed the lead back up to 16 points headed into the fourth quarter.
The outside shooting of Woodstock proved to much in the end, as four Wasps hit double-figures in scoring, led by Hagenbarth with 25 points.
Stockwell finished with 15 points while Brendan Mayhew also finished with 10. Terrier sophomore guard Bourne led the way for the Terriers with 14 points, while sophomore Joe Aslin pitched in with seven points.
The loss may have put the Terriers at 0-8 on the season, but there are several young players who are getting valuable playing time, so watch out for this team in the near future.