Super Bowl Sunday
Although it seems that most people were rooting for New Orleans to win the Super Bowl, I don't believe too many football fans actually thought they could pull it off.
However, Drew Brees and the Saints "came marching in" to Miami and (rather handily) knocked off Peyton Manning and the Colts.
This editor picked the right score for the Saints (24), however the Colts certainly did not meet expectations.
Local Hoops Action
The Leland & Gray boys' basketball team recently went into West Rutland and steam-rolled the Golden Horde, 72-20. The win (at press time) put the Rebels at 10-6 on the season.
Matt Bizon led the Rebels with a game-high 21 points, while Josh Fontaine and Colin Nystrom pitched in with 18 and 11 points respectively. Adan Garcia led West Rutland with 10 points.
In Windsor, Morghan Farnsworth scored 17 points to lead the Lady Yellow Jackets over Woodstock, 77-29. At press time, the Jacks had won 10 our of their last 11 games.
Windsor had control of this game from the opening jump, racing out to a commanding 29 point lead at halftime.
The win gives the Lady Jacks a 12-6 record (at press time)heading into the final week of the season.
Windsor's Amber Heath also added 15 points while Olivia Matos, Kaitlin Callahan and Abby Wright each pitched in with eight points. For Woodstock, Courtney Maxham and Carly Harris scored 10 points each.
In Proctor, the home team Lady Phantoms jumped out to an early 10-point lead in the first quarter, in cruising to a 51-36 win over Mount St. Joseph.
Freshman point guard Carissa Elrick is going to be a good one, scoring a game-high 18 points including 10 in the first quarter.
Elrick was everywhere, distributing the ball to teammates, creating steals on defense and cruising the lane for lay ups.
However, a freshman on the other side of the floor was also playing well, as MSJ's Alex Reddy was scoring nearly all her teams' points in the first quarter while also in the paint grabbing several rebounds.
The Mounties would attempt a comeback in the second quarter to get within seven points, but the second half would be all Proctor as Elrick and company would cruise to the 15-point win.
For Proctor, Mikayla Tanner had 13 points and six rebounds, while Jennifer Connell added seven points.
For MSJ, frosh Reedy led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Megan Blais had a nice game off the bench with eight points and eight rebounds.
In Springfield, the Cosmos Boys' hoop team recently had a tough time with Division. I Brattleboro, dropping a 70-40 loss to the Colonels at Dressel Gym.
The loss (at press time) put the Division. II Cosmos at 8-9 heading into the final week of the regular season.
After the Cosmos had actually jumped out to an early 8-1 lead in the first quarter, Brattleboro used a 28-point second quarter to pull away. For Springfield, senior guard Brandon Boyle led the way with 19 points.
In Manchester, the Burr & Burton girls' hoop team continues to roll, improving their record to 16-2 with a 44-30 win over Hartford.
Jenna Hoffman led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points while Nina Shehadi pitched in with eight points. Sarah Illingworth led the way for the Lady Hurricanes with 10 points while Stacey Schellong pitched in with eight.