MIDDLEBURY - Seth Delorme netted 41 points to lead his Middlebury Tigers to a 100-80 win over the Montpelier Salons last Saturday in boy's high school basketball.
To score 100 points is impressive enough in any high school game, but to do it against a team that features an excellent full court, high pressure press like the Salons employ is even more impressive. The Tigers cut through that press with little difficulty. Devin Bradford added 15 points and Will Pitkin contributed another 12 to the win.
Leading the way for the 2-1 Salons was Sean Dowling with 24 points and17 rebounds. Sam Brigham scored 16, including four 3-pointers and Evan Parker chipped in 14 points for the Salons, who dropped to 2-1 with the loss. Middlebury evened their early season record to 1-1 with the win.
Eagles squeeze past Ghosts
Last Saturday in Bristol Corey Kimball hit a three-pointer with four seconds left to lift his Mount Abraham Eagles past the visiting Randolph Ghosts 42-41. Kimball led the 1-1 Eagles with a dozen points in this thriller, while his teammates Kyle Kayhart added 11 more and Shawn Marcelle contributed another nine. Randolph's Jon White led all scorers with 17 points. The Ghosts fell to 1-1 with the loss.
Lady Eagles defeat Mill River
The Mount Abraham Eagles girl's team tasted success last Saurday as well, defeating Mill River in North Clarendon 51-42. Jennifer Loyer led the Eagles offense with 17 points and Alyssa Stearns added another 10 to the nine point win. Rebecca Day led Mill River with 13 points, while MacKenzie Mooney added nine more points and Caitlin Sartor seven to the loss. Mill River fell to 1-1 with the loss.
Vergennes no match for CVU
In other girls action last week the Vergennes Commodores were soundly defeated on Thursday (December 10th) 68-24 by Champlain Valley on the road in Hinesburg. Allison Gannon pumped in 18 to lead CVU, while Carlee Evans contributed another 11 points and Renick Lalancette and Kendal Kohlash added 10 each to the onslaught. Allison Provost had nine to lead the Commodores. Champlain Valley improved to 2-0 with the win.
Middlebury melts North Country
Sean Harrison scored two goals and one assist to lead Middlebury past the North Country Falcons 4-2 in boys high school hockey last Saturday in Middlebury. Steve Kallen added a goal and two assists to the win and Cooper Thompson scored the Tigers remaining goal. Craig Camara made 31 saves for Middlebury, who remained unbeaten at 2-0-1 with the win. Mike Hartman and Josh Bernier scored for North Country, while their net minder Houston Judd stopped 24 shots.
Raiders skate by Tigers
In Middlebury last Saturday the Rutland Raiders scored the final two goals to break a 3-3 tie and defeat the Middlebury Tigers 5-3 in girls high school hockey. Taylor Kresconko, Chelsea Hill, Kayla Beauchamp, Ashley Boucher and Erin Bourn scored for the victorious Raiders, while Deanna Rodolfy made 15 saves for the Raiders, who improved to 3-1 with the win. The 0-4 Tigers got goals from Emmy Hescock, Sara Boudah and Megan Wade while goalie Ashley Howlett kept the game competetive with 28 saves.
Harrison makes Free Press first team
The Burlington Free Press announced its ninth annual first and second all star high school football teams last week, and Middlebury senior linebacker Sean Harrison was named to this years first team.
Harrison, who also played fullback for the Tigers last fall, is a three year defensive starter. He has already been named to to play in the North-South Senior Bowl, and could quite possibly be on the field for Vermont next summer in the Shriners game against New Hampshire. Harrison also plays hockey and baseball for the Tigers.
Middlebury's junior lineman Jim Danyow was named the defensive second team, and Otter Valley's Andrew Piper received an honorable mention at linebacker.