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Blue Devils Drop Opener to Mid-Vermont Christian
The Poultney girls basketball team has high expectations this season, but they ran into a buzzsaw last night in their opener. Mid-Vermont Christian's Hayley Goodwin showed why she is one of the top players in the state at any level as she led the Wildcats to a 44-32 win over the Blue Devils at Capman Court.
Goodwin poured in 34 of her team's 44 points to lead MVC to the win.
The Wildcats took a 14-2 first quarter lead, and that proved to be the difference. MVC increased the lead to 21 points heading to the fourth.
Poultney fell behind by 23 to start the fourth, but were able to cut the lead to 11 before running out of time.
Kaitlyn DeBonis led Poultney with nine points. Annaleice Taylor added seven for the Blue Devils.
Mid-Vermont Christian is 1-0. Poultney is 0-1.
Whitehall Girls Roll to Third Straight Win
The Whitehall girls basketball team is off to a hot start. The Railroaders extended their winning streak to three to start the season as they rolled over Crown Point 63-19 in a non-league contest.
This one was never in doubt as Whitehall used a stifling defense to lead 13-1 after a quarter. The Railroaders increased the lead to 28-5 at halftime.
Crown point played a little closer to the Railroaders in the third, only being outscored 11-7, but Whitehall responded with a 24-7 fourth quarter to close out the game.
Samantha Howland and Blake Bird scored 14 points each for Whitehall. Ashlyn Groesbeck added 12 points and Madison Gould eight.
Whitehall is 3-0.
Fair Haven Swats Yellowjackets in Opener
Fair Haven broke open a close game in the second half and went on to defeat Windsor 56-47 on the road in their season opener.
The game was tied 27-27 at the half, but the Slaters took control in the third by opening up a a nine point advantage and made it stick the rest of the way.
Sawyer Ramey led Fair Haven with 19 points. 17 of Ramey's points came in the first half. Brandon Eastman added 10 points and Sam Barber eight.
Austin Gauld led Windsor with 14 points.
Fair Haven is 1-0. Windsor is 0-1.
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Photo Credit: Brooke DeBonis