Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Vermont State Tournament Pairings Annouced
The Vermont Principal's Association yesterday released their pairings for the 2021-2022 girls basketball state championships, and several Border Country Sports area teams are looking to make their way to the Barre Auditorium or Patrick Gymnasium.
In Division IV Proctor received the #1 seed. The Phantoms haven't reeled off 15 straight wins and will be the decided favorite. Proctor has a bye and awaits the winner of #8 Northfield and #9 Rivendell.
West Rutland is the #2 seed in Division IV and will open play tomorrow at home against #15 Craftsbury. MSJ is the #7 seed and plays at home tomorrow in the opening round against Richford. #11 Poultney drew a familiar foe as they will travel to #6 Mid-Vermont Christian tonight for an opening round matchup.
In the Division III tournament Otter Valley is seeded #6 and will host #11 Oxbow tomorrow night. Mill River is seeded #16 and has the daunting task of trying to take down #1 Windsor on the road tonight.
In Division II Fair Haven is the #3 seed and will play at home tonight against #14 Lamoille.
The Rutland Red Raiders were awarded the #6 seed in Division I and will host #11 BFA-St. Albans tomorrow night.
Fair Haven Boys Defeat Cosmos on the Road
The Fair Haven boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead abd went on to defeat Springfield 66-43 in an SVL contest.
Fair Haven led 20-7 after the first quarter and 35-17 at the half. The Slaters were never challenged as the lead ballooned to 30 in the second half.
Sawyer Ramey continued his high-scoring ways as he poured in 27 points for the Slaters. Phil Bean and Sam Barber added 10 each for Fair Haven.
Tanner Gintof led the Cosmos with 20 points. Luke Stocker chipped in 10.
Fair Haven is 15-4. Springfield is 1-18.
Proctor Rolls Past Westside
Proctor got off to a bit of a slow start, but once they got rolling there was no stopping them as the rolled by West Rutland 73-33 in SVL boys basketball. The win gives the Phantoms possession of the annual Tom Ascoli Trophy.
Westside got out to a 5-0 lead, but Proctor recovered to lead 16-10 after the first. A 24-6 second quarter by the Phantoms made it 40-16 at the half and the Golden Horde couldn't recover.
Bryson Bourn and Carter Crossmon led the Phantoms with 19 points each. Levi Petit contributed 15.
Clayton Kessop led West Rutland with 16 points.
Proctor is now 10-9 on the season. West Rutland is 0-19.
For more of last night's scores go to the Border Country Sports Scorestream Scoreoard: https://www.bordercountrysports.com/scores
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Proctor Booster Club