BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – By the time you read this, you will likely know how the Bellows Falls boys’ basketball team made out against Montpelier in their first round play-off game. The game was played while this paper was printing Tuesday evening.
Montpelier (14-6) was one of six teams at the top of the Division II Vermont standings with records ranging from 15-5 to 13-7, which make picking a winner of the tourney very difficult. Bellows Falls Coach Ryan Stoodley knows his team must play one of their best games of the season to compete with the Solons.
“They are big and strong and athletic and experienced,” Stoodley said about this year’s Solons’ team. Stoodley went on to say, “Our defense has been playing very well of late and we will have to shoot well tonight to have a chance.”
Stoodley spoke about the memory he had as a player going into Montpelier’s gym as a junior and upsetting them about 20 years ago. Certainly, he has taken the time to think of pulling off an even bigger upset in this one.