Lady Terriers fall just short in tourney game

Halle Dickerson dribbles the basketball in the open court and led her team in scoring during their game against Lamoille. Photo by Doug MacPhee.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – The Bellows Falls girls’ basketball team was good enough this year to land a home play-off game, which they hoped would help their post season chances. In all probability, the home court edge did help the Terriers in their contest with Lamoille, but in the end they fell short 54-51.

Since the Terriers raced out to a 18-12 advantage at the start, chances are the Lancers had an adjustment period in Holland gym, before taking the lead in the second period and leading 29-23 at the half. Bellows Falls crept up to a 38-36 tally after three periods and the game was tied down the stretch.

Coach Todd Wells felt the difference came in the second period, “When they changed up their defense to a zone, and we struggled getting good looks at the hoop.”

Halle Dickerson led Bellows Falls in scoring in the game with 18 points, and Taylor Goodell added 15. The tight game was decided when Lamoille banked in a three pointer with 20 seconds to go in the encounter.

Wells gave Abbe Cravinho plaudits for the strong defense she played in the game and pointed out Madison Streeter, who he said was “very energetic grabbing 7 rebounds on the defensive boards and had 6 points.”

The Lady Terriers’ 16-4 record should help in the future as the team loses only one senior this year.

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