SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Springfield Unified Basketball team reined in their second win against the Brattleboro Colonels Wednesday, March 27 at Dressel Gym. Through out the night, it was a continuous battle between the Cosmos’ Falisha Maly and Colonels’ Zachary Smith in the paint. Maly and Smith kept each other busy under each team’s basket.
Senior Glidden dominated the offensive and defensive boards with 10 rebounds. Glidden was on fire for the Cosmos with put backs and short jumpers to make him the team’s leading scorer with 8 points. Maly’s determination and nonstop play earned her 6 points for the night. The team shared their points with Sanborn scoring his 4 points with a jumper and drive to the basket. Campbell added in 4 points with 2 jumpers. It was Machado’s and Gordon’s first basket each for the season. Anderson’s quick thinking contributed with a few steals to help her team to victory.
For Springfield, Gibbons and Dana managed the court with crisp passes to their teammates. At the half, the Cosmos were up by 2 points with a score of 18-16. With Glidden’s and Sanborn’s 8 points between the two in the fourth quarter, the Cosmos battled to take the lead with 26-20 at the buzzer.
Springfield struggled defending the Colonels’ Kayli Nicholson with her jumpers outside of the paint. For Nicolson, she lead Brattleboro with 8 points. Zachary Smith followed with 6 points. Joanie Tuttle scored her first 2 points against the Cosmos. Galdamez and Bolduc each chipped in 2 points for the team.
Springfield would like to thank our dedicated fans. Friday, March 29, the Cosmos traveled to Rutland for their third game of the season. The team played their next home game Tuesday, April 2 against BBA.