Trojans Roll Chargers in Opener

photo by Vanessa Fournier | Twinfield’s Kerrick Medose (#1) drives between Evan LaMare (front) and John Smith (right) of Craftsbury during play Feb. 12. Twinfield player Cutler Gladding is in back at right. The Trojans beat the Chargers, 77-31
by Ken Brown

CRAFTSBURY – The Twinfield/Cabot boys’ basketball team started the season off on the right foot last week with a dominant road win over Craftsbury Academy.

photo by Vanessa Fournier | Dylan Washer of Craftsbury looks to pass by Twinfield’s Kerrick Medose (left) during action in the World War II Memorial Gymnasium in Craftsbury Friday. Watching the play are Trojan Cutler Gladding (#55) and Charger Mark Guebara (#5). Twinfield defeated Craftsbury 77-31.

Cutler Gladding had his best game as a Trojan last Friday, pouring in a game-high 24 points to lead Twinfield/Cabot to a 77-31 win over Craftsbury. The Websterville transfer scored 18 in the first half to give the Trojans a 39-8 lead at the break. 

“It’s been a long wait for these guys and the night before and on the bus ride over they were so excited to finally tip-off the season. As soon as they stepped on the court it was all business and they went right back to being in their own element and everything just fell into place. Gavin got into foul trouble early and Cutler stepped up big time. I was so happy to see all of the kids get back out there and compete,” said head coach Chris Hudson.

Gavin Fowler had a strong game with 15 points for the Trojans and Lucas Roberts and freshman Meles Gouge chipped in with 11 apiece. Dylan Washer led Craftsbury with 10 points in the loss in what was their first game under new head coach Tyler Gillespie. Cabot’s Brody Moran, Neil Alexander, and Dominic Hale are playing for the Trojans this season, making it a true cooperative between the two schools. 

photo by Vanessa Fournier | The new Craftsbury boys’ varsity coach is Tyler Gillespie (right) of Eden and the new assistant coach is Joe LaMare (left) of Craftsbury.

“The guys did a great job of taking care of their own responsibilities, played our style of basketball, hit the boards, and got out in transition. Cutler and Gavin were great on the glass and that got everything started for us. Our man-to-man was pretty good for three quarters and that really allowed us to dictate the tempo and get good looks. It was a good first win and we’ll get ready for some tough challenges ahead of us,” said Hudson.

Twinfield/Cabot was scheduled to host Twin Valley in their home opener on Monday. All home games will be carried by The Chargers were scheduled to host Christ Covenant on Monday.