by Ken Brown
CRAFTSBURY – Richford used a big second half to get past the Craftsbury Academy (CA) boys’ basketball team on the road last week, dropping them to 1-3 on the season.
Will Steinhour poured in a game-high 19 points to lead the Falcons past CA on the road last Tuesday, 71-46. The Chargers stayed within striking distance in the first half behind senior Jas Zendik’s season-high 17 points as they went into the break down 33-26.
“They have a couple kids with good size that balanced out a well-rounded attack for them,” said head coach Sean Ryan. “The guys did a nice job of creating pressure the first half, but we just couldn’t sustain it for all four quarters,” added Ryan.
Richford extended the lead to fourteen through three quarters behind 16 points from Jerrick Jacobs and continued to apply pressure, ending the game on a 21-10 run. Jacob Clawson and Aske Greve chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Falcons as they improved to 3-3 on the season. Blair Locke, Mark Gabara, and Dylan Washer added 9 points apiece in the loss for the Chargers.
“A positive was that we saw some better balance offensively and I think those faster rotations will help us down the road. We have a busy week ahead with some tough matchups, but the boys are starting to feel more confident, and I think we’ll get on track and continue to move things in a positive direction,” said Ryan.
The Chargers hosted Enosburg on Monday and are scheduled to welcome Twinfield-Cabot to town on Thursday. They are currently scheduled to travel to Blue Mountain next Tuesday.