Craftsbury Girls Searching for Offense

by Ken Brown
photo by Vanessa Fournier | Ida Eames (#21) of Craftsbury dribbles the ball around Twinfield’s Jorga Washburn during a game at Twinfield January 5. The Lady Chargers lost 18-34.

PLAINFIELD – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) girls’ basketball team dropped decisions to Twinfield-Cabot and Danville last week to fall to 0-5 on the season.

Kendall Fowler and Carley Mancini combined for 16 points to lead the Lady Trojans past CA last Wednesday 34-18 for their first win of the season. Ellas Gillespie led the Lady Chargers with 11 points in the loss.

On Friday, Danville outlasted CA 56-29 behind a game-high 14 points from Colleen Flinn. The Lady Bears took a 35-17 lead into the break behind a combined 17 points from Rylie Cadieux and Laci Potter. Ella Gillespie led CA once again with 11 points, Maggie Royer scored a season-high 10, and Savannah Boyce chipped in with eight. Danville is one of the few schools in the state to play their entire schedule as they improved to 3-5 on the season. CA’s matchup with Northfield on December 30 was postponed and Monday’s matchup with Williamstown was rescheduled to next Monday. They are currently scheduled to travel Blue Mountain on Friday.

“We are looking forward to having a full week of practice. It will allow us to work on some game situations and some team bonding to improve our chemistry,” said head coach Mariah LeVangie.