Twinfield-Cabot Girls Build Momentum

photo by Vanessa Fournier
Twinfield-Cabot’s Ginger Klarich (center) heads for the basket before being fouled by Danville’s Kendall Hale (No. 14). In the back is Laci Potter (No. 3) of Danville and at right is Carley Mancini of Twinfield-Cabot. Danville outscored their hosts 39-35 on January 11.

by Ken Brown

MARSHFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot girls’ basketball team won back to back games last week versus Mid-Vermont Christian(MVCS) and BFA-Fairfax, before falling to Richford on the road to improve to 3-7 on the season.

Jorja Washburn buried a trio of 3-pointers on her way to an 18-point night to lead the Lady Trojans to a 45-24 home win over MVCS last Tuesday. Haylee North added six in the win as Twinfield-Cabot broke the game open with a 30 point second half. MVCS is a perennial Division IV contender, but fell to 2-5 on the season with the loss.

“At halftime we encouraged everyone to slow down and play within themselves and trust their teammates to run the offense. Jorja was very efficient and the girls did a good job of fighting back after a slow first half. We had a size advantage on them, but they were quick to the ball and they fought hard for everything. It was a great result after so many close losses, including a pair of them in overtime,” said head coach David Conover.

Washburn kept her hot hand on Friday, pouring in a career-high 22 points to lead Twinfield-Cabot to a 46-36 home win over BFA-Fairfax. Washburn earned All-Mountain League honorable mention honors last winter and is one of four seniors on Conover’s young squad. Forest Skillman led the Lady Bullets with 10 points and Taylor Duquette chipped in with eight in the loss as they fell to 1-8 on the season.

Kyrielle Deuso scored a game-high 18 points to lead Richford to a 56-30 home win over the Lady Trojans over the weekend. Sierra Derby added nine points to help Richford build a 26-15 halftime advantage and they would never look back. Ginger Klarich led Twinfield-Cabot with eight points in the loss. The Lady Rockets improved to 6-4 on the season.

The Lady Trojans looked to build on their impressive week as they traveled to Stowe on Monday and remained on the road for a match-up with Northfield on Tuesday. Twinfield-Cabot currently holds the tenth ranking in the Division IV standings, but has an opportunity to gain ground on eighth-seeded Northfield, a team they beat 60-37 earlier this month.