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Thetford — If alone the Thetford Academy and Windsor High girls basketball teams could comedy all of their adjoin anniversary other. We’d absolutely see a abounding division of nailbiters.
Thetford green Namya Benjamin netted a team-high 16 credibility and chief Lily Brown hit three of four chargeless throws in the final 38.8 abnormal of the bold to advice the Panthers top Windsor in a back-and-forth 52-49 challenge at Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium on Thursday night.
The bold was the latest in an advancing animosity amid the two teams that includes affairs in the aftermost two VPA Division III finals. Windsor defeated Thetford by 17 credibility in aftermost year’s D-III championship while the Panthers came out on top, 53-52, in the 2017 appellation match.
It additionally was yet addition admonition to the about 200 in appearance that you’d still apparently accept bigger luck agreeable hairs than comparing the two squads.
“The aftermost three games, we’ve played teams that aren’t as acceptable as Windsor. The account adumted that,” Thetford drillmaster Eric Ward said. “We charge to be arena this blazon of aggregation a lot to get us better. Windsor’s good; Olivia (Rockwood) is great. … It’s abundant for the kids to get a win tonight. It’s a aplomb booster.”
“I aloof ane the antagonism is so fun,” added Benjamin, who played on inferior varsity as a TA apprentice aftermost year. “Everyone on the Windsor aggregation is so good. It aloof makes us ap to comedy better. I ane that’s the fun part.”
The challenge was at alike from the jump.
Thetford (4-1) con a 10-5 advance amid through the aboriginal division afore Windsor’s breach begin its form. The Yellowjackets (4-1) denticulate two 3-pointers — the aboriginal by Alyssa Slo, the additional by Rockwood — in a 12-second amount to accord Windsor the lead, 12-10, with 25 abnormal actual in the quarter.
That drive agitated over into the second, with Windsor architecture a seven-point advance afore Thetford answered with a run of its own. Benjamin denticulate four of the Panthers’ final nine credibility of the half, and Ellen Veracka sank a acreage ambition with 14 abnormal actual to advice the hosts cull even, 24-24, at the intermission.
“We came out in the aboriginal few account arena absolutely acceptable basketball,” Ward said. “Then we had an eight- or nine-minute amplitude area we were out of sorts. … The aftermost three account of the half, we played acceptable basketball. I ane the kids acclimatized in.”
Back-to-back threes by Thetford’s Kiana Johnson and Grace Davis helped the Panthers cull abroad in the third quarter, demography a 41-36 advance into the final stanza. Six beeline credibility by Windsor in the fourth, capped by a Reese Perry bucket, pulled the bold alike already again, 42-42, with 4:42 remaining. The advance afflicted easily two added times afore the final buzzer, the aftermost on a binet and abhorrent attempt by Benjamin account afterwards for a 47-44 TA lead.
Windsor alert cut the gap to a point but never angry the bold again. The Jacks had the wl with 11.8 abnormal to go, but Thetford’s Lily Brown came up with a abduct on the inbounds canyon and was fouled. She sank both of her chargeless throws to allowance the deal.
“We were accomplishing some acceptable things,” said Windsor arch drillmaster Bruce Mackay, whose aggregation defeated Thetford, 47-39, in the division opener for both teams on Dec. 12. “We came out afterwards halftime like we’ve been accomplishing all year long. We did not comedy able-bodied in the third quarter. We got bottomward by eight or 10, came back. We did some acceptable things, but we dug ourselves a hole. We got into abhorrent trouble. Our circling wasn’t good.”
Johnson netted 11 credibility for Thetford in her fifth bold back abutting the band from Chelsea High. Rockwood, who denticulate her 1,000th career point beforehand this month, led all scorers with 19 points.
“I admired how my kids battled,” Mackay said. “(The Panthers are) a acceptable team. They haven’t been to Barre eight years in a row for nothing. Every year, we ume to breach in the approved division and face anniversary added in Barre, hopefully. I accept that aggregation will be there and, I’ll be honest, I ane we’ll be there.”
The shame, Ward said, is that these two teams don’t accommodated a little afterpiece to the postseason.
“We’re activity to be an absolutely altered aggregation (in February),” he said. “In the aftermost three years, they’ve exhausted us the aboriginal time, we’ve exhausted them the additional time, again we accommodated in Barre. Whether it’s activity to appear this year or not, we’ll acquisition out.”
Windsor campaign to Mill River on Saay; Thetford campaign to Rivendell abutting Thursday.
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