Local roundup: Grela’s career-best night caps Windsor’s 8-1 slate

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Published: 3/12/2021 10:59:41 PM
Modified: 3/12/2021 10:59:38 PM

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Windsor High senior Ashley Grela apparently takes the theory of saving the best for last to a literal extent.

Grela came up with a career-best 25 points in her final regular-season high school girls basketball game, leading the Yellowjackets to a 68-48 rout of Burr & Burton on Friday night. The victory guaranteed the Jacks (8-1) a minimum of a top-three seed for the start of the VPA Division III state tournament next week.

Grela sank four of Windsor’s nine 3-pointers in a superior performance. Elliot Rupp had 12 points, and Peyton Richardson netted eight.

The Jacks rolled up a 22-10 lead after one quarter. They’ll learn their first tourney opponent on Monday.

Fair Haven 69, Woodstock 28

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — The Wasps (4-5) will likely face a play-in game early next week to make the field for the VPA Division II state tournament.

BOYS BASKETBALLWest Rutland 51, Sharon 37

SHARON — Although the Phoenix (0-7) completed a winless regular season, coach Blake Fabrikant saw signs of improvement against the Golden Horde (6-3).

“It was a one-point game at half; we just lost our composure when they ratcheted up defensive pressure,” Fabrikant said. “We lack the acumen and the skill set to execute in tight situations, so our margin for error is very slim.”

Ian Robertson had 11 points, Riley Eastman scored nine and Parkus Bogardus ended up with eight.

Fair Haven 79, Woodstock 47

WOODSTOCK — The Slaters dialed up long distance, hitting 13 3-pointers to top the Wasps (0-7) at Dailey Gynasium.

Cooper Dorsogna had 12 points to top the Wasps’ scoresheet. Manny Pacheco finished with eight points, and Corey White had six.

Woodstock will likely face a play-in game for a spot in the VPA Division II tournament next week.

MSJ 76, Hartford 46

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Mounties (5-1) overwhelmed the Hurricanes (7-2) and likely dropped them out of a top-four spot in next week’s VPA Division II tournament.

Mount St. Joseph held the Canes to just a single field goal in the first quarter, opening a 19-8 lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Tarin Prior had the big night for Hartford, scoring a game-high 22 points. Teammate Jacob Seaver added seven.

The Canes are still likely to host a first-round tournament game next week.

Proctor 65, Rivendell 43

ORFORD — The Raptors (6-3) saw their four-game winning streak come to an end in a home loss to the Phantoms (6-2).

Brennon Crossman scored 22 points and Connor McKearin added 21 for Proctor.

Rivendell will learn its opening VPA Division IV tournament assignment on Monday.

Spaulding 58, Thetford 43

THETFORD — The Panthers (2-6) will hit the road to defend their VPA Division III state title next week after dropping their season finale to the Crimson Tide.

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