Chad Thornton contributed 13 and Calvin Knowles added another 10 to the lopsided win. Joe Desroches led the Bucks with nine points. The win was an opening round victory in the Bob Abrahamson Tournament.
The Phantoms then squarred off against the Black River Presidents on Saturday in the championship game, and they picked up right where they left off on Friday. The Phantoms jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the first eight minutes and cruised from there to an easy 67-25 win. Robinson and Carter once again led the Phantoms attack. Robinson scored 23 points and hauled down 12 rebounds, while Robinson pumped in 15 for the victors. No Black River player scored more than six points.
In other boys opening night aaction last Friday in West Rutland Matt Belnap hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with two seconds left to propel the Arlington Eagles past the Golden Horde 56-53. It was a disappointing loss for West Rutland who led by ten points at the half, only to see that lead vanish in the second half.
Joey Thorton led Westside with 18 points and Tyler Harte added 15 more.Belnap led the Eagles with 16 points, while Mick Sheldon added 15 and Logan Foster contributed 14 more to the opening night win.
Opening night was even worse for the Poultney Blue Devils who were blown out at home by the Green Mountain Chieftans 54-30. Ian Furer scored 15 points and Ian Carrie added 11 to lead the 1-0 Chieftains, while Derik Kerber paced the 0-1 Blue Devils with nine points.
Yellow Jackets sting Mounties in opener
Opening night didn't go as well for the Mount Saint Joseph Mounties girls basketball team, as they were soundly defeated in their season opener 72-18 last Saturday in Windsor by the hometown Yellow Jackets. Windsor turned their full court press on high and led 29-0 after the opening period. Morghan Farnsworth led Windsor with 16 points, while her teammate Hannah Wierzbicki contributed another11 and Stephanie Dumas added 10 more. Dominque Mercier (nine points) and Ali Shappy (six points) combined to score 15 of MSJ's 18 points.