Raiders rout Pats in season finale

The Rutland High School Raiders completed their 2008/2009 regular season by routing the Mount Anthony Patriots 65-28 last Friday night at home. Raiders senior Megan Blongy led all scorers with 16 points, while sophomore Alyssa Moore contributed another 13 to the season ending win.

Becca Sklepowicz led the defending Division I state champion Patriots with 10 points. Mount Anthony is 7-13 heading into the tournament. Rutland, who finish the year at 12-8, head into the post season on a four game winning streak, and as winners in six of their last seven games.

Behind a 10-0 run to start the second half the Fair Haven Slater girls ended their season with a 35-25 win over the Mill River Minutemen the same night in North Clarendon. With the score tied at 13 at the half the Slaters went on their run to claim a 23-13 lead early in the third and they never gave it back. Fair Haven sophomore Devyn Reed led all scores with a dozen points. Amanda Howard contributed seven points and hauled down twelve boards for the victorious Slaters. Rebecca Day led Mill River with six points. Fair Haven finished the year at 14-6, while Mill River entered this weeks tournament at 10-10.

The West Rutland Golden Horde clinched the top seed in the Division IV tournament by defeating the Proctor Phantoms at home 52-22 in their season finale last Friday night. Katie Lincoln, who was a perfect 12 for 12 from the foul line, led the Golden Horde with 22 points. Sierra Pease also reached double digits in scoring for West Rutland with 10 points. Kelsey McCormack (eight points) and Kayla Tanner (seven points,) combined to score 15 of Proctor's 22 points.

The Otter Valley Otters wrapped up their 2008/2009 season last Friday by trouncing the winless Mount Saint Joseph Mounties 50-30 in Rutland. Julie Ketcham and Amanda Sanderson led the victorious Otters with 13 points apiece. Mount Saint Joseph's Ally Shappy led all scorers with 16 points. The Mounties end the year at 0-19, while the Otters entered the tournament at 9-11.

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