Essex — The St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers ended the third quarter on an 11-2 run, surging to a 50-31 win over the Essex Hornets on Thursday night on Jean Robinson Court.
After jumping out to a ten point first quarter lead, the Toppers struggled in the second eight minutes, and Essex outscored them 9-5, using a Eniz Camdzic trey at the buzzer to pull within six at 19-13 at the break. Essex pulled to within five at 21-16 early in the third, But that was when St. Johnsbury woke up. Two hoops by Taeshon Best, and threes from Josiah Kimball and Brendan O’Shea keyed the run to end the third, and Kimball then went off for ten points in the fourth as the visitors won going away.
Kimball led the Academy with 17 points. Vlad Cobzaru added 14 for the winners. Camdzic led Essex with seven.
With the win the Hilltoppers imprive to 15-3. Essex is 7-11.
Tonight’s Montpelier/Lyndon Institute girls basketball game has been postponed until tomorrow night. The game will air with pregame beginning at 5:15pm. As an added bonus, NSN will air the Randolph/LI boys game as the second part of the doubleheader. This is, of course, if both teams travel tomorrow. Cross your fingers.
George Commo’s Blog – Thursday 2-13-14
It is becoming very routine … another night, another win for the UVM Men’s basketball team. The Catamounts rolled over UMass-Lowell last night at Patrick Gym. The Cats showed absolutely no rust after an eight day layoff, cruising to the win and maintaining their one game lead in the America East standings. Next up … UMBC on Saturday at Patrick.
And what can you say about Derek Jeter? Pretty much everything that can be said has been said in the past 18 hours since he announced his intention to retire after next season …/ as a Red Sox fan I’ll just say this .. a classy, feared and respected opponent who I would have loved to have had in Boston all these years … and a sure thing first ballot Hall of Famer.
For Red Sox fans in the Northeast Kingdom it’s a dream come true. The Boston Red Sox, and Wally, will be bringing their 2004, 2007, and 2013 championship trophies to Lyndon Institute on Sunday, February 15th for the public to view! It’s a major coup for the Governor of Red Sox Nation(circa Vermont), Glen Jardine, who worked hard to bring this to fruition.
I know one thing, I’ll be there! NSN will be there with video cameras to record the historic event. It’s going to be awesome.
Congrats to all involved who helped make it happen, and to LI for being the gracious host. Can’t wait til Sunday! Plus playoffs start next week in girls hoops. It’s a win-win.