Bucks Defeat the Engineers in Varsity Girls Home Opener


(BNN Photo/ T. Puffer)

The Bucks’ Kolby Nelson drives to the basket in the first half of BMU’s home opener against the Woodsville Engineers.

WELLS RIVER- The Blue Mountain varsity girls improved to 3-0 with an impressive 42-30 victory over cross-river rival Woodsville on Friday night.  After the first quarter, the Bucks held a one point lead over the visiting Engineers but came alive in the second to earn a 25-15 advantage at the half.  Once again the Bucks did it without a full roster, missing two key players for their home opener.  Eight Bucks saw time on the floor, and all eight contributed points in the game.  The balanced scoring included nine points from both Jordan Alley and Kolby Nelson.  Keegan Tillotson threw in eight points and Bucks’ freshman Kyra Nelson contributed six.  The younger of the Nelson sisters had the difficult task of guarding Woodsville standout Mackenzie Kingsbury.  Kingsbury was Woodsville’s leading scorer on the night with eleven points, a relatively quiet night for her as the BMU defense kept a close eye on the Woodsville senior.

With the win, the Bucks improve to 3-0 and will next travel to Craftsbury on Monday night.  The Engineers fall to 2-2 and will host Littleton on Tuesday.