BBA blows out Brattleboro at home

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MANCHESTER — The outcome was never really in doubt in the game between the Burr and Burton boys basketball team and Brattleboro Friday night, as the Bulldogs went on to win 66-24.

BBA wasted little time jumping out to an advantage early. The Bulldogs led by 17-4 after one quarter.

BBA guard Bryce Little got hot shooting the ball in the first, scoring nine points on four made baskets.

According to Bulldogs coach Eric Green, it was important to get out to a hot start and take the momentum early.

"We had some stuff we've been working on in practice that we wanted to work on and get a feel for against a different color jersey, particularly on the defensive end," Green said. "It was important to get an early lead, so we could be comfortable. They're having a down year right now, so it was important to not play down to their level."

The Colonels played competitive in the second quarter, but it was still clear the Bulldogs were the superior team Friday night.

After holding a 19-point lead at the half, BBA would only play even more dominant in the second half. Brattleboro made just one field goal attempt in the second half.

As a team, they could only muster seven points after the halftime break with four of those coming at the foul line.

With the game an absolute blow out midway through the third quarter, all of the Bulldogs starters were lifted from the game at that point.

Little led the way for BBA with 14 points on the night. The senior has been very impressive as of late as he has consistently notched double figure scoring outputs throughout the month of February.

Guard Tommy Baker had a strong night as well with 12 points. Ten of those points came in the second quarter, where he was getting to the basket at will and also hot from behind the arc with two 3's. Joe Hancock was strong off the bench with 10 points. He had eight points in the fourth quarter.

Jake Nicholson, Patrick Forstmann and Daniel Mulroy added six points apiece.

Eleven of BBA's 15 players got in on the scoring act.

"It's a luxury to have," said Green about the scoring up and down his roster. "We've seen it at moments throughout the season, but for everyone to put it together tonight was nice to see."

Despite the Colonels being winless, holding Brattleboro to 24 points was an impressive feat for the Bulldogs and it was far and away the least points they've given up in a game all season. Green was very happy with the effort on that end of the floor.

"That's where it's going to come for from us," Green said. "We want our defense to feed our offense. With active feet, active hands and active mouths, we can do that. Forcing them into jump shots from deep played into what we wanted to do.

BBA improves to 8-7 on the season and will take on St. Johnsbury today at home at 4:30.

Adam Aucoin can be reached at aaucoin@benningtonbanner.com and followed at @AAucoin_Banner on Twitter.


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