Wildcats hold Mill River to season low

Twin Valley’s Makayla Williams works for a shot in the paint against Mill River. 
Bottom: Wildcat Kayla Mauroyenis takes a jumper over the Minutemen.             R. CapitaniWildcat Kayla Mauroyenis takes a jumper over the Minutemen.             R. Capitani

WHITINGHAM- The Twin Valley girls’ varsity clashed with Mill River Monday evening.  The Wildcats were strong on the defensive end, holding the Minutemen to the lowest point total of any opponent so far this season.  But Twin Valley wasn’t able to generate enough offense and fell to the visitors 30-6.
Mill River’s Molly Hier opened the game’s scoring. She and guard Cheyenne Hoyle did most of the damage as the Minutemen built a 12-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Wildcats tightened up their defensive efforts, holding Mill River to six points in the second quarter. Alanna Bevilacqua had a layup and Makayla Williams scored an inside jump shot right before halftime, and the Wildcats trailed 4-18 at halftime.
In the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter the Wildcats played solid defense and rebounded well. Hali Howe had a bucket in the third quarter for Twin Valley.
The Minutemen led 24-6 after three. Six was the magic number as the Wildcats held the Minutemen to six points in each quarter of the second half. Hier, the Minutemen’s 6’ 5” center, led all scorers with 12 points and Hoyle followed with nine.  Bevilacqua had a pair of blocks and led the Wildcats in rebounding.
The win snapped a 34-game losing streak for the Minutemen.  Twin Valley dropped to 0-4 on the season.
Twin Valley hosts Arlington (2-5) tonight at 6 pm.  On Saturday they travel to Rivendell for a 2:30 matinée matchup with the Raptors.  On Tuesday, January 17, they are back on the road with a trip up Route 7 to Proctor. Tipoff is at 6 pm with the Phantoms.

The Deerfield Valley News

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