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Proctor splits games against Rutland Town

On Tuesday, Jan. 10 the Proctor 5th/6th grade boys and girls basketball teams hosted Rutland Town with the Proctor girls coming away with a victory and the boys losing against their rival.

The Proctor girls dominated their game from the start with excellent rebounding and pushing the ball up the floor quickly for easy baskets. They played great defense and were constantly beating Rutland Town to the ball. The final score was 34-13.

The boys had a more difficult time against Rutland Town struggling to get their offense organized. This was the first game the Proctor 5th grades played without the experienced 6th grade players. Rutland Town played excellent defense often stealing passes for easy layups. Rutland Town also did a nice job of driving to the basket and hitting their foul shots. At half-time they had a decisive lead against the home team 25-6. The Phantoms looked better in the second half but Rutland Town kept up their intensive play not letting the Phantoms back in the game and winning 38-16 when the buzzard rang.

High scorer for Proctor was Nathan Smith with 6-points. Jacob May, Liam Duggan, Peyton Mitchell and Zachary Bates each contributed 2-points. Ethan Knotte scored 17-points for Rutland Town to take game high scorer honors while his teammate Eric Coughlin knocked in 8-points.

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