High School Season Wrap-Up: VPA
The fourth in a six part series, today we'll look back on the high schools season that was in the state of Vermont and the VPA.
Rutland won the Division I state championship, defeating Champlain Valley Union 43-37 in overtime to win the school's first state championship since 1967. Matt Loman scored 18 points while Nathaniel Kingsley added 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Rutland knocked off the defending state champions, Burlington, in the semi-finals.
In Division II, Enosburg Falls knocked off Mount St. Joseph Academy 54-53 after Calvin Carter made the game winning free-throws. Carter, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Vermont earlier this week, finished with 33 points to lead Enosburg to their first state championship in program history as well as an undefeated record on the season.
In a rematch of last year's Division III final, Williamstown earned some revenge and defeated Hazen Union. Nate Poulin scored a team high 19 points while Denis Lecours led the way with 34 for Hazen. For Williamstown, the championship was their fifth in the last 6 years.
Proctor won their second consecutive Division IV state championship by holding off Twinfield 32-30 in a game that was reportedly more exciting than it was well played.
On Saturday, the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association held their annual all-star game, recognizing some of the top performers in the state.
In Divisions I and II, the prestigious Dream Dozen went to Jens Verderber, BFA-St. Albans; Kevin Garrison, Burlington; Jake Nicholson, Burr & Burton; Cameron Coloutti, Fair Haven; Jacky Lau, Lyndon; Chad Young, Mill River; Zach Reinhardt, Mount Mansfield; Dylan Mackie, Otter Valley; Kam Farris, Rice; Noah Tyson, Rutland; Antonio Carlisle, St. Johnsbury; and Caleb Webb, Woodstock.
In Divisions III & IV the Dream Dozen went to Ben Keogh, BFA-Fairfax; Elm LaPoint, Craftsbury; Riley Fenoff, Danville; Riley Urie, Lake Region; Ben Emerson, Oxbow; Owen Pelletier, Rivendell; Troy Walker, Rocheter; Sam Knoerlein, Sharon; Connor Spencer, Twinfield; Nathan Poulin, Williamstown; and Seth Balch and Dakota Page from Windsor.
Full all-star roster can be found here care of the Burlington Free Press.