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MV Rec League play
REGION -- The Bethel Bobcats, Laid Back Installers and Hotel Rumford all retained their top three positions atop the Mountain Valley Rec League with a 5-1 record. All teams registered blow out wins of 30 points or more.
Black Bear Industries is now 2-4, Archies 1-5 and The Thundercats are 0-6.
Game one saw a scoring outburst, as Hotel Rumford's Aaron St. Pierre, with 35 first half points and a game-high 47, including 8 behind the arc, led his team to a 115-81 scorching of Black Bear Industries. Kevin Gallant (6 threes) and Chris Willer (5 threes) also had hot shooting hands with 22 points each, followed by Andy Shorey, Jr with 18 points (3 threes). BBI's Josh Albee tried to keep up the scoring pace with 33 points (9 threes) and Myles Whilock had 21 points (6 threes). Dave Hodgkins chipped in 10 more.
In game two of the day, Bethel coasted to an easy 87-46 lopsided victory of The Thundercats. Bethel was led by TJ Savage with 23 points, Matt Zetts with 20 points and 3 threes and 11 each from Ryan Savage and Matt Newell. The Thundercats' Mike Leclerc had 17 points (3 threes) and Tyson Hanson helped with 10 more.
Finally LBI used a run and gun style to wipe out a shorthanded Archies, 125-58. Eric Canwell had a game-high 33 points with a variety of dunks and running, dipsy-do shots. Jon Benjamin also had a 31-point outburst followed by Owen Jones with 24 points (6 threes), Joe Goudreau 17 points (5 threes) and Brian Canwell with 15 points. Archies' Brett Archibauld did a fine job in a futile cause, with 32 points and Justin Archibauld managed 11 more.
On Sunday, LBI hosts Black Bear Industries at 10 a.m. Archies entertains The Bethel Bobcats next at 11:30. The 1 p.m. finale has Hotel Rumford taking on The Thundercats.