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Crusaders Rain 3-Pointers On Big Green in Victory

Worcester, Mass. — Justin Burrell scored 19 points, Phil Beans added 18 and Holy Cross hit 10 3-pointers in a 67-56 win over Dartmouth yesterday in a nonconference men’s basketball game.

Burrell was 3 for 3 and Beans 4 for 6 from long range for the Crusaders (6-4), who never trailed and led 31-22 at halftime.

After Holy Cross expanded the lead to 14 points, the Big Green (2-5) closed to 47-43 with 8:09 left on a Jvonte Brooks layup.

Burrell answered with a 3-pointer, then Brooks made another layup. After Beans and Dartmouth’s Alex Mitola exchanged 3-pointers, Dave Dudzinski scored four straight points as part of a 10-2 run to make it 63-50.

The Crusaders were 15 of 19 from the free-throw line, while Dartmouth was only 7 of 16.

Burrell hit 6 of 6 foul shots, making him 25 of 26 for the season. Brooks finished with 16 points and Mitola 15 for the Big Green.

Women’s College Hockey

Dartmouth 6, Maine 1

Orono, Maine — A hat trick from senior Camille Dumais and two goals from classmate Reagan Fischer helped Dartmouth (5-4-2) to an easy win over of Maine (2-11-1) yesterday.

Dumais registered her third career hat trick an added an assist. Fischer scored twice and assisted on two of Dumais’ tallies.

The Big Green outshot the Black Bears 61-15, the most shots by Dartmouth since Jan. 28, when it had 52 in a 6-0 victory at Yale.

Brittany Dougherty scored for Maine. Dartmouth was whistled for just three minor penalties.

The teams will wrap-up their weekend series today, the final game before the Big Green’s winter break.

H.S. Boys Hoop

Hartford 65, Lyndon 47

— The Hurricanes were balanced and effective in their season-opening win, the first under coach Steve Landon.

Cameron Gaudette and Josh Claflin scored 15 points each as the Hurricanes built a 32-25 lead at halftime and played strong defense throughout.

“We really showed up to play today, together as a team,” said Landon, who spent the previous six seasons leading the Hartford girls. “Defensively, we were real solid against a team that was much bigger than us.”

Justin Devoid was solid on the boards while contributing 10 points along with Taylor Potter.

The Canes (1-0) play at Union-32 on Tuesday.

Thetford 61, Twinfield 57

— Hanover High junior transfer Erich Alberta (14 points) scored eight in the fourth quarter as the Panthers rallied to edge the Trojans.

Sophomore Brandon Gray scored a team-high 17 for the Panthers, who trailed 45-42 after three.

Thetford was without starting point guard Dominic Chatot, who rolled his ankle in practice Friday, as well as sixth man Matt Perry (family commitment).

Forward David Codling scored 20 for Twinfield.

Thetford hosts Windsor on Thursday.

H.S. Girls Hoop

Randolph 40, Northfield 32

— Brooke Jacques hit four 3-pointers as part of her 15-point effort as the Galloping Ghosts won their season opener.

Brittney Lafreniere added 10 for Randolph, which plays at Mount Abraham on Friday.

H.S. Boys Hockey

Woodstock 4, Peoples 0

— The Wasps peppered Wolves goalie Lukas Caldwell with 51 shots in the lopsided win.

“(Caldwell) was good. As much as we dominated, we didn’t score until the second period,” said Woodstock coach Charlie Hancock.

Hunter Schmell scored two goals for the Wasps (1-0), while Nick Donaldson had a goal and two assists, Braden McCarthy had a goal and an assist and Levi Vigh and Conner McCarthy each had one assist.

Brady Stewart made five stops for Woodstock, which hosts Brattleboro on Wednesday.

KUA 8, Tilton 0

— The Wildcats improved to 4-0 in the rout.

Twelve Cats scratched the scoresheet, with Niko Rufo (two goals, assist) the only player with multiple goals.

JD Dudek had a goal and three assists, Nick Roberto and Casey Miller had a goal and an assist each and Jacob Paulch and Gregg Burmaster each had one goal.

Brendan White contributed two assists, while Doyle Somerby, Brandon Cole, Jonathan Charbonneau and Austin Timpone had one helper each.

Kimball Union travels to Brewster Academy on Wednesday.

H.S. Girls Hockey

Hartford 3, Northfield 2 (ot)

— Defender Amanda Nelson scored 1:30 into overtime to lift the Hurricanes to a season-opening win over the Marauders.

Nelson scored from the slot on the rebound of a shot by Allyse Mullen (assist).

Courtney Murray had a goal and an assist, Alex Fogg scored a goal and Meghan Boardman had an assist for the Canes, who led 2-1 in the third period before what Hartford coach Nelson Fogg called a controversial Northfield goal with 6:24 to play in regulation.

“It was a hard shot off the pipe, and I didn’t think it went in,” Fogg said.

“It didn’t seem like anybody thought it went in except for the official who called it, so we could have packed it in at that point.”

Beth Potter made 15 saves for the Canes, who play their home opener Tuesday against North Country.

U-32/Montpelier 9, Woodstock 1

Woodstock — The Wasps fell in their season opener.

Delaney Little scored for the Wasps, in the third period on an assist from Ashley Sigl. It was the first career point for Sigl, a sophomore.

Erin Tortolano made 31 saves for the Wasps, who play at Brattleboro on Wednesday.

H.S. Wrestling

Cougar Earns 2 Wins

Milford, n.h. — Kearsarge’s Lucas Beltz bagged a pair of wins yesterday during a meet with St. Thomas and host Milford.

Beltz, wrestling at 132 pounds, pinned St. Thomas’ Thomas Kntenski in 52 seconds and defeated Milford’s Reuben Carson 12-3.

H.S. Swimming

Hanover Sweeps

— The Marauders prevailed in a season-opening, six-team meet at Colby-Sawyer College on Friday.

The Marauder girls captured two relay events as Katie Aman, Elisabeth Brechbuhl, Audrey Steiner and Neha Grag combined for a 200-yard medley win in 2:05.27 and Katie Brechbuhl, Isabella Hansen, Garg and Katherine Robertson won the 200 free in 1:59.95.

Earning individual wins for Hanover were Steiner (200 free, 2:09.32; 100 fly, 1:05.86), Garg (100 free; 106.17), and Aman (100 back; 1:04.14), while Aman, both Brechbuhl sisters, Steiner and Robertson all earned state championship meet qualification in various events.

Hanover’s boys also won a pair of relays, with ChiChi Wang, Josh Himmelstein, Connor Koehler and Brendan Forauer taking the 200 medley in 2:00.20 and Ryan Farr, Henry Butler, Max Porter and Jake McCoy winning the 400 free in 4:55.58.

Koehler and Forauer earned state-meet bids.

The Marauders participate in a diving meet in Keene on Friday.