Local Roundup: Raptors Roll to Easy Victory
Rivendell’s Dalton Thayer, left, fouls Woodsville’s Derek Mancini as they grapple for a loose ball during their game last night in Orford. Rivendell prevailed 70-26 to take both ends of a boys-girls twin bill. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Woodsville’s Joe Abrahamsen hangs on to the ball as Rivendell’s Josh Marshall reaches in for a steal during their game in Orford last night. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Rivendell’s Nathaniel Eastman, left, wins a tap from Woodsville’s Joe Abrahamsen during their game earlier this month in Orford. Both players are among the top scorers in the Upper Valley this year. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Orford — Nate Eastman scored 12 points as Rivendell Academy’s boys basketball team used a balanced attack and a stout defense to defeat Woodsville 70-26 last night.
“It was real good defensive team effort,” Rivendell coach Tim Dyke said. “The Woodsville kids worked really hard on the floor tonight.”
Scott Calhoun added 11 points and Cole Stever 10 for the Raptors (7-1), who led 37-13 at the half. Rivendell has won six straight games.
Joe Abrahamsen and Jaret Bemis led Woodsville (1-7 overall, 1-6 NHIAA) with six points apiece.
Rivendell greets Blue Mountain on Tuesday.
Hanover 56, Merrimack Valley 43
Penacook, n.h. — Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter as Hanover (4-6 overall, 2-6 N.H. Division II) defeated Merrimack Valley in a game not nearly as close as the final score suggested. The Marauders led 49-22 after three quarters.
“Our offense was excellent, but our defense played really well,” said Hanover coach Tim Winslow, who cited forward Noah Huizenga and center Ben Lynch for their defensive efforts.
Ryan O’Rourke added 12 points and Liam Gantrish 10 for the Marauders, who led 34-16 at the half.
Hanover is off until next Friday, when the Marauders visit Pembroke.
Windsor 61, Woodstock 58
Windsor — Luke TanCreti scored 19 points and drained four of Windsor’s nine 3-pointers as the Yellowjackets (3-7) held off Woodstock (5-5) for its second straight win.
Windsor led for most of the game, then held off a Woodstock charge in the final three minutes. The Jacks converted a late free throw after the Wasps were forced to foul.
Boudro added 14 points and Tanner Tibbits 10 for Windsor. Teammate Shawn Pinsonault scored nine points, all on 3-pointers.
Dougie Avellino and Reid Langona led Woodstock with 21 points apiece.
Windsor visits Bellows Falls on Tuesday.
Vt. Academy 62, KUA 60
Saxton’s River, Vt. — Demitri Flores’s 3-pointer with 24 seconds left lifted Vermont Academy over Kimball Union Academy (10-3).
Devon Thomas led KUA with 18 points and teammate Duby Maduegbunam added 16, all in the second half as the Wildcats took a 60-59 lead with 30 seconds left after tailing the entire half.
KUA faces Masters tomorrow.
Rivendell 36, Woodsville 32
Orford — Rivendell (5-2) used a last-minute surge to defeat Woodsville (6-4).
After Chrissy Valliant’s layup gave Woodsville a one-point lead with a minute left, Rivendell regained the lead on Hanna Rockwell’s three-point play. The Raptors’ Lacey Stever iced the game when she converted both ends of a 1-and-1 with 4 seconds left.
Stever led Rivendell with 18 points, and Valliant led Woodsville with 15.
The Raptors visits Whitcomb tomorrow.
Hartford 40, Rutland 31
White River Junction — Stephanie Grobe scored 19 points as Hartford (7-2) earned a win over its Route 4 rival, believed to be the Hurricanes’ first over Rutland in several years, coach Ed Kehoe said.
“We did a great defensive job,” Kehoe said. “I thought out defense was the best its been all season. It’s a good win for us. We get some extra points against a Division I team.” Hartford plays in Vermont D-II.
Chelsea Dow and Taylor Johnson each scored eight points for the Canes, who led 24-17 at the half. Hartford visits Brattleboro on Tuesday.
Hanover 10, Concord 0
West Lebanon — Matti Hartman scored three goals — Hanover’s first three of the game — and added an assist as the Marauders (10-1-0 overall, 9-0-0 NHIAA) routed of Concord.
Sarah Wagner scored twice for the Marauders, and teammates Eliza Laycock, Julie Montgomery, Emily Acker, Caroline Howell and Grace Tecca added one apiece.
Margeaux Baker paced Hanover with five assists, and Laycock (three), Montgomery (two), Brigham (two), Emma Malenka and Sarah Polidor also assisted.
Goalie Katie Fenton made 13 saves for Hanover, which faces Lebanon tomorrow night.
N. Country 5, Hartford 0
White River Junction — Hartford was shut out by North Country. Hurricanes goalie Beth Potter made 15 saves.