Local Roundup: Marauders Win in the Final Second

  • Hanover's Charlotte Johnson. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Woodstock's Bridgit Black. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Saturday, January 06, 2018

​​Hanover — Charlotte Johnson hit the game-deciding free throw with 0.01 seconds left in overtime as the Hanover High girls basketball team recovered from a second-quarter collapse to defeat Bow, 41-40, on Saturday.

The Marauders (5-3 overall, 4-1 NHIAA) outscored the Falcons, 17-9, in the first quarter, but managed to score only three points before halftime, allowing Bow to take a 21-20 lead into the intermission.

“We got complacent,” Hanover head coach Dan O’Rourke said. “We were on the verge of blowing them out, but we let them back into the game.”

The rest of way was a chess match. Hanover tied the game after the third quarter, 34-34, and the teams scored only four points each in the fourth to send the game to extra time.

In overtime, the Marauders made three defensive stops before freshman Anna Kirkpatrick, recently called up from the junior varsity squad, sent a stretch pass to freshman Johnson for a breakaway. She was fouled with less than a second remaining and made one of two free throws for the victory.

“The last quarter and overtime were very emotional,” O’Rourke said. “We didn’t finish. It’s still a relatively young team. Despite that, credit to the defense for making those stops and playing great defense to not let them score in overtime.”

Maddie McCorkle led all scorers with 21 points. Julia Golder scored eight points. Hanover travels to Souhegan next Friday.

Boys Basketball

Rivendell 74, Websterville 32

Barre, Vt. — Owen Pelletier scored a game-high 32 points and four 3-pointers as the Raptors routed Websterville for its first win of the season.

“We played good defense tonight,” Rivendell head coach Jeff Huntington said. “We’re playing well enough, we just haven’t put together 32 minutes of basketball. We played well tonight.”

The Raptors led 32-19 at halftime and never looked back. Zach Gould and Noah Martel each added 10 points. Rivendell (1-5) hosts Williamstown on Thursday.

Gould 79, Kimball Union 67

Meriden — Nick Timberlake scored 19 points as the Wildcats fell to 7-6.

Gould’s Boo Bouie led all scorers with 31 points. Eze Dike and Enoch Cheeks scored 13 points each for KUA.

Boys Hockey

Hanover 4, Exeter 2

Exeter, n.h. — Hanover’s Elias Zinman sealed the game with a goal 29 seconds after Exeter pulled within one and Charlie Plottner scored twice to lift the Marauders to 8-1.

Owen Stadheim scored a goal and provided an assist. Joseph Goff and Sylas Oberting finished the game with two helpers each. David Lehmann and Hans Williams had one assist each. Harris LaRock made 23 saves.

“He played extremely well,” Hanover head coach Dick Dodds said of his goaltender.

The Marauders travel to Trinity next Saturday.

Woodstock 6, Hartford 2

Woodstock — Cullen McCarthy scored two goals and Steven Townley had three assists as the Wasps stayed perfect at 7-0.

Andrew Gubbins, Field Willis, Lucas Piconi and Charles Greene also scored goals for Woodstock. McCarthy, Owen Coates and Tom Bassailian had assists. Henry Greene made eight saves on 10 shots.

Clayton Groenewold and Tyler Hamilton scored for Hartford. Ross McFate and Billy Mann combined for 28 saves. Woodstock travels to Lyndon on Tuesday.

Keene 4, Lebanon-Stevens 2

Keene, n.h. — Claremont’s Andrew Friend made 12 saves as the Raiders fell to 3-3.

Nate Chickering and Hunter Boutin provided the goals for Lebanon. Ian Garland, Aaron Damren and Brian Daly had assists. The Raiders travel to John Stark on Monday.

Kimball Union 3, Cushing 2

Meriden — KUA scored three goals in the second period and Sean Dynan stood tall to give the Wildcats their 12th win of the year.

Arlo Merrit, Sullivan Mack and Logan Cash all scored for KUA. Cash added an assist, as did Drew Bennett, Matt Egan, Christian Felton and Jordan Harris. The Wildcats (12-3-1) travel to Vermont Academy on Wednesday.

Girls Hockey

Woodstock 6, Brattleboro 3

Woodstock — Anna Hepler scored a goal and provided two assists as the Wasps, powered by a five-goal second period, got their fourth win of the year.

Lizzy Peck had a goal and an assist. Sami Yates scored her first varsity goal and Audrey Eggum had her first varsity assist. Faye Stevens, Liz Currier and Hannah Coates also scored goals. Lauren Forgione had two assists Khara Brettell had one assist.

Woodstock put 18 shots on goal; its goaltender, Bridgit Black, made 22 saves. The Wasps (4-3-1) host Burr & Burton on Saturday.

Hanover 4Acton-Boxborough 1

Acton, Mass. — Briland Laycock scored three goals and assisted on the other as Hanover held on in the third period for its third overall win.

Hanover led, 1-0, after one period and 2-0 after two before Acton-Boxborough got on the board. Laycock answered with two goals late in the third period to secure the win. Cate Wagner also scored for the Marauders. Claire Yegian made 10 saves for the win.

Hanover (3-1 overall, 2-0 state) hosts Con-Val next Saturday.

Lebanon-Stevens 6Keene-Monadnock-Fall Mtn. 1

West Lebanon — Julia Tibbits scored twice and Halle Drew made 17 saves to help the Raiders improve to 2-3.

Elizabeth Jones, Erin White, Celia Barnett and Lily Barber also scored goals. Jones, Barnett, Barber and Kayleigh Trietsch had assists. Lebanon head coach Brad Shaw said goaltender Adrieanna Maccioli played well in her first game on defense. The Raiders played without Ella Lindsay, Kaitlyn Veracka and Makayla Maccioli, all down with injuries.

Lebanon travels to St. Thomas-Winnacunnet on Saturday.

KUA 1, Canterbury 1

Milford, Conn. — Molly Donoghue scored the Wildcats’ lone goal and Maddie Long made 12 saves in the draw. Mikah Baptiste finished the game with an assist. KUA (5-2-2) hosts Millbrook today.


Hartford Gets First Win

Claremont — Hartford edged top-seeded Randolph in three games, 176-128, 159-160, 156-92, in the Baker final at Maple Lanes to earn its first win of the year.

Joseph Raymond led the way, bowling rounds a 197-186. Thomas Raymond followed up with a 157-186.

The Canes earned the second seed in the preliminary round, bowling a 1,358 and defeated third-seeding Springfield in the opening round, 199-126, 181-133.