Mid Vermont Senior Cracks 1,000-Point Mark
Mid Vermont Christian's Phoebe Seale stands with her father and coach, Perry Seale, after being honored for surpassing the 1,000-point mark in Quechee, Vt. on January 4, 2014. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Mid Vermont's Phoebe Seale scores her 1001th point against Trinity Baptist during their game in Quechee, Vt. on January 4, 2014. Mid Vermont won the game 52-8. Phoebe Seale led the Eagles with 29 points, which gave her 1001 lifetime high school points. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Quechee — Phoebe Seale broke the 1,000-point barrier as the Mid Vermont Christian School girls basketball team beat Trinity 52-8 in front of the home crowd on Saturday.
Seale, a fifth-year varsity player as a senior, came into the game needing 28 points to reach 1,000. Sitting on 27 for the game in the final minutes, younger sister Anna Seale fed Phoebe on the left hand side, where the elder sister drained a 12-footer for points 1,000 and 1,001.
Phoebe Seale finished with 28 points while Anna Seale had 11 and Rachel Seale had eight.
“She knew what she needed, we were setting her up,” MVCS coach Perry Seale said. “Anna had a nice pass to Phobe there. It’s been a steady, hard-working course to get her thousand. She should be really proud of the hard work it’s taken.”
The Seale’s older sister, Abbie Seale, became the first member of the family to cross 1,000 points during the 2008-09 season.
“I’m proud as can be for Phoebe, her father and coach added. “We had a big crowd for us, a lot of friends there to cheer her on. It was a great game and a great conclusion to a lot of hard work for her.”
Phoebe Seale is averaging 19.8 points per game this season. Mid Vermont (4-1) looks ahead to a matchup with Chelsea in Quechee on Monday night.
Thetford 58, Lamoille 24
Thetford — The would-be showdown between two unbeaten teams turned into a romp as the Panthers improved to 7-0.
Thetford came out fast, leading 18-8 after the first quarter and 32-11 at halftime. Sophomore guard Kayley Gray came off the bench to lead the Panthers with 13 points. Michaela Pomeroy added 11 while Shyann Josler had nine points, five steals and five assists. Tara Pellerin added eight points.
“We’re getting better. Looking more and more like a team out there,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said.
The Panthers visit Randolph on Monday.
Oxbow 58, Harwood 52
Moretown, Vt. — The Olympians had nine scorers in topping the Highlanders to remain unbeaten at 6-0.
Mikayla Hodge led the way with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Oxbow. Savannah Fay added nine points while Cassie Hutchinson had eight points. The O’s held an 18-1 advantage in points from the free throw line.
Oxbow hosts Union-32 on Tuesday, followed by a makeup game at home against Lamoille on Wednesday.
Newfound 55, Mascoma 37
West Canaan — The Royals couldn’t keep pace with the unbeaten Bears despite 17 points from Lindsey Thompson.
Michaela Selinga added 10 points for Mascoma (3-4 overall, 2-3 league).
“We played a pretty good first half, but they were strong,” Royals coach Mike Neily said.
“We made too many turnovers. It was one of those games we couldn’t get out of a hole and get back into it.”
The Royals visit Stevens on Tuesday.
Mid Vermont Christian 51 Trinity 47
Quechee — The Eagles edged Trinity thanks to some clutch play in the final minutes.
Austin Sayers led MVCS with 27 points despite being double-teamed most of the afternoon. Sayers added 12 rebounds and 10 steals for the triple-double. Thomas Weiler added 16 points.
The Eagles held on late despite a sharp-shooting effort by the visitors from the free throw line as Trinity scored 14 points from the stripe in the fourth quarter, making no field goals in the final eight minutes.
“Our guys played tough and made some good decisions with the ball in the last minute and a half,” MVCS coach Brian Sayers said.
The Eagles host Chelsea on Monday.
Rochester 87 South Royalton 63
Rochester, Vt. — Pavin Parrish had 44 points for the Rockets as the Royals fell to 1-3.
Keanan Thompson led the Royals with 21 points while Nate Moore had 11 and Nicholas Howe finished with nine.
“We shot 78 percent from the (free-throw) line and we doubled our rebound output from last game. We’re taking whatever small victories we can get,” SoRo coach Peter Howe said.
The Royals (1-3) visit Hazen on Tuesday.
Woodsville 66 Blue Mountain 43
Woodsville — The Engineers led 38-18 at halftime in cruising past the Bucks.
Jaret Bemis led the attack for Woodsville (3-2) with 21 points. Joe Abrahamsen added 14 while Dan Abrahamsen finished with 12 points.
The Engineers host Rivendell on Monday.
Sharon 76, Cabot 28
Sharon — The Phoenix led 40-11 at halftime, improving to 2-1 on the season.
Four players reached double digits for Sharon, led by Brandon Tracy with 13 points and 19 rebounds. Jay Knoerlein led the Phoenix with 14 points, while Stephen Davis also had 13 and Tanner James had 10.
Sharon (2-1) hosts Websterville on Monday.
Union-32 56, Hartford 50
East Montpelier, Vt. — The Hurricanes (1-4) lost the battle at the free-throw line in dropping a tight contest to the Raiders.
Cameron Gaudette led the Canes with 28 points, including five 3-pointers. Hartford shot 4 of 17 from the free-throw line while U-32 was 18-for-24 on the day. Connor Brooks added six points.
Hartford visits Mount Anthony on Wednesday.
Newfound 56, Mascoma 52
Bristol, n.h. — The Royals continued to be haunted by trouble closing out games in the fourth quarter, as the Bears stormed back with 20 points in the final frame to claw out a victory.
Justin Marsh led Mascoma with 12 points, while Walt Hammond added 10 and Andrew Cash had eight points. The Royals (2-3 overall, 1-2 league) led 45-36 through three quarters and have surrendered fourth-quarter leads in all three of their losses this season.
Mascoma hosts Stevens on Tuesday.
Hazen 72, Thetford 68
Hardwick, Vt. — The Panthers were unable to overcome 23 turnovers and fell to 1-4.
Jordan Eastman led a potent Thetford offensive attack with 22 points. Brandon Gray added 18 points while Matt Perry had nine and Randy Snelling had eight.
The Panthers visit Randolph on Wednesday.
Black River 49 Whitcomb 43
Bethel — The Hornets fell to 1-4 as the Presidents exploded for 21 points in a high-octane fourth quarter to nab the victory.
Whitcomb was down 20 at one point in the second half before rallying back to pull within four points late in the fourth quarter. The teams opened up in the final quarter as the Presidents outscored the Hornets 21-16 in the frame.
Bradford Allen led all scorers with 28 points for the Hornets. Harrison Allen added eight points.
Whitcomb hosts West Rutland on Tuesday.
Twin Valley 55 Woodstock 41
Woodstock — The Wasps struggled in the fourth quarter as Twin Valley outscored the hosts 23-7 in the final eight minutes to get the win.
Dougie Avellino led Woodstock with 17 points. Dal Nesbitt had 30 for Twin Valley (5-0), including six 3-pointers.
The Wasps (2-3) host Mill River on Thursday.
Woodstock 6, Lyndon 1
Woodstock — The Wasps (5-3-1) outshot Lyndon 50-4 as 10 different players dented the score sheet.
Connor McCarthy, Nick Donaldson and Luc Issa each had a goal and an assist. Dylan Kuhn, Kevin O’Connell and Conor Joyce also scored, while Daniel Robinson, Levi Vigh, Brian Townley and Braden McCarthy had assists.
Brady Steward and Jason Drebber split time in goal, stopping four shots.
Woodstock visits Union-32 on Wednesday.
Hartford 2, Stowe 2 (ot)
Stowe, Vt. — The Canes battled a tough opponent to a draw to move to 2-3-2.
John Borchert scored midway through the first period on an assist to Nick Terino to knot the score at 1-1. The score remained that way until Andrew Atkinson’s goal at the 11:11 mark of the third period put Hartford in front, 2-1. Stowe then scored the game-tying goal with three minutes to play.
Goalie Mak Lyford stopped 26 shots for Hartford. Nate Lemieux and Jordy Allard each had an assist on Atkinson’s goal.
“The kids are taking steps in the right direction,” Canes coach Todd Bebeau said. “We just have to learn how to finish off these games to get some wins.”
Hartford hosts Brattleboro on Wednesday.
Spaulding 4, Lebanon 1
West Lebanon — The Raiders had a pair of “mental lapses” that allowed Spaulding to strike quickly and steal the win.
Spaulding had a pair of goals off faceoffs within a 12-second span to start the second period and then added two quick goals (one on the power play) to end the period.
Nate Damren scored for Lebanon with assists to Tate Singleton and Tanner Simms. Goalie Joe Grout (23 saves) had a strong game, according to coach Gary Smith.
“I’m proud of the way we played. We just had some mental lapses and made a couple mistakes that cost us,” Smith added.
Lebanon (2-4 overall, 1-2 league) visits Keene on Wednesday.
Nashua North 3 Hanover 1
Nashua, n.h. — The Marauders couldn’t overcome a letdown in the second period, dropping to 4-3.
Hanover surrendered a late first- period goal and then unbeaten Nashua North scored on the first shift of the second to take a 2-0 lead. Hanover could mount no offensive charge the rest of the second until finally breaking through with a Gus Lyons goal in the third period, assisted by Ben Acker and Ben Chaimberg.
Goalie Luke Ratliff played a strong game for the Marauders, stopping 25 shots.
“We played a good first period. It was disappointing we didn’t come through in the second period, (facing Nashua North) was a good opportunity for us,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said.
The Marauders visit Londonderry on Wednesday, the eighth straight game to start the season played away from the home ice at Campion Rink.
IL-Moultonborough 3 Kearsarge 2 (ot)
Laconia, n.h. — The Cougars lost a heartbreaker in overtime, dropping to 0-2.
Will Aufranc had a goal and an assist for Kearsarge while Ben Newbern had one goal.
Freshman goalie Cody Rowe stopped 25 shots. Cody Burns had two goals for ILM, including the overtime game-winner.
Kearsarge visits Con-Val on Wednesday in Winchendon, Mass.
Lebanon 2 St. Thomas-Dover 0
West Lebanon — The Raiders improved to 2-0 as goalie Erika Moffitt stopped 15 shots for the shutout.
Micaela Schones scored unassisted for Lebanon with just over four minutes to play in the first period. Aubrey Mazurek scored at the 11:01 mark of the second with an assist from Natalie Cartier.
The Raiders host Berlin on Wednesday.
Randolph — The Canes edged the host Galloping Ghosts in the Baker Bowl finals, 143-125 and 150-132.
Hartford was led in prelims by Ethan White (165, 146) and Nick Brooks (133, 175). Johanna Sargent led Randolph with scores of 177 and 155 while Branden Young had 131 and 168.
The Canes face Oxbow in Saint Johnsbury on Saturday.
Windsor Takes Second
Springfield, Vt. — The Yellowjackets earned a No. 1 seed for the Baker Bowl finals, but were edged by Springfield in the finals by scores of 152-140, 124-158 and 97-127.
Tristan McMullen had a high game of 186 for Windsor while Ashlee Bly had 179 and Katie Comstock had 178. Springfield’s Matt Power had the high game of the afternoon with a 194.
Windsor faces Oxbow in Saint Johnsbury on Saturday.