Royals Upend Cardinals, 66-54
West Canaan — A trio of Royals had 11 points each as the host Mascoma boys basketball team defeated rival Stevens 66-54 on Tuesday night.
Kyle Kosiorek, Walt Hammond and Alex Schwarz each had 11 for the Royals. Andrew Cashe added seven points. Mascoma held Stevens to seven points in the second quarter to take a 29-22 lead at the break before erupting with 20 points in the third quarter.
“We played well overall. We were disappointed with squandering some fourth quarter leads lately and played hard and composed from start to finish,” Mascoma coach Jim Barry said.
Cashe drew praise from his head coach for his all-around game, coming up with numerous steals while working hard on the boards. Schwarz added to his 11 points with a strong game at point guard.
The Cardinals’ Ryan Tanguay led all scorers with 21 points, while teammate Jordan Haines added 12 points.
Mascoma (3-3 overall, 2-2 league) is back in action on Tuesday with a visit from Monadnock. Stevens (2-2, 1-1) plays host to Newport on Friday.
Lebanon 69, Pelham 49
Lebanon — The Raiders (3-2 overall, 2-1 league) clamped down defensively in the second half, holding the Pythons to 18 point after the break to pull away for the win.
KJ Matte led a balanced Lebanon attack with 18 points. Kalin Sou added 16 while Nic Shepard had 13 points. Austin Pelletier chipped in with eight points.
Lebanon led 36-31 at the break.
The Raiders open a stretch of four straight on the road with a visit to John Stark on Friday night.
Mid Vermont Christian 62, Chelsea 43
Quechee — The Eagles kept it rolling to beat the visiting Red Devils, improving to 5-1.
Austin Sayers again led the way for MVCS, scoring 29 points. Thomas Weiler added 11 points while Shane Li had 10 points. The Eagles drained six 3-pointers and exploded for 19 points in the third quarter to pull away for good.
“We knocked down our outside shots and when we do that, we’re hard to beat,” MVCS coach Brian Sayers said.
The Eagles visit Black River on Thursday.
Rivendell 45, Woodsville 36
Woodsville — The Raptors (2-0) used a 22-point third quarter to beat the Engineers (3-1).
Nate Eastman led Rivendell with 17 points, while Shamus Payton added eight points. Woodsville led 19-15 at halftime and then Rivendell outscored the hosts 22-6 in the decisive third quarter.
Joe Abrahamsen (11 points) and Michael Lloyd (10 points) led the way for Woodsville.
The Raptors visit Twinfield on Thursday; Woodsville hosts Littleton on Friday.
Sanborn 67, Kearsarge 44
Kingston, n.h. — The Cougars (1-5 overall, 0-4 league) trailed 30-17 at halftime and couldn’t close the gap.
Logan Mayville had his first varsity points, finishing with 10 on the night. Matt Roy also had 10 points stepping into the starting lineup while Lucas Courser added nine points.
The Cougars host Bow on Friday.
Hazen 82, S. Royalton 53
Hardwick, Vt. — The Royals were down 28-12 after the first quarter and weren’t able to dig out of that early hole.
Jake Kinnarney led SoRo with 13 points while Nate Moore had 12 points.
The Royals visit Sharon on Thursday.
West Rutland 51 Whitcomb 39
Bethel — The Hornets (1-4) improved on their 33-point defeat at the hands of the Golden Horde earlier this season.
Bradford Allen led Whitcomb with 17 points while Harrison Allen added eight points. Coach David Fisher credited Brian Schumann with a strong rebounding game.
The Hornets visit Chelsea on Friday.
Woodsville 38, Rivendell 34
Woodsville — The Engineers (4-1) used their size advantage to eek out a victory over the Raptors (0-3).
Chrissy Valliant led Woodsville with 12 points, while Samantha Thurston added eight and Maggie Kinder seven. Kinder and Thurston helped control the boards, combining for 24 rebounds.
The Engineers led 18-12 at halftime and then withstood a late charge by the Raptors. Hannah Rockwell had 15 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Rivendell.
“We were a bit bigger than they were and that was the difference in the game,” Woodsville coach Jim Kinder said.
Both teams return to action on Friday as Woodsville hosts undefeated Littleton and Rivendell visits Sharon.
Lebanon 64, Pelham 45
Pelham, n.h. — The Raiders came out of the gates with momentum, leading 41-18 at the break in beating the Pythons.
Heather King led a balanced Lebanon attack with 16 points while Sam MacDonald and Vanessa Fleury each added 15 points.
The Raiders (5-2 overall, 2-2 league) host John Stark on Friday.
Bishop Brady 67, Kearsarge 45
North Sutton — The Cougars (2-5) gave the unbeaten Giants a scare, but Bishop Brady pulled away in the second half for the win.
Anna Cahill led all scorers with 26 points for Kearsarge. Freshman Devi Kraushaar added eight points. The Cougars were within four late in the first half before the Giants drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer and took control after the break.
Leland & Gray 50 Woodstock 25
Woodstock — The Wasps (1-4) couldn’t keep pace with the Rebels.
Freshman Mariah Luce had 13 points for Woodstock, draining three 3-pointers on the way. Natausha Smallwood added six points.
The Wasps visit Green Mountain on Monday.
Green Mountain 52 South Royalton 42
South Royalton — Summer Spaulding had 18 points for SoRo (1-4) in a losing effort.
Rachel Moore added eight points for the Royals, who were undone by commiting 30 turnovers.
SoRo visits Rivendell tonight.
Burr & Burton 46, Hartford 31
White River Junction — The Hurricanes lost the free throw battle, dropping to 1-5.
Taylor Johnson (nine points) and Megan Newton (eight points) led Hartford. The Canes shot 5-for-25 from the free throw line while the Bulldogs were 13-for-19.
Mascoma 35, Stevens 14
Claremont — The Cardinals led by a score of 6-5 at halftime, but Mascoma found its range after the break in pulling away.
Lindsey Thompson and Michaela Selinga each had eight points for the Royals while Alex VanZandt and Kialah Reeder each had six points.
The Royals (4-4 overall, 3-3 league) visit Monadnock on Tuesday.
Trio Chosen For CHaD Game
Hanover — Hanover High’s three-year quarterback and two members from NHIAA Division III finalist Stevens have been chosen to play in next summer’s CHaD East-West High School All-Star Football Game at St. Anselm College in Manchester.
The Marauders’ Shawn Cavallaro and the Cardinals’ Donald Pellerin and Kai Kleyensteuber will suit up for the West team coached by Paul Lavigne. In addition to calling signals, Cavallaro excelled for Hanover in the defensive backfield and as a return man.
Pellerin led the Upper Valley in scoring (150 points), rushing yardage (1,534), total touchdowns (24) and rushing TDs (22) as Stevens reached its second state final in a decade, aided by Kleyensteuber, who played key roles on the offensive and defensive lines.
The third CHaD East-West Game is set for June 28 at St. Anselm’s Grappone Stadium at 1 p.m.
Men’s College Hoop
Castleton 92 Colby-Sawyer 67
New London — Castleton (5-5, 33-1 NAC) opened the second half on a 27-5 run to pull away from Colby-Sawyer (4-6, 3-1).
Chad Copeland led four Castleton players in double figures with 18 points and also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.
Koang Thok led the Chargers with 15 points and five rebounds while Wol Majong added 12 points.
Women’s College Hoop
Castleton 70, Colby-Sawyer 53
New London — Alyssa Leonard poured in a game-high 21 points to lead Castleton (9-1, 4-0 NAC) over Colby-Sawyer (4-6, 3-1).
Colby-Sawyer was led by Ashley Fruzzetti’s 14 points.