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Local Roundup: Hanover Rallies Past Central

West Lebanon — The Hanover High boys hockey team needed some offensive spark and got an explosion instead.

The Marauders scored four third-period goals to storm past Manchester Memorial — last year’s NHIAA Division I champion — 5-2 on Sunday at Campion Rink.

Entering Sunday, Hanover (9-10-1 overall, 6-9-1 D-I) had scored two goals over its last four games as it fought for a spot in the upcoming D-I tournament.

“We needed a big period to keep control of our fate,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “We came up with one of our best periods of the year.”

Hanover trailed 2-1 after two periods, but goals by Tom Peters, Worthy Gardner, Jin Kim and Gus Lyons in an eight-minute span put the game away. The Marauders’ Ben Hartman opened the scoring with a first-period goal before Central scored twice in the second.

Gavin Ratliff and Andrew Huizenga had two assists apiece for Hanover, and Shawn Cavallaro, Ben Acker and Peters had one apiece. Goalie Luke Ratliff made 31 saves. “He played outstanding,” Dodds said.

Hanover visits Exeter on Wednesday.

H.S. Girls Hoop

KUA 56, Governor’s 39

Meriden — Shannon Walsh had 16 points and 12 rebounds as Kimball Union won its regular-season finale on Saturday.

The Wildcats’ Abby Kelly scored 18 points and was 9-for-9 from the free-throw line.

In her final regular-season game, KUA senior co-captain Kaitie Sanders had seven points and seven rebounds.

KUA (15-5) is ranked No. 1 in the upcoming New England Prep School Athletic Council tournament. The Wildcats will host to No. 8 Berwick Academy Wednesday.

Softball

N. Florida 5, Dartmouth 3

Miami — Dartmouth (0-5) lost to North Florida on the final day of the Florida International Tournament.

Kelsey Miller and Karen Chaw had two hits apiece for the Big Green. Kristne Rumley (0-3) took the loss.

Women’s Squash

Dartmouth Eighth

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth lost to Stanford, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Princeton’s Jadwin Gymnasium Squash Center to finish in eighth place at the Howe Cup.

The 2014 Howe Cup features the top eight women’s squash teams in the country. The three-day event is hosted by the Tigers and features six Ivy League teams.

Nina Scott, Helena Darling and Tori Dewey won for the Big Green.