Rivendell Basketball Tips Woodsville
A go-ahead basket in overtime by Rivendell left Woodsville’s Abby Simano, center, down in the dumps. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »
Rivendell’s Megan Perkins, left, and Woodsville’s Alex Valliant (22) grapple for the basketball. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »
Rivendell’s Lacey Stever (22) swoops in for a basket, leaving Woodsville’s Abby Simano, left, and Tiarra Beatrice in the dust during the Raptors’ 34-31 overtime win over the Engineers last night. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »
Woodsville — Points were hard to come by during last night’s game between the Rivendell Academy and Woodsville High girls basketball teams. The visiting Raptors prevailed in overtime, 34-31, during a contest in which neither side gave much quarter on defense.
“I don’t mind winning ugly,’’ said Rivendell coach Russ Wilcox, whose team improved to 11-2. “It’s better than winding up with a pretty loss.”
Tao Ameden scored eight points for the victors, including all of her squad’s five points in overtime. Woodsville was 0-of-5 on free throws during the extra session, during which Alex Valliant had its lone basket.
“We’re both good defensive teams and we’ve seen a lot of each other the last couple of years,’’ said Wilcox, whose troops visit Sharon tonight. “We’ve been holding teams to under 30 points.’’
Chrissy Valliant had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Engineers (13-6), who also received seven points from Tiarra Beatrice and who host Littleton tomorrow. Lacey Stever had 11 points for Rivendell, all in the first three quarters. The Raptors won the teams’ first meeting by four points.
Thetford 50, Harwood 29
Thetford — Shyann Josler had 18 points, four steals and eight assists and Kayleigh Gray had four points, 11 rebounds and four blocks as the Panthers improved to 13-3.
Thetford, which also received 12 points from Michaela Pomeroy, travels to play Union-32 on Thursday. The Raiders have won 16 consecutive games.
Concord 62, Mid Vermont 34
Concord, Vt.—Kasey Degreenia poured in 32 points for the host Wildcats, leaving the Eagles with no defensive answer.
“She’s big, strong and has nice moves inside,’’ said MVCS coach Perry Seale. “If we could have taken her out of the equation, it would have been a whole different ballgame.”
Mid Vermont got 19 points from Anna Seale and 15 from her sister, Phoebe.
The Eagles (7-9) host Trinity Baptist tonight and Perry Seale said his team may need to win its last three regular-season games to reach the Division IV playoffs.
Lyndon 52, Oxbow 51
Lyndon, Vt. — Mikayla Hodge had 14 points and Dilan Clements added 11 but the Olympians fell to 4-11. Malaina Wright had eight points and Lauren Tomlinson had seven for Oxbow, which hosts Randolph on Saturday.
Sunapee 72, Newport 34
Newport — The Lakers used a 23-5 advantage in the second quarter to cruise past the Tigers (4-11). Erika Waterman had 18 points for Sunapee while Jenn Kidder had 13 for Newport, which visits Kearsarge tomorrow. The Tigers beat the Cougars by three points during their first game of the season.
Craftsbury 62, Whitcomb 36
Craftsbury, Vt. — The host Chargers (13-4) lived up to their nickname, running and gunning to a 19-10 halftime lead and eventual victory. Whitcomb’s Ashley Stearns had 12 points and Lindsay LaPerle had 11. Their team visits Rochester on Thursday.
Hartford 44, Fair Haven 39
Fair Haven, Vt. — The Hurricanes improved to 9-9 behind 22 points from Cameron Gaudette. Coach Steve Landon shook up his starting lineup, sending Gaudette and customary reserves Branson Landon, Patrick McGrath, Kiefer Harrelson and Dylan Rice out for the opening tip.
“Those guys set the tone in the first quarter and didn’t play scared,’’ Steve Landon said. “I was very proud of them.”
Conant 75, Stevens 55
Jaffrey, N.H. — Jordan Haines poured in 18 points and Logan Batchelder had 13, but the Cardinals couldn’t overcome a 23-6 deficit after a quarter. Stevens (8-7) hosts Fall Mountain tonight.
Sharon 81, Trinity Baptist 36
Sharon—Trenton Morrison had 22 points and Jay Knoerlein had 11 to lead a rout of the visitors. Sharon (9-6), which led 41-18 at halftime, hosts defending Division III champion Williamstown tomorrow. The Blue Devils won the teams’ first matchup, 100-44, but the Phoenix played that game without starter Brandon Tracy, who had 10 points last night.
Burr & Burton 59, Windsor 28
Windsor — The visiting Bulldogs poured in nine 3-pointers while dropping the Yellowjackets to 5-11. Tanner Tibbits led Windsor with nine points.
“We didn’t score from the floor in the third quarter and they started raining down threes,’’ said Windsor coach Harry Ladue, whose team was outscored 21-1 during that stanza. “The game was kind of over then.”
Rivendell 55, Woodsville 38
Woodsville — The visiting Raptors used a man-to-man, full-court press to spark turnovers and their offense, pushing their record to 11-3.
Nate Eastman had 16 points and Josh Marshall added 14 for Rivendell, which hosts South Royalton tomorrow. The Engineers (4-11) received 12 points from Tom D’Angelo.
South Royalton 62, Whitcomb 50
Bethel — Nate Moore exploded for 30 points and Ian Kinnarney chipped in with 18 as the Royals (4-12) steamed past the Hornets (1-15). Whitcomb’s leading scorer was Steven Davis, who had 22 points. The Hornets play Craftsbury on Thursday.
Concord 43, MVCS 41
Concord, Vt. — Austin Sayers’ 22 points weren’t enough for the Eagles to win on the road. MVCS, which also enjoyed 15 points from Anthony LaPlaca, is now 13-5 and hosts Trinity Baptist tonight.
Hartford 3 (ot)
White River Junction — The Hurricanes couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead with three minutes remaining in the third period and surrendered the winning goal two minutes into overtime. John Borchert had two goals and Nate Lemieux one, while assists were recorded by Andrew Atkinson, Jeff Lyford, Josh Harrington, Nick Terino, Cam Lemieux and John Lewis.
Hartford (8-7), which received 14 saves from Teighan Meeker, visits Lyndon tomorrow.
Hanover — Dartmouth will conclude its slalom events against Vermont on Sunday at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme. Last Saturday’s competition was postponed because of high winds midway through the teams’ runs.
The first men’s runs will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and the women will begin competiton an hour later.
Schmidt Names Top Rookie
Hanover — Dartmouth’s Abbey Schmidt was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. The sophomore forward, who missed her freshman season with a knee injury, is averaging 8.2 points and is the Big Green’s second-leading scorer.
Schmitt posted 17 points and 13 rebounds during Dartmouth’s last game, a home defeat of Columbia. The Big Green, which has won four consecutive contests, is at first-place Princeton and Pennsylvania this weekend.
Big Green, Elis Try Again
Hanover — Dartmouth’s home game with ECAC and Ivy League rival Yale has had its date and start time changed for a second time. The contest is now scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Thompson Arena.
The Big Green and the Bulldogs were scheduled to clash last Saturday, but weather issues forced the game’s postponement, first to last night and then to today.
Big Green Assistant Drafted
Hanover — Brittany Cameron, a Dartmouth assistant coach for the past year, was the first goalkeeper selected last week in the National Women’s Soccer League supplemental draft. She was picked by the Sky Blue FC team, which is based in the New York/New Jersey region and is one of eight clubs set to begin play this spring.
Cameron will be playing her fifth professional season and is expected to return to Dartmouth when the NWSL finishes its first campaign in August.