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Local Roundup: Royals Upend Hornets, 52-45

  • Whitcomb's (left to right) Spencer Taylor (14), Ethan Scott (25), and Bradford Allen (4), close in around South Royalton's Sam Berk (0), during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014. <br/>(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Whitcomb's (left to right) Spencer Taylor (14), Ethan Scott (25), and Bradford Allen (4), close in around South Royalton's Sam Berk (0), during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014.
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  • Whitcomb's Bradford Allen leaps to make a shot during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014. <br/>(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Whitcomb's Bradford Allen leaps to make a shot during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014.
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  • Whitcomb's (left to right) Spencer Taylor (14), Ethan Scott (25), and Bradford Allen (4), close in around South Royalton's Sam Berk (0), during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014. <br/>(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  • Whitcomb's Bradford Allen leaps to make a shot during the South Royalton at Whitcomb boys basketball game in Bethel, Vt., on Jan. 14, 2014. <br/>(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Bethel — The South Royalton School boys basketball team received points from 11 different players Tuesday, rolling to a 52-45 road victory over Whitcomb.

Keanan Thompson scored 16 points for the Royals, who also received eight points from Matt Fifield.

“We had a good, balanced scoring attack,” said South Royalton coach Pete Howe, whose squad is 2-5. “We worked on the boards and cut our turnovers in half. We take whatever small victories we can.”

Whitcomb was down 15 points after three quarters but pulled within three points during the fourth quarter before Nate Moore made 5 of 6 free-throw attempts to seal the victory.

The Hornets (1-6) were led by Bradford Allen, who had 25 points and made 13 of 16 free throws. Harrison Allen had eight points for Whitcomb, which visits Black River on Friday.

South Royalton is at Chelsea on Thursday.

Mascoma 58 Monadnock 41

West Canaan — Senior swingman Kyle Kosiorek exploded for five 3-point baskets and 18 points while teaming with Andrew Cashe to hold Monadnock standout Isaiah Prince to one point.

Cashe added nine points and Walt Hammond tossed in eight for the Royals (4-3), who visit Belmont on Friday.

Green Mountain 59 Mid Vermont Christian 43

Quechee — Eagles standout Austin Sayers found himself in first-half foul trouble and played only 10 minutes before intermission, finishing with 22 points.

He fouled out with five minutes remaining.

Thomas Weiler had 12 points for Mid Vermont (7-2), which hosts Rochester on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

Woodstock 53 Poultney 47

Poultney, Vt. — Amber Barcomb’s 19 points were the most scored by a Wasp this season, pushing her team’s record to 2-5. Mariah Luce had 18 points and Natausha Smallwood had 12 for Woodstock, which trailed after a quarter and at halftime before scoring 19 points in the third quarter and 21 during the fourth. The Wasps host Mount St. Joseph on Thursday.

Bishop Brady 62 Kearsarge 29

Concord — The Cougars managed just two points in the third quarter and fell to 2-7. Devi Kraushaar led the visitors with eight points while Lexi Bryk added seven.

Kearsarge doesn’t play again until visiting Franklin on Jan. 28.

Oxbow 44 Randolph 38 (ot)

Randolph — Mikayla Hodge scored 12 points and Savannah Fay scored eight of her nine points during the fourth quarter as the Olympians improved to 9-1.

Randolph received 17 points from Brittany LaFreniere and is 3-4.

Oxbow visits Lyndon on Friday and the Galloping Ghosts travel to Lamoille the same day.

Thetford 48, Rivendell 27

Orford — The Panthers jumped to a 15-0 lead and dropped the Raptors to 2-4.

“I think Thetford is the best team in Vermont Division III besides Williamstown,” said Rivendell coach Hank Tenney. “They’ve got quality players at all positions and you can’t stop one because there are other options.”

Shyann Joslin led the Panthers with 12 points while Tayo Ameden had 10 points and seven rebounds for Rivendell. Teammate Megan Winagle had seven points, six rebounds and three steals.

The Raptors visit Twinfield on Friday.

Mascoma 48 Monadnock 42

East Swanzey, n.h. — Lindsey Thompson scored 22 points and Dani Jones contributed 11 and the Royals pushed their record to 5-4.

Mascoma visits White Mountains on Thursday.

Girls Hockey

Lebanon 6, St. Thomas 3

Dover, n.h. — The Raiders improved to 5-0 against New Hampshire foes.