Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Get the Cure in Victory
Connor Brooks of Hartford comes up with the ball after a scramble with Lyndon's Marshall Mosher, left, and Axerre Ntabana during a hard fought game in White River Junction, Vt., Thursday, January 16, 2014. Lyndon won 59 - 56 in overtime. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Hartford coach Steve Landon feels the tension as the overtime clock winds down with Lyndon Institute two points ahead in White River Junction, Vt., Thursday, January 16, 2014. Lyndon won 59 - 56 in overtime. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Windsor — After missing one game and some practice time because of illness, Windsor High girls basketball senior Elizabeth McCabe had some catching up to do Thursday night against Springfield.
The center wasted little time getting back in gear, netting eight points in the first quarter en route to a season-best 16-point night in the Yellowjackets’ 48-46 win over the rival Cosmos.
The visitors’ Chelsea McAllister drained three 3-pointers as part of a game-high 23 points, but it wasn’t enough for Springfield (3-7).
Haley Wood and Katey Comstock added eight points each for Windsor (6-3), which played a well-disciplined game.
The Jacks sent Springfield to the line for only one pair of free throws, and the Cosmos missed both.
Windsor hosts Stevens on Tuesday.
Mascoma 48, White Mtns. 46
Whitefield, n.h. — Amanda Guerin scored four 3-pointers as part of a 17-point night as the Royals improved to 6-4 (5-3 N.H. Division III) in a makeup game from last month.
Lindsey Thompson added 13 points for Mascoma, including a runner in the lane with under 20 seconds remaining that stood as the game-winning shot.
Mascoma is right back at it tonight, hosting Belmont.
MSJ 54, Woodstock 43
Woodstock — The Wasps’ seven 3-pointers weren’t enough in the loss to the Mounties.
Freshman Mariah Luce scored 17 points, including four from downtown. Natausha Smallwood (10 points) and Amber Barcomb (six) also connected from long range for the Wasps.
Woodstock hosts Bellows Falls on Saturday.
Williamstown 72, Sharon 37
Sharon — Jason Manwaring scored 23 points for the defending champion Blue Devils, who improved to 8-0 while the Phoenix dropped to 5-2.
Steve Davis scored 11 points, Andy Bando-Hess had eight and Jay Knoerlein seven for Sharon, which plays at Cabot on Monday.
Lyndon 59, Hartford 56 (ot)
White River Junction — The Hurricanes (1-7) led for much of the evening before eventually falling to the Vikings.
The Canes were ahead at halftime, 24-16, but were outscored 17-8 in the third quarter and 12-9 in the fourth.
Cameron Gaudette (16 points) had four 3-pointers, including one late in regulation to force overtime.
Hartford plays at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
Chelsea 57, S. Royalton 39
Chelsea — The Royals fell to 2-6, while the Red Devils improved to 5-1.
Exchange student Jakub Ivaniik was one of three players to score 14 points for Chelsea. Jake Kinnarney led the Royals with nine points.
South Royalton plays another Central Vermont League rival Saturday, when it hosts Blue Mountain.
Woodstock 50, Springfield 33
Springfield, Vt. — Connor Fegard had 16 points, seven rebounds, Dougie Avellino had 13 points and nine assists and Bradley Lewis scored 12 points with 10 rebounds as the Wasps improved to 4-4.
Woodstock plays at Green Mountain on Saturday.