Local Roundup: Hanover Ski Jumper Makes Final Meet Count
Lebanon forward Heather King, center, catches a pass in their game against Manchester West in Lebanon, N.H., on Friday, January 17, 2014. Lebanon won the game 56-24. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon guard Samantha MacDonald, center, drives between two Manchester West defenders for a shot during their game in Lebanon, N.H., on Friday, January 17, 2014. Lebanon won the game 56-24. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Plymouth, n.h. — If you’re going to go out, you might as well go out big. Hanover High’s Asher Brown certainly did in his final meet for the Hanover High ski jumping team.
Brown posted the night’s longest jump and outscored the field by five points in leading the Marauders to a team win on the Plymouth High School jump. Hanover put its four scoring jumpers in the top eight spots to beat five other schools.
Brown finished with a top score of 87.5 points and had the night’s longest leap at 23.5 meters. Nathan Roth, Sam Hastings and Jack Pattison finished 5-6-8 to complete the Marauders’ win.
“He outjumped the entire field; the second-place kid only had 82 points,” Hanover coach Tom Dodds said. “It was a great sort of finale for Asher.”
Brown is bound for the Colorado Mountain School, a professional climbing guide service centered in Boulder and allied with Rocky Mountain National Park.
Erica Tischbein also had a big night for Hanover, tying for second place (57.5 points) behind Plymouth’s Carolyn Ebner in the girls division.
Hanover visits Kennett for its next meet on Friday night.
Team scores: Hanover 384, Plymouth 373, Hopkinton 362, Kennett 348, Sunapee 342, Concord 81.
Whitcomb 44, Black River 27
Ludlow, Vt. — The Hornets (2-7) broke a six-game losing streak, riding Bradford Allen’s 15 points and a nearly perfect fourth-quarter defensive performance to impeach the Presidents (1-6).
Spencer Taylor and Brian Schumann followed up with nine-point games for Whitcomb, which held Black River to just nine second-half points, including a single foul shot in the final period.
Harrison Allen added seven points for the Hornets, who host Chelsea on Wednesday.
Mascoma 66, Belmont 34
Belmont, n.h. — Andrew Cashe put a dent in the Red Raiders, and teammates Kyle Kosiorek and Walt Hammond finished them off in the Royals’ road win.
Mascoma outscored Belmont 27-0 in the second quarter, using a Cashe-powered press to reverse a 13-7 deficit. Kosiorek (game-high 14 points) and Hammond (13) then controlled the rest of the game as the Royals (4-2, 5-3) cruised from there.
“Once things went south for (Belmont), we kept the pressure on and it stayed south for them,” Mascoma coach Jim Barry said. “Our pressure created a lot of layups.”
Cashe and Justin Marsh netted nine points apiece and Will Morrison finished with eight for Mascoma, which hosts White Mountains this afternoon in a makeup game.
Bishop Brady 84 Lebanon 80 (2 ot)
Concord — Dom Morrill led the Raiders (5-2 league, 6-3 overall) in a furious comeback from a 24-point second-quarter deficit, but Lebanon ran out of steam in a double-overtime loss to the Green Giants.
Morrill buried four 3-pointers on the evening and scored 20 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtimes. Lebanon outscored its hosts 28-12 in the fourth to force the overtime, only to have Brady squeak out the victory.
“We didn’t rebound, we didn’t get back on defense, we got distracted by things that shouldn’t distract us,” Lebanon coach Kieth Matte said. “We just put it all behind us and played basketball and played much better. We played great after the first 10 minutes of the game.”
Kalin Sou dropped 15 points and K.J. Matte finished with 14 for the Raiders, who entertain Kingswood in a Martin Luther King Day matinee on Monday.
Hanover 54, John Stark 36
Weare, n.h. — The Marauders pulled away in the second half to beat the Generals.
John Flory led a balanced offensive effort for Hanover with 17 points. Jack Cavallaro added eight points while Rocco Linehan and Noah Huizenga each had seven points. Coach Tim Winslow praised the defensive play of Cavallaro, Huizenga, Ben Lynch and Chris Washington.
Hanover (4-3 overall, 2-3 league) hosts Plymouth on Tuesday.
Woodsville 71 Canaan-Pittsburg 61
Pittsburg, n.h. — The Engineers improved to 5-1 with the road victory. Woodsville visits Colebrook on Monday.
Newport 86 Hillsboro-Deering 44
Hillsboro, n.h. — Spencer Coronis and Andrew Houde each had 26 points as the Tigers dominated the Hillcats.
Zach Whalen added 12 points while Tom Hogan had 10 points. Newport (7-2 overall, 6-0 league) visits Mascoma on Tuesday.
Whitcomb 59 Concord (Vt.) 41
Concord, Vt. — Phoebe Parrish lit up the Concord defense for two 3-pointers and a game-high 22 points as the Hornets (6-2) rolled to their fifth consecutive victory.
Whitcomb built leads of 28-18 at the half and 47-26 by the third-quarter buzzer. Ashley Stearns dropped in 14 points for the visitors, who also received a strong game from Savanah Shepard (eight points) and Nicole Begin (nine).
Whitcomb returns home on Monday to host Twinfield.
Oxbow 40, Lyndon 38
Lyndonville, Vt. — The Olympians made the key plays down the stretch, whether forcing turnovers or draining clutch free throws, to edge the Vikings.
Lauren Tomlinson and Mikayla Hodge each had 13 points to lead Oxbow (10-1). The O’s trailed 20-19 at halftime and led just 26-25 after three quarters. Coach Barry Emerson praised the play of Tomlinson at point guard and for her 3-for-4 effort from the free throw line in the last couple minutes to keep Oxbow in front.
“There wasn’t a whole lot of points for either team the whole way. We forced some turnovers late,” Emerson added.
Oxbow visits Montpelier on Thursday.
Newport 43 Hillsboro-Deering 16
Newport — The Tigers clamped down on the defensive end, smothering the Hillcats to move over .500 at 4-3.
“Defensively, we did a very nice job,” Tigers co-coach Doug Beaupre said. Beaupre praised the solid man-to-man defensive games by Brooke Beaulieu, Samantha McNeel and Kaitlyn Batista.
Stephanie Carl and Renee Magoon each had eight points to lead Newport. Sky Curtis added six points. The Tigers host Mascoma on Tuesday.
Mascoma 55, Belmont 45
West Canaan — The Royals capped a busy week with a quality win over the Red Raiders.
Lindsey Thompson and Amanda Guerin each had 16 points for Mascoma while Kialah Reeder added nine points.
The Royals led 26-19 at halftime after holding Belmont to five points in the second quarter. Both teams had the opportunity to showcase their free throw skills with numerous fouls called, Mascoma held a 20-10 advantage from the charity stripe.
“We wanted to finish off the week with the a win and we did a pretty good job,” Mascoma coach Mike Neily said.
The Royals visit Newport on Tuesday.
Lebanon 56 Manchester West 24
Lebanon — The Raiders got a career high 13 points from senior Mariah Ramos, improving to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in NHIAA play.
Ramos added seven rebounds and drew praise from coach Rob Marsh for her all-around effort in a spot start. Samantha MacDonald also had 13 points while adding four assists and three steals. Heather Kind added 11 points and Kendra MacDonald had six.
The Raiders visit Kingswood on Monday.
Rivendell 46, Twinfield 40
Plainfield, Vt. — The Raptors used a balanced scoring effort to edge the host Trojans, improving to 3-4.
Tayo Ameden had 11 points, nine rebounds and five steals to pace the Rivendell attack. Jennifer Debois also had 11 points while pulling down six boards with three steals.
Megan Winagle had six points, all from the free throw line, while grabbing seven rebounds. Junior varsity call-up Cassie White gave a spark off the bench, scoring nine points, all in the second quarter.
The Raptors host Cabot today at 1 p.m.
South Royalton 37 Blue Mountain 31
South Royalton — The Royals (2-8) played strong on both ends of the floor to top the Bucks (5-4).
Autumn Wing had 12 points to pace a balanced offensive effort for SoRo. Summer Spaulding added 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. The Royals led 24-12 at halftime and survived a Bucks rally after the break.
Coach Jim Hewitt praised the defensive effort of Wing and Larissa Stride as they held Blue Mountain leading scorer Jordan Farquharson to eight points. The Royals host Sharon on Tuesday night.
Williamstown 70 Sharon 12
Sharon — The Phoenix couldn’t match up with a deep, talented Blue Devils team.
Mollie Faccio had four points for Sharon (3-6), which plays at South Royalton on Tuesday.
Woodsville 33, Canaan-Pittsburg 22
Pittsburg, n.h. — The Engineers’ defense came to the fore again in a road victory. Woodsville (6-1) goes to Colebrook on Monday.
Hanover 2, Concord 1
Concord — Ben Acker converted a Gus Lyons pass with six minutes to play in regulation as the Marauders (2-4-0, 5-5-0) ended a three-game losing streak in NHIAA Division I play.
Hanover grabbed the upper hand early on a Shawn Cavallaro goal set up by Acker and Tom Peters in the first period. The Crimson Tide notched a shorthanded goal in the middle stanza, but it would be the only shot that would get by Marauder netminder Michael Stinson (12 saves) the rest of the night.
“It was a great effort by our defensemen, limited Concord to (13) shots,” said Hanover coach Dick Dodds, who pointed to the play of blueliners Worthy Gardner, Kordell Lindsay and Ben Carson-Turner. “They stepped up and did a great job. We needed to continue to play to the very end. The effort was fantastic.”
Hanover turns right around to host Exeter at Campion Rink today.
Kimball Union 1 Governor’s 0
Meriden — Senior goaltender Amelie Poirier posted her fourth shutout of the season as the Wildcats (5-5-0) nipped Governor’s Academy at Akerstrom Arena.
Senior Lindsey Landwehrle provided the game-winning goal for KUA, which is back in action at home this afternoon against Maine’s Berwick Academy.
BBA Sweeps Wasps, Rutland
Mendon, Vt. — Burr & Burton took both individual victories, swept the top four boys positions and six of the top seven girls to beat Woodstock and Rutland in a Southern Vermont District slalom at Pico.
Sanderson Kempt took the girls race with a winning two-run time of 1 minute, 17.36 seconds. Woodstock’s points came from Hailey Noble (third, 1:19.52), Holli Olson (seventh, 1:21.29), Kathleen Sheppard (12th, 1:23.82) and Anna Dieffenbach (15th, 1:27.52). Skiing independently, Hartford’s Mariah Palmer took fifth place in 1:20.83.
Tanner McGrath led BBA’s onslaught in the boys division, winning in 1:09.26. Ian Clark (1:13.33), Jake Kelly (1:14.27), Charlie Kelly (1:15.10) and Gordon MacMaster (1:16.42) went 8-9-10-12 for Woodstock’s points.
The Wasps are at Bromley for a giant slalom on Friday.
Boys team scores: Burr & Burton 10, Woodstock 35, Rutland 86.
Girls team scores: Burr & Burton 18, Rutland 29, Woodstock 32.