Mid Vermont Rolls to Victory
Lebanon’s Donncha Coyle tries to work the puck around a Alvirne defender last night at Campion Rink. (Jeffrey Porter photograph)
Websterville, Vt. — All season long, the Seale sisters of Mid Vermont Christian girls basketball team have been difficult for opponents to stop. Lately, it’s starting to pay off for the Eagles.
Phoebe Seale, a junior, scored a season high 28 points and freshman sister Anna dropped in 16 as Mid Vermont blasted Websterville on the road yesterday, 48-27. It’s the second win in three games for the Eagles (3-5) as the Seale sisters have now combined for 220 of Mid Vermont’s 248 totals points on the year.
“Phoebe was shooting the lights out yesterday, and Anna was great in a supporting role,” said the duo’s father, Eagles coach Perry Seale. “They’re quite the sister combination. I’m just hoping opponents don’t figure it out too quickly.”
Mid Vermont hosts Sharon tomorrow.
Blue Mtn. 25
Woodsville — Erika Belyea scored 14 points and Chrissy Valliant had 11 as the Engineers improved to 8-2.
Woodsville led 33-14 at halftime.
The Engineers host Colebrook tomorrow.
Thetford 30, Rivendell 24
Thetford — Thetford sophomore Rosslyn Kidder scored 12 points and had 14 rebounds as the Panthers (8-1) improved to 2-0 against the rival Raptors (3-2).
Each employing clampdown defense, the teams scored just three points each in the first quarter and the Panthers led just 11-8 at halftime.
Tao Ameden sank a 3-pointer for the Raptors to pull them within three in the second half, but the Panthers kept them at arm’s length and Michaela Pomeroy (six points) sank key late free throws for the win.
Thetford hosts Union-32 on Saturday, while Rivendell next plays Tuesday at home against Rivendell.
KUA 43, Brewster 37
Wolfeboro, n.h. — Shannon Walsh scored a game-high 16 points, including six important free throws late as the Wildcats hung on to improve to 4-4.
The Cats led for good after Chloe Tyler (11 points) hit a 3-pointer with less than five minutes to play.
Fiekah Fataar added 10 points for Kimball Union, which hosts Tilton on Wednesday.
Rivendell 75, Thetford 59
Thetford — Daniel Eastman scored 26 points and the Raptors led from start-to-finish to avenge an earlier loss to the Panthers.
Jack Steketee scored nine and had a strong defensive game for the Raptors (6-1).
Ian Weider (12 points) and Dominic Chatot led Thetford (7-2).
John Stark 45
Hanover — The Generals outscored the Marauders 16-4 in the third quarter to come out on top.
Liam Gantrish scored 15 points for Hanover, while the Marauders’ John Flory kleft the game with an injury in the second quarter after scoring 10 points.
The Marauders had just three field goals in the second half.
Hanover hosts Coe-Brown on Tuesday.
Union-32 61, Randolph 55
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts (Vermont Division III; 6-3) lost a tight battle with the visiting Raiders (D-II; 4-5).
Ross Caswell scored 12 points and Jacob Sprague scored 10 for the Ghosts, who are at Harwood on Friday.
Mid Vermont 56 Websterville 50
Websterville, Vt. — Junior Austin Sayers poured in a career-best 35 points as the Eagles came away with the win.
Sayers scored 20 points in the second half and 14 in the fourth quarter.
James Horner added 13 points for Mid Vermont (5-3), which hosts Sharon tomorrow.
KUA 61, Cushing 58
Meriden — Malik Abu scored 14 of his game high 23 points in the first half as Kimball Union handed Cushing Academy its first loss of the season.
Devin Gilligan added 13 points and Crew Ainge 11 for the Wildcats, who left 33-21 at the half. Ainge hit two quick 3-pointers coming off the bench to help spark KUA as the Cats built a 12-point lead in the second half.
Cushing gradually cut into KUA’s lead and took a 1-point lead with less than 20 seconds to play. Ainge hit two free throws to put KUA up one and Danny Eiber hit two more to put the game away as time ran out.
KUA travels to Vermont Academy on Wednesday.
Alvirne 4, Lebanon 3
West Lebanon — Having fallen behind early, the Raiders rallied with three goals during an extended 5-on-3 power play to tie the game, only to allow the game-winner on an Alvirne 5-on-3 later.
Donncha Coyle, Tanner Simms and Cam Broughton all scored within a minute in the second period for the Raiders, with Simms earning a pair of assists and Ryan Damren and Dylan Gaudette netting one helper each during the rally.
Alvirne scored near the end of the second period to make it 4-3, and hung on for the win.
“It was a good game,” said Raiders coach Gary Smith.
“The kids played hard, but we struggled in the first period and we were gassed from playing catchup over and over.”
Lebanon held a 36-21 advantage in shots as Raider goalie Joe Grout made 17 saves.
The Raiders host Kingswood on Wednesday.
Manchester Memorial 4 Hanover 2
Manchester — Joe Cravero and Ben Acker scored for the Marauders, who slipped to 4-5-2 overall and 3-3-2 in league play.
Sam Carey, Shawn Cavallaro and Andrew Huizenga had assists for Hanover, while goalie James Montgomery made 22 stops.
Union-32 5, Hartford 3
Montpelier — Hartford (5-4-0) was edged by Union-32.
Heremy McGlone, John Lewis and Jeff Lyford each scored for Hartford, with Nick Terino added two assists and McGlone, John Borchert and Brandon Gardner adding one apiece. Goalie Teighan Meeker made 32 saves.
KUA 7, Tabor 1
Marion, Mass. — Nick Roberto scored twice as Kimball Union (16-1-0) dominated Tabor Academy.
Niko Rufo and Jonathan Charbonneau each had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats, and Connor Evangelista, JD Dudek and Gregg Burmaster each scored a goal.
KUA visits Deerfield Academy on Wednesday.
Lebanon 6, Concord 1
Concord — Chrissy Drake netted a hat trick and added an assist as the Raiders improved to 7-1.
Lauren McEwen had a goal and three assists; Aubrie Mazurek had two assists; Amelia Gage and Emma Forman had one goal each and Samantha Roberts had an assist for Lebanon.
Erika Moffitt made 30 saves for the Raiders, who host Bishop Guertin on Tuesday.
Hanover 3, Bp. Guertin 2
Manchester — Matti Hartman had two goals and an assist for the Marauders, who climbed out of an early 1-0 hole.
Sarah Wagner had a goal, Emma Malenka had two assists and Kelly Brigham had an assist for Hanover, which received strojgn defensive games from Malenka and Margeaux baker and 11 combined saves from goalies Kelly Gaudet and Katie Fenton.
Hanover (8-1; 7-0 New Hampshire) hosts Oyster River on Tuesday.
Hartford 4, CVU 2
South Burlington — Alex Fogg scored twice as Hartford (3-4-1) defeated CVU. Ellyse Mullen had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes, and Amanda Nelson also scored. Jenna Yee and Haley Griegel also assisted, and goalie Beth Potter made 21 saves.
Rice 9, Woodstock 1
South Burlington, Vt. — Emma Astbury scored the lone goal for the Wasps, who fell to 0-7.
Erin Tortolano made 45 stops for the Wasps, who host Northfield on Saturday.
KUA 3, Holderness 2
Meriden — Hannah Madden scored twice as the Wildcats improved to 4-8-1. Morgan Walsh added a goal and Hailey Hart an assist for the Cats.
Kimball Union hosts Vermont Academy on Wednesday.
Track and Field
Bassettes, Heathman Strong at Dartmouth
Hanover — Oxbow senior sprinter Will Heathman was sixth in the 300-meter dash (36.98 seconds) and eighth in the 55 (6.85) at the 44th Dartmouth Relays, featuring hundreds or athletes and dozens of teams from around the Northeast.
Woodstock’s Elisabeth Bassette was sixth in both the long jump (16-05.5 feet) and triple jump (34-10.5) while her younger sister, Kathryn, placed eighth in the pole vault (10-00).
Lebanon’s girls received top-20 finsihes from Lauren Anikis (16th in high jump; 4-10), Mo Moran (17th in weight throw; 24-01) and Kelly Ludew (18th in long jump; 13-11.5).
Hanover’s Katherine Vincelette placed 11th in the 400 (1:03.65) and the Marauders’ 4x400 relay team was 13th in 4:21.69.
On the boys’ side, Lebanon’s John Cioffredi was fourth in the high jump (6-04) and 17th in the long jump (18-6.5), while Raiders’ teammate Evan O’Reilly was 19th in the 800 (2:07.77) and the first leg of their 4x800 relay team that placed 18th in 8:58.02.
Oxbow’s Dylan Hatin was 17th in the shot put with a heave of 41-11.25.
Barre, Vt. — The Hurricanes edged Twinfield and Lyndon at Twin City Lanes.
After earning a bye with the most total pins during preliminary matches, the Canes beat the host Trojans in the best-of-three final, 168-133 and 161-149.
Ben Currier (216), Colin Drake (213) and Jillian Bushor (183) had the best games of the day for Hartford, which sits atop the 10-team Vermont rankings.