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Local Roundup: Lebanon bests Burr & Burton, 3-2

Published: 12/29/2021 9:08:52 AM
Modified: 12/29/2021 9:09:15 AM

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — When the Lebanon High boys ice hockey team needed goals on Tuesday, Griffin Auch answered the call.

A strong performance by the senior forward and team captain led Lebanon to a 3-2 victory over Burr & Burton at Hartford High’s Phillippe H. Bouthillier Holiday Classic.

Auch scored two goals for the Raiders (2-0) that proved to be the difference in the game. His first goal was unassisted, and it opened the scoring for Lebanon in the first period. Junior defender Ryan West made it two first-period goals for the Raiders on assists by sophomore forward Paddy Mooney and senior forward Liam Oullette.

Lebanon led 2-1 at the end of the first period.

Auch’s second goal, assisted by senior forward Hunter Christian, gave the Raiders their third goal of the game in the second period. That was enough for senior goaltender Toby Cromwell to work with. He made 16 saves in the victory.

Lebanon continues tournament play on Wednesday.


>BodySubhead<Windsor 70, White River Valley 36

SOUTH ROYALTON — Windsor (5-0) kept its strong start to the season rolling Tuesday.

The Yellowjackets led by six after the first quarter, but they really turned it up in the second quarter. They outscored White River Valley (2-2) 25-6 in the second period, and then 16-7 in the third quarter.

Senior guard Peyton Richardson led the way for Windsor with 19 points and two steals. Senior forward Reese Perry enjoyed a strong game with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Perry is the Yellowjackets’ leading scorer on the season so far, recording 15.8 points per game. Richardson’s average is up to 14.4.

Sophomore guard Tanner Drury led WRV with 15 points, raising her average to 14.5 points per game. Junior guard Jillian Barry chipped in 11.

Despite the loss, WRV coach Tim Perrault praised his team’s effort.

“I’m proud of the grit we showed and never gave in to a very good Windsor team,” Perrault said.

The Wildcats will face Mill River on the road on Thursday. The Yellowjackets return home to face Fair Haven on Friday.

>BodySubhead<Oxbow 58, Montpelier 47

MONTPELIER — Oxbow (2-4) snapped a two-game losing streak Tuesday on the road.

Oxbow trailed by three points after the first quarter, but tightened up its defense in the second quarter. The Olympians allowed just four points in the period to build a nine-point lead that set them up for victory.

Senior guard Emma Parkin scored 20 points to pace the Olympians. The senior guard has finished as Oxbow’s leading scorer in four of the team’s six games, and she’s averaging 13.8 points per game. Freshman guard Maggi Ellsworth chipped in 13 points, matching her season-high.

The Olympians are back in action on Thursday at Randolph.

>BodySubhead<Hartford 66, Green Mountain 39

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (3-2) cruised to victory Tuesday.

The Hurricanes led by eight points after the first quarter, and they held a 38-21 lead at halftime. Green Mountain scored just four points in the fourth quarter.

Senior forward Beth Dobrich led the team with 20 points, a season-high. She’s Hartford’s leading scorer so far this season, averaging 12.2 points per game. Grace Gardner chipped in 16 points, which was also her biggest game of the season.

Hartford hits the road Thursday to take on Bellows Falls.

>BodySubhead<West Rutland 66, Mid Vermont Christian 45

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — The Eagles, playing for the first time in more than two full weeks, could not keep pace with the Golden Horde in the second half and fell to 1-1.

Senior guard Hayley Goodwin scored 36 of MVCS's 45 points, after scoring 33 of the Eagles' 44 in their season-opening win over Poultney. Through two games, she has accounted for more than three-fourths of her team's scoring.

West Rutland's offense was far more balanced, with Peyton Guay leading the way with 21 points and two others also in double figures.

MVCS is back in action Monday at home against Hartford.

>BodySubhead<Woodstock 40, Leland & Gray 31

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — Woodstock evened its record at 2-2 with Tuesday's victory.

The Wasps earned the victory with strong defense in the second half. The game was tied 27-27 at halftime, but Woodstock held Leland & Gray to four points in the third quarter and shut them out in the final period.

Senior forward Emma Tarleton came up big for Woodstock offensively. She led the team with 23 points, the most points any Wasp has recorded in a game this season. She leads the team on the season with 14 points per game.

Woodstock returns home to face Mt. St. Joseph on Thursday.

>BodySubhead<Manchester Memorial 48, Lebanon 41

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A short-handed Lebanon fell to 4-3 at the Manchester Central Holiday Tournament on Tuesday.

The Raiders had just seven players available in the semifinal matchup. Still, they kept the game close. Lebanon led 20-17 at halftime, but a Memorial run in the third quarter was too much to overcome.

Senior guard Catherine Cole put up another strong game for the Raiders, scoring 17 points to lead the team. She's the team’s top scorer on the season with 16.9 points per game through seven contests. Senior center Ella Longacre added nine points.

Lebanon faces Deerfield on Wednesday afternoon in the tournament's third-place game.


>BodySubhead<Rivendell 55, Oxbow 16

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Raptors stayed perfect with a blowout of the host Olympians.

Senior Kyle Carter and junior Josiah Welch each had 14 points to lead Rivendell (4-0), with Carter making three 3-pointers. Senior Chris Pierce added 12.

Brady Nichols was the only player for Oxbow (1-5) to make multiple field goals, finishing with four points.

The Raptors host Thetford on Thursday, while the Olympians are off until a rematch with Rivendell on the road on Jan. 6.

>BodySubhead<Blue Mountain 69, Sharon 29

SHARON, Vt. — Sharon (0-3) couldn't end its season-opening skid on Tuesday.

The Phoenix had just seven players available, for various reasons.

Senior Riley Eastman scored 18 points to lead the team. He’s averaging 15.7 points per game through three games.

Phoenix head coach Dave Brown thought his team made some positive strides, but knows his group has a lot of room to improve.

“(We) emphasized rebounding this week, and we improved in that area a lot as we collected 22 rebounds (to Blue Mountain’s 30),” Brown said. “However, we had an equal number of turnovers. Blue Mountain is very good.”

Sharon will host White River Valley on Thursday.

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