Local roundup: All Bates are on for Lebanon

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Published: 12/18/2021 7:36:43 PM
Modified: 12/18/2021 7:36:28 PM

LEBANON — Down three starters at the outset of their game and eight points with four minutes left to play, the Lebanon Raiders put all their bets on guys named Bates.

Junior guard Dawson Bates drilled a clutch 3-pointer with 36.6 seconds remaining to give Lebanon a one-point lead, and his junior brother, guard Sam Bates, hit a 3 after a Kennett turnover to lead Lebanon to a 47-43 boys basketball win over the Eagles at Lang Metcalf Gym on Friday night.

Lebanon led by double digits during the first half but couldn’t quite pull away. Kennett cut the deficit to 22-15 at halftime and stormed back in the third quarter.

The Eagles took the lead with less than a minute to go in the third quarter and rode a 36-33 lead into the final period. Lebanon’s late comeback came while Kennett attempted to hold the ball and kill time off the clock.

Senior guards Braeden Falzarano and Cole Fabry missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19. Senior forward C.J. Childs played just a few minutes in the first quarter before a bad back kept him out for the rest of the night.

Jackson Stone led Lebanon with 18 points. Dawson Bates finished with nine points.

Lebanon will hit the road on Monday to take on Sanborn.

Rivendell 48Springfield 44

ORFORD — The Raptors took the lead in the third quarter and were able to hang on against a tough, physical Springfield team

“Down at halftime, we made a few small adjustments and figured our shots were going to fall eventually since we were getting good looks,” said Rivendell coach Ross Convertino. “We were able to go on a run to start the third, erase the deficit and fought and fought and fought to pull out the win from there.

Rivendell (2-0) travels to Sharon Academy on Wednesday.

Gilford 63, Stevens 38

GILFORD, N.H. — A 12-0 run late in the first quarter and into the second by the Eagles opened up a close game.

Junior Hunter LaRocque led the Cardinals with 14 points. Stevens (1-1) is home to Winnisquam on Monday.

Hartford 75, Milton 35

MILTON, Vt. — Seniors Tarin Prior (26 points) and Jacob Seaver (18) paced Hartford, which improved to 3-0. Hartford was up 17-6 after one quarter and 41-12 at halftime. The Hurricanes visit Mt. Mansfield on Wednesday.

White River Valley 82West Rutland 17

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — The Wildcats put up 35 points in the first quarter and cruised to a dominating win.

Senior Dominic Craven had 28 points to lead White River. Arliss Spaulding added 13, and Weston Trombly had 12. White River (2-1) is home to Northfield on Wednesday.

White Mountains 50Mascoma 42

WEST CANAAN — Up by one at halftime, the Royals were outscored in the third quarter, 18-8, despite returning a top player to the roster.

Senior Ben Seiler, back from an ankle injury sustained during soccer season, scored 15 points in the loss for the Royals. Senior Cole Moulton and junior Zach Thompson had eight points each. Mascoma was just 3-for-20 from 3-point range.

Mascoma (1-2) travels to Conant on Monday.

Lyndon 57, Oxbow 35

BRADFORD, Vt. — Down almost 30 points at halftime, the Olympians gave a solid effort in the second half, outscoring Lyndon 24-17.

Sophomores Brady Nichols and Reese Ilsley led Oxbow with 11 points each.

Oxbow (0-4) is home to Hazen on Thursday.

Blue Mountain 49Thetford 37

THETFORD — The Bucks extended a five-point halftime lead with an 18-5 third quarter for the win.

Freshman Boone Fahey had 11 in the loss and sophomore Mitch Parkman 10.

Thetford (1-1) welcomes Windsor on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball Hartford 46Woodstock 23

WOODSTOCK — Hartford’s strategy was simple: Feed the ball to the tallest player on the floor and dare the defense to stop her. The Wasps, for the most part, could not stop Emily Wright.

The Hartford senior forward led the Hurricanes (1-1) with 15 points, most of which came in the paint, as Hartford doubled up the Wasps (1-1) to get in the win column. The Hurricanes led just 10-6 after a quarter before outscoring Woodstock, 16-2, in the second to win going away.

Senior forward Beth Dobrich had six points for Hartford, including the Hurricanes’ only 3-pointer. Senior forward Jenna Jasmin and senior guard Sarah Howe each added five.

For the Wasps, senior forward Emma Tarleton led the way with nine points, including Woodstock’s only triple.

The Hurricanes host Oxbow on Tuesday, while the Wasps are home against Fair Haven on Thursday.

Newport 57InterLakes 25

MEREDITH, N.H. — The Tigers got in the win column with four of the five starters scoring in double figures. Tanya Sanchez had 13 points, Riely Skarin and Taylor Fellows added 11 each and Skylar Nelson finished with 10.

Newport was up, 25-6, after the first quarter and 35-15 at halftime. The Tigers (1-2) are home to Fall Mountain on Wednesday.

White Mountains 43Mascoma 23

WHITEFIELD, N.H. — The Royals, with three starters out, dropped to 1-2 with the loss. Emily Seiler had 11 points for Mascoma.

The Royals are home to Conant on Monday.

Lebanon 51, Kennett 44

CONWAY, N.H. — The Raiders evened their record at 2-2 with a win over one of last year’s NHIAA Division II title game competitors.

Lebanon hosts Sanborn on Monday.

Windsor 81
Bellows Falls 8

WINDSOR — Eleven different players scored for the Yellowjackets, who were led by Elliot Rupp’s 21 points and Reese Perry’s 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Windsor (2-0) is home to Thetford on Tuesday.

Swimming Hanover girls, boys tops at CCBA

LEBANON — The Hanover girls swimming and diving team scored 124 points and the boys amassed 171 to place first in Friday’s meet at the CCBA’s Witherell Center pool with Merrimack and Derryfield.

Junior Grace Clerkin won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:09.23 and took second in the 100 backstroke (1:08.00). Junior Mollee Ye was second in the 100 fly (1:06.61). Charlotte Pidgeon led the all-Hanover diving competition with an 11-attempt score of 310.10 points.

“As has been the case in past state meets, the diving team provided the points to give the girls the win,” said Hanover coach Sean Uiterwyk.

For the boys, senior captain Benton Cesanek led with wins in the 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 200 individual medley and 500 free. Sophomore Josh Stearns started the meet off with a win in the 200 free in a state qualifying time. Andres Savellano had wins in the 100 breaststroke, 400 free relay and 100 butterfly. Divers Sam Calderwood and Brynne Spaeth dove well, with Calderwood scoring an impressive 425 points.

Hanover does not swim again until Jan. 15 against last year’s Division II champion, Oyster River.

Raiders win at CCC

CLAREMONT — Stevens High freshman Sara Gaspard won the 50-yard free and 100 backstroke to highlight Friday’s five-team meet at the Claremont Community Center that included Lebanon, Kearsarge, Fall Mountain and Sunapee.

Lebanon junior Angus Hall was first in the boys 50 and 100 free, and Lebanon junior Ellen Wolstenholme was first in the girls 100 breaststroke. Other top results included Lebanon sophomore Adaa Karanwal earning second in the girls 200 free and Stevens sophomore Elise Smith taking second in the girls 100 free.

Overall, the Lebanon boys defeated Stevens, Kearsarge and Fall Mountain and the Lebanon girls bested Fall Mountain, Stevens and Sunapee.

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