Local roundup: Hanover powers past Stevens 

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Published: 2/9/2021 9:32:27 PM
Modified: 2/10/2021 8:22:07 AM

CLAREMONT — Melissa Whitmore buried two 3-pointers in the third quarter as part of a 17-point night, igniting a big period that powered the Hanover High girls basketball team to a 59-32 win over Stevens at Carr Gymnasium on Tuesday evening.

The Cardinals (2-1) were still in the game at halftime, down 27-16, when Whitmore and teammate Stella Galanes (game-high 19 points) got going. Galanes had eight points in the third stanza to go with six from Whitmore, and the Marauders (7-0) used that to outscore their hosts in the quarter, 20-7, to pull away.

Amina Ajwang contributed seven points for Hanover. Abi Faro finished with a season-high 17 points to lead Stevens; Kiley Bundy added eight. The teams meet again on Friday in Hanover.

BOYS BASKETBALLHanover 58, Stevens 12

HANOVER — With no one his size to slow him down, 6-foot-5 forward Kevin Pillsbury scored a season-high 18 points in the Marauders’ fourth straight win.

Pillsbury netted 12 of his points — including a 4-for-4 effort at the line — in the second quarter to help Hanover achieve a 35-8 halftime cushion. Max Galbraith followed up with 11 points for Hanover, and Clayton Wadsworth paced Stevens (0-3) with six points.

The teams meet again on Friday in Claremont.

FOOTBALLShrine coaches named

LEBANON — Kingswood’s Paul Landry and Brattleboro’s Chad Pacheco were named as head coaches on Tuesday for August’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, assuming the game can be played after last summer’s pandemic-influenced cancellation.

Although a first-time head coach, Landry has a long history with the Shrine game. He joined Exeter’s Bill Ball as an assistant coach in the 1997 game, he played in the 1986 contest and his father, Ralph, competed in 1958.

Pacheco, who has been at Brattleboro since 2005 and has been the Colonels’ head coach since 2015, is also a first-time Shrine selection. He guided Brattleboro to its first state gridiron championship in 46 years with its 46-7 win over Bellows for the VPA Division II title in 2019.

A game date, time and location will be announced in the future.

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