Local roundup: Rivendell boys basketball earns revenge win against WRV

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Published: 02-22-2023 3:00 PM

ORFORD — The Rivendell Academy boys basketball team came out of the gates strong and held off visiting White River Valley on Tuesday night, 46-38.

The Raptors opened the game on an 11-4 run and held off any WRV comeback attempt in the second half. The win makes it eight in a row for Rivendell (15-4).

Harry Molesworth and Jacoby Patterson each had 10 points for Rivendell. Josiah Welch added eight. The Raptors added 12 points in the third quarter to lead, 29-21, heading into the fourth. The teams traded points in the fourth, with Rivendell doing enough to keep the visitors from getting too close.

Tattin Griffin led WRV with 10 points. Brayden Russ added eight and Wyatt Cadwell had seven points.

Both teams have one more game in the regular season. Rivendell visits Bellows Falls on Friday, and WRV (11-8) hosts Twin Valley on Friday.

Lebanon 66, Bishop Brady 48

LEBANON — The Raiders ended the regular season at 10-8 by winning for the seventh time in their last eight games. Lebanon will finish no worse than ninth in the 20-team NHIAA Division II standings and is expected to open the playoffs on the road next week.

Sam Bates led the hosts with 28 points, and Dawson Bates had 11 points. Nick Brill had 10 points for Lebanon, which led, 30-16, at halftime.

ConVal 59, Hanover 57

HANOVER — The Bears lost a tight battle with the Cougars despite 20 points each by Jaysen Oriol and Ryan McLaughlin.

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This one was back and forth the whole way with the teams trading points in a thrilling fourth quarter, which Hanover won by a 21-20 margin despite coming up just short in the end.

The Bears (4-13) close out the regular season at John Stark on Thursday night. Hanover retains faint hope of making the D-II tournament but will need a win over the Generals and help elsewhere.

Girls Basketball Hanover 60, ConVal 28

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — The Bears cruised over the Cougars to cap a five-game road swing. Hanover (14-6 overall, 13-5 NHIAA) closes the regular season Friday at home against John Stark.

Bishop Brady 44, Lebanon 27

CONCORD — The Raiders finished their season at 3-15. Guard Keira Houdegbe was Lebanon’s only senior.

Boys Hockey Trinity 3, Hanover 2

WEST LEBANON — The Bears came up just short in a great battle with Trinity at Campion Rink.

“Our boys played fast and hard. We had them on their heels for a large chunk of the game,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “We’re getting better in leaps and bounds. This game could have gone either way. We battled hard and played with energy. Fun to watch; the boys deserved better.”

Trinity had defeated Hanover by a 6-2 final just 10 days ago. The Pioneers were led by Aidan Palmeter, who scored the game-winning goal with four minutes left to play. Palmeter scored or assisted on all nine of the goals Trinity scored against Hanover this season.

Trevor Lichtenstein and Ronan Przydzielski each scored for Hanover. Henry Cotter and Andrew Rudd had assists. Goalie Jo Jo Drent made 25 saves. The Bears (7-9-0) will hit the road to battle Pinkerton on Wednesday.

Girls Hockey Keene-Monadnock-Fall Mountain 3, Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 0

WEST LEBANON — The shorthanded Raiders kept it within a goal for most of the game.

“We did a great job with an extremely short bench. Our team should be proud of the way they made Keene earn it tonight,” LSK coach Mike Sheehan said.

Goalie Andy Lindquist made 22 saves for the Raiders (9-7-0), who conclude the regular season at home on Saturday against Berlin-Gorham-Kennett.