Local roundup: Thetford girls basketball wins playoff opener

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Published: 02-22-2023 11:31 PM

THETFORD – The No. 3 seed Thetford Academy girls basketball team (16-5) got 16 points from Addie Cadwell and 15 from Madi Mousley to defeat  No. 14 Randolph, 67-39, in the first round of the VPA Division III playoffs.

Kelsey Bogie and Charlize Brown added nine each for Thetford. The Panthers will play No. 6 Richford, a 58-23 winner over No. 11 BFA-Fairfax, at home in the quarterfinals on Saturday. The teams did not meet in the regular season.

White River Valley 64, Woodstock 15

SOUTH ROYALTON – Tanner Drury knocked down 27 points including six, 3-pointers, to lead the No. 4 seed Wildcats (17-4) to a first-round win in the VPA Division III playoffs. Ella Perreault added 15 and Jillian Barry nine.

WRV was in command from the start with a 25-0 lead after one quarter. No. 13 seed Woodstock had six points from Charley Crowley. The Wasps finished the year at 3-18 and will graduate Norah Harper, Jordan Allard and Natalie Parent.

The Wildcats will play No. 5 Peoples Academy, a 55-28 winner over No. 12 Stowe, on Saturday in a quarterfinal matchup. The teams did not meet in the regular season, but WRV defeated the Wolves in last year’s quarterfinals on the road to advance to Barre Auditorium.

Mt. Abraham 65, Hartford 39

BRISTOL, Vt. – The No. 6 seed Eagles (12-9) jumped out to an early lead and were up 40-10 at halftime on the No. 11 seed Hurricanes in the VPA Division II first round playoff game.

Hartford freshman Charlotte Jasmin had 15 and Madison Willey added 10.

Hartford finishes the year at 10-11 and will graduate Marina Grassi, Jaelyn Smith and Ava Thorburn.

Leland & Gray 40, Rivendell 13

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TOWNSHEND, Vt. – The No. 3 seed Rebels (16-5) got 25 points from Maggie Parker to defeat the No. 14 seed Raptors in the first round of the VPA Division IV playoffs.

Lauren Smith had six for Rivendell, which finishes the season at 1-20 and will graduate Ryleigh Butler and Jillian Bushee.

Boys basketballMt. St. Joseph 50, Woodstock 31

WOODSTOCK – The Wasps fell to 5-14 with their loss to the Green Wave (11-7).

Ezra Lockhart led Woodstock with 12 points. The Wasps finish the regular season Thursday at Brattleboro.

Richford 86, Oxbow 56

BRADFORD – The Olympians closed out the regular season at 3-17.Girls hockeyHanover 9, Pinkerton 3

WEST LEBANON – Maeve Lee had a hat trick in the first period and added her fourth goal in the second to lead the Bears (14-3-2 overall, 12-3-2 NHIAA) over the Astros (9-6).

Hanover was ahead 4-0 after one period and 7-2 at the end of the second.

Rachel Rockmore scored twice with two assists, Nora Bradley had a goal and three assists and Maggie Feng a goal and two assists. Rounding out the scoring were Julia Lawe with goal and an assist, and Lucy Braga and Mackenzie Liu with an assist each.

Eleanor Edson and JJ Masland were in goal for Hanover, which travels to Bishop Brady on Saturday for its final regular season game.

Hartford 6, Brattleboro 1

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The Hurricanes (12-8) wrapped up the regular season with their seventh straight win and will now await their playoff seeding.

Sophie Trombley had two goals against the Colonels (2-18) and Zoe Zanleoni, Madison Barwood, Flynn Moreno and Emma Bazin one each. Grace Hayes had two assists for Hartford, which led 3-0 after one period and scored two more in the second and one in the third.

Boys hockeyHanover 3, Pinkerton 2

WEST LEBANON — In a game with both teams fighting for a playoff spot, the Bears (8-9) killed off a penalty in overtime, then got a power-play goal from Wyatt Seelig for the win.

Henry Cotter snapped a pass to Jack Gardner, who spotted Seelig in the slot, and the junior captain fired it home for his second goal of the game.

Hanover went up 1-0 in the first before Pinkerton tied it, and the Bears led 2-1 after two periods. But the Astros (7-9) tied it again with 1:16 left in regulation. Jack Wilkinson also scored for the Bears and besides Cotter and Gardner, Ronan Przydzielski and Gavin Miller had assists. Jo Jo Drent made 26 saves.

“The win was nice but it was how we won that was most impressive,” Bears coach Dick Dodds said. “The boys overcame a ton of adversity and persevered. From lots of injuries, jumbled lines, it was chaos and then giving up the late goal and having to kill a penalty in OT, very impressive.”

Hanover travels to Concord on Saturday to finish the regular season.

Brattleboro 2, Woodstock 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps finished the regular season at 4-14-1 and await their postseason fate.

Alpine skiingHanover skiers compete at Meet of Champions

FRANCONIA N.H. – With their finishes in the slalom and giant slalom at the NHIAA Meet of Champions at Mittersill, Hanover’s Ethan Munson, Andrew McGuire and Gavin Munson qualified to represent New Hampshire in the Eastern High School Championships.

Ethan Munson was third in the slalom with a time of 1:18.04 for two runs, and Gavin Munson finished 18th (1:26.41). McGuire was fourth among 39 skiers in the giant slalom (1:22.69), followed by Ethan Munson (5th, 1:22.62) and Gavin Munson (6th, 1:22.67).

For the girls, Hanover’s Dahlia Fuld was 15th in the slalom (1:44.44) and 30th in the giant slalom (1:34.88).