Local Roundup: Mountaineers Rally Past Twinfield

  • South Royalton's Zeb Perrault.

  • Whitcomb-Rochester's Sammy Barcomb.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Bethel — Down by four points heading into the fourth quarter, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team rallied to beat visiting Twinfield, 38-34, on Thursday night.

The Trojans scored 14 points in the third quarter to lead, 28-24, into the fourth.

Toni Turner led the Mountaineers with 10 points, including four points in the fourth quarter. Sammy Barcomb had six of her eight points in the fourth quarter rally. Hayley Mears, Amelia Mattrick and Sylvie Coltey each had six points for Whitchester.

“We dug ourselves a hole there in the third quarter. We kind of gutted this one out today,” Whitchester coach Dennis Wood said.

The Mountaineers (8-4) have now won five of their last six games. Whitchester is back in action tonight at Blue Mountain.

Mid Vermont 41Northfield 18

Northfield, Vt. — Sydney Goodwin led the Eagles with 18 points, 15 in the fourth quarter, to help Mid Vermont win its 10th game of the season.

Rachel Seale added 15 despite injuring her knee. Mid Vermont (10-2) held Northfield scoreless in the first quarter, and outscored the Raiders 28-10 in the second half. The Eagles host Cabot on Saturday.

Randolph 47, Thetford 34

Randolph — The shorthanded Panthers couldn’t keep pace with the host Galloping Ghosts.

Randolph led, 25-19, at halftime and then made the difference more comfortable by outscoring Thetford, 10-5, in the third quarter. Emily Grady had 21 points to lead the Ghosts.

Danielle Robinson (10 points) and Kate Vaughan (seven points) led Thetford, which was playing without four players due to injuries and illness.

“Randolph shot the lights out. We didn’t bring our ‘A’ game but we battled out there,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said.

The Panthers (11-4) host Williamstown on Tuesday.

Sunapee 38, Mount Royal 25

Sunapee — Sunapee held Mount Royal to zero points in the fourth quarter for its eighth win of the season.

The Knights committed 17 turnovers in the loss. Alexis Matte led Mount Royal (14-3 overall, 12-2 league) with 12 points; Jacinta Hogan scored eight.

Hartford 47Otter Valley 23

White River Junction — The Hurricanes exploded from the gates, building a 17-3 lead after the first quarter and a 26-3 lead at halftime.

Megan Bushway made three 3-pointers on her way to 13 points for Hartford (7-8). Corey Lieberman also had 13 points. Madison Druge chipped in with seven points.

“Offensively, we shared the ball extremely well. We executed and hit our shots,” Hurricanes coach Troy Guerin said. “Defensively, we went to a zone and had active hands. It caused a lot of chaos.”

The Canes host Rutland on Monday.

Windsor 42Mount St. Joseph 35

Rutland — The Yellowjackets bounced back from a slow start to win their eighth game in a row.

Angelina Bigwood led the way with 14 points. Olivia Rockwood netted 12 points, including two 3’s and Evelyn Page dropped seven. Windsor trailed, 13-4, after the first quarter and 16-4 early on in the second, but outscored Mount St. Joseph 18-10 before halftime and 20-12 in the second half.

“We changed some things around,” said Windsor head coach Bruce Mackay.

The Jackets host Fair Haven (13-2) on Monday.

Lyndon 57, Oxbow 40

Lyndon, Vt. — Jill Smith and Madison Fornwalt led the Olympians with 11 points.

Oxbow (7-10) was outscored 18-7 in the second quarter and 15-9 in the third. Tiffany Longmoore dropped six points. Melanie Neil and Lauren Wright each scored four. The O’s host U-32 on Tuesday.

Twin Valley 66Woodstock 15

Wilmington, Vt. — Tayler Courchesne had 23 points to pace Twin Valley over the visiting Wasps.

Natalie Stevens had 11 points to lead Woodstock (0-12). The Wasps visit South Royalton on Monday.

Boys Basketball

Mount Royal 60, Sunapee 44

Sunapee — Knights sophomore Alex Normandin and freshman Louis Larosilier netted 14 points each as Mount Royal came out on top in a rivalry game against the neighboring Lakers at Sherburne Gym.

“We played a really good game on both ends of the floor,” Mount Royal head coach Matt McMenaman said.

“We anticipated some really intense stuff going on,” he added. “But the fans were good. It was a good crowd. We had our own fan base there, too. It was fun.”

The Knights (10-7 overall, 10-5 league) led 30-20 at halftime, and held the Lakers to just five points in the third quarter.

Cade Robinson led Sunapee (10-8 overall, 9-6 league) with 12 points.

Mount Royal hosts Nute today.

Hartford 55Bellows Falls 36

Westminster, Vt. — Hunter Gaudette dropped 19 points to lead the Hurricanes past Bellows Falls for the second time in two nights.

Patrick Brady added 15 points and Alex Valley scored eight as Hartford, which outscored the Terriers in every quarter but the fourth, improved to 5-8. The Canes travel to Lyndon on Saturday.

South Royalton 58Blue Mountain 46

South Royalton — Troy Walker dropped 19 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Royals extended their win streak to two games.

Zeb Perrault scored 18 points off the bench for South Royalton (4-9) and Carder Stratton, called up from junior varsity, netted 10 in two quarters. The Royals outscored Blue Mountain, 12-2, in the first quarter, and kept pace in the fourth quarter with the visitors trying to mount a comeback.

“They got it down to five points in the third quarter twice and we held it off,” South Royalton head coach Pete Howe said.

The Royals travel to Websterville on Saturday.

Fall Mtn. 65, Newport 50

Newport — The Wildcats outscored the host Tigers, 29-16, in the second half to earn the victory.

Ethan Houde had 19 points for Newport. Kyle Fish added nine and points and Cameron Gillespie had eight points.

The Tigers trailed by just two, 36-34, at halftime.

Newport (3-9 NHIAA, 4-11 overall) visits Hopkinton on Wednesday.

Craftsbury 31Whitcomb-Rochester 30

Craftsbury, Vt. — The Chargers made a game-winning 3-pointer with two seconds left to play to stun the visiting Mountaineers (8-8).

Eddie Bray led Whitchester with 12 points. Gavin Beane added seven and Zach Rhoades had six points.

The Mountaineers led, 16-12, at halftime before the hosts chipped away after the break to set up the late game heroics.

Whitchester visits Sharon on Feb. 16.

Boys Hockey

Lebanon-Stevens 11 Kearsarge-Plymouth 3

Holderness, n.h. — Junior Nate Chickering scored four goals and Jon Cloud scored two goals and provided three assists as the Raiders jumped to 11-4 at Plymouth State University.

Brian Daly, Trey Chickering, Aiden Yates and Aaron Damren also provided goals for Lebanon. Mason Adams finished the game with two helper.

Goaltenders Andrew Friend, Hunter Robb and Jackson Kapuscinski combined for 15 saves.

The Raiders host Dover next Wednesday.

Girls Hockey

Burr & Burton 4, Hartford 2

White River Junction — Canes junior Caitlin Gaudet scored a goal and assisted on another as Hartford fell to 1-13-1 on senior night.

Hurricanes seniors Emily Ballou, Hannah Ballou, Morgan Fisk, Lauren Miller, Morgan Pero and Hannah Cooney were honored before the game.

Ballou also scored for Hartford, assisted by Gaudet and Kendyl Boisvert. Freshman goaltender Zoey Pfeiffer made 11 saves on 15 shots.

Hartford travels to Stowe on Saturday.

Alpine Skiing

Taylor Paces HanoverAt Crotched Mountain

Francestown, n.h. — Hanover’s Elaine Taylor finished first overall, finishing her two runs in a combined 54.62 seconds, to lead the Marauders’ girls squad to a win over Hollis-Brookline, Souhegan, Milford, Pembroke and Con-Val at Crotched Mountain.

Taylor edged Con-Val’s Rosie Crooker by .76 seconds combined. Carly Craft finished in fourth place (58.91), Casey McGuire in seventh (1:00.95) and Maisy Pekala in ninth (1:01.32).

Billy Bender placed 13th (57.84) to lead Hanover’s boys to a sixth-place finish. Jordan Gottlieb finished 18th (59.37), Michael Mackall placed 23rd (1:01.94) and Daniel Tengdin took 27th (1:03.78).

Boys Team Scores: Souhegan 374, Con-Val 359, Milford 351, Hollis-Brookline 350, Pembroke 335, Hanover 332, Wilton-Lyndeborough 99.

Girls Team Scores: Hanover 383, Hollis-Brookline 362, Souhegan 362, Con-Val 360, Pembroke 336, Milford 87.


White Mountains Tops Newport

Whitefield, n.h. — Josh Sharron and Gavin Lovely won by pins nearly three and a half minutes into their matches as the Tigers fell, 36-26, in their final regular season meet of the season.

Sharron topped White Mountains’ Tristan White in the 126 pound class, pinning him 3:27 into the match. Lovely’s pin came against Paul Kleinschrodt at 182, 3:25 into the match. Dylan Palmer defeated Liam Raven, 16-3, and Marius Edwards defeated Jayden Vashaw, 11-0. 

Newport will compete next at the NHIAA Division III state championships on Feb. 17 at Winnisquam High.