Local Roundup: Windsor Wins on Late 3-Pointer

  • Clayton Groenewold

  • Evelyn Page

  • Isaac Martel

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Windsor — Bruce Mackay called it the best 32 minutes of basketball his Windsor High girls have put together all season.

It turned out to be perfect timing for the Yellowjackets to play their best. Freshman guard Evelyn Page knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with 28 seconds remaining to lift Windsor to a 33-30 win over VPA Division II-leading Fair Haven (13-3) on Monday night.

“We played great defense; both teams did,” said Mackay, whose team extended its win streak to nine. “I’m really proud of the effort they gave tonight. We came out and competed.”

Olivia Rockwood led all scorers with 21 points. But Page’s six points were the different, as she hit the game-tying 3 late in the fourth before knocking down the game-winner.

The Yellowjackets (12-5) have not lost since Jan. 16 and moved up to third place in VPA D-II behind only BFA-Fairfax (12-2) and Hazen (12-3). Windsor hosts Otter Valley on Thursday.

MVCS 47, Richford 44

Quechee — The Eagles turned the basketball over 27 times but won their 11th game of the season.

“We started off slow,” said Mid Vermont Christian coach Chris Goodwin. “It’s always been a problem. … We were just sloppy.”

Richford outscored Mid Vermont, 16-12, in the first quarter before the Eagles turned it on, taking a 30-25 lead into halftime.

Hayley Goodwin led all scorers with 30 points for Mid Vermont (11-2). Sydney Goodwin netted 15 points and Rachel Seale finished the game with a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Rachael Horner-Richardson also added six steals for the Eagles, who have won four straight games.

Mid Vermont travels to Cabot on Thursday.

Rivendell 47, Cabot 16

Orford — Freshman Adele Tilden finished the game with six points, six rebounds and three steals for the Raptors.

Shaunna Simmons added four points and  six rebounds for shorthanded Rivendell, which was missing three from its varsity roster due to injuries and illnesses. Mikayla DeBois and Riley Thomson led the way with a combined for 27 points.

Rivendell (11-3) hosts Stowe today. The Raptors, who have won 10 of their last 11 games dating back to Dec. 20, are uncertain of the availability of sophomore guard Mikayla Stever, who sustained an apparent concussion against Chelsea last week.

Hartford 51, Rutland 46

White River Junction — Hartford senior Megan Bushway led the way with 22 points, including three 3-pointers in the final quarter.

“She just came out well,” said Hartford head coach Troy Guerin. “We were trying to get the ball in her hands.”

Freshman Jasmine Jenkins scored 10 points, Corey Leiberman netted nine and Michaela Ricker added eight. The Canes led, 28-19, at the half and held off a late-game surge after Bushway left with an injury for the victory.

Hartford (8-8) travels to Fair Haven on Thursday.

Gilford 65, Stevens 50

Claremont — A season-high five 3-pointers from Sydney Miller and a season-best 10 in all by the team couldn’t get the Cardinals (6-10, 7-12) past the Golden Eagles at Carr Gymnasium.

Stevens stayed with the visitors until the third quarter, when Gilford turned a four-point halftime lead into a more comfortable 14-point cushion. Brooke Beaudet, Shelby Cole and Hannah Perkins all had two hoops in the stanza for Gilford; Beaudet and Perkins both finished with 18 points, while Cole recorded 15.

Miller earned game-high honors for Stevens with 21 points. Jenna Pond buried four triples en route to 14 points, and Jenna Ford hit one from downtown as part of a 10-point night. The Cards, on a four game losing streak, host Kearsarge on Wednesday.

Sunapee 62, Mascenic 38

Sunapee — The Lakers (9-10) built a 40-25 lead headed into the fourth quarter and never gave up to win their second straight.

Sunapee concludes its regular season Wednesday at Concord Christian.

Alpine Skiing

Sunapee Boys SixthAt NHIAA D-IV States

Lincoln, n.h. — Riley Balch led the Lakers with a 11th-place finish in the giant slalom and a 16th-place finish in the slalom, helping Sunapee take sixth at the NHIAA Division IV boys state championship meet at Loon Mountain.

Jack Sampo led Profile to the state title with a win in the slalom (1 minute, 16.58 seconds) and a third-place finish (1:17.52) in the giant slalom.

Balch finished the giant slalom in 1:24.25, 7.02 seconds off the leader. Woodsville’s Donney Bowman placed 15th (1:25.73), and Newport’s Isaiah Stephens took 21st (1:27.86) in the giant slalom.

Sunapee’s Michael Mullen took 15th (1:33.78) in the slalom. Stephens placed 25th (1:41.66) for Newport, and Bowman settled for 32nd (1:48.12) for the Engineers.

Team scores: Profile 758, Derryfield 733, Lin-Wood 695, Hopkinton 660, Littleton 641, Sunapee 626, Gorham 604, Moultonborough 603, Woodsville 485, Newport 352, Wilton 99.

Woodstock Boys WinAt Pico Mountain

Mendon, Vt. — The Woodstock boys topped Rutland, Burr & Burton, Thetford and Mount St. Joseph at Pico Mountain, while the Wasps’ girls took second.

Woodstock — which honored seniors Clair Saunders, Grace Vollers, Alex Frenchman, Robert Grots, Elliott Shoemaker and Kyle Weirether for senior day — hosts a giant slalom race at Suicide Six on Thursday.

Boys Basketball

Woodsville 55Blue Mountain 33

Woodsville — Senior Garrett Olsen scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Engineers (12-3, 13-4).

“He was the best player on the floor,” said Woodsville head coach Jamie Walker.

Cooper Davidson added 11 points and Billy Green provided seven. Woodsville led 26-12 at halftime and never looked back. The Engineers, winners of their last six games, host Lin-Wood today.

Rivendell 59, Cabot 34

Orford — Isaac Martel scored 15 for the shorthanded Raptors, who improved to 8-7 without top scorer Owen Pelletier.

Tanner Siemons added 12 points, all 3’s, for Rivendell and Zach Gould added eight points. The Raptors built a 14-point lead at halftime, but lost Gould to a sprained ankle and Jake Kilmer to an injured knee during the game to add to their walking wounded.

Pelletier has been out of action for a week with an elbow injury.

“It was a good, solid team effort,” said Rivendell head coach Jeff Huntington. “We kept battling.”

Rivendell has won seven of their last eight games. It hosts Craftsbury on Wednesday.

Fair Haven 67Woodstock 54

Woodstock — Woodstock’s zone defense broke down in the fourth quarter as the Wasps fell to 6-7.

“We stayed in the same zone defense the entire game,” said Woodstock head coach Joel Carey. “It was really effective, but it just got broken down in the fourth. It took them until then to break it down.”

Woodstock trailed by one headed into the fourth, but Fair Haven outscored the Wasps, 16-8, in the final stanza. Senior Caleb Webb led the Wasps with 20 points.

Woodstock travels to South Royalton on Wednesday.

Lamoille 65, Oxbow 52

Hyde Park, Vt. — Ben Emerson hit seven 3-pointers on a 21-point evening and Matt Emerson added nine points for the O’s.

“A tale of two halves,” said Oxbow head coach Steve Carson. “I thought we were getting good shots (in the first half), we just couldn’t make them. … In the second, both teams were taking chances. They didn’t pay off for us.”

Lamoille held Oxbow to just four points in the second quarter, and pulled away with a 26-point fourth. Aiden Foley led all scorers with 28 points for Lamoille.

Oxbow (7-6) hosts Thetford on Wednesday.

Boys Hockey

Hartford 3, Milton 2

White River Junction — Senior defenseman Clayton Groenewold scored two goals and assisted on Adam Parker’s game-winner to help the Canes win their third game of the year.

Parker’s goal came with just 27 seconds remaining in the second period, extending a 3-0 Hartford lead, before Milton mounted a third-period comeback. Canes’ sophomore goaltender Ross McFate made 14 saves in the last stanza, and finished the game with 30 stops. Pat McGlone also had two assists.

Hartford (3-12-1) host Colchester on Wednesday.