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Local Roundup: Hanover Boys Take Season Opener

  • Sunapee coach Stephanie Larpenter talks to her team during a timeout in Friday's game against Wilton-Lyndeborough in Wilton, N.H. (Monadnock ledger-Transcript -- Ben Conant)

  • Sunapee's Miah Hamm goes up against Wilton-Lyndeborough's Abby Leblanc during Friday's game in Wilton, N.H. (Monadnock Ledger-Transcript -- Ben Conant)

  • Hanover's Max Galbraith.

  • Mascoma's Connor Thompson.



Friday, December 14, 2018

Hanover — Charlie Adams put the cherry on top of a 25-point Hanover High comeback and a 28-point night for the junior guard with two late free throws to lift the MArauders to wild season-opening NHIAA Division II boys basketball win over Bishop Brady, 74-71, on Friday night.

The Marauders trailed, 45-25, at halftime, and allowed five points in the first minute of the third quarter to give Bishop Brady a 25-point cushion. But Hanover responded, outscoring the Giants, 49-26, in the second half to complete the come-from-behind victory at home.

“They just ran out of gas,” 19-year head Hanover coach Tim Winslow said. “We pressured the ball all game. They got some easy baskets early. … We started making some of our shots in the second half.”

Hanover was forced to fend off a strong individual effort by Bishop Brady’s Tommy Fraiser, who netted a game-high 44 points on 16 field goals and 11 free throws. The Marauders countered its long-range sharpshooting, netting 13 shots from 3-point territory.

“Our halftime talk was a little different,” Winslow said. “We didn’t get all riled up. We’re not a tall team. We talked about how we need to box them out. With our style of play, we can score a lot of points quickly.”

Adams led the way with five 3-pointers and key free throws down the stretch.

Hanover led by one point with 30 seconds to go. Bishop Brady missed two shots before Hanover gobbled up the offensive rebound. Adams was fouled and made two foul shots. The Giants missed a contested shot in the final seconds.

Hanover freshman Max Galbraith added 18 points on six 3-pointers. Nolan Gantrish scored 11 points for the Marauders, who travel to Bow on Tuesday.

Sharon 63, Craftsbury 19

Sharon — Going without a point in the game’s first 5½ minutes, a timeout ultimately got the Phoenix (2-1) on track.

Craftsbury held a 3-0 lead when TSA coach Blake Fabrikant called for a halt in first-period play. The pep talk woke Sharon up, with the hosts limiting the Chargers to just six first-half points. Fisher Kelley led the way for TSA with a game-high 17 points.

“We carried that lack of momentum from the fourth quarter the other night (in a loss to Northfield),” Fabrikant said. “I settled them down, we put on a press and that rattled them. We got some quick hoops and, after that, we started rolling.”

Tyler Chapin finished with 14 points for Sharon, while seniors Olly Skeet-Browning and Ronald Johnson each contributed 10. The Phoenix pays Woodsville a visit on Monday night.

Sunapee 59Wilton-Lyndeborough 50

Wilton, n.h. — The Lakers erased a six-point halftime deficit with a 21-5 third quarter to start the season 3-0.

Sunapee trailed, 32-26, at halftime before pulling ahead. Jordan Chappell led the way with 18 points, Zach Belisle added 13 points and Kevin Nolan scored 10. The Lakers travel to Newport on Tuesday.

Kearsarge 52, Lebanon 50

North Sutton, n.h. — Kearsarge’s Noah Tremblay scored five of his nine points in the final moments of the fourth quarter to help the Cougars sneak past Lebanon.

The teams had four ties in the fourth quarter, but Tremblay sealed the deal with 30 seconds remaining, sinking a layup and a foul shot with the Raiders leading by one point. Lebanon did not get a shot off in the final moments.

Wade Rainey led the Raiders with 18 points and two 3-pointers. Lebanon (0-1) hosts Stevens on Tuesday.

White Mountains 66
Mascoma 52

West Canaan — The Spartans used outside accuracy to draw out the Royals’ defense, then rode a 28-point night from big man Zeke Pribbernow to victory.

“They didn’t miss from the 3-point line,” Mascoma coach Jim Barry said. “Our strategy was to pack it in and take it away from Pribbernow — he’s their big kid — and we were closing them out OK, but they hit everything.”

Jack Curtis had three of White Mountains’ five 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. Connor Thompson topped the Mascoma ledger with 16 points. Caleb McAlister netted 10 points and Ben Schwarz added eight for the Royals, who go to Winnisquam on Tuesday.

Twin Valley 49, Windsor 45

Proctor, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (0-2) fell in the consolation game of Proctor High’s season-opening tournament despite getting a game-high 16 points from Robert Slocum.

Dakohta Sanderson finished with 11 points for Windsor, and teammate Hunter Grela followed up with 10. The Jacks visit Thetford on Tuesday night.

Farmington 54Mount Royal 46

Farmington, n.h. — The Knights (1-2) fell into a double-digit deficit in the first quarter and, despite a furious comeback late, never caught the Tigers.

Brendan Moorehouse led the way for MRA with 14 points, followed by 13 from Andrew Normandin. Mateo Hoffman drilled a 3-pointer with 1:02 to play to bring the visitors to within five points, but Farmington closed out the victory at the free-throw line.

MRA hosts Pittsfield on Monday night.

Laconia 65, Stevens 37

Claremont — The Sachems attacked the young Cardinals’ defense, rolling to a win without hitting a 3-pointer on the night.

Jacob Steele scored 21 points and Ryan Chandler followed up with 19 for Laconia, which used a 22-point third quarter to pull away. Derrick Stanhope sank a pair of 3-pointers on a 14-point evening to lead Sevens, which also picked up seven points from Josh Stithen.

Stevens visits Lebanon on Tuesday evening.

U-32 64, Hartford 48

East Montpelier, Vt. — A quick start for the Raiders meant a third straight loss to start the season for the Hurricanes (0-3).

U-32 grabbed leads of 20-9 after one quarter and 34-17 by halftime. Hartford picked up the pace after the break, ultimately getting a dozen points each from Daniel Bushway and Shea Bean.

Hartford goes to Harwood on Thursday.

Rivers 71, KUA 69

Weston, Mass. — Rivers hit four consecutive 3-pointers down the stretch, giving the hosts enough of a boost to outlast the Wildcats.

Jay Elmore paced Kimball Union with 26 points. Enoch Cheeks added 23 points, and Will Engelhardt finished with 11.

KUA wraps up play at the Rivers Holiday tournament this afternoon.

Girls Basketball

Sunapee 42Wilton-Lyndeborough 22

Wilton, n.h. — With three players hitting for at least nine points apiece and the defense holding the host Warriors to just six first-half points, the Lakers (1-3) broke in to the win column for the first time this season.

Marybeth Groton scored six of her game-high 12 points in the first quarter to get Sunapee started. Miah Hamm finished with 11 points and Abby Pollari contributed nine for the Lakers, who owned a 21-6 lead at halftime.

Sunapee hosts Newport on Tuesday.

Thetford 70, Rivendell 28

Thetford — Despite missing three athletes to injuries, nine-player Thetford (1-1) rolled to its first victory of the season.

Kiana Johnson (15 points) and Grace Davis (11) paced the Panthers, who bolted to a 22-8 lead after one quarter. Emi Vaughan finished with nine points for TA, which received at least a basket from all of the available Panthers.

“I’ve got new kids, and we’re trying to mesh together; the more we play, the better we’ll be,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said. “Once we find our identity, we’ll be OK.”

Shaunna Simmons led the way with eight points for the Raptors (0-2), who are off until hosting Oxbow a week from today. ​Thetford visits White River Valley on Monday.

Woodstock 64, Poultney 15

Woodstock — Freshman Emma Tarleton scored 22 points with three 3-pointers as the Wasps improved to 1-1.

Jane Lackley, also a freshman, added 15 points and Tobin Calder added 11 in the victory. Woodstock hosts Proctor on Friday.

Lake Region 62, Hartford 41

Barton, vt. — Kennedy Mullen led the way with 12 points as the Hurricanes fell for the second time this season.

“The third quarter hurt us,” Hartford head coach Heidi Bushway said. “Turnovers were a big factor.”

Lake Region outscored the Canes, 34-18, after halftime. Hartford (0-2) travels to Oxbow on Wednesday.

Springfield 58, Oxbow 41

Springfield, vt. — Tied at halftime, Springfield outscored the Olympians, 37-21, in the final two quarters as Oxbow dropped to 1-1. Freshman Emma Parkin led the O’s with nine points.

“The girls played hard,” said Oxbow head coach Barry Emerson, who said his team had trouble with Springfield’s pressure in the third quarter. “This was a step in the right direction.”

Oxbow hosts Hartford on Wednesday.

Farmington 53Mount Royal 25

Farmington, n.h. — The host Tigers blitzed the Knights (1-2) with a 20-point second quarter to cruise to a victory.

Alexis Matte paced Mount Royal with 13 points, and Sophie LaRose followed with nine. The Farmington defense harassed the Knights into a 22-for-68 shooting night from the floor. MRA hosts Pittsfield on Monday.

Laconia 44, Stevens 29

Laconia, n.h. — The Sachems responded to a halftime deficit with a big second half, sending the Cardinals (1-2) home with a defeat.

Down 18-15 at the break, Laconia took the lead to stay by the third-quarter buzzer. 28-24, and pulled away from there. Jenna Pond paced the Cards with 11 points.

Stevens hosts Lebanon on Tuesday.

Women’s Basketball

Castleton 43Colby-Sawyer 41

New London — Former West Rutland standout Brooke Raiche posted a 10-point, seven-rebound line as the Spartans (7-3) nipped the Chargers (5-4) in nonleague action.

Mackenzie Buzzell led the hosts with 11 points, with former Lebanon star Joslin Wainwright finishing with 10 points and five boards.

Colby-Sawyer is off until an end-of-the-month date with Baruch.

Men’s Hockey

BU 4, Dartmouth 1

Boston — Patrick Harper broke a 1-1 tie with an unassisted goal midway through the game and the Terriers used two late goals to send the Big Green (4-6-1) into the holiday break with a loss at Agganis Arena.

Despite owning a 34-22 edge in shots on goal, only Dartmouth’s Kevan Kilistoff managed to dent the BU net. Kilistoff scored off passes from Cam Strong and Daniel Warpecha at 10:06 of the middle stanza to counter a first-period strike by the Terriers’ Cam Crotty.

Harper put BU ahead to stay just 64 seconds after Kilistoff’s equalizer. Ty Amonte and Joe Farabee scored in the final 3½ minutes of regulation to secure the win.

“There are parts to the season where pucks seem to go in, and there are parts where pucks don’t,” Dartmouth coach Bob Gaudet said. “We’re in the middle of the part of the season where they aren’t going in for us. We’ll figure it out soon, but this coming break will help with that.”

Adrian Clark posted 18 saves for the Big Green. Dartmouth is off until hosting Providence, Brown and Army in the 30th Ledyard Classic on Dec. 29-30.

Girls Hockey

KUA 1, Dexter-Southfield 0

Brookline, Mass. — Lexi Bartlett’s goal on a pass from Bella Parento proved to be all the Wildcats (3-1-1) would need to beat the Dexter-Southfield Holiday Tournament hosts.

Seana Parkins posted a 17-save shutout for the Wildcats, who continue the tourney with games today against Berwick and Groton.

Boys Hockey

Salisbury 3, KUA 0KUA 1, Nobles 0 (ot)

Dedham, Mass. — The Wildcats (6-2-0) netted just one goal in two games to open the Flood-Marr Tournament, but it was enough for Kimball Union to get a split.

In a rematch of last year’s NEPSAC final, Salisbury scored once in the opening period and twice in a two-minute span of the second for the victory.

Zach Paputsakis made 21 saves in the KUA net.

Veeti Kohvakka tossed a 22-save shutout in the second game, which was decided by Arlo Merritt’s overtime winner over top-ranked Noble and Greenough. Drew Bennett and Zach Taylor posted assists on the goal for KUA, which continues tourney play against Deerfield today.

College Football

Another Honor for Swann

Hanover — Dartmouth cornerback Isiah Swann was the sole Ivy League representative on the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s FCS All-America team on Friday.

Included on the Associated Press’ FCS first team earlier in the week, Swann is the first Big Green player to make the Walter Camp team since tight end Casey Cramer in 2002. Murry Bowden, in 1970, is the only other Dartmouth player to earn the honor in the past 90 years.

The New Haven, Conn.-based all-volunteer foundation was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp, the former Yale University athlete and football coach.