Local Roundup: Thetford senior reaches 1,000 points

  • Rivendell's Jenna Gilbert.

  • Thetford's Kiana Johnson.

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Published: 1/31/2019 10:04:37 PM

THETFORD — The thing that impresses Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward most about former Chelsea star Kiana Johnson is that, when the notion of reaching 1,000 career points became certain, Johnson didn’t go out of her way to reach the milestone.

Having transferred to the Panthers with the closing of Chelsea’s school over the summer, Johnson hit a pair of fourth-quarter free throws to notch her 1,000th point on Thursday night, netting 14 points in all as TA topped U-32, 48-38. Johnson, who needed 151 points at he start of the year to reach 1,000, joined fellow Chelsea native Jake Colby as ex-Red Devils reaching the career mark in Thetford.

“I’ve enjoyed what she’s brought to the team,” Ward said. “She’s fit well into the team. She brings a lot of energy to our team. She a girl that let the milestone come to her, and that’s a greattribute to her.”

Lily Brown added 10 points to the Panthers’ cause. Thetford hosts Williamstown on Saturday.

Rivendell 38White River Valley 36

ORFORD — The Rivendell Academy girls basketball team pulled a trick out of its hat on Thursday night, and the surprise ultimately turned into a victory.

Emily Hebb posted a game-high 14 points and the Raptors held White River Valley to just 12 points in the middle periods to nip the Wildcats, 38-36, for their second win in three starts. After falling behind after one quarter, 13-4, Rivendell (2-9) outscored WRV (6-7) by a 26-12 margin in the middle stanzas to take the lead for good.

Casey Ghio backed up Hebb’s night with eight points, and Jenna Gilbert helped as well with seven points. Rivendell avenged a 40-31 loss to the Wildcats from Jan. 5 with the decision. TheRaptors host West Rutland on Saturday.

Toni Turner had nine point, Hannah White added eight and Sarah Howe finished with seven for the Wildcats, who host Mid Vermont Christian on Tuesday.

Windsor 48, Hartford 34

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (2-11) stayed with the Yellowjackets (10-3) most of the night until Hartford turnovers and accurate-enough Windsor free-throw shooting decided the night.

Olivia Rockwood paced the Jacks with 25 points, topped by a 9-for-10 performance at the line. Windsor barely cracked .500 at the stripe (16-for-31), but the frequent opportunities made the difference.

Kennedy Mullen scored 10 points, Jasmine Jenkins had eight and Maddie Withington netted seven for the Canes.

Oxbow 36Williamstown 26

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians (6-7) locked down on defense, holding the Blue Devils to just 18 points through three quarters to break a four-game losing streak.

Mariah Shumway keyed the victory, scoring six of her 10 points in the final period, including a 4-for-4 show at the line. Arianna Bolles also netted 10 points for the O’s.

MVCS 48, Black River 31

LUDLOW, Vt. — Kyle McCoy accounted for eight of Mid Vermont Christian’s 18 points in the third quarter, giving the Eagles (10-3) impetus to pull away from the Presidents.

Hayley Goodwin had a game-high 18 points for the Eagles, with McCoy following up with 15. MVCS takes on White River Valley on Tuesday night.

Green Mountain 45 Woodstock 39

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (4-8) fell into an 18-7 hole after one quarter and spent the rest of the night playing catch-up.

Jane Lackley led all scorers with 20 points for Woodstock; fellow captain Natalie Stevens finished with 12. Woodstock battled back from the double-digit gap, closing to within five points in the fourth quartre before the Chieftains locked down the decision.

Twinfield 57, Sharon 14

SHARON — With Olivia Hogan racking up a game-topping 30 points, the Trojans handed the Phoenix (1-11) a home defeat. Emma Foster topped the Sharon scoresheet with six points.

Stevens 50Fall Mountain 47 (OT)

CLAREMONT — Sydney Miller scored four of her 15 points in overtime, including a pair of free throws, as the Cardinals (3-10) picked up a key win over one of NHIAA Division III’s top squads on Wednesday.

Stevens rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to take a 30-29 lead into the final period. Carrie Faro had 12 points for the Cards, going 8-for-11 from the line. Miller finished 5-for-7 at the charity stripe.

Boys Basketball MVCS 61, Black River 48

LUDLOW, Vt. — Mid Vermont Christian’s full-court pressure succeeded in a big way, with a 29-4 third quarter allowing the Eagles (4-10) to erase an 18-point deficit after one quarter.

Josh King drew three first-quarter fouls and still managed a game-high 21 points for MVCS without picking up another foul the rest of the night. Dylan Patel contributed 15 points, and Cade Paquette matched his season-high with 10 points for the Eagles.

Proctor Academy 91KUA 88 (2 OT)

MERIDEN — Kimball Union’s Marc Dolin hit 3-pointers to force both overtime periods, but the Wildcats fell short in the end on Wednesday night.

Enoch Cheeks had a team-high 35 points for the Wildcats. Dolgin netted 21, and Will Engelhart had 18.

Alpine Skiing Woodstock girls win

MENDON, Vt. — Woodstock packed its scoring skiers into the top nine to take a Southern Vermont slalom at Pico.

Kelly Gebhardt led the way for the Wasps, placing second in a combined time of 1 minute, 14.80 seconds, trailing only Rutland’s Vera Martin (1:13.52). Abigail Masillo was right behind Gebhardt in third (1:17.98), with fifth-place Alice Sperber (1:19.95) and ninth-place Taylor Blodorn (1:23.03) accounting for the rest of Woodstock’s points. Thetford’s sole competitor, Elizabeth Dixon, was 13th (1:24.70).

The Woodstock boys were fourth, with only two skiers making the top 10. Peter Borden was second (1:08.10) behind Burr & Burton winner Blake Green (1:06.76), and Aaron Wilson was sixth (1:12.65) for the Wasps. Tait Linehan (1:24.27) and Riley Burkins (1:25.75) finished 17-18 to lead fifth-place Thetford.

Boys team scores: Rutland, 30, BBA 35, MSJ 39, Woodstock 40, Thetford 81, Mill River 120.

Girls team scores: Woodstock 18, Rutland 25, BBA 44.

Wrestling Bow 45, Newport 18

BOW, N.H. — Josh Sharron (138 pounds), Marius Edwards (145) and Gavin Lovely (195) recorded pins in their respective matches to account for the Tigers’ points.

Newport’s Jordan Warburton nearly added to the tally, dropping a 10-8 decision on Bow’s senior night.

Events Sunapee girls hostingspecial fundraiser tonight

SUNAPEE — The Sunapee High girls basketball program and varsity coach Stephanie Larpenter will hold a domestic violence awareness night as part of this evening’s Shelburne Gym home game with Derryfield.

The Lakers will “purple out” for the contest, as a means of bringing the issue of domestic violence to light. Both Sunapee and Derryfield will be attired in purple socks. The Lakers will also be selling purple wristbands and maintaining a donation bowl, the proceeds of which will go to the Claremont-based Turning Points Network, which works to enhance the safety and well-being of domestic violence victims. Game time tonight is 6 p.m.

Men's BasketballColby-Sawyer 106Rivier 59

NEW LONDON — The Chargers (5-2, 11-9) rode a 53 percent shooting performance from the floor for a Great Northeast Athletic Conference rout of the Raiders(0-8, 1-19).

Dana Bean produced his ninth double-double fo the sason for Colby-Sawyer, posting 25 points with 10 rebounds. Patrick Coffey contributed 16 pointsand eight rebounds for the Chargers, who also received 13-point nights from K.J. Synvrit and Terrence Harvey Jr.

The Chargers visit Suffolk on Saturday.

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