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Local roundup: Hanover controls swim meet; Mascoma girls hoop wins opener

  • Lillian Bennett

  • Lillian Bennett

Staff Reports
Published: 12/6/2019 10:11:42 PM
Modified: 12/6/2019 10:21:06 PM

LEBANON — The Hanover High swim team opened defense of its state championship with a dominating performance at the first meet of the season on Friday night at the Carter Community Building Association’s Dwinell Pool.

The Marauder girls finished with 146 points, followed by Derryfield at 95. Lebanon girls had 19 and Stevens girls 10. The Hanover boys scored 119 points among three teams, with Lebanon third with 14.

Among the top finishers were Hanover senior Grace Wenger, who won the 50-yard freestyle (25.76 seconds) and her sister, Maggie, also a senior, who won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:13.94 and the 500-yard free in 5:41.82.

The Wengers, with Jocelyn Hazen and Emma Dunbar, won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:57:96. Other winning efforts included:

■Hanover’s Christopher Rieseberg, 200 individual medley (2:16.35), 100 breaststroke (1:05.93).

■Lebanon’s Aidan Urnezis, 50 free (24.17).

■Lebanon’s Zethan Moss, 200 free (2:02.90).

■Hanover’s Grace Wenger, 100 butterfly (1:00.09).

■Hanover’s Benton Cesanek, 100 butterfly (56.96) and 100 backstroke (1:06.67).

The Hanover boys also won the 200-yard medley relay with Rieseberg, Cesanek, Carsten Spaeth and Andres Savellano in a time of 1:55.51. Savellano also won the boys 500 free in 5:38.49.

Lebanon and Stevens head to a meet at Colby-Sawyer College on Friday. Hanover is off until Dec. 18.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Mascoma 64Campbell 42

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — The Royals used balanced scoring and a 19-3 third quarter to win their NHIAA Division III season opener over the Cougars.

Campbell played Mascoma nearly even through the first half, but the Royals’ full-court pressure changed everything in the third stanza. Jordan Henry scored five of her eight points in the charge, but coach Walt Hammond credited a full-team contribution for the charge.

Lillian Bennett, Liberti Lacasse and Michaela Dowd led a balanced Mascoma attack with 10 points each. Madi Lacasse and Nicole Williams both added nine points, and nine of the 10 Royals who played scored at least one basket.

Mascoma (1-0) hosts Newport on Tuesday.

KUA 50, St. Paul’s 49

CONCORD — The Wildcats (1-0) kicked off the campaign with a narrow road win.

Sophomore Hailey Malozzi made her Kimball Union debut a solid one, scoring 25 points to lead the visitors. Senior Maddy Haynes had nine points and junior Jenna Santos contributed eight.

KUA hosts Wilbraham & Monson on Saturday.

MEN’S HOCKEY Colgate 5, Dartmouth 1

HANOVER — The Red Raiders (6-7-4, 4-2-1) capitalized on a Big Green team skating for the first time in two weeks, rolling to an ECAC Hockey win at Thompson Arena.

Bobby McMann and Jared Cockrell staked Colgate to a 2-0 lead through one period. Dartmouth (3-3-1, 3-2-1) cut into it on Drew O’Connor’s fourth goal of the season two minutes into the second stanza, but it was all Raiders after that.

The Big Green hosts No. 2 Cornell on Saturday night.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY Dartmouth 2Brown 2 (OT)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Big Green (3-6-2 overall, 1-3-2 league) couldn’t hold a pair of one-goal leads in an ECAC Hockey draw with the Bears (1-10-1, 1-5-1).

Dartmouth owned a first-period lead on Lotti Odnoga’s first goal of the season, coming on a delayed penalty call. Catherine Trevors’ goal broke a 1-1 tie in the second stanza.

Hannah Humphreys recorded 23 saves and Gabby Billing recorded a pair of assists for Dartmouth, which visits Yale on Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL South Florida 63Dartmouth 44

TAMPA, Fla. — The Bulls (5-4) turned a close game into a rout by scoring 25 of the first 31 points of the second half to best the Big Green (5-4) at the Yuengling Center.

Up 26-23 at the half, South Florida limited Dartmouth to 8-for-23 shooting from the floor (34.8%) in the second half. A 10-0 run turned a four-point lead into a 41-27 cushion, and the Bulls spent the rest of the game stretching their advantage.

Ian Sistare, Chris Knight and Aaryn Rai all had eight points for Dartmouth, which visits Maine on Wednesday.

NECBL BASEBALL Nighthawks to restart manager search

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Upper Valley Nighthawks are back in the market for a manager.

Braxton Martinez signed a professional contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, ending his short stint as Upper Valley’s coach, general manager Noah Crane confirmed on Friday in an email. The Nighthawks announced in October that Martinez would be taking over for Keller Bradford, who had a major time commitment with Mississippi’s Hinds Community College as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Upper Valley is now searching for its fourth skipper in four years.

The Nighthawks are coming off a 24-20 season, which saw them miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The 2020 schedule is expected to be revealed in January.

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