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Local roundup: TA girls top Windsor with late points

  • Emma Colby

  • Riley Eastman

  • Aidan Boonyaharn

Staff Reports
Published: 1/4/2020 10:28:50 PM
Modified: 1/4/2020 10:28:23 PM

THETFORD — Down three points with 55 seconds to go, Emma Colby hit a 15-foot jumper and Emi Vaughan hit crucial free throws as the Thetford Academy girls basketball team emerged with a 43-41 victory over Windsor on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers were led by Vaughan’s 16 points.

“Always fun games to coach in when we play Windsor,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said. “We always end up playing each other in the tournament.”

The two teams met on Dec. 21, when Windsor held on for a 53-50 win. The teams have split regular-season games the last four years and have also clashed in the VPA Divsion III playoffs multiple times, including last year.

Olivia Rockwood scored a team-high 15 points for Windsor (5-1). The Maine women’s basketball commit was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. Angelina Bigwood gave the Yellowjackets a lift off the bench with six points. Colby added 11 points for Thetford (5-1).

The Yellowjackets return to the hardwood on Tuesday when they host Brattleboro, while the Panthers are off until Friday when they visit Williamstown.

Hartford 65St. Patrick’s 16

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Jasmine Jenkins led all scorers with 18 points in the Hurricanes’ win.

Kennedy Mullen added 14 and Bailey Cameron had eight. Hartford led at halftime, 31-7.

The Canes (3-1) host Fair Haven on Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL Thetford 54, Oxbow 49

THETFORD — The Olympians held an eight-point lead midway through the third quarter, but Alex Emerson (12 points) helped the Panthers’ comeback.

Jackson Ransom scored a team-high 15 points for Thetford (4-2), and Eamon Deffner and Eli Dunnet each had eight. The Panthers travel to Williamstown on Tuesday.

Oxbow’s Bryce Ilsley scored a game-high 26 points and knocked down four 3-pointers. Jace Page added eight points for the O’s (2-4), who visit Montpelier on Tuesday.

Sharon 70Black River 42

SHARON — The Phoenix held a sizeable lead all game and were led by Olly Skeet-Browning’s 27 points.

Coach Blake Fabrikant said he was happy with his team’s win but will look for his team to improve on its defense. Riley Eastman gave Sharon (3-1) a boost with eight points, all coming in the first quarter.

Tyler Chapin added 24 points for the Phoenix, which visit Stowe on Tuesday.

St. Patrick’s 69Hartford 46

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Hurricanes were down 23 points at halftime but played St. Patrick’s even in the second half, 26-26.

Cole Jasmin led Hartford with 10 points. Alex Bushway, Daniel Bushway, Cam Tucker, Dylan Morse and Tarin Prior each had six.

Hartford (3-4) is home against U-32 on Tuesday.

BOYS HOCKEY Hartford 6St. Johnsbury 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes scored three goals in the last 2:33 of the first period to ultimately forge their fourth consecutive victory.

Bentley Boonyaharn started the scoring on a pass from Kyle Hamilton. Then, with just over a minute to play, Blaine Gour scored his first varsity goal, with Ozzie DeFelice tallying the assist. Hartford’s final goal of its scoring frenzy came with 54 seconds left in the period on an unassisted effort from Aidan Boonyaharn.

The Canes’ first goal came 10 minutes into the first period, when Jacob Dwinell put away an A.J. DeBois pass.

Aidan Boonyaharn and Gour each added a goal later in the game. Jackson Balch, Bentley Boonyaharn and James McReynolds each had an assist.

Hartford (5-1-1) hosts Lyndon on Wednesday.

Bishop Guertin 4Hanover 0

WEST LEBANON — Hanover couldn’t recover from two quick goals by Bishop Guertin in the first 10 minutes of play.

“They came out really quickly and had us penned in our own end,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “We got stronger as the game went on but couldn’t dent the net.”

Nick Lee, Tom Lyons, Jack Gardner, Jack Stadheim and Casey Graham had strong games for the Marauders, Dodds said. Ben Plottner had 29 saves for Hanover, which was outshot, 33-31.

The Marauders (4-2) are home on Wednesday against Exeter.

GIRLS HOCKEY North Country-Lyndon 3Hartford 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to 0-6 with Saturday’s loss.

Hartford’s Izzy Stack scored with two minutes left in the second stanza, assisted by Greer McCarty, to knot the game at 1-1.

North Country went ahead in the second and scored an empty-net goal in the third. Jacqueline Gour had 21 saves for the Hurricanes in her first game in goal.

Hartford goes to Middlebury on Tuesday.

Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 3Berlin-Gorham 3

BERLIN, N.H. — A pair of goals less than a minute a part late in the third period brought the Raiders back from a two-goal deficit for the tie.

Makayla Maccioli had two goals for the Raiders — the second with 4:54 left to tie the game — and an assist.

Lily Barber had a goal and two assists. Kayleigh Trietsch and Paige Hoegler combined for 24 saves for Lebanon (2-2-1). Berlin-Gorham had the advantage in shots on goal, 27-26.

The Raiders travel to Concord on Wednesday.

Essex 6, Woodstock 4

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps battled back from a pair of two-goal deficits before falling late.

Down, 3-1, in the second period, breakaways from Lizzy Peck and Faye Stevens 90 seconds apart tied the game heading into the third.

Essex regained its two-goal lead before Skylar Hayley got Woodstock back within a goal on a Allie Cimis assist with less than two minutes remaining. Essex scored with 34 seconds to play to seal the win.

Mackenzie Yates scored the first goal for Woodstock thanks to an assist from Sami Yates. Ava Dodson made 29 saves in goal for the Wasps.

“It was an awesome battle,” said Woodstock assistant coach Kelly Ruch. “Essex is a good team, so it was nice to see us hold our own and battle like that.”

Woodstock (3-3) is at home against Spaulding on Wednesday.

BOWLING Windsor sweeps

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Yellowjackets rallied from a one-game deficit to edge White River Valley in the Baker-bowl final to take a three-school match at Brattleboro Bowl.

With only three schools in attendance, Windsor earned a bye for the Baker portion of the day. The second-seeded Wildcats swept the Colonels, 123-107 and 127-97, to advance, then took a 132-119 win in the first game of the finals. The Jacks reacted with two victories, 147-101 and 192-158, to claim the day.

Rayce Gilbert rolled 224 and 170 in qualifying to lead the Jacks. Grayson Frazier (116-199) and Brayton Bailey (171-179) also had strong qualifying games for Windsor. Hannah Bryan (115-200) and Braden Martin (123-141) led the Wildcats’ effort.

Windsor returns home to Claremont’s Maple Lanes to host Springfield, WRV and Brattleboro next Saturday.

Hartford places third

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes finished third in a four-team match against Springfield, South Burlington and Burlington at Springfield Bowl.

Hartford was the No. 3 seed in the Baker match and lost to Burlington. In the consolation match, Hartford defeated Springfield.

The Canes travel to Twin City Lanes in Berlin, Vt., on Saturday for a contest against South Burlington, Essex and Enosburg.

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