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Local roundup: Raiders send Generals to first loss of season

  • Casey MacVeagh

Staff Reports
Published: 1/13/2020 10:34:18 PM
Modified: 1/14/2020 4:09:08 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon High girls basketball team turned in its best performance of the young season to oust visiting John Stark from the unbeaten ranks on Monday night. The Raiders opened the game on a 20-6 run and ran it up from there to beat the Generals, 60-18, in front of the home crowd.

“I thought we played great basketball tonight,” Lebanon coach Tim Kehoe said. “We shared the ball, didn’t turn it over and rebounded well. It’s by far the best we’ve played so far this season.”

Rebecca Wright led the attack with 21 points for the Raiders (6-3 overall, 4-2 NHIAA). Lebanon built a 33-11 lead at halftime over the Generals, who fall to 6-1 with the loss.

“This is a good step forward for us. It’s going to give us a lot of confidence going forward,” Kehoe said. “We’ve had a brutal schedule to start out the season, but we’re getting better. I think it has a lot to do with playing strong teams early.”

Sally Rainey added nine points for the Raiders. Catherine Cole had seven. Molly Smith, Isabelle Fabry and Maddy Finnell chipped in five points each.

Lebanon will now gear up for another tough test at Bishop Brady on Friday.

Thetford 51, Springfield 44

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The VPA Division III Panthers handed the D-II Cosmos their first loss of the season.

Emi Vaughan led Thetford with 14 points. Casey MacVeagh had 13 points while playing what coach Eric Ward said was the best game of her varsity career. Kelsey Smith added 10 points and Grace Davis had nine. The Panthers led, 29-20, at halftime.

“It’s a good quality road win for us. I’m happy with the result,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said.

The Panthers (7-1) host Lyndon on Saturday.

Rutland 51, Woodstock 27

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (1-5) couldn’t contend with the visiting Raiders.

Lara Tarleton had 11 points for Woodstock. Emma Tarleton added 10 points and Savannah Sheehan had five points.

The Wasps host Springfield on Friday.

Hopkinton 44, Mascoma 21

WEST CANAAN — The shorthanded Royals (2-5) are dealing with numerous injuries and were unable to keep pace with the Hawks.

Michaela Dowd had eight points, six from the free throw line, to lead Mascoma. Nikki Williams added four points. The Royals trailed, 24-9, at halftime.

Mascoma heads north to face Berlin on Friday.

Boys BasketballRivendell 57, Woodstock 51

ORFORD — The Raptors (8-0) withstood a late charge by the Wasps (1-8) to remain unbeaten.

Rivendell had a 30-19 lead at halftime and led by as many as 20 points late in the third quarter.

Woodstock answered with a run of their own and scored 18 points in the fourth to bring the game back into doubt in the final minutes.

Kyle Carter (18 points) and Zach Gould (15) led the way for Rivendell. Johnny Vogelien added 10 points and Sean Maddock had eight.

Harrison Morse had a game-high 21 points for Woodstock. Manny Pacheco made a pair of 3-pointers to key the late Wasps run and finished with 10 points. Alex Rice also had 10.

“We were pressing them and that was working very well. They hit a couple big shots there and we started to panic a bit. You have to tip your hat to Woodstock, they were able to make a run and made it a ballgame,” Rivendell coach Ross Convertino said. “I’m proud of my guys for holding them off.”

Rivendell visits Blue Mountain on Tuesday. Woodstock visits Oxbow on Thursday.

Lebanon 61, John Stark 31

WEARE, N.H. — The Raiders (5-1 overall, 3-1 NHIAA) came out firing and never looked back in a blowout win over the Generals.

Jack Stone and Jon Willeman each had 16 points for Lebanon. Wade Rainey added 13 points while playing suffocating defense on John Stark star Christian Barr, holding Barr to nine points after coming in averaging 22 points per game.

“(Rainey) did a great job, he really frustrated Barr and contested all night,” Lebanon coach Kieth Matte said.

Lebanon led, 34-9, at halftime. The Raiders host Bishop Brady on Friday.

Lyndon 53, Hartford 48

LYNDON, Vt. — The Hurricanes (4-6) came up short in a back-and-forth battle with the Vikings.

Brandon Potter had 10 points to lead a balanced Hartford offense. Cole Jasmin and Alex Bushway each had nine points. The Canes trailed by just one, 37-36, heading into the fourth quarter.

Hartford hosts Bellows Falls on Saturday.

Unified BasketballHanover 46, Newfound 44

HANOVER — The Marauders picked up their first win of the season.

Eli Weintraub had 18 points to pace Hanover. Avery Hunnewell added 16 points.

Ellie Harden and Zoey Hossler had six points apiece.

Hanover (1-1) hosts White Mountains on Jan. 24.

Boys HockeyLebanon-Stevens-MRA 3, John Stark-Hopkinton 1

HENNIKER, N.H. — The Raiders (2-5-0 overall, 2-3-0 NHIAA) earned a much-needed win, scoring three unanswered goals to beat the General Hawks.

Tristan Ouellette scored on the power play midway through the first period to counter an early John Stark score and knot things up at 1-1. Andrew Duany followed with a go-ahead goal, assisted by Jon Cloud, in the second. The Raiders failed to convert on a two-minute, 5-on-3 power play in the middle stanza but still held the lead into the final period.

Griffin Auch scored an insurance goal in the third period, following the rebound of shots by Duany and Cloud.

“We talked a lot about what we wanted the boys to do, and today they bought in and played well,” Raiders coach Jim Damren said. “We got pucks in deep, created offense. It was a good, solid win.”

Goalie Toby Cromwell made 23 saves for the Raiders, who will host Kingswood on Saturday.

MEN’S HOCKEYDartmouth’s Gallantnamed week’s top rookie

HANOVER — Dartmouth freshman forward Mark Gallant earned his first ECAC Hockey rookie of the week award on Monday.

Gallant enjoyed a two-goal-two-assist weekend as the Big Green (8-5-3) took three of a possible four points in nonleague action. He had a goal to kick off a comeback in a 2-2 tie at Vermont on Friday, then offered a career-high three points in Saturday’s 5-4 come-from-behind win over Boston University. Gallant scored the first goal in a three-goal Dartmouth comeback from a 3-0 first-period deficit and had the assist on Drew O’Connor’s game-winning goal in the second stanza.

The Big Green returns to league action against Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend at Thompson Arena.


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WRESTLINGTigers sixth at tourney

TILTON, N.H. — Despite fielding wrestlers in just six weight classes, Newport took sixth as a team at Saturday’s Winnisquam Invitational tournament.

Anson Ritondo grabbed the 106-pound division, recording three pins en route to his victory. Josh Sharron jumped from his usual 138-pound class to 152 pounds and went 4-1 to take second place. Marius Edwards (160) also claimed silver with a 3-1 run. Eric Wilkinson was third at 126 pounds, and Mike Wilkinson claimed fourth at 145.

Newport hosts Plymouth on Tuesday.

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