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Local roundup: Raptors surpass ailing Eagles

  • Cora Day

  • Emma Foster

Staff Reports
Published: 1/15/2020 10:11:07 PM
Modified: 1/16/2020 9:54:35 PM

QUECHEE — Cora Day scored a team-high 12 points and the Rivendell Academy girls basketball team took advantage of a Mid Vermont Christian squad slowed by illness and injury for a 39-22 win on Wednesday night.

MVCS (4-3) only got a couple of minutes of play from leading scorer Hayley Goodwin (flu), the Upper Valley’s top point producer entering the night, and that made a big difference for the Raptors (2-3).

Rivendell built a 15-8 lead through one period, eventually stretching its advantage to 17 points by the start of the fourth. Day sank a pair of 3-pointers en route to team-topping honors.

“She played great, both in terms of points and rebounding,” Rivendell coach Dennis Fitzgerald said. “She had a great all-around game.”

The quick start caught MVCS coach Chris Goodwin’s attention.

“They were active; they got off to a quick start, which didn’t help (us),” Goodwin said. “They just played solid all night. They were active all night.”

Without Hayley Goodwin to handle the basketball, Mid Vermont struggled against Rivendell pressure most of the evening. The Eagles did get a big performance from Emma Foster, one of four Sharon Academy transfers on the squad. The senior posted a career-high 14 points to give MVCS hope.

“She did great tonight,” Chris Goodwin said. “We’ve been working on her ball fakes and post moves. When she shows the ball, she can go right by people and has a nice, soft touch. It showed tonight.”

Adele Tilden added nine points and Kylie Taylor added seven for Rivendell, which visits Windsor on Thursday evening. Mid Vermont, which received four points from Lydia Eastman, goes to Concord’s Trinity Christian on Tuesday night.

Proctor Academy 47, KUA 45

MERIDEN — The Hornets sank the game-winning basket on a foul-line jumper with 25 seconds left in the second half to nip the Wildcats (4-6).

Kimball Union, which has dropped three straight, stays home to host Brewster on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALLWindsor 62, Newport 53

NEWPORT — The Yellowjackets (3-6) were able to keep the host Tigers (0-6 league, 1-8 overall) in the rear-view mirror but couldn’t put distance on them at Wheeler Gym.

“We played hard and made some plays,” Windsor coach Harry Ladue said. “We just couldn’t get any extension from them, but we played well enough to win.”

John Cook had 16 points and Jordan Place added 14 for the Jacks, who broke a five-game losing streak. They host Thetford on Friday.

Newport visits Stevens on Tuesday.

BOYS HOCKEYHartford 3, CVU 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes scored in each period to improve to 6-3-1.

Blaine Gour notched a first-period power-play goal, converting an Ozzie DeFelice pass. Connor Tierney potted the eventual game-winner with two minutes left in the middle stanza for his first varsity goal, with Charlie Scribner and Aidan Boonyaharn assisting. Bentley Boonyaharn added the clincher in the third period, netting a Nemo Arnold feed.

Colby Boyce had 11 saves in the Hartford net, solved only by CVU's James Bernicke with six seconds to go. Hartford visits Mount Mansfield at the Essex Educational Center rink on Saturday.

GIRLS HOCKEY Brattleboro 2, Hartford 1 (OT)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Colonels withstood a Hartford rush to start overtime and scored on their ensuing trip up the ice, leaving the Hurricanes with their third one-goal loss of the season.

Trailing 1-0 in the second period, Hartford (0-9-0) leveled the game on freshman Ada Acker’s first varsity goal. Acker took the puck away from a Brattleboro defenseman at the Hartford blue line and scored unassisted on a breakaway.

The Canes spent the first 45 seconds of OT in the Colonels’ end but couldn’t convert, Hartford coach Bill Goldsworthy said. Brattleboro took the win on the next rush up ice past goalie Zoe Pfeiffer (17 saves).

“The girls played awesome,” Goldsworthy said. “They played a good, sound game tonight.”

Hartford hosts Burr & Burton on Saturday.


Scores that missed Tuesday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at

GIRLS BASKETBALL Fair Haven 58, Windsor 39

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Olivia Rockwood scored 18 points, but a 21-9 first quarter from the Slaters gave Windsor a deficit it couldn’t overcome.

Reese Perry added eight and Ashley Grela tallied four. Windsor (7-2) hosts Rivendell on Thursday.

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