Local Roundup: TA girls keep Oxbow under control

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  • Becca Wells

  • Owen Abrahamsen

  • Rebecca Wright

Staff Reports
Published: 1/24/2020 10:03:23 PM

Staff Reports

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team kept things rolling on both ends of the floor, beating host Oxbow, 48-28, on Friday night.

The Panthers (10-1) built a 26-16 lead at halftime and then limited the hosts to 12 points after the break. Emi Vaughan led the way with 15 points as Thetford turned in another balanced scoring effort. Nine different Panthers scored at least two points.

Grace Davis and Becca Wells each had seven points for Thetford. Casey MacVeagh chipped in five points. Thetford has now won eight straight games, the only blemish coming back on Dec. 21 in a three-point loss at Windsor.

The loss by Oxbow (7-2) snapped a seven-game winning streak. Tiffany Longmoore had 15 points to pace the Olympians. Alexa Kosakowski added seven points.

Both teams return to action on Wednesday when Thetford hosts Randolph and Oxbow visits Montpelier.

Hanover 76, John Stark 42

WEARE, N.H. — The Marauders (10-2 overall, 9-0 NHIAA) erupted for 47 points in the second half to pull away from the Generals.

“We played an excellent second half,” Hanover coach Dan O’Rourke said. “It was a packed gym and a real playoff atmosphere. John Stark was playing very inspired (in the first half). The kids maintained their composure and played unselfish team basketball. It was fun to watch.”

Maddie McCorkle (19 points), Bella Bardales (14) and Stella Galanes (13) paced the Hanover attack. Anna Kirkpatrick added nine points and Charlotte Johnson had eight. The Marauders held a 29-17 lead at halftime.

Hanover hosts Merrimack Valley on Friday night.

Lebanon 62
Merrimack Valley 37

LEBANON — Rebecca Wright had 27 points while the Raiders clamped down defensively to limit Merrimack Valley to 15 points in the first half.

“We’re getting better defensively, which is the key to us getting better as a group. That’s the most important thing, looking forward, for us,” Lebanon coach Tim Kehoe said.

Sally Rainey added 15 points and Catherine Cole had 11 for the Raiders, who led, 34-15, at halftime.

Lebanon (8-3 overall, 6-2 NHIAA) hosts Stevens on Tuesday night.

Hollis-Brookline 58, Stevens 49

HOLLIS, N.H. — The Cardinals (6-6 overall, 4-5 NHIAA) came up just short in an upset bid against unbeaten Hollis-Brookline (9-0).

Freshman Jaci Morin led Stevens with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Sydney Miller added 15 points. Stevens trailed, 26-15, at halftime and then outscored Hollis, 15-10, in the third quarter to tighten up the contest.

“We were down by five with, I believe, a minute left and then had to start fouling. We worked hard and I’m proud of my girls for not giving up when we were down by 15 at one point,” Stevens coach Ivy Condon said.

The Cardinals now face a tough test at Lebanon on Tuesday night.

Blue Mountain 54, Rivendell 35

ORFORD — The Bucks topped the Raptors (2-5) in a matchup of local rivals.

Savannah Gray (12 points) and Alex McFate (10) carried the scoring load for Rivendell, which plays host to Leland & Gray on Monday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Lebanon 59
Merrimack Valley 33

PENACOOK, N.H. — The Raiders (7-2, 5-1) all but shut down the Pride with their defense en route to an NHIAA Division II victory.

Lebanon held the hosts to single digits in the opening half, building a 33-9 lead. Jon Willeman led the Raiders’ attack with 22 points.

Lebanon visits Stevens at Carr Gymnasium on Tuesday.

Mill River 62, Hartford 39

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — Aidan Botti hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points to lead the Minutemen over the Hurricanes (5-8) in a Southern Vermont League contest.

Down only 26-19 at halftime, Hartford’s offense went dry with a seven-point third period as Mill River pulled away. Jacob Seaver and Danny Bushway both had six points to lead the Canes.

Hartford visits Otter Valley on Tuesday.

West Rutland 50, Sharon 41

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — The Phoenix trailed, 30-11, at halftime and then rose all the way up to narrow the gap to single digits by game’s end.

“We clamped down on defense (in the second half) and played like a completely different team,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said. “If we’d played like that for four quarters, we would’ve won easily.”

Tyler Chapin (20 points) and Olly Skeet-Browning (14) did most of the damage for Sharon. The Phoenix (4-7) will visit Proctor on Tuesday.

Fair Haven 68, Windsor 50

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets (3-9) ran out of gas in the second half in a loss to the visiting Slaters.

Owen Abrahamsen led all scorers with 22 points for Windsor. John Cook added eight points. The Slaters held a 34-30 lead at halftime and then the Jacks managed just 20 points after the break.

Windsor hosts Mill River on Tuesday.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 3 Keene-Monadnock-Fall Mtn. 0

KEENE, N.H. — Although a little sluggish from a week of midterms, the Raiders (5-2-2) found a way to their latest NHIAA Division I.

Lebanon spread the scoring over all three periods. Makayla Maccioli scored on a Lena Nowell pass in the first stanza and set up Lily Barber’s clincher in the third. Marissa Pickman netted the middle-period marker on a Claire Falcone feed. Kayleigh Trietsch posted an eight-save shutout.

The Raiders face a weeklong break before hosting Berlin-Gorham on Feb. 1.

BOYS HOCKEY

KUA 6, Brewster 2

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — The Wildcats (15-5-1) bounced back from a midweek loss with a dominant performance in a win over Brewster.

Sullivan Mack threw down his third hat trick of the season to power Kimball Union. Mack started by burying a Paul Dore power-play rebound to counter an early Brewster goal. Mack added a second goal in the middle period and closed out his scoring midway through the third.

Tomas Mazura recorded three assists. KUA also got goals from Bobby May, Dore and Luca Fantilli. Zak Brice made 15 saves for the Wildcats, who host Stanstead College on Saturday.

alpine skiing

Hanover girls win Sunapee GS

NEWBURY, N.H. — With four skiers in the top 10, the Hanover girls alping ski team motored to a giant slalom win at Mount Sunapee on Friday.

Maya Holmes led the Marauders with a third-place finish in a combined time of 43.92 seconds. Ellie Stannard (44.85) was fifth, Riley Craft (45.24) took seventh and Katherine Stannard (45.62) was 10th for the Marauders, who were 31 points better than runner-up Kearsarge. Lebanon was sixth, with Jessie Hastings (19th, 46.29) and Cassidy Adams (25th, 47.33) posting the best times.

Kearsarge prevailed over Sunapee and Hanover in the boys GS. Wesley Stocken took second overall in 42.35 seconds, and Owen Stannard landed in 10th (44.52). Lebanon was fifth behind Noah Lamontagne’s 17th-place result (45.48). Hayden Palmer (49th, 54.29) led Newport.

Boys team scores: Kearsarge 382, Sunapee 367, Hanover 361.5, Derryfield 358, Lebanon 311.5, Hopkinton 296, Trinity 223, Moultonborough 211, Hillsboro-Deering 210, Newport 201.5, John Stark 92.

Girls team scores: Hanover 379, Kearsarge 348, Hopkinton 335, Derryfield 239, Sunapee 323, Lebanon 315, Hillsboro-Deering 272, Trinity 264, John Stark 186, Moultonborough 154.

Swimming

Marauders dominate again

CLAREMONT — The Hanover boys and girls continued their winning ways in a four-team meet at the Claremont Community Center, capturing first place in most events.

The Marauders, competing against Lebanon, Stevens and Kearsarge, opened with a win in both the girls 200-yard medley with Maggie Wenger, Grace Wenger, Emma Dunbar and Jocelyn Hazen. The boys team of Andres Savellano, Chris Rieseberg, Benton Cesanek and Kieran Artman also won their relay.

Individual Hanover victors included Grace Wenger (200 free, 100 butterfly), Maggie Wenger (100 back, 100 breast), Savellano (200 free) and Rieseberg (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke). Chantelle Rafie won the 200 IM, Dunbar the 50 free and Cesanek the 100 butterfly. Hanover’s Isabel Brennan claimed the 100 free, and Artman was first for the Hanover boys. Jaclyn Hazen won the girls 500 free.

For Lebanon, Aidan Urnezis won the 50 free and Zethan Moss the 500 free.

The teams get together for another meet on Friday at the CCBA’s Witherell Recreation Center pool.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Scores that missed Friday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at www.vnews.com.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Acton-Boxborough 3
Hanover 2

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Marauders twice erased one-goal deficits but couldn’t come up with a third in a loss to the Colonials at Nashoba Valley Olympia Arena.

Hanover scored at either end of the second period. Sage McGinley-Smith potted a Meredith Morhun feed 20 seconds into the stanza to answer a late first-period A-B tally. Greta Schutz sent the Marauders into the second intermission tied at 2-2 with her first varsity goal, which came on Mackenzie Liu and Kaye Lindsay passes with 1.9 seconds left in the period. Rebekah Rudd went the distance in goal, making 20 saves.

Hanover (4-5-1, 4-3-1) heads to Exeter on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

U-32 65, Oxbow 46

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Raiders blitzed the Olympians (3-8) for 23 first-quarter points en route to the victory at Mona Garone Gym.

Anthony Engelhard and Owen Kellington both had 21-point nights for U-32. Engelhard had eight points and Kellington seven in the first quarter as the Raiders opened up a 23-14 lead.

Bryce Ilsley had 14 points, Jace Page added 13 and Cooper Simmons concluded with nine for the O’s, who host Lyndon on Saturday.




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