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Local roundup: Thetford Academy girls hoop bounces back with overtime win over U-32

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Published: 2/27/2020 10:07:35 PM
Modified: 2/27/2020 10:07:32 PM

THETFORD — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team rebounded from only its third loss of the season on Thursday night, defeating U-32 in overtime, 61-54.

Trailing by three points with 13 seconds to play, Emi Vaughan hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key out of a timeout to send the game into overtime.

In the extra period, the Panthers outscored Division II U-32 (9-11), 11-4, to pull out the victory.

Three Panthers scored in double digits: Casey MacVeagh led the way with 13 points, Kelsey Smith had 12 points, and Grace Davis added 11 points.

Thetford closes the regular season out at 17-3 and locks down a top-four seed for the upcoming Division III tournament.

Hartford 38, Springfield 32

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Down 13-9 entering halftime, the Hurricanes rallied to outscore the visitors, 29-19, in the second half, including a 13-4 fourth quarter.

Jasmine Jenkins finished with a team-high 16 points, eight of which she scored in the third quarter. Kennedy Mullen added seven points, and Bailey Cameron had six.

Hartford finished the regular season 11-9. The Canes will hear their D-II tournament draw on Monday.

Oxbow 74, Randolph 36

RANDOLPH — The Olympians closed out the regular season in dominating fashion, jumping out to a 40-24 lead at the break and never looking back.

Oxbow received 14 points from Emma Parkin. Melanie Neil chipped in 13 points and Tiffany Longmoore added 12 points.

The O’s end the regular season 15-5 and will start the postseason with a No. 6 seed or higher.

BOYS BASKETBALLLebanon 67, Coe-Brown 28

LEBANON – Jon Willeman knocked down six treys and finished with 24 points as the Raiders cruised to their fifth consecutive victory.

Thomas Berthasavage added 11 points while Caleb Smith contributed eight points.

Jackson Stone and Karsten Hansen each had seven points.

Lebanon (15-3, 13-2 NHIAA) return to the hardwood Friday night to host Sanborn.

GIRLS HOCKEYHanover 12, Keene-Monadnock-Fall Mtn. 0

KEENE, N.H — The Marauders ended the regular season on a high note, thanks to a season-high four goals from Gail Morse.

“It was a good, strong team game,” said 15th-year coach John Dodds of his team’s performance. “We played pretty well and now we’re just trying to get ready for the playoffs.”

Hanover (11-6-2, 11-4-2 NHIAA) had goals from all over. Sage McGinley-Smith (two assists) and Natalie Morhun (one assist) each notched two goals.

Pepper Joseph (one assist), Sophia Brackett (one assist), Danielle Rudd (one assist) and Greta Schulz all had one goal. Kali McDonnell and Lily Seelig both contributed an assist.

Rebekah Rudd and Katelyn Smith combined for the shutout. The Marauders will wait to hear their playoff fate when pairings are announced.

RECREATIONTennis for a cure

HANOVER — Team Tennis to Smash Cancer will host its sixth annual fundraiser on March 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center.

The Big Green’s women’s tennis team will be there to show off its skill, and local players will be competing throughout the day with all donations being made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Along with fundraising, there will be multiple raffle items to bid on along with an online auction with items signed by Roger Federer.

For more information or questions, contact Karen Seltzer at 603-252-2195.

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