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Local roundup: WRV girls use big third quarter to dump Chieftains

  • Jillian Barry

  • Adele Tilden

Staff Reports
Published: 2/26/2021 11:16:35 PM
Modified: 2/26/2021 11:16:33 PM

SOUTH ROYALTON — Sixteen points in the third quarter proved pivotal for the White River Valley girls basketball team, which took down visiting Green Mountain by a 36-31 final on Friday night.

The win is the first in a pair of games for the Wildcats this season. Despite this being the home opener in this abbreviated schedule, WRV also celebrated senior night. Senior Toni Turner helped set the pace with seven points while pulling down 15 rebounds. Fellow seniors Fiona Vaillancourt (three points) and Chelsie Trask also had key roles.

Sophomore Jillian Barry and freshman Tanner Drury each had 13 points for WRV, which led, 17-15, at halftime before pulling away a bit with those 16 points in the third quarter.

Ella Perreault added nine rebounds for the Wildcats. WRV (1-1) will host West Rutland on Monday at 6 p.m.

Hartford 54, Brattleboro 45

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Jasmine Jenkins had 16 points to lead the Hurricanes (4-1) over the Colonels.

Hartford built a 27-21 lead at halftime and then kept the pedal down with 17 points in the third quarter to cement the advantage. Beth Dobrich added 11 points. Sophie Howe had eight and Sarah Howe chipped in six.

The Canes (4-1) visit Fair Haven on Monday.

Rivendell 46, Leland & Gray 25

ORFORD — Adele Tilden had a team-high 14 points while pulling down eight rebounds as the Raptors (3-1) outpaced the Rebels.

Kylie Taylor added nine points for Rivendell. Savannah Gray had six points, seven steals and five rebounds. Cora Day finished with seven points and five steals. The Raptors used a 14-6 run in the second quarter to lead, 20-10, at halftime.

Rivendell hosts Mill River on Tuesday.

Windsor 85, Springfield 31

WINDSOR — The beat goes on for the Yellowjackets (4-1), who dismantled the visiting Cosmos.

Elliot Rupp had a team-high 18 points, seven assists and six steals for Windsor. Reese Perry had 14 points while grabbing 17 rebounds. Ashley Grela added 14 points and five boards. Karen Kapuscinski and Peyton Richardson had 12 points each.

Windsor led, 47-15, at halftime. The Jacks host Mount Anthony on Monday.

MVCS 49, Twin Valley 31

SHARON — The Eagles turned a tight game into a comfortable one with a big rally in the second half in a contest played at Sharon Academy.

“Their length and aggressiveness gave us some problems. We probably lost the rebound battle, 2-1, and we were in foul trouble. Once we got out in transition, things started to come together on both the offensive and defensive side,” Eagles coach Chris Goodwin said.

MVCS had a 21-18 lead at halftime and held Twin Valley to 13 points after the break. Hayley Goodwin (25 points) and Sydney Goodwin (13) led the Eagles, who visit Woodstock on Tuesday.

Fall Mountain 50, Stevens 49

LANGDON, N.H. — The Cardinals staged a second-half rally which fell just short against the rival Wildcats.

Stevens trailed, 35-25, at halftime before outscoring Fall Mountain, 10-4, in the third quarter to get back within striking distance.

Freshman Kiley Bundy made five 3-pointers on her way to 20 points for the Cardinals. Tara Sullivan added eight points.

Boys BasketballRivendell 67, Leland & Gray 47

ORFORD — A clampdown on the defensive end helped the Raptors (3-2) outlast the Rebels.

Leland & Gray made four 3-pointers to key a 22-21 lead after a frenetic first quarter. The Raptors countered with a 15-5 run in the second quarter and never looked back from there.

“We were able to make defensive adjustments, getting out on shooters, contesting shots and securing defensive rebounds,” Rivendell coach Ross Convertino said. “It was a great team effort, and I’m really proud of the group for battling start to finish.”

Kyle Carter led Rivendell with 24 points, and Chris Pierce added 16 points. Harry Molesworth had seven points and drew praise from Convertino for his effort on the boards.

Rivendell hosts Mill River on Monday.

Oxbow 52, Richford 38

RICHFORD, Vt. — Bryce Ilsley had 25 points to help the Olympians (1-4) pick up their — and new coach Justin Smith’s — first win of the season.

Oxbow opened the game on a 16-7 run and scored 28 points in the second half to lock up the victory. Andrew Emerson added 11 points for the O’s.

The Olympians host Lyndon on Monday.

Twin Valley 54, Sharon 34

SHARON — The Phoenix (0-3) showed a lot of positives despite the lopsided final score, according to coach Blake Fabrikant.

“We showed tremendous growth from our previous two outings. I would never have thought I would be so effusive over a 20-point loss, but there was a lot to be encouraged about,” Fabrikant said.

Ben Rodis (seven points) and Blair Locke (six) led Sharon, which was tied with Twin Valley, 13-13, after the first quarter.




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