Local roundup: Hartford boys hoops’ run done

  • Tarin Prior

Staff Reports
Published: 3/2/2021 11:05:23 PM
Modified: 3/3/2021 9:35:26 PM

RUTLAND — It took an unbeaten VPA Division I foe to hand the D-II Hartford High boys basketball team its first loss of the season. Host Rutland erupted for 30 points in the first quarter and then held the Hurricanes at bay for a 70-50 win on Tuesday night, halting the Canes’ season-opening five-game winning streak.

“It seemed like Rutland couldn’t miss in the first half,” Hartford coach Jeff Thomas said.

Tarin Prior had 22 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Canes (5-1). Dylan Morse added 10 points.

Trailing 30-9 after one, Hartford rallied to take the second quarter, 13-11. The teams then played a tight second half as the Canes were not able to mount a serious comeback attempt against the still-unblemished Raiders (4-0).

Danny Bushway added six points for Hartford. The Canes will look to get back to their winning ways when they host Otter Valley on Friday night.

Mount Anthony 62, Windsor 48

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Patriots (2-3) held the Yellowjackets (2-3) to just two first-quarter baskets and got seven of Gavin Johnson’s game-high 16 points in the opening frame.

Windsor trailed at the break, 31-14. Owen Abrahamsen finished with a team-topping 12 points for the Jacks. Ben Gilbert and John Cook followed with eight apiece.

The Jacks host Thetford in the back end of a girls-boys varsity doubleheader on Friday night.

Poultney 59, Woodstock 49

WOODSTOCK — The Blue Devils scored 34 points in the second half to pull away from the Wasps (0-5).

Cooper Jones led Woodstock with 13 points. Manny Pacheco added nine and Cooper Dorsogna had eight points. The Wasps led, 26-25, at halftime but couldn’t slow Poultney enough after the break.

Woodstock will hit the road to face MSJ on Saturday.

West Rutland 47, Sharon 33

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — A three-point second quarter doomed the Phoenix (0-4) to a fourth straight defeat to start the season.

Riley Eastman led TSA with 12 points, all in the second half. Jack Lloyd and Parker Bogardus contributed five apiece.

Girls BasketballRivendell 40, Mill River 15

ORFORD — Adele Tilden had 15 points to match the entire Mill River team and help the Raptors improve to 4-1.

Savannah Gray added 10 points and five rebounds. Tilden also pulled down five boards. The Raptors built a 24-7 lead at halftime.

Rivendell visits Oxbow on Saturday.

Kearsarge 70, Newport 35

NEWPORT — The Cougars knocked the Tigers (0-5) out of the first round of the NHIAA Division III playoffs. Newport graduates Maddie Miller, Morgan Roberts and Dalyce Meunier.

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