Local roundup: Cole leads Lebanon girls past Pelham

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Published: 1/6/2022 10:02:13 AM
Modified: 1/6/2022 10:01:33 AM

LEBANON — The Lebanon High girls basketball team broke open a tie game after the first quarter by outscoring Pelham by 18 points in the second, going on to a 61-45 win at Lang Metcalf Gym on Wednesday night.

Senior guard Catherine Cole had 19 points to lead the Raiders (6-4). Senior center Ella Longacre and senior forward Clara Smyrski each added 11.

Coach Chris Boucher praised the defensive effort of Smyrski and junior forward Madelyn Newton.

“Awesome win against a tough and pesky team,” Boucher said.

The Raiders host Bishop Brady on Friday evening.

White River Valley 50, Mid Vermont Christian 28

QUECHEE — Tanner Drury led the way for the visiting Wildcats with 21 points as WRV (5-3) won its third straight game.

The Wildcats led, 16-0, after a quarter and 28-8 at halftime. Senior guard Jillian Barry added 15 points for WRV.

The Eagles were led by senior guard Rachel Horner-Richardson’s 14 points, as leading scorer Hayley Goodwin dealt with foul trouble and was limited to eight points.

“The quick start and steady defense was the difference tonight,” Wildcats coach Tim Perreault said.

WRV hosts Leland & Gray on Saturday, while MVCS hosts Rivendell on Friday.

Stevens 64, Gilford 38

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals won their third game in a row with a balanced offensive attack as they eased past the Golden Eagles.

Stevens (4-1) was led by sophomore guard Kiley Bundy’s 16 points. Senior forward Zahna Rice added 13 and junior Tara Sullivan chipped in with 12.

The Cardinals head to Mascenic on Friday.

Hopkinton 45, Mascoma 34

CONTOOCOOK, N.H. — A strong night from junior guard Madi LaCasse was not enough to lead the Royals over the Hawks.

LaCasse had 15 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, but Mascoma (2-4) came up short. The Royals will be back home Friday against Belmont.

BOYS BASKETBALL Stevens 57, Hillsboro-Deering 29

HILLSBORO, N.H. — Just five games into the season, the Cardinals have already achieved their highest win total in four years.

Stevens (4-1) led, 26-4, after the first quarter and cruised from there to a blowout win over the Hillcats. Junior guard Kayden LaClair led the way with 21 points and junior forward Trystan Lane added 14.

“Always good to get a road win, especially in that fashion,” Stevens coach Ray Curren said. “The kids are having fun, and it’s good to see.”

The Cardinals are back home Friday against Mascenic.

Windsor 56, Thetford 34

WINDSOR — Maison Fortin’s monster night helped the Yellowjackets win their fourth straight game.

The junior guard scored 27 points for Windsor (4-2), which pulled away in the second half for the victory. Senior forward Austin Gauld added 13.

For the Panthers (1-4), who lost their fourth in a row, sophomore forward Mitchell Parkman scored nine points and freshman Dillon Vance had eight.

Both teams are back in action Friday, with Thetford heading to Randolph and Windsor hosting Rutland.

BOYS HOCKEY Concord 2, Hanover 0

WEST LEBANON — Hanover was once again unable to keep up with the defending state champion Crimson Tide, falling at Campion Rink for its first shutout loss of the year.

Concord defeated Hanover (2-2) in the first round of the postseason last year and did so again last week.

On Wednesday, the Crimson Tide took the lead midway through the first period, then added an empty-net goal in the final minute to seal the win.

“(Our veterans) thought they had an opportunity to win a signature game for us and put us back on the map,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “We think that’s going to come; we just don’t know when. It didn’t happen tonight.”

Hanover hits the road Friday for a matchup with Londonderry.

Hartford 8, Harwood 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes stayed perfect with a rout of the Highlanders.

Juniors Joseph Barwood and James McReynolds each scored twice for Hartford (5-0). Junior Blaine Gour, sophomore Ezra Mock, junior Connor Tierney and freshman Nick Daniels all scored as well.

Sophomore Davey Bradley made 17 saves for the Hurricanes.

Hartford heads to Stowe on Saturday night.

NORDIC SKIING Hanover girls win meet; boys finish second

DUBLIN, N.H. — Hanover opened its season with a 5-kilometer race against Kearsarge, Keene and ConVal at the Dublin Nordic Center, with the girls taking first place and the boys finishing just four points behind Kearsarge.

Junior Margaret Frost was the top Hanover finisher on the girls side, taking third place in 11:54.8. Junior Elsa May, sophomore Mia Bagnato and senior Kathryn Davis were also in the top 10.

For the boys, junior Adam Gilbert-Diamond finished third with a time of 9:52.2. Senior Luke Holmes was fourth and senior Taj Bagnato eighth.

WRESTLING Lebanon 53, Winnisquam 12

TILTON, N.H. — The Raiders won six of the eight contested bouts — five of them by pin — for a blowout victory.

Sophomore Abigail Stone, junior Drew Sanchez, sophomore Zachary Thornton, senior Simon Amaro and junior Dustin Jarvis all pinned their opponents. Senior Sawyer Beaulieu also prevailed in his match.

“We worked really hard tonight, some solid matches from everyone,” Lebanon coach Chauncey Wood said. “The team’s hard work is starting to show.”

The Raiders will return to Tilton for the Winnisquam Invitational on Saturday.

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