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Local roundup: Late, long-distance hoop makes a winner of Stevens boys basketball

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Published: 1/15/2022 8:10:03 AM
Modified: 1/15/2022 9:23:24 AM

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — Reeve Wilkinson drilled a game-winning 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to help the visiting Stevens High boys basketball team thwart a Campbell comeback attempt in a 48-47 win on Friday night.

Wilkinson’s go-ahead dagger helped Stevens (6-2) regain the lead after Campbell had battled back from what had been a 16-point Cardinals advantage at one point in the first half. The Cougars took their first lead at 44-42 in the fourth quarter and clung to a 47-45 advantage before the clutch three by Wilkinson.

“This is as big a win as we’ve had here in a long time,” Stevens coach Ray Curren said. “I’m so proud of our kids and where we are, but hopefully we can keep getting better and make noise in Division III.”

Hunter LaRocque carried the Stevens offense for much of the game, making four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 25 points. Kayden LaClair added 12 points and Wilkinson finished with six.

The Cardinals scored 20 points in the second half to build the big early lead. Campbell got back into the game by coming out of halftime on a 15-7 run to set the stage for a wild fourth quarter.

Stevens gets a tough test on Tuesday with a visit to unbeaten Kearsarge (7-0).

Mid Vermont Christian 58, Sharon 40

SHARON — The Eagles rebounded from a slow start thanks to a renewed focus on just that — rebounding.

“Sharon went on an 8-0 run early because we didn’t rebound,” MVCS coach Erva Barnes said. “We got more aggressive rebounding and didn’t get rattled by the early deficit.”

Abel Goodwin went 3-for-4 from 3-point land and finished with 20 points for MVCS. Goodwin added 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks. Joel Roberts added 18 points while pulling down nine boards. Jadon Goeppner had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Roman Goeppner had six points, 12 boards and four blocks.

Sharon falls to 0-6 with the loss and will host Arlington on Friday.

MVCS (5-2) is back at it on Saturday at home against Northfield at 1 p.m.

Rivendell 72, West Rutland 17

ORFORD — The Raptors led 25-3 after the first quarter and blew out the Golden Horde to improve to 7-0.

West Rutland dropped to 0-8 and has lost each game by at least 35 points.

Senior guard Kyle Carter led the way with 22 points for Rivendell, including six 3-pointers, and fellow senior guard Chris Pierce added 18.

It was the Raptors’ first game in 10 days, and their practice schedule had been interrupted by school closures due to COVID-19 concerns. Rivendell is back in action Tuesday at Mill River.

Lebanon 43, Oyster River 28

DURHAM, N.H. — The Raiders (7-1) won their seventh straight game thanks to an explosive second half against the Bobcats.

Braeden Falzarano led a balanced Lebanon attack with 13 points. Nyeoti Punni added 11 and Cole Fabry had nine. Oyster River built a 15-10 lead at halftime. The Lebanon offense woke up after the break, outscoring the hosts, 33-13.

The Raiders go for eight in a row at Pelham on Monday.

Hartford 84, Brattleboro 49

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (6-1) scored 46 points in the second half to pull away from the visiting Colonels.

Jacob Seaver had 21 points for Hartford. Tarin Prior drained four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points. Brody Tyburski chipped in 13 points and Joey Beggs added 11. The Canes went into halftime ahead, 38-31, before finding another level to pull away.

Hartford hosts Harwood on Monday.

White River Valley 42, Green Mountain 37

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats shook off two week’s worth of rust to edge Green Mountain.

Austin Tracy broke a 37-37 tie on a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to play to put WRV in front, 40-37. Tracy then added a pair of free throws to ice the game in the final seconds to finish with 12 points.

Dominic Craven led the way for WRV with 17 points, including three 3-pointers of his own. The Wildcats (3-2) host Leland & Gray on Friday.

Girls BasketballMid Vermont Christian 55, Craftsbury 34

CRAFTSBURY, Vt. — The Eagles came out of the gates flying and cruised a quality road win.

Hayley Goodwin had 32 points to pace a more-balanced effort by MVCS. Rachel Horner-Richardson added nine points. The Eagles led 34-12 at halftime.

“We were able to get out to a quick start thanks to our press, but we were never really able to separate from them once we got into our half-court defense,” MVCS coach Chris Goodwin said. “Our scoring distribution was better again for the second-straight game; however, we were 4-for-15 from the free throw line which needs to improve in order for us to compete with the better teams in our division.”

The Eagles (3-3) visit Woodstock on Monday.

Lebanon 50, Oyster River 26

LEBANON — The trademark Raiders defense showed again in a stifling win over the visiting Bobcats.

Catherine Cole had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals for Lebanon, which led 26-14 at halftime. Molly Smith added 12 points, six boards and another four steals. Maddie Jewell (four points) played a key role distributing the ball and on the defensive end.

The Raiders (8-4) visit Bow on Friday.

Monadnock 67, Mascoma 32

WEST CANAAN — The visiting Huskies took control from the start to hand Mascoma (2-5) the loss.

Liberti LaCasse had eight points for Mascoma. Chloe Crate added seven points. Monadnock opened the game on a 19-7 run and never looked back.

The Royals visit Newfound on Wednesday.

Girls HockeyWoodstock 7, Burr & Burton 1

WOODSTOCK — Skylar Haley and Isabel Konijnenberg each had two goals and two assists for the streaking Wasps (6-0-0).

Woodstock built a 4-1 lead after the first period and sealed the win with three more goals in the third. Lily Gubbins also had two goals and Sophie Yates had one. Gracelyn Laperle and Hannah Gubbins had one assist each.

Goalie Meridian Bremel made 13 saves for the Wasps, who will host U-32 on Saturday at 7:40 p.m.

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