Local roundup: MVCS girls step above .500 mark

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Published: 1/20/2022 12:22:27 PM
Modified: 1/20/2022 12:21:21 PM

QUECHEE — Senior guard Hayley Goodwin did Hayley Goodwin things on Wednesday evening, scoring 28 points to lead the Mid Vermont Christian School girls basketball team to a 48-30 victory over Green Mountain for their third straight win.

The Eagles (4-3) led by just four point at the half before pulling away thanks to a strong defensive effort led by senior guard Rachel Horner-Richardson’s nine steals. MVCS outscored the Chieftains, 14-3, in the fourth quarter.

“Our scoring seems to be getting more evenly distributed among our starters, which is what we have been working toward,” Eagles head coach Chris Goodwin said. “Turnovers and very makeable missed layups were a problem tonight, but we were able to overcome that with a strong defensive second half.”

MVCS hosts Arlington on Thursday.

Danville 55, Hartford 42

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes were originally scheduled to host Woodstock, but the Wasps did not have enough players available, so the Bears visited instead and handed Hartford (5-4) its second straight defeat.

Senior guard Sophie Howe led the Hurricanes with 11 points, sophomore guard Madison Willey added eight and senior guard Grace Gardner chipped in with seven.

Hartford hosts Thetford on Saturday.

Stevens 48, Kearsarge 40

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals trailed by two at halftime but pulled ahead in the third quarter to beat the Cougars, improving to 7-1.

Sophomore guard Kiley Bundy had another outstanding game, leading Stevens with 16 points, including 10 from the foul line. Junior Stella Lavertue added 12, helping make up for the absence of junior forward Alyssa Paquette.

Next up for the Cardinals is a home date with rival Newport on Friday.

Leland & Gray 35, Rivendell 29

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — The Raptors (2-6) hung tough with the Rebels in their first game in 16 days, but it wasn’t quite enough to eke out a win.

Rivendell led by five after a quarter before scoring just a single point in the second. Senior forward Savannah Gray had nine points and eight rebounds to lead the Raptors.

White River Valley awaits Rivendell in South Royalton on Saturday.

Windsor 81, Otter Valley 34

BRANDON, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (9-1) rolled over the Otters, led by 22 points and 13 rebounds from senior forward Reese Perry.

Senior guard Elliot Rupp added 16 points for Windsor, senior guard Peyton Richardson had 12 and freshman forward Brianna Barton had a career-high 10.

The Jacks host Lake Region on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALL Mascoma 47, Newfound 18

WEST CANAAN — Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Royals (5-2) used a balanced offensive attack to win their fourth straight game.

No Mascoma player scored in double figures, but six scored at least five points. Junior guard Zach Thompson and sophomore forward Tyler Stark led the way with eight each.

Senior guard Ben Seiler, the Royals’ top player, had an off night against the Bears’ box-and-one defense and scored just six points.

“The other guys stepped up and made some shots,” Mascoma coach Silas Ayres said. “Need to clean off the rust and get ready for the rest of the season.”

The Royals host Berlin on Saturday.

Williamstown 51, Thetford 35

THETFORD — Playing its first game since Jan. 7, the Panthers (2-5) could not keep pace with the Blue Devils.

Thetford is back in action Friday at Lamoille.

Kearsarge 71, Stevens 20

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Cardinals were shut out in the first quarter en route to being blown out by the Cougars on Tuesday.

Junior guards Kayden LaClair and Hunter LaRocque each scored nine points for Stevens (6-3). The Cardinals head to rival Newport on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEY Hartford 5, Milton 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Make it nine wins in a row to start the season for the Hurricanes, as they overcame a slow offensive start to down the Yellow Jackets.

Junior Ozzie DeFelice recorded a hat trick, with two goals in the second period and an empty-netter in the third. Junior James McReynolds scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period, and junior Blaine Gour also found the back of the net.

DeFelice and Gour each had two assists as well. Sophomore Davey Bradley made 17 saves.

Hartford (9-0-0) heads to Middlebury on Saturday.

Woodstock 4, St. Johnsbury 0

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — The Wasps (5-4-0) won their third game in a row in a shutout of the Hilltoppers.

Senior Ryan Runstein posted a hat trick, opening the scoring in the first period and helping put the game away with two goals in the third. He also assisted on Woodstock’s second goal.

Sophomore Griffin Piconi scored that goal, and he had an assist as well. Junior Graeme McKeon added two assists for the Wasps and senior goaltender Keaton Piconi made 22 saves.

Woodstock hosts Stowe on Saturday evening.

GIRLS HOCKEY Woodstock 2, Burlington-Colchester 0

WOODSTOCK — Freshman Kassidy Haley’s two second-period goals were all the Wasps needed to stay perfect at 8-0-0.

Sophomore Gracelyn Laperle assisted on the first goal, and sophomore Lila Beckwith assisted on the second for her first point of the season. Sophomore goaltender Meridian Bremel recorded the shutout with 14 saves.

The Wasps head to Stowe on Saturday.

Rutland 5, Hartford 3

RUTLAND, Vt. — It may have been closer than the 9-4 drubbing the Raiders gave the Hurricanes (6-3-0) earlier in the season, but the result was the same nonetheless.

Hartford hosts Rice on Saturday.

WRESTLING Newport 30, White Mountains 0

NEWPORT — Junior Eric Wilkinson had the biggest win of the night for the Tigers at 138 pounds, bouncing back from a loss to the same opponent on Saturday to pin the Spartans’ Xavier Oakes in the first period.

Newport will take on Pelham and Nashua North on Saturday.

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