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Local roundup: Lebanon girls cruise past Souhegan

Staff Reports
Published: 1/24/2022 11:19:24 PM
Modified: 1/25/2022 4:52:09 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon High girls basketball team welcomed back senior guard Catherine Cole and sophomore forward Maddie Jewell, who had missed the last two games, as the Raiders defeated Souhegan, 42-25.

Senior center Ella Longacre led Lebanon (10-5) with 12 points, and senior guard Molly Smith added 10. Cole, the Raiders’ leading scorer, had seven, while Jewell chipped in with three.

Lebanon held Souhegan to eight points in the first half, which coach Chris Boucher attributed to the defensive prowess of senior forward Clara Smyrski and junior forward Madelyn Newton.

The Raiders host archrival Hanover on Wednesday, the first matchup between the teams since Hanover knocked out Lebanon in last year’s NHIAA Division II quarterfinals.

Hanover 74, Manchester West 33

MANCHESTER — Make it 13 straight wins to open the season for Hanover, as HHS cruised past the Blue Knights in a game it led by 27 at the half.

Junior guard Stella Galanes, as usual, led the way with 20 points, and sophomore guard Sydney McLaughlin, senior guard Melissa Whitmore and junior forward Nina Sablan had 10 apiece.

Next up for Hanover is a rivalry game at Lebanon on Wednesday.

Hartford 38, Springfield 36

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (6-4) snapped a two-game slide as they edged the Cosmos in a back-and-forth affair.

Senior forward Beth Dobrich had 13 points to lead Hartford, six of them coming in the fourth quarter.

The two teams will rematch Tuesday evening at Springfield.

Gilford 67, Mascoma 37

GILFORD, N.H. — Gabby Pierce had 16 points for the Royals (3-6), but they could not keep pace with the Golden Eagles.

Mascoma is back in action Tuesday at home against Winnisquam.

BOYS BASKETBALL White River Valley 60, Northfield 54

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats (6-1) outlasted the Marauders for their fifth consecutive win.

Senior guard Dominic Craven led the way with 18 points, and senior guard Arliss Spaulding and freshman guard Braeden Russ added 11 each. White River Valley scored 26 of its 60 points in the second quarter.

“We struggled a little in the second half offensively,” Wildcats coach Mike Gaudette said. “However, the kids persevered and got some big defensive stops in the fourth quarter. Northfield is a very experienced team, and I’m very happy we were balanced tonight with our scoring.”

White River Valley remains home to play Mill River on Wednesday.

Mascoma 53, Gilford 51

WEST CANAAN — Senior guard Ben Seiler and junior guard Zach Thompson each scored 23 points as the Royals (6-2) got past the previously unbeaten Golden Eagles for their sixth straight victory.

Gilford was playing without all-state player Jalen Reese, but this was nonetheless a massive win for Mascoma.

The Royals head to Winnisquam on Tuesday.

Hanover 52, Manchester West 38

HANOVER — The long losing streak is finally over for Hanover (3-10), which snapped a six-game skid on Monday evening.

Senior forward Kevin Pillsbury exploded for 24 points as HHS led practically from tip to buzzer.

Hanover visits rival Lebanon on Wednesday.

Rivendell 61, Green Mountain 32

ORFORD — The Raptors cruised past the Chieftains to go to a perfect 10-0.

Senior guard Kyle Carter continued his pursuit of 1,000 career points, scoring a game-high 23. Junior Harrison Molesworth added 16.

Green Mountain was down three starters, including its two best players, according to Rivendell head coach Ross Convertino. The Raptors led by just three at halftime but outscored the Chieftains 24-3 in the third quarter.

“They gave it their all and pushed us in the first half,” Convertino said. “Once we corrected the little things, we took off.”

Rivendell is at Leland & Gray on Wednesday.

Bellows Falls 77, Sharon 32

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Terriers blew out the Phoenix, who have now lost nine in a row to begin the season.

Sharon heads to Poultney on Thursday.

GIRLS HOCKEY Hartford 8, Brattleboro 0

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The Hurricanes (8-3-0) demolished the host Colonels behind a balanced offensive attack.

Freshman Emma Bazin scored two goals, and freshman Madison Barwood, junior Nedra Dwinell, eighth grader Braelyn Park, senior Brianna Roberts and eighth grader Aubree Vail each scored once.

“I am most proud of our ability to stay in the game and control what we could control,” Hartford coach Kylie Ammel Young said. “We didn’t catch any breaks, but we didn’t need them. We just kept playing our game.”

Bishop Guertin 7, Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 1

HUDSON, N.H. — The Raiders (3-2-0) trailed by three after a period and never got going in a loss to the Cardinals.

Junior Greta Barber scored the lone goal for a Lebanon team that is playing with just eight skaters and is near the beginning of a demanding stretch of 14 games in 34 days. Junior Claire Falcone had an assist.

The Raiders will play Hanover on Wednesday, just five days after their neighbors to the north defeated them, 5-0.

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