Local roundup: Thetford girls return to hardwood after lengthy COVID layoff

  • Thetford’s Kelsey Bogie (3) drives toward the basket while being defended by Windsor’s Elliot Rupp (25) and Reese Perry (12) during a game at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Windsor won, 62-41. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / report for america photographs — Alex Driehaus

  • Thetford Academy junior Jacob Gilman, left, and sophomore Mitchell Parkman, center, cheer with the rest of the student section during a game against Windsor High School at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. The game was Thetford Academy’s first in three weeks because of COVID-19 concerns. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

  • A sign for Thetford Academy head coach Eric Ward, who wasn’t able to attend his team’s game against Windsor High School because he wasn’t feeling well, sits on the bench at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

  • Thetford’s Starrina Coulter (20) goes up for a shot during a game against Windsor High School at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. Windsor won, 62-41. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley news / report for america — Alex Driehaus

Staff Reports
Published: 1/26/2022 11:23:08 AM
Modified: 1/26/2022 9:24:38 PM

THETFORD — Finally back on the court after a three-week layoff due to COVID-19 concerns, the Thetford Academy girls basketball team’s rust showed in a 62-41 loss to Windsor on Tuesday night.

The Yellowjackets (10-2) were led by 22 points from senior guard Elliot Rupp and 12 from senior forward Reese Perry. Windsor’s lead was 31-14 at the half, and all 13 of its players saw action.

Sophomore forward Whitney Lewis led the Panthers (4-3) with nine points. Thetford was without head coach Eric Ward, who was not feeling well, and the Panthers’ second-leading scorer, Charlize Brown, was out with an injury.

“Our game plan was to try to push the ball in transition like we normally would and exploit the fact that their conditioning isn’t what it (normally is) because they haven’t played in a while,” Yellowjackets coach Kabray Rockwood said. “But our mindset still stayed the same, and for the most part, we were able to do what we wanted.”

Windsor hosts Brattleboro — the team that handed the Yellowjackets their first loss of the season — on Thursday. Thetford welcomes Randolph on the same day.

Mid Vermont Christian 46Trinity Christian 30

CONCORD — Hayley Goodwin had 35 points to help the Eagles improve to 6-3.

“We were able to persevere through a physical game and were able to get the shots we wanted when we kept our offense spread,” MVCS coach Chris Goodwin said.”

The Eagles opened the game on a 14-5 run and held Trinity at bay from there. Rachel Horner-Richardson added seven points for MVCS, which looks forward to a visit to Woodstock on Thursday.

Hartford 45, Springfield 28

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes played a strong second half on both ends of the floor to pull away from the host Cosmos.

Beth Dobrich had 19 points to lead the offensive attack for Hartford (7-4). Sophie Howe added 10 points and Madison Willey had seven. The Canes held a 24-19 lead at halftime but then clamped down defensively after the break, holding Springfield to just nine points the rest of the way.

Hartford visits Otter Valley on Friday.

Rivendell 48, Bellows Falls 27

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Alex McFate had 19 points to help the Raptors (3-7) to a much-needed victory.

Kylie Taylor added 13 points and Savannah Gray had nine points to help the Raptors snap a four-game losing streak. Rivendell hosts Green Mountain on Friday.

Otter Valley 58, Woodstock 40

WOODSTOCK — The Otters scored 30 points in an explosive second quarter and held on the beat the Wasps (5-6).

“Opposing teams seem to like our gym,” Woodstock coach Dennis Wood said. “We’ve given up 16 threes in our last two games, and Otter Valley had eight tonight. Throw out that one quarter and we were tied, but they just couldn’t miss in the second.”

Emma Tarleton (13 points) and Mikayla Myers (12) led the way for Woodstock. The Wasps visit White River Valley on Saturday.

Lake Region 47, Oxbow 20

BARTON, Vt. — Lake Region opened the game on a 14-6 run and never looked back against the Olympians (4-6).

Abigail Carson had eight points for Oxbow, which hosts U-32 on Thursday.

Boys BasketballMascoma 60, Winnisquam 53

TILTON, N.H. — Ben Seiler erupted for 31 points to lead the Royals (8-2) over the Bears in Mascoma’s seventh straight win.

Mascoma scored 20 points in both the first and third quarters to help build a 46-39 lead through three. Seiler made five 3-pointers while carrying the offensive load for the Royals. Zach Thompson added 16 points.

Coach Silas Ayers praised the defensive work of Cole Moulton and Michael Loynds (six points) along with the play off the bench by Tyler-Jay Mardin, Tyler Stark, James Thomas and Aiden Smith. Ian Moulton battled some foul trouble but returned in the fourth quarter to pick up several clutch rebounds.

Mascoma goes for eight in a row when it visits Monadnock on Thursday night.

Windsor 62, Springfield 53

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets (5-5) snapped a three-game losing skid with a win over the Cosmos.

Maison Fortin had 17 points to lead a balanced scoring effort for Windsor, which held Springfield to just 15 points in the second half to secure the victory. Kaleb Swett, Caleb Buchanan and Austin Gauld each added nine points. Roger Peterman had eight.

The Jacks host Hartford on Friday.

Conant 46, Stevens 35

JAFFREY, N.H. — The Cardinals were clipped by Conant to drop to 7-4 on the season.

Hunter LaRocque had three 3-pointers on his way to 11 points for Stevens. Cooper Moote also had a trio of threes and had nine points. Reeve Wilkinson and Kayden LaClair each chipped in six points.

“It was not our best effort, but that’s an extremely tough place to play,” Stevens coach Ray Curren said.

The Cardinals look to get back on track at home against Newport on Friday.

Girls HockeyHanover 5, Berlin 1

BERLIN, N.H. — Hanover’s long trip north proved worthwhile with the win over Berlin.

Rory Seelig put Hanover on the board in the second period, breaking open a scoreless game with assists to both Danielle Rudd and Greta Schultz. Berlin found an equalizer 22 seconds later but Maeve Lee answered later in the second with the go-ahead goal. Rudd picked up the second of her three assists on Lee’s strike.

Hanover then scored three times in the third to put the game away, including one power-play goal (by Nora Bradley) and one shorthand goal (by Lee). Lily Seelig added a goal and an assist. Rudd finished with a pair of helpers and Gail Morse had an assist.

Goalies Katie Smith and Eleanor Bradley combined to make 16 saves for Hanover, which plays its third game in four nights with a matchup against Lebanon at Campion on Wednesday.

Alpine SkiingHanover hosts four

NEWBURY, N.H. — The Hanover alpine team hosted a five-team meet at Mount Sunapee with both the girls and boys earning wins.

Mia Madden had the lone individual win for Hanover, taking the girls giant slalom title in a combined 45.40 seconds for two runs down the course. Sadie Higgens was third in slalom in 1:11.23 and fifth in GS (46.38). Campbell Madden added a fourth place showing in slalom (1:15.04), ahead of teammate Riley McGuire in seventh (1:19.15). Reilly Loughman took fourth in GS (46.07) and Sadie Ross was sixth (46.70).

Wesley Stocken led the way for the Hanover boys with a second in slalom in 1:05.70 and a fourth place finish in GS in 44.50. Andrew McGuire was third in GS (44.20) and fifth in slalom (1:08.92). Adam Goodney also had a strong day, taking fifth in GS (45.10) and sixth in slalom (1:10.77). Mack Levy took sixth in GS (45.91) and teammate Sam Loescher was eighth in slalom (1:14.00).

Hanover is back in action at Mount Cranmore on Feb. 4.




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