Local roundup: Kosakowski, Oxbow outdistance MVCS

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Published: 1/29/2022 7:59:20 PM
Modified: 1/30/2022 8:24:22 AM

BRADFORD, Vt. — In a close game throughout, the Oxbow High girls basketball team was able build a second-half lead and hold on to it to defeat Mid Vermont Christian, 35-27, on Saturday at Mona Garone Gymnasium.

Senior Alexa Kosakowski led the Olympians with 15 points. Junior Abagail Carson had seven, and senior Taylor Bean contributed six. Mid Vermont had 21 point from senior Hayley Goodwin.

Oxbow held just a two-point lead at the half, 16-14, but extended it to five after three quarters before MVCS came back to get within a bucket.

“We stayed with them for three quarters but could never get into an offensive flowm and they marked Hayley pretty well,” said Mid Vermont coach Chris Goodwin. “It was a two-point game with five minutes left, but costly turnovers and too many offensive rebounds did us in.”

Mid Vermont (7-4) is home to Poultney on Monday, while Oxbow (5-6) travels to Harwood on Tuesday.

White River Valley 36, Woodstock 18

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats put in a solid defensive effort the entire game and took the lead in the middle two quarters for their sixth straight win.

“Good team defense led the way today holding Woodstock to five or fewer points each quarter,” said WRV coach Tim Perreault.

Leading by just a point after the first quarter, WRV pulled ahead, 19-9, at the break and extended that to 32-13 after the third period.

Sophomore Tanner Drury had 17 points, junior Ella Perreault netted five with 11 rebounds and junior Shannon Hadlock pulled down 10 rebounds for WRV. Senior Emma Tarleton and junior Mikayla Myers had five point each for Woodstock.

White River Valley (8-3) is at Bellows Falls on Tuesday. Woodstock (5-8) is at Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Lyndon 67, Thetford 42

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Lancers had too much firepower for the Panthers, hitting 10 three-pointers and getting 32 points from Brooklyn Robinson.

Lyndon went up early, built a 20-point halftime lead, 39-19, and coasted to the win.

“We went on the road and played a very good Lyndon team,” Panthers coach Eric Ward said “We are one week from coming back from our three-week COVID break. Today, the rust showed. The girls did some good things, but playing a team like Lyndon, you need to be on your A-game.”

Sophomore Whitney Lewis scored eight points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Thetford. Sophomore Kelsey Bogie had 10 points, and junior Taylor West recorded six points with nine rebounds.

“I thought (juniors) Maddie Hatch and Robina Wilmott had their best games for us up to this point,” Ward added.

Things don’t get easier for Theftord (5-4), which hosts Spaulding, winners of five straight, on Tuesday.

“We have had a few losses against some really good teams, but it is only going to help us,” Ward said. “I’m extremely pleased where we are now; hopefully next week we will be at full strength.”

BOYS BASKETBALL White River Valley 52 Woodstock 36

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats got a career-high 25 points from senior Arliss Spaulding and a strong team defensive effort in the first half for their seventh straight win.

“Arliss was special in all facets of the game tonight. He made a difference in both ends of the court offensively and defensively,” said White River Valley coach Mike Gaudette.

The Wildcats held a 28-9 halftime advantage.

White River Valley senior Dominic Craven added 13. For Woodstock, junior Declan McCullough had 15 and senior Alex Rice 13.

White River Valley (8-1) is at Mill River on Monday while Woodstock (2-6) is home to Windsor on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEY Hartford 8, Woodstock 3

WOODSTOCK — Aidan Bonyaharn had two goals and an assist and the Hurricanes (12-0-0) won at Union Arena and swept a season series against the Wasps for the first time since 2014.

Ozzy Defelice had a goal and two assists for the visitors, who held a 43-14 shot margin. Also scoring for Hartford were Joseph Barwood, Blaine Gour, James McReynolds, Conner Tierney and Ezra Mock.

Senior Evan Kurash had two goals for Woodstock, and Graeme McKeon added one.

Hartford plays Wednesday at Lyndon, another contender for the Vermont Division II title. Woodstock (7-6-0) is home to Milton on Wednesday.

Girls hockey Hartford 9, Missisquoi 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes dominated the one-win Thunderbirds from the start at Barwood Arena, scoring four goals in the first and three more in the second.

Hartford (10-3) travels to Burr & Burton on Wednesday.

BFA-St. Albans 2, Hanover 1

ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Freshman Rachel Rockmore’s wrist shot put Hanover up 1-0 at 11:12 of second period with assists from freshman Hannah Gardner and senior Daniele Rudd, but the home team scored two unanswered goals to win and stay undefeated.

BFA tied the game in the second and got the winning goal at the 4:21 mark of the third.

“(Freshman) Eleanor Edson had a very strong game in goal making 26 saves,” said Hanover coach John Dodds. “I’m proud of how we competed tonight. The goaltending, depth and pace was impressive for both teams. This was a great high school game.”

Hanover (8-1-0 league, 8-2-1 overall), which is back in action at Bishop Guertin on Tuesday.

Bowling Brattleboro edges Jacks

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The host Colonels were seeded first in the Baker finals and defeated Windsor, 2-1.

Windsor lost the first and third games (214-131 and 210-121), but won the second game, 193-164.

In singles play, Windsor senior Patrick Kelly bowled a 277 and 209, sophomore Avery Bean rolled a 179 and 155, and senior Sarah Deschamp came in with 199 and 149 games.

The Yellowjackets, seeded second, knocked off Hartford, 2-0,(157-138; 127-110) to open Baker play. Hartford’s Cean Lieberman Jr., bowled a 212 and 257 in qualifying.

Next Saturday, Windsor is at Maple Lanes in Claremont against Randolph and Brattleboro, while Hartford travels to Rutland for a four-team match against Fair Haven, Enosburg and Burlington.

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