Local roundup: Rivendell girls rally past Green Mountain

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  • Mascoma's Zachary Thompson throws a side pass with Stevens' Jai-Lique Ribeiro on defense in their opening round of the NHIAA Division III tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 in West Canaan, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Jennifer Hauck

  • With the theme being hats or helmets, Mascoma fans cheer on their team during the opening round of the NHIAA Division III playoffs with Stevens on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, in West Canaan, N.H. Mascoma won, 62-40. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. valley news — Jennifer Hauck

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Published: 2/16/2022 8:26:46 AM
Modified: 2/17/2022 8:26:52 AM

CHESTER, Vt. — It ain’t over until it’s over. Just ask the Rivendell Academy girls basketball team.

The Raptors closed with a flourish, using a 15-1 run in the fourth quarter to pull off a comeback win, 32-27, at Green Mountain on Tuesday night.

This one started as poorly for Rivendell as it finished strong. Green Mountain led 16-2 after the first quarter and still held a 22-10 lead at halftime. The second half was a different story for the visiting Raptors, who held the hosts to just five points in the final 16 minutes to spark the comeback.

Alex McFate led the attack for Rivendell with 13 points. Kylie Taylor had 11 points and nine rebounds. Colleen Underhill pulled down 10 boards and Savannah Gray chipped in six points.

Rivendell (5-10) hosts Bellows Falls on Friday.

Windsor 51, Hartford 22

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The depth of the Yellowjackets (15-2) proved to be too much for the Hurricanes (8-10).

Elliot Rupp led 10 different Windsor players with a field goal, collecting 21 points along with five rebounds and four assists. Reese Perry added eight points and 19 rebounds. No other Windsor player scored more than four points.

Peyton Richardson had four points along with nine rebounds for the Jacks.

Beth Dobrich had nine points for Hartford. Windsor built a 20-9 at halftime and then closed the game on a 15-3 run.

Both teams conclude the regular season on Friday when Windsor hosts Woodstock and Hartford hosts Fair Haven.

White River Valley 43Leland & Gray 25

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — Wildcats coach Tim Perrault joked that his team got off the bus so hot, the fire alarm went off at Leland & Gray, forcing the game to be delayed by 40 minutes.

Once things got going, White River Valley (13-4) showed no signs of cooling down. Tanner Drury led the way with 16 points, Jillian Barry added 11 and Ella Perrault had a double-double with 10 points and 17 rebounds.

The Wildcats head to Leland & Gray again on Wednesday evening, then are at Green Mountain to wrap up the regular season on Friday.


Lake Region 42, Thetford 29

THETFORD — The Panthers, playing their fourth game in five days and seventh in 10, came out of the gate slowly but battled back to make things competitive in the second half.

Lake Region built a 26-7 lead at halftime before Thetford rallied a bit after the break. Macey Smith had 10 points and Whitney Lewis had six.

“We had to regroup at the half and came out and played a little better as the game went on,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said. “I challenged the girls and they responded. I know they will respond in the playoffs, sometimes you need this type of game to see what you can do.”

The Panthers (9-7) close the regular season with home games against Harwood and Lamoille on Thursday and Saturday.

Peoples 42, Oxbow 23

MORRISVILLE, Vt. — Peoples dominated the second half, outscoring Oxbow 27-6, to hand the visiting Olympians the loss.

Emma Parkin had 10 points for Oxbow (7-12), which plays at Lyndon on Saturday to conclude the regular season.

Springfield 38, Woodstock 31

WOODSTOCK — The Cosmos put a damper on Woodstock senior night, dropping the Wasps to 5-13.

“The underclassmen and parents did a great job decorating the gym to honor our four seniors,” Woodstock coach Dennis Wood said.

The Wasps will graduate Lara Tarleton (seven points), Morgan Myers, Emma Tarelton (nine points) and Megan Tarleton. Woodstock wraps up the regular season at Windsor on Friday.

Boys BasketballMascoma 62, Stevens 40

WEST CANAAN — The No. 7 seed Royals (14-5) took down No. 10 Stevens (9-8) in the opening round of the NHIAA Division III playoffs.

Mascoma doubled up on the visitors in the first half, leading 30-15 at the break. The Royals now advance to the quarterfinals at No. 2 Hopkinton on Friday night.

White River Valley 56Proctor 50

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats escaped an inspired Proctor team to improve to 12-2 on the season.

Austin Tracy had a team-high 16 points for WRV, including several key buckets to stem Proctor comebacks, according to coach Mike Gaudette. Weston Trombly and Dominic Craven each added nine points. Brayden Russ had eight.

“Tonight was the start of a really difficult five-game stretch of our schedule. I’m happy the kids competed all night and, more importantly, kept their composure,” Gaudette added.

Up next is a visit to Green Mountain on Thursday.

Alpine SkiingHanover second at states

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — The Hanover girls took second out of 13 teams in the NHIAA Division II state championship meet at Mount Cranmore.

Hanover won the slalom, placing four skiers in the top-10 to earn all four a spot in the Meet of Champions. Sadie Higgins led the way in fifth at 1 minute, 1.30 seconds combined for her two runs down the course. Riley McGuire was sixth (1:01.37), Reilly Loughman was eighth (1:01.84) and Mia Madden took ninth (1:01.89).

Freshman Dahlia Fuld earned a MOC spot in the giant slalom, finishing sixth in 1:17.86. Ashley Cotter was 12th in GS in 1:22.13, Higgins was 15th (1:26.05) and Madded took 35th (1:41.28).

The Lebanon girls finished seventh in the giant slalom and eighth in the slalom, with Cassidy Adams leading the Raiders in both races. She finished fourth in slalom with a combined time of 1:08.34 and sixth in GS with 1:04.98.

Team scores (top five): Kennett 758, Hanover 715, Souhegan 707.5, ConVal 661, Bow 647.5.

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