Local roundup: Carter leads Rivendell boys basketball past WRV

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  • Rachel Rockmore Paul Stinson—Paul Stinson

Published: 2/21/2022 10:43:24 PM
Modified: 2/21/2022 10:43:05 PM

SOUTH ROYALTON — Monday night’s boys basketball clash between White River Valley High and Rivendell lived up to its billing as a physical, defensive battle during which neither team was in complete control.

In the anticipated battle of star senior guards, the Raptors’ Kyle Carter outpaced the Wildcats’ Dominic Craven. It was Carter’s key baskets down the stretch that helped visiting Rivendell prevail, 40-34.

The Raptors (17-0) stayed undefeated behind Carter’s 18 points, 12 of which came on a quartet of 3-pointers during the first half. After Craven answered Carter’s first 3-point bucket with one of his own, the Wildcats’ leading scorer was held without a point the remainder of the game.

Rivendell led by three points after a quarter and weathered a WRV run during the second stanza to go up, 22-18, at the half. Senior guard Chris Pierce and junior swingman Harry Molesworth added nine points each.

The Wildcats (12-4), who lost their second consecutive contest, relied on the post presence of senior center Weston Trombly (12 points) and the two-way prowess of freshman guard Braeden Russ (10 points).

WRV rallied from a four-point deficit after three quarters to tie the game late, but Carter made a couple of contested shots in the paint during the final minutes.

The Raptors sank just 36 percent of their free throws, but they attempted 22 of them, compared to just four foul shot attempts for the Wildcats.

“Kyle, he’s a four-year starter, and he’s played a lot of basketball and been through the wringer,” Rivendell head coach Ross Convertino said. “He knows what it takes to win games, and he knew when it was time to slow the tempo down.”

WRV hosts Bellows Falls on Wednesday night before Monday’s combatants stage a rematch Thursday night in Orford.

The playoffs begin next week.

— Benjamin Rosenberg

Windsor 61, Woodstock 60

Windsor — Maison Fortin had 19 points, Kaleb Swett had 13 points and Roger Petermann and Austin Gould each had 12 points for the Yellowjackets (8-9). Corey White had 15 points for the Wasps (6-10), who led at halftime, 31-26.

The teams stage a rematch Tuesday at Woodstock.

Mount St. Joseph 74, Hartford 55

White River Junction — The Hurricanes fell to 13-4 despite 17 points from Jacob Seaver and 13 points from Tarin Prior. Andre Prunty led MSJ (14-4) with 26 points and helped the Green Wave to a 39-30 lead at halftime.

The Vermont Division II foes clash again Tuesday in Rutland.

Mid Vermont Christian 54, Grace Christian 34

Quechee — The Eagles scored 15 of the second quarter’s 20 points and led, 27-15, at halftime of the Vermont Division IV contest before improving to 12-6.

Joel Roberts had 19 points, Roman Goeppner had 11 points and 16 rebounds and Abel Goodwin and Carson Meloon each added 10 points. MVCS hosts Trinity Christian on Tuesday in the rematch of a contest earlier this season in which the Eagles fell in double overtime.

Long Trail 74, Sharon 34

Dorset, Vt. — Vermont Division IV action left the Phoenix at 3-16 while the Mountain Lions improved to 18-1. Sharon hosts winless West Rutland on Thursday.

GIRLS HOCKEY Acton-Boxborough 4, Hanover 1

Boxborough, Mass. — Rachel Rockmore scored for Hanover but the hosts, ranked third in Massachusetts, used superior speed and quickness to prevail in a matchup of schools both currently without athletic mascots.

Acton-Boxborough, where the students in October 2020 voted out the Colonial as their mascot, converted a first period breakaway set up when a player stepped out of the penalty box and onto the sliding puck. Hanover, currently in the process of replacing its former Marauder mascot, had Maeve Lee and Nora Bradley earn assists on Rockmore’s goal.

Hanover (12-3) hosts Souhegan (1-13) on Tuesday.

Hartford 6, U32 2

Montpelier, Vt. — The Hurricanes broke a 2-2 tie after one period by scoring four times during the second period. Hartford won its ninth consecutive game and remained in second place in Vermont Division II.

The visitors received two goals from Emma Bazin and single tallies from Madison Barwood, Nedra Dwinell, Brianna Roberts and Julie McDermid.

Hartford (16-3) is second in the division behind undefeated Woodstock, which visits Barwood Arena at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The Wasps won the teams’ previous meeting, 3-1, on Dec. 27 at Union Arena.

WRESTLING Lebanon advances three to Meet of Champions, Newport sends one

Bow, N.H. — Lebanon, wrapping up its first varsity season, finished seventh at the NHIAA Division III meet on Saturday.

Sawyer Beaulieau (120 pounds), Dustin Jarvis (182), Sebastian Yates (195) and Chris Kinne (285) each finished third in their classification and advanced to next week’s Meet of Champions in Londonderry, featuring competitors from all state divisions.

Newport’s Luke Bartlett (220) also advanced to the Meet of Champions, placing third.

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