Local roundup: MVCS boys stay perfect

  • Sydney Perry —Tris Wykes

  • Lebanon High goaltender Evan George watches Jaden Poirier's shot fly past him for Hartford's first goal of the teams' holiday tournament game on Dec. 27, 2022, at Barwood Arena in White River Junction, Vt. —BigZig Photography

  • Devin Genes —Tris Wykes

Staff reports
Published: 12/27/2022 11:47:13 PM
Modified: 12/28/2022 4:42:11 PM

QUECHEE — The Mid Vermont Christian boys basketball team used a 35-point second half to pull away from visiting Williamstown on Tuesday for a 55-31 victory, improving to 4-0.

Abel Goodwin led the Eagles with 27 points, Joel Roberts added 18 and Roman Goeppner had eight with 12 rebounds. Williamstown’s Brady Donahue, who had 26 points when the teams last met on Dec. 10, was held to six.

“Second time each team has seen the other, so both defenses came out tight and prepared,” MVCS coach Erva Barnes said. “We put a high emphasis on defense tonight and marking their shooters, and it paid off.”

The Eagles host Richford on Thursday.

Hartford 67, Bellows Falls 43

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Christian Hathorn had 23 points and 12 assists to lead the Hurricanes (3-1) past the Terriers.

Brady Olmstead added 16 points for Hartford to go along with seven assists, and Zach Johnson also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Canes led, 20-7, after a quarter.

“Overall a really good team win,” Hartford coach Mike Gaudette said. “The kids played hard all night against a physical team that never gave up.”

The Canes host Otter Valley on Friday.

Blue Mountain 60, Sharon 31

SHARON — Senior forward Caleb Benjamin scored 14 points for the Phoenix (1-3) in the losing effort against the defending VPA Division IV champion Bucks.

Fellow seniors Parker Bogardus and Jack Lloyd chipped in with 10 and six points, respectively. Evan Dennis had 27 for Blue Mountain.

Sharon’s tough schedule continues with a trip to White River Valley on Jan. 5.

Rivendell 53, Stevens 35

WINDSOR — Jacoby Patterson scored 14 points and Josiah Welch added 12 to lead the Raptors (3-2) to a win over the Cardinals (1-3) in the semifinals of the inaugural Connecticut River Classic. Rivendell held a 16-3 lead after the first quarter.

Devin Genes led Stevens with seven points, and Lucas Belisle and Mason Ferland had six apiece.

The Raptors will play host Windsor in the tournament’s championship game Wednesday, while the Cardinals will take on Fall Mountain in the consolation game.

Windsor 73, Fall Mountain 39

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets (2-2) made it an all-Vermont championship game in the Connecticut River Classic with a rout of the Wildcats, led by 38 points from senior Maison Fortin.

Senior Rodger Petermann added 15 points for Windsor, and junior Corey Lockwood chipped in with 10. The Yellowjackets face Rivendell on Wednesday for the tournament title.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Thetford 74, Randolph 22

THETFORD — Four Panthers finished in double figures as Thetford routed the Ghosts.

Madi Mousley led the Panthers (2-2) with 15 points, Kelsie Bogie had 12, Addie Cadwell added 11 and Charlize Brown chipped in with 10.

Thetford is at Peoples on Thursday.

Hartford 45, Green Mountain 22

CHESTER, Vt. — Charlotte Jasmin continued her impressive early season with 15 points to lead the Hurricanes (2-1) over the Chieftains. Hartford scored 23 points in the third quarter.

Izzy Sirois added 10 for the Canes, who host Bellows Falls on Thursday.

Oxbow 49, Montpelier 46

BRADFORD — The Olympians improved to 4-1 by edging the Solons on a three-point play by Noell Koslowski with four seconds left.

Maggie Ellsworth led Oxbow with 13 points, Emerson Fuller had a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Braylee Phelps added nine points for the Olympians.

Oxbow travels to Peoples on Jan. 5.

Hanover 39, Proctor (N.Y.) 35

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — The Bears (3-0) were victorious in the opening game of their holiday tournament. Hanover takes on Shaker, of Latham, N.Y., on Wednesday.

Windsor 58, Fall Mountain 22

CLAREMONT — The Yellowjackets (3-1) cruised past the Wildcats in the Connecticut River Classic semifinal at Stevens High.

Junior Sydney Perry led Windsor with 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore Audrey Rupp added 15 points and sophomore Sophia Rockwood had 12.

Leland & Gray 46, Woodstock 18

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps fell to 1-2 and are at Fair Haven on Thursday.

West Rutland 70, Mid Vermont Christian 11

QUECHEE — The Eagles (1-2) fell to the defending VPA Division IV champion Golden Horde. MVCS hosts Twin Valley next Tuesday.

BOYS HOCKEY Hartford 7, Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes cruised past the Raiders in the semifinals of the Philippe Bouthillier Holiday Classic.

Hartford (2-2) will take on Burr & Burton in Wednesday’s final, while LSM (0-3) will play Woodstock in the consolation game.

Burr & Burton 6, Woodstock 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Wasps (1-1) fell to the Bulldogs in the Philippe Bouthillier Holiday Classic opening round. Woodstock will play Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal in Wednesday’s consolation game.

Bow 7, Hanover 3

MANCHESTER — The Bears (1-4) fell for the second straight day in their holiday tournament at JFK Coliseum, having suffered a 3-2 defeat to Goffstown on Monday.

Against the Falcons, Wyatt Seelig had all three Hanover goals. Jack Gardner recorded two assists, and Jack Wilkinson and Andrew Rudd each had one.

“Way too many defensive lapses,” Bears coach Dick Dodds said. “Our players will get better at angling and playing smarter away from the puck.”

Hanover concludes the tournament Wednesday against host Manchester Central.

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