Local roundup: Cards use big second half to top Windsor

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Published: 01-07-2023 8:20 AM

CLAREMONT — The host Stevens High boys basketball team erased a four-point halftime deficit with a second-half eruption to top Windsor, 60-47, on Friday night.

The Yellowjackets scored 18 points in the second quarter to build a 29-25 lead at halftime. The Cardinals then nearly doubled their first-half output in the third quarter alone, scoring 22 points to take the lead for good. Stevens held Windsor to just 17 points in the second half.

Trystan Lane had 13 points to lead a balanced Cardinals attack. Mason Ferland added 10 points. Hunter LaRocque and Lucas Belisle had nine each and Jai-Lique Ribeiro had eight points.

Maison Fortin had a game-high 24 points for Windsor. Corey Lockwood added 17 points.

Stevens (5-3, 4-2 NHIAA) hosts Monadnock on Tuesday. Windsor (3-4) visits MSJ on Wednesday.

Milford 72, Lebanon 65

MILFORD, N.H. — The Raiders (2-4) saw their comeback attempt fall just short at Milford.

Dawson Bates made seven 3-pointers in the second half, including four in the fourth quarter as Lebanon scored 21 points to make this one interesting in the final minutes. Bates finished with 25 points. Chase Adams added 12 points and Samuel Bates had 11, including a trio of threes. Freshman Domineaq Taylor chipped in eight points.

Lebanon hosts Kingswood on Tuesday.

Coe-Brown 65, Hanover 55

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NORTHWOOD, N.H. — The hosts broke a 29-29 halftime tie with a 21-10 run in the third quarter to drop the Bears to 0-7.

Ryan McLaughlin had 26 points to pace Hanover, including a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter to help the Bears to a 15-10 lead. Christian Blix drained three from beyond the arc for nine points.

Hanover will host Bow on Tuesday night.

Conant 39, Mascoma 34

JAFFREY, N.H. — The Royals (5-3) came up a bit short against the Orioles. Zach Thompson scored 12 points for Mascoma, James Thomas had eight and Brayden Pierce added six.

Mascoma hosts Newfound on Tuesday.

Woodstock 65, Springfield 45

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Wasps (2-3) cruised past the Cosmos for their second win of the season. Woodstock hosts Brattleboro on Tuesday.

Girls BasketballStevens 49, Mascoma 32

WEST CANAAN — The Cardinals opened the game on a 20-3 run and cruised from there to beat the Royals.

Alyssa Paquette (22 points) and Kiley Bundy (17) did the bulk of the damage for Stevens. Freshman Makenna Houston had 14 points to pace Mascoma.

The Cardinals (8-1, 6-1 NHIAA) have now won six straight and will visit Monadnock on Tuesday. The Royals (2-5) are also back in action on Tuesday, visiting Newfound.

Thetford 73, Hartford 24

THETFORD — The Panthers (5-2) scored 49 points in the first half on their way to a fourth straight victory.

Addison Cadwell led the way for Thetford with 17 points. Charlize Brown added 14, Kelsey Bogie had 13 and Taylor West had 11. Whitney Lewis was the fifth double-digit scorer for the Panthers with 10 points.

Charlotte Jasmin had nine points for the Hurricanes (4-2), who visit Springfield on Wednesday.

Thetford visits Oxbow on Monday.

Mid Vermont Christian 42, Rivendell 12

ORFORD — The Eagles returned their entire starting lineup to action and kicked into gear with a dominant win over the Raptors.

Alyssa Roberts had 15 points for MVCS (2-2). Lydia Dickey returned to the starting lineup with 10 points. Sarah Bascom added seven. Makayla Eastman had four points for Rivendell.

“It helped to have our whole team back, including Lydia,” MVCS coach Chris Goodwin said. “We seemed a bit more confident in our offense tonight, and our man-to-man defense was as effective as it has been all year.”

MVCS hosts Bellows Falls on Monday. Rivendell, now 0-6 in a rebuilding year, will visit Richford on Monday.

Milford 56, Lebanon 35

LEBANON — The Raiders kept it close for a quarter but could not hang with the undefeated Spartans.

Junior guard Sarah Belk scored seven points for Lebanon, sophomore forward Drew Kantor had six and senior guard Keira Houdegbe added five.

The Raiders fell to 1-6 and will host Derryfield on Monday.

Hanover 46, Coe-Brown 24

HANOVER — The Bears’ winning streaks at home and against in-state foes stayed intact with the victory over the Black Bears. Hanover (5-2, 4-0 NHIAA) faces its toughest test yet Saturday with a trip to Division I powerhouse Bedford.

Girls HockeyHanover 12, Exeter 1

EXETER, N.H. — Nora Bradley had four goals and three assists for the Bears (6-1-0 overall, 4-1 NHIAA).

Maeve Lee added three goals and a pair of assists. Rachel Rockmore and Heidi Kauffman each had a goal and two assists, Kauffman’s her first in varsity action. Rory Seelig had a goal and an assist. Hannah Gardner and Kali McDonnell scored a goal each.

Mackenzie Liu added a team-best four assists. Lucy Braga had two assists and Maggie Feng had one. Goalie JJ Masland had three saves.

Hanover will host Berlin-Gorham-Kennett on Saturday at Campion.

Alpine SkiingMulti-team race at Sunapee

SUNAPEE, N.H. — Lebanon, Newport and Stevens all took part in a race with 130 skiers at Mount Sunapee in soft snow on yet another warm winter day.

Roy Shapard finished third in giant slalom with a combined time of 48.00 seconds in two runs. Shapard added a sixth place finish in slalom in 32.57 seconds in the one run down that course. 

Teammate Noah Lamontagne was 10th in slalom (34.56). Ean Ray was 17th in slalom. Abe Pearson and Sam Hastings took 19th-20th in GS and Brett Thorpe was 21st in slalom to go along with a 24th place finish in GS.

Marin Pearson finished sixth in slalom for the Lebanon girls in 35.21 and took seventh in GS in 51.46 combined. The Raiders also had Olivia Cook in 14th in GS, Adrianna Caraeni in 39th in slalom and 35th in GS and Brianna Hastings in 40th in slalom.

Logan Rusin was 11th in GS and 13th in slalom for the Newport boys. Connor Premo took 12th in GS and 15th in slalom for Stevens.