Local Roundup: Woodstock boys hoops come from behind to defeat Rivendell

Published: 02-11-2024 9:37 PM

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Woodstock 61, Rivendell 53

Key players: Woodstock — Elvis Lavallee (22 points), Ezra Lockhart (15 points), Caeden Perreault (12 points); Rivendell — Jacoby Patterson (16 points)

Highlights: Rivendell raced out to an early lead and led by four points at half thanks to hot shooting and offensive boards. Woodstock turned the tables in the second half, shooting 60% and competing on the boards.

Coach’s quote: “What a heck of a game by both teams. Each team tried to impose their will at times and fortunately tonight we were able to come out on top. We attacked the rim in the second half which fueled our offense.” — Woodstock’s Scott Brooks

Records: Woodstock 10-9; Rivendell 10-7

Thetford 61, Peoples 20

Key players: Thetford — Mitchell Parkman, Xander Oshoniyi, Hunter Clay; Peoples — Hudson Mace, Seamus Burgess

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Highlights: Movement of the ball and good help defense.

Coach’s quote: “We played all 32 minutes as a team, both on defense and offense ends.” — Thetford’s Jason Gray

Records: Thetford 16-2; Peoples 1-16

Hartford 87, Bellows Falls 37

Key players: Hartford — Christian Hathorn (18 points), Zach Johnson (13 points), Ayo Lowe (13 points), Sean Dunton (11 points); Bellows Falls — Colby Dearborn (15 points)

Highlights: All 10 players scored and celebrated seniors Sean Dunton, Brody Tyburski, Evan Lynds, Christian Hathorn, Brayden Trombly and Zach Johnson

Coach’s quote: “Tonight was a fun night where we celebrated our six seniors and their families. With the win we accomplished our first goal of winning the SVL League. Two games on the road next week and with wins should lock up the #1 seed for the upcoming playoffs.” — Harford’s Mike Gaudette

Records: Hartford 17-1; Bellows Falls 6-12

Fair Haven 54, Windsor 50

Key players: Fair Haven — Phil Bean (21 points), Dylan Wetmore (14 points); Windsor — Corey Lockwood (29 points), Noah Jenks (10 points)

Highlights: Down 18 to start the fourth quarter, the Jacks held a furious comeback but fell short, 54-50, when the buzzer sounded.

Coach’s quote: “I’m very proud of our team tonight. On a back-to-back, down 18 to start the fourth on the road, they could have easily folded but they had one more run left in them. Our bench played great all game, we just missed some bunnies in the first half.” — Windsor’s Larry Dougher

Records: Fair Haven 10-8; Windsor 7-12

Hanover 59, Hollis-Brookline 47

Key players: Hanover — Ryan McLaughlin (31 points), Christian Blix (10 points), Jaysen Oriol (8 points); Hollis-Brookline — Dylan Kelley (15 points)

Highlights: Hanover led 20-16 at halftime.

Coach’s quote: “We faced plenty of adversity tonight, and I was proud of how our team ultimately responded to come away with a win. Consistent discipline on every possession has been one of the keys to our success this season, and this must continue as we move forward.” — Hanover’s Ben Davis

Records: Hanover 15-1; Hollis-Brookline 4-11

Pelham 62, Lebanon 46

Key players: Lebanon — Declan Brandis (21 points), Chase Adams (9 points)

Highlights: Game was tied 26-26 at the half but Pelham scored 23 in the third quarter including, three three-pointers.

Coach’s quote: “Pelham scored the majority of their points off of dribble driving and creating for others. We did a good job in the first of keeping our person in front and rotating but struggled to contain in the second.” — Lebanon’s Blendon Salls

Records: Pelham 14-1; Lebanon 4-11


Pelham 59, Lebanon 50

Key players: Pelham — O. Todd (22 points) and G. Riley (19 points); Lebanon — Izzy Hamilton (14 points), Nina Ellingson (8 points)

Highlights: Offensive sparks were provided by Hamilton and Ellingson, who scored all eight of her points in the fourth quarter.

Coach’s quote: “We were able to score our highest total of the season due to the team’s ability to not get sped up and effectively beat Pelham’s full court press. It was their half court trapping zone that forced us into turnovers, giving Pelham the edge.” — Lebanon’s Jeff Sowa

Records: Pelham 11-4; Lebanon 3-12


Lebanon places fourth in 11-team meet

Key players: Lebanon — Peyton Rutherford (5th slalom, 11th giant slalom), Marin Pearson (13th in slalom, 13th GS), Olivia Cook (18th GS)

Highlights: Lebanon’s score of 653 earns the team a fourth-place finish inthe 11-team meet. Hopkinton won the meet with a team score of 750.

Coach’s quote: “This was a good measure of the upcoming state meet. Peyton Rutherford is skiing great and should qualify for Meet of Champions, Marin Pearson is just outside the top 10, so with an inspired performance, she could qualify for MOC. The team is positioned to finish in the top four.” — Lebanon’s Michael Anikis


Lebanon skis through adversity in DIII meet

Key player: Lebanon — James Barnett (14th slalom)

Highlights: Lebanon earns a team score of 570, placing seventh in the 12-team meet. Hopkinton places first with a score of 740.

Coach’s quote: “Pre-states featured most of the DIII teams so it was a good measure of the upcoming state meet. My number 1 and 2 boys had falls, we need to focus on completing four runs to get a good team placing and get James Barnett or Abe Pearson into the top 10.” — Lebanon’s Michael Anikis


Lebanon 4, Kearsarge 3

Key players: Lebanon — Paddy Mooney with a goal and assist. Keegan Dannehy played rock solid D and made great decisions.

Highlights: Down 3-1, the Raiders scored three unanswered, all from the three seniors: Mooney, Tyler Christian (from Mason Ballard) and Jack Clary. Ben Benes scored the Raiders’ first goal on a beautiful pass from Mooney.

Coach’s quote: “After a tough loss, the boys got right back to work. They were focused and brought a lot of energy to all three practices this week. It’s a high character group and it showed as they came back from two goals down to a very good opponent.” — Lebanon’s Dean Cashman

Records: Lebanon 9-4 League, 11-4 Overall; Kearsarge 8-5-1


Hanover 9, Bedford 0

Key players: Hanover — Nora Bradley, Maeve Lee, Hannah Gardner, Rachel Rockmore, Faith Lindsay, Rory Seelig, Casey Wilkinson and Eleanor Edson all had goals. Bedford — Alex Bobar (55 saves)

Highlights: Edson got her first career goal and J.J. Masland recorded her second shutout of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We had eight different goal scorers and winger Julia Lawe wasn’t one of them. She won’t show up on the scoresheet but her perfect screen on two of our goals is the type of unselfish play that will make a difference come state tournament time.” — Hanover’s John Dodds

Records: Hanover 11-4-1 overall, 10-3-1 league; Bedford 3-11