Local Roundup: Hanover boys hockey snaps Concord’s 56-game unbeaten streak

Rivendell’s Gabe Wright-Swaine (13) attempts to block a shot by Hartford’s Ayodele Lowe (12) during a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Hartford won, 70-38. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Rivendell’s Gabe Wright-Swaine (13) attempts to block a shot by Hartford’s Ayodele Lowe (12) during a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Hartford won, 70-38. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Fifth grader Carter Stygles, 10, of Orford, N.H., takes a break from his mascot duties while watching a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Fifth grader Carter Stygles, 10, of Orford, N.H., takes a break from his mascot duties while watching a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Rivendell’s Jacoby Patterson (11) guards Hartford’s Sean Denton (0) as he dribbles down the court during a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Rivendell’s Jacoby Patterson (11) guards Hartford’s Sean Denton (0) as he dribbles down the court during a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Hartford head coach Mike Gaudette, center, chastises his players for their defense during a time out from a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hartford head coach Mike Gaudette, center, chastises his players for their defense during a time out from a boys varsity basketball game at Rivendell Academy in Orford, N.H., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Hockey players go for the puck during the final of the women's open division at the Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith, N.H., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Like many winter traditions on lakes across the U.S., pond hockey is under threat from climate change. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

Hockey players go for the puck during the final of the women's open division at the Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith, N.H., on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. Like many winter traditions on lakes across the U.S., pond hockey is under threat from climate change. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

Published: 02-15-2024 6:31 AM

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BOYS HOCKEY

Hanover 4, Concord 1

Key players: Hanover — JoJo Drent (28 saves), Jake Rotchford, Will Hopkins, Gavin Nartowicz, Jack Wilkinson (one goal each)

Highlights: Two goals late in first period by Rotchford (with assists from Wyatt Seelig and Henry Cotter) and Hopkins (assists from Rotchford and Rowan Wilson) helped propel the Bears to victory. Nartowicz and Wilkinson scored in second to extend lead to 4-0 after two periods. Concord lost its first regular-season game since Feb. 12, 2021.

Coach’s quote: “Solid defensive effort led by Jo Jo Drent, who was huge. Proud of the boys. Concord had not lost a regular-season game this year (11-0 entering) and had not lost in 56 consecutive games dating back to 2021. They are a great team, well-coached.” — Hanover’s Dick Dodds

Records: Hanover 9-5-0 league, 11-6-0 overall; Concord 11-1-1

GIRLS HOCKEY

Lebanon 7, Keene 2

Key players: Lebanon — Biff Maher (four goals, one assist), Olivia Pollard, Abby Auch, Sara Forman (one goal each); Keene — Madeline St. Pierre and Kate Beard (one goal each)

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Highlights: Lebanon scored five consecutive goals in nine minutes, spanning the second and third periods. Maher led the way with four goals and one assist for the Raiders.

Coach’s quote: “Playing on consecutive nights is never easy, but we toughed it out and pulled away over the second half of the game.” — Lebanon’s Mike Sheehan

Records: Lebanon 11-5-0; Keene 6-9-1

BOYS BASKETBALL

Windsor 51, Bellows Falls 42

Key players: Windsor — Noah Jenks (22 points), Corey Lockwood (nine points), Brady Olmstead (seven points); Bellows Falls — Cole Moore (11 points), Colby Dearborn (10 points)

Highlights: Windsor took an early lead and held on throughout the game to take the SVL-B victory against visiting Bellows Falls on Windsor’s Senior Night. This avenges a loss earlier in the year to the Terriers.

Coach’s quote: “Our defense was solid all night. We missed some good shots in the first half, which kept it tight. I want to recognize our eight seniors: Anthony, Bradley, Brady, Corey, Hunter, Nate, Tanner and Trevor — they want to play a few more games together.” — Windsor’s Larry Dougher

Records: Windsor 8-12; Bellows Falls 6-13

Plymouth 47, Lebanon 37

Key players: Plymouth — Turner Oldenberg (four 3-pointers), Chance Twomey (10 points); Lebanon — Declan Brandis (10 points), Matis Saint John (big defensive performance)

Highlights: Plymouth led the entire game, but Lebanon cut it to within one point in the third quarter. Plymouth’s second-chance opportunities kept the game just out of reach the rest of the way.

Coach’s quote: “Plymouth played physical and patient. We got stops in key parts of the game but couldn’t complete the play with a rebound. We battled hard but just couldn’t capitalize on their missed shots.” — Lebanon’s Blendon Salls

Records: Plymouth 8-8; Lebanon 4-12

Mascoma 77, Inter-Lakes 39

Key players: Mascoma — Brayden Pierce (16 points), Tanner Moulton (16 points), James Thomas (17 points), Aiden Smith (11 points); Inter-Lakes — Addie Kernen (14 points), Ben Beaduoin (6 points), Danny Bean (nine ponts)

Highlights: Most balanced scoring attack the entire season as the third-seeded Royals rolled in their NHIAA Division III tournament opener. Bryce Ballou had great minutes off the bench, bringing energy. T.J. Mardin and Colin Meyers controlled the glass, allowing us to get out in transition. Mascoma will host No. 6 White Mountains in a Friday quarterfinal at 7 p.m.

Coach’s quote: “We started slow; I think there were some playoff jitters to work out. Midway through the second quarter with key contributions from the bench, we started to defend, which enabled us to control the tempo in our favor.” — Mascoma’s Silas Ayres

Records: Mascoma 17-1; Interlakes 7-11

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lebanon 43, Plymouth 37

Key players: Lebanon — Summer Crowell (15 points), Norah Burns (9 points), Lucy Eshbaugh (9 points); Plymouth — Ella Duchette (14 points), Kiara Brown (12 points)

Highlights: After being down 15 points through three quarters, Plymouth made a late push to come within three, but Lebanon held them off and sealed the win with some key free throws from Drew Kantor.

Coach’s quote: “We built a comfortable lead through three quarters, primarily from our transition offense. We let off the gas in the fourth quarter and Plymouth made a hard push, but we held them off and executed well late in the game.” — Lebanon’s Jeff Sowa

Records: Lebanon 4-12; Plymouth 4-11

North Country 68, Oxbow 27

Key players: North Country — Sabine Brueck, Maya Auger; Oxbow — Libby Swift, Brooke Osgood

Highlights: Swift and Osgood had a good game in the post. North Country is the top-ranked team in the VPA Division II standings.

Coach’s quote: “We have to get better when facing really good competition.” — Oxbow’s Barry Emerson

Records: North Country 16-1; Oxbow 9-7