Local Roundup: Thetford boys hoops wins VPA D-III tournament opener

Published: 02-21-2024 4:57 PM

Modified: 02-22-2024 12:50 PM


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BOYS BASKETBALL

Thetford 58, Oxbow 27

Key players: Thetford — Mitchell Parkman, Dylan Vance, Hunter Clay, Dempsey McGovern; Oxbow — Matthew Corti, Kobin Ellsworth

Highlights: The second-seeded Panthers opened up the VPA Division III tournament with the kind of second-half defense that “was more our style of play, and we started passing the ball faster,” according to coach Jason Gray. Thetford will host either No. 7 BFA-Fairfax or No. 10 Green Mountain in a Saturday afternoon quarterfinal. No. 15 Oxbow graduates four, including Corti.

Coach’s quote: “We started off slow and, second half, played better defense and offense as a team.” — Thetford’s Jason Gray

Records: Thetford 18-3; Oxbow 5-16

Hanover 52, ConVal 22

Key players: Hanover — Ryan McLaughlin (16 points), Christian Blix (9 points); ConVal — Ryan Close (8 points)

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Highlights: Hanover led 24-9 at halftime. The Bears secured the second seed in the upcoming NHIAA Division II state tournament.

Coach’s quote: “We had a good team effort to come away with a road win. Our team is excited to prepare for the postseason and build on the success we had throughout the year so far.” — Hanover’s Ben Davis

Records: Hanover 17-1; ConVal 1-16