WELLS RIVER — Ian Steele made five three-pointers and scored a game-high 33 points to lead Danville past Blue Mountain, 59-47, on Thursday night.

With the score tied 32-32 early in the second half, Danville went on a 17-5 run capped by three consecutive baskets by Steele (two 3’s followed by an and-one) to go up 49-37 going into the final quarter.

“Ian went off at that point,” said Danvile head coach Jason Brigham about his team’s third quarter surge, adding “We had a couple of big defensive plays, we dropped a couple of big buckets, and that was the difference.”

Tito Chamul added nine points and Cole Beliveau turned in a stellar defensive effort for the Indians (4-2), who won their third straight.

Danville overcame early foul trouble, with starters Garrett Sinclair, Tim White and Chamul all heading to the bench with two fouls in the first quarter. In their place JV swing players Jacob Baesemann, Dillon Brigham and Logan Young stepped up.

“[Baesemann, Brigham and Young] played the whole second quarter. They’ve really become our sixth, seventh and eighth guys,” said coach Brigham.

Blue Mountain’s Tyler Burroughs scored six of his team-high 15 points in the second quarter as the Bucks (4-3) led 28-26 at halftime.

John Dennis and Logan Bogie each added 11 points for Blue Mountain. Burroughs also had 12 rebounds.

“It’s just where Danville is right now, they have a little more experience than us. Hopefully by the end of the season we’ll have that experience. We’re inching closer,” Bucks coach Chris Cook said. “Ian was Ian tonight, he had a great game at both ends of the floor.” The Tribe won the Dec. 11 season opener 65-52 between the two teams.

Up next Danville plays at Richford on Tuesday and BMU travels to Twinfield on Wednesday.

DANVILLE (4-2): Ian Steele 12-4-33, Logan Young 1-0-2,Tim White 1-2-4, Garrett Sinclair 1-2-5, Cole Beliveau 1-2-4, Dillon Brigham 1-0-2, Tito Chamul 3-3-9. Totals: 21-FG 12-16-FT 59

BMU (4-3): Davis Parker 0-2-2, John Dennis 4-2-11, Logan Bogie 4-2-11, Collin Punderson 3-0-6, Tyler Burroughs 6-2-14. Totals: 18 FT 9-18-FT 47

DHS 15 11 23 10 — 59

BMU 13 15 9 10 — 47

3-Point FG: D 5 (Steele); B 2 (Dennis, Bogie). Total Fouls: D 18, B 16. Fouled Out: D, White, B Parker. JV: BMU won.

BURLINGTON 73, SJA 66: In Burlington, the two teams played a good game, whose outcome left both with 4-3 records. Three players scored 13 points each, while St. J senior guard Alex Carlisle led all scorers with 27 points.

“Good effort. We had some good shots early but couldmn’t get them to fall,” Hilltoppers coach David McGinn said. “We hit more shots from the floor than they did, but they shot extremely well from the 3-point line. We mostly played from behind, but it was a good game.”

Junior Nick Guckin added 18 points for SJA, which has a week to fine-tune before its next game Saturday, Jan. 19 at home at 2:30 with Burr & Burton.

ST. JOHNSBURY (4-3): Nick Guckin 7-2-18, Alex Carlisle 10-6-27, Austin Fenoff 1-0-3, Carter Hilliker 1-0-2, Brian Lamar 4-0-9, Logan Wendell 1-4-6, Andrew Cowan 0-1-1. Totals: 24-FG 13-20-FT 66.

BURLINGTON (4-3): Sedkian 3-5-13, Kelly 2-5-10, Musayavyinana 3-0-9, Taylor 4-2-12, Dodson 5-3-13, Murray 1-0-3, Daley 5-3-13. Totals: 23-FG 18-26-FT 73

SJA 10 15 14 27 — 73

BHS 15 15 19 24 — 66

3-Point FG: S (Guckin 2, Carlisle, Fenoff, Lamar); B (Sedkian 2, Kelly, Musayavyinana 3, Taylor 2, Murray). Total Fouls: S 18, B 19. Fouled Out: S, Wendell.

RICE 60, NORTH COUNTRY 35: In South Burlington, the visiting Falcons hung with the undefeated Green Knights for awhile before Rice pulled away. It broke NCU’s four-game win streak, and the Falcons will look to start another one in their next game Tuesday at another upper-echelon opponent, Mt. Mansfield (5-1).

NCU (5-2): Bryant Cohem 0-1-1, Briley Carter 2-2-6, Josh Rivers 3-2-8, Jacob Kocis 3-3-10, Brett Roy 1-0-2, Kevin Lamontagne 1-0-2, Alex Haugwitz 2-0-4, Ryan Hilliker 1-0-2. Totals: 13-FG 8-12-FT 35

RICE (7-0): Spencer 2-0-6, Bogre 1-0-2, Awayle 2-1-6, Chaiken 4-2-10, Lang 1-1-4, Rousseau 8-2-20, Snell 1-2-4, Bond 1-1-3, Walker 1-1-3, Mafula 1-0-2. Totals: 22-FG 9-16-FT 60

NCU 4 7 14 10 — 35

RICE 11 15 15 19 — 60

3-Point FG: N 1 (Kocis); R 7 (Spencer 2, Awayle 2, Rousseau 2, Rousseau). Total Fouls: N 15, R 15.

WMR 67, NEWFOUND 45: In Newfound, Zeke Pribbernow pumped in 24 points and added 10 rebounds as the Spartans kept the host Bears (0-7) winless.

Jack Curtis added 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the Spartans won their second straight game for the first time this season. Buddy Lachance added 13 points and Griffin Crane seven for the visitors (4-3), who host Colebrook on Tuesday night at 7.

White Mountains led 34-16 at halftime.

“We shot well from the foul line and did some nice things in the first half,” said WMR coach Mike Curtis.

GROVETON 63, PROFILE 30: In Groveton, Josh Wheelock had 16 points and 15 rebounds while teammate Matt St. Cyr added 12 points and seven assists to lead the Eagles.

Groveton, which limited the Patriots to 14 points over the final three frames, hosts Lisbon on Friday night at 7.

PS (3-5): Ash 2-0-4, Ledoux 1-0-2, Ledoux 3-0-6, Paradise 4-0-11, Boyer 3-1-7. Totals: 13-FG 1-4-FT 30.

GHS (4-3): Parker Canton 1-0-2, Jim McCoy 2-1-5, Matt St. Cyr 4-3-12, Josh Wheelock 6-4-16, Julian Kennison 3-0-8, Brandon Laundry 2-1-5, Gavin Simpson 5-2-12, Chris Corliss 1-1-3. Totals: 24-FG 12-19-FT 63.

PS 16 2 8 4 — 30

GHS 17 19 14 13 — 63

3-Point FG: P 3 (Paradise 3); G 3 (Kennison 2, St. Cyr). Total Fouls: P 14, G 10.

LITTLETON 71, GORHAM 41: In Gorham, the Crusaders went into a break in their schedule in typical fashion, overwhelming the Huskies with a 26-7 first quarter. “Played well in stretches, had good ball movement tonight,” Crusaders coach Trevor Howard said. “Our starters came out about halfway through third.”

Danny Kubkowski lit up the gym for 29 points. “[Todd] Krol-Corliss had the four 3’s, and Josh Finkle did a nice job with 10 points and seven rebounds” in helping, Howard said.

Burning down D-IV at a 9-0 clip, the Crusaders get a week off before their next game Friday at Derryfield (4-2).

LITTLETON (9-0): Parker Paradice 1-0-2, Todd Krol Corliss 4-0-12, Danny Kubkowski 13-1-29, Jason Brammer 2-0-4, Landon Bromley 3-0-6, Josh Finkle 4-2-10, Christian Silveira 2-0-4, Nick Sanborn 1-0-3, Quinton Eastman 0-1-1. Totals: 30-FG 4-5-FT 71

GORHAM (4-3): Frisk 5-0-14, Laflamme 2-1-5, Balon 1-0-2, Landry 1-0-2, Etienne 6-2-14, Malia 1-0-2, Burton 1-0-2. Totals: 17-FG 3-5-FDT 41

LHS 26 18 17 10 — 71

GHS 7 14 11 9 — 41

3 Point FG: L 7 (Krol Coriss 4, Kubkowski, 2, Sanborn); G 4 (Friske). Total Fouls: L 6, G 4.

WOODSVILLE 53, RIVENDELL 45: In Orford, N.H., senior Billy Green and junior Patrick Estes combined for 32 points to lift Woodsvi8lle back to the .500 mark.

“They had matchups they could exploit,” Engineers coach Jamie Walker said. “They both scored and rebounded really well.” Both players also hit the stretch-run free throws that helped ice the game, he added.

With 27 points, Isaac Martell was almost the whole show for the Raptors.

Woodsville takes its home court tonight in a 7 p.m. makeup game with the Colebrook Mohawks (4-2).

WOODSVILLE (3-3): Conner Maccini 4-0-9, Brendan Walker 2-0-5, Corey Bemis 3-1-7, Patrick Estes 6-2-15, Billy Green 6-4-17. Totals: 21-FG 7-14-FT 53.

RIVENDELL (0-6): Kyle Carter 3-0-7, Ty Newman 1-0-2, Luke Senn 3-3-9, Isaac Martell 12-0-27. Totals: 19-FG 3-5-FT 45.

WHS 10 19 14 10 — 53

RA 9 14 16 6 — 45

3-Point FG: W 4 (Maccini, Walker, Estes, Green); R 4 (Martell 3, Carter). Total Fouls: W 14, R 15. JV: Woodsville won.

LISBON 58, LIN-WOOD 50: In Lincoln, Camden Burt and Jared Jesseman combined for 33 points to push the Panthers to a 4-3 record going into their game in Groveton on Friday at 7.

LISBON (4-3): Will Lopus 1-1-3, Austin Fisher 3-0-6, Logan Trahan 1-0-2, Ethan Riggie 0-3-3, Jared Jesseman 5-6-16, Camden Burt 5-5-17, Jacob Deem 4-3-11. Totals: 19-FG 18-26-FT 58.

LIN-WOOD (0-7): AJ Veichore 1-0-2, Zack Raymond 3-0-6, Jordan Stevens, 7-3-19, Max Leblanc 6-2-17, Zach Jenness 3-0-6. Totals: 20-FG 5-10-FT 50

LRS 10 21 15 12 — 58

LW 8 9 15 18 — 50

3-Point FG: L 2 (Burt) L-W 5 (Leblance 3, Stevens 2). Total Fouls: L 14, LW 19. Fouled Out: L, Raymond.

GIRLS HOOPS

HAZEN 58, WILLIAMSTOWN 35: In Williamstown, Alleigh Gabaree (16 points), Kiley Currier (14) and Lizzie Brown (11) hit double-digits as Hazen cranked up its defensive pressure in the second half to pull away from the Blue Devils.

The Wildcats led just 23-20 at the break but outscored the host 21-10 in the third quarter.

“Our press helped keep our intensity up,” said HU coach Tanya MacAuley.”Our trapping in the corners helped us push the pace and we forced a lot of turnovers on our press.”

Hazen is at Montpelier on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

HU (7-1): Lizzie Brown 5-0-11, Macy Molleur 1-0-2, Gemma Waller 1-0-2, Natalie Geoffrey 2-2-6, Kiley Currier 6-2-14, Alleigh Gabaree 7-2-16, Letty Hill 3-0-7. Totals: 25-FG 6-10-FT 58.

WHS (2-4): Hepsley 2-1-5, King 1-0-2, Prose 2-0-4, Dickinson 2-1-5, Sweet 4-0-9, McLaughlin 1-0-2, Perrott 1-0-3, Dwinell 2-1-5. Totals: 15-FG 3-6-FT 35.

HU 12 11 21 14 — 58

WHS 9 11 10 5 — 35

3-Point FG: H 2 (Brown, Hill); W 2 (Hepsley, Sweet). Total Fouls: H 8, W 13. JV: Hazen gets first win on year.

LAMOILLE 37, LYNDON 27: In Lyndon Center, Izzy Sullivan scored 13 points as visiting Lamoille toppled Lyndon in a low-scoring battle.

Camryn Heath had a team-high seven points for Lyndon.

“We played physical, played well defensively but just couldn’t make shots,” said LI coach Ben Arsenault. “Lamoille did a good job shooting free throws down stretch. Credit to them.”

Lyndon is at Lake Region on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

LU (3-4): Sullivan 4-5-13, Judkins 1-0-2, Alexander 2-0-4, Tinker 2-0-5, Naylor 2-0-4, Barney 1-0-2, Bean 2-3-7. Totals: 14-FG 8-15-FT 37.

LI (4-5): Kadienne Whitcomb 1-2-4, Hannah Demers 1-0-3, Emma Renaudette 2-1-5, Lindsay Joyal 1-2-5, Delaney Noyes 0-1-1, Camryn Heath 2-3-7, Ariel Switser 1-0-2. Totals: 8-FG 9-15-FT 27.

LU 7 9 8 13 — 37

LI 7 4 8 8 — 27

3-Point FG: LU 1 (Tinker); LI 2 (Demers, Joyal). Total Fouls: LU 13, LI 14. JV: Lyndon won 32-30.

GROVETON 40, PROFILE 25: In Groveton, Brooke Routhier delivered a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) as the Eagles started fast and collected their sixth win of the season.

Nodia Davenport was the high-scorer with 11 points and Kaitlyn Desilets added 10 points and seven rebounds for Groveton, which bolted to a 20-2 lead to start the game and limited Profile leading scorer Hope Drake Duval to just six points.

The Eagles led 32-12 heading to the fourth quarter.

“We took the ball well at the hoop,” said Groveton coach Tim Haskins. “Our defense was good. We shut down their interior and forced some turnovers.”

The Eagles host Lisbon on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

PS (5-4): Carley Inghram 2-0-5, Hailey Hodgdon 0-2-2, Anabel Boyer 1-0-2, Hope Drake Duval 3-0-6, Sadie Young 3-0-6, Brielle Fitzpatrick 2-0-4. Totals: 11-FG 2-6-FT 25.

GHS (6-2): Brooke Routhier 4-2-10, Lauryn St. Cyr 1-0-3, Kaitlyn Desilets 5-0-10, Nodia Davenport 5-1-11, Emmalee Deblois 1-0-2, Bailee Lambert 2-0-4. Totals: 18-FG 3-6-FT 40.

PS 2 6 4 13 — 25

GHS 9 13 10 8 — 40

3-Point FG: P 1 (Inghram); G 1 (St. Cyr). Total Fouls: P 9, G 9.

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