Sophomore Ben Shungu scored eight straight points in the final 1:15, including a slashing, go-ahead layup with eight seconds left to cap Rice Memorial’s comeback bid in a 61-60 win over Mount Mansfield in high school boys basketball on Tuesday night.
Shungu finished with 27 points for the Green Knights (5-1), who trailed by 12 midway through the fourth quarter. Kendrick Gray added 15 points and Matt Maynard had 14 rebounds.
Mount Mansfield (5-1), which trailed 28-13 in the first half before taking a 33-32 lead to intermission, got 21 points from Sean Springer and 18 from Tinga Adiang
* Burlington 60, Rutland 56: Josh Hale recorded 23 points and eight rebounds and visiting Burlington improved to 7-0 at Rutland’s expense.
Bryan Vachereau added 15 points for the Seahorses, who sealed the win by making 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.
Patrick O’Rourke paced Rutland with 21 points. Sam Brochu put in 13.
* Winooski 55, Stowe 47: Winooski outscored visiting Stowe 39-19 in the second half to grab a come-from-behind win.
Eddie Lamson led the Spartan (6-1) with 16 points, Kevin Pham had 12 points and Kyle Bigelow went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.
Petey Walsh and Robert Bounanno each had 15 points for Stowe.
* Williamstown 58, Lake Region 54: Jason Manwaring collected 32 points and 17 rebounds in Williamstown’s win at Lake Region.
Hunter McLaughlin added 10 points for Williamstown.
Clint Provencher tossed in 21 points, Alex Beauregard had 11 and Dennis Newland chipped in 10 for Lake Region.
* Hazen 82, South Royalton 53: Adam Forant popped in 24 points and Devon Whipple tallied 14 points and nine steals to lead host Hazen to a win.
Alex Vetere scored 13 points for Hazen (4-2).
Jake Kinnarney’s 13 points and Nate Moore’s 12 led South Royalton.
* Peoples 65, Blue Mountain 36: With a 22-4 first-quarter lead, Peoples never looked back in topping Blue Mountain.
Terrell Baker (11 points), Billy Slocum (nine) and Matt Allen (nine) paced Peoples (6-1).
Mark Puffer scored 10 points for Blue Mountain (0-5).
* Danville 57, Twinfield 47: Brett Elliott’s 18 points helped Danville pushed its record to 6-0.
Kyle Johnson added 14 points and Patrick White had a dozen of host Danville.
Twinfield’s Merle Darling (14 points), Josiah Schrum (12) and Ethan Barnett (10) also reached double figures.
* Trinity Baptist 57, Mountainside Christian 32: Jonathan Genova had 11 points, and Creighton North and Jackson Racicot added 10 each as visiting Trinity Baptist (4-3) raced past host Mountainside Christian (N.Y.).
* Spaulding 43, Burlington 41: Katie Thygesen hit a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds to go as Spaulding outlasted host Burlington.
Thygesen finished with 17 points for Spaulding, which led 24-17 at the break.
Breanna Pidgeon had 15 points for the Seahorses.
* Rice 70 BFA-St. Albans 38: Lexy Avonda poured in 24 points and Rice opened to a 43-23 halftime lead in beating host BFA-St. Albans.
Hailee Barron added 19 points for Rice. Andi Esenler lead the Comets with nine.
* Champlain Valley 73, North Country 20: Sadie Otley’s 14 points, six steals and four assists powered host Champlain Valley (8-0) to a big win over North Country.
Kaelyn Kohlasch added a dozen points and six steals and Amanda Lougee collected eight points and five rebounds as all 12 CVU players scored.
Kelsea Cutting led NC with six points.
* Essex 27, St. Johnsbury 16: Kara Sheftic scored 12 of her 17 points in the second half and visiting Essex toppled St. Johnsbury.
Essex (6-1) lead 9-8 at the break.
Severija Narkute’s nine points led SJA.
* Enosburg 54, Hazen 46: Emilee Bose put in 19 points and Enosburg improved to 4-1 at visiting Hazen’s expense.
Chloe Longe added a dozen points for Enosburg.
Jordan Manning (20 points) and Ally McAllister reached double figures for Hazen.
* U-32 33, Oxbow 26: Madison Bennett had 15 points to lead U-32 past Oxbow.
Krista Towne added six points for the Raiders (6-2).
Mikayla Hodge had 12 points for Oxbow (6-1).
* Lyndon 44, Harwood
34: Lyndon’s Shaylan Mosher scored 11 of her game-high 16 points during a 17-5 third-quarter run as the host Vikings beat Harwood.
Malayna Johnson had 10 points to lead Harwood (3-3). Samantha Smith added eight for Lyndon (3-4).
* St. Johnsbury 10, Peoples 2: Renat Nigmatullin’s five goals paced St. Johnsbury past Peoples.
Brandon Wells (three goals, two assists), Jared Rutledge (goal) and Ronald Morrissey (goal) also produced for SJA.
* Beekmantown (N.Y.) 5, BFA-St. Al
bans 4: Chelsea Ellis had three goals and an assist for host BFA-St. Albans but it was not enough to hold off visiting Beekmantown.
Eliza Ellis had a goal and three assists for the Comets (5-3-1) and Marina Nadeau made 31 saves.
Kylie Regan scores two goals and added an assist for Beekmantown.