Pavin Parrish become the state’s all-time leading scorer with a 45-point effort, but his Rochester Rockets fell to No. 2 Danville 67-60 in a Division IV high school boys basketball semifinals Wednesday night at Barre Auditorium.
Parrish, who also played as an eighth-grader at Rochester, set the new scoring mark of 2,479 in the final minute of regulation to surpass St. Johnsbury’s Henry Dalrymple (1980-83).
Brett Elliott led Danville with 27 points and Kyle Johnson, who tallied 55 points in the quarterfinals, tossed in 23. Danville used a 21-11 third-quarter to seize command, but Parrish and the third-seeded Rockets hung around until the closing minutes.
Danville will play No. 1 Twin Valley in Saturday’s noon final in Barre.
Parrish’s evening included 17 field goals and 10 free throws.
* (2) Lyndon 61, (3) Woodstock 43: Jay Cobb pumped in 20 points and James Shufelt and Mason Lantz added 13 points each to power Lyndon past Woodstock for the Vikings’ first championship berth since 1985.
Up 12-11 after the first quarter, Lyndon (18-5) turned a one-point game into a 31-18 halftime lead to book its spot alongside top-seeded U-32 in the D-II final on Saturday.
Woodstock trimmed the deficit to 44-36 after three quarters before Lyndon managed to pull away. Connor Fegard had 17 points for the Wasps (16-7), who made their first trip to Barre since 2003.
Shufelt and Lantz each connected on three 3-pointers for the Vikings.