Woodsville downs Hinsdale, advances to quarterfinals

No. 6 Woodsville started slow, but finished strong, as the three-time defending state champions began their title defense with a 55-32 win over #11 Hinsdale in first round action of the NHIAA Division IV State Tournament on Monday night.

The Engineers advance to the quarterfinals where they will take on #3 Derryfield on Thursday.

Woodsville and the Pacers were knotted at 7-7 after the first quarter of play before the Jamie Walker’s squad turned up the heat.

Woodsville would outscore Hinsdale 14-5 in the 2nd quarter, 13-6 in the 3rd and 21-14 in the 4th to come away with the 23-point victory.

Leading the way for the Engineers was Landon Kingsbury with a game-high 15 points, while Ryan Walker (12), Mike Hogan (10) and Connor Newcomb (10) all contributed with double-digits. The Pacers were paced by 9 from Chris Colon. Brayden Eastman was held to just 2 points for Hinsdale.

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