Rideout, Pilgrims off to 3-0 start

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Kyra Rideout has scored a total of 11 points, pulled down four rebounds and stole the ball three times during her first three games this season with the Smith College women's basketball team.

The sophomore Psychology major racked up 23 points, 22 boards and three blocks during her freshman year with the Pilgrims.

Undefeated Smith College will host New England College on Wednesday night at 7.

As an eighth grader, Rideout helped the Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team to a perfect 22-0 season. When the Pacers defeated Sunapee 48-35 in the 2014 Division 4 state championship game, she contributed with a clutch make from downtown.

The 6-0 forward was always one of the first players off the bench for coach Terry Bonnette's powerhouse, which also had Skylar Bonnette, Allison Scott, Bridget Bourne, Breanna Benjamin, Skyler LeClair, Kathryn Fecto, Megan Finnell, Katelyn Towle and Jacqueline Atkins on its roster.

After transferring, Rideout also won it all with Vermont Academy on March 5, 2017. She finished with a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) when the Wildcats devoured Southfield 67-20 in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class D championship game.

Also on that VA squad were: Brattleboro's Syd Henry and Allie Buckley, Dummerston's Ani Kapral, Townshend's Julianne Liebow and Cara Linder, Ally Erunski of Chesterfield, N.H., and Ella Bushee of Walpole, N.H.

Smith College will play at Keene State College on Nov. 26 at 5 p.m., meaning two of this area's top players will face off. Brattleboro Union High School graduate Hailey Derosia has 44 points, 23 rebounds, 13 assists and a dozen steals in her first four games with the Owls.

Smith College schedule

Nov. 20 — host New England College, 7 p.m.

Nov. 23 — at The Sage Colleges, 1 p.m.

Nov. 26 — at Keene State College, 5 p.m.

Dec. 2 — at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 6 p.m.

Dec. 7 — at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, 1 p.m.

Dec. 10 — host Westfield State, 7 p.m.

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Dec. 29 — host Anna Maria College, 2 p.m.

Dec. 30 — host Colby/Franklin & Marshall, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Jan. 2 — at Trinity College (Conn.), 6 p.m.

Jan. 7 — at Springfield College, 7 p.m.

Jan. 9 — host Dean College, 7 p.m.

Jan. 14 — at Williams College, 7 p.m.

Jan. 18 — at Emerson College, 1 p.m.

Jan. 22 — at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 6 p.m.

Jan. 25 — host Wellesley College, 2 p.m.

Jan. 29 — at Wheaton College (Mass.), 6 p.m.

Feb. 1 — at Babson College, 1 p.m.

Feb. 5 — host Springfield College, 7 p.m.

Feb. 8 — host Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2 p.m.

Feb. 12 — at U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 19 — host Mount Holyoke College, 7 p.m.

Feb. 22 — host Clark University, 2 p.m.


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