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High schools: Hebert, LaClair lead MV boys to 62-44 win over Hanover


Monitor staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Jake Hebert and Caleb LaClair combined for 32 points to lead the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team to a 62-44 win over Hanover on Tuesday.

The Pride (8-1) held control throughout, highlighted by a 20-point third quarter that put the game out of reach for the Marauders (3-3).

Ryan Defina also hit double figures for MV with 11 points while Kyle Dube chipped in eight.

“It’s a good start to a big week for us,” MV coach Tim Mucher said.

The Pride have the next two days off before traveling to Bishop Brady on Friday and Pembroke on Saturday.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Pittsfield 76, Epping 63

Key players: Pittsfield – Cam Darrah (30 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds), Dylan Bocash (17 points, 10 rebounds), Garrett Hadley (11 points, 11 assists)

Highlights/key moments: Pittsfield led 42-31 at the half thanks in large part to a 24-point performance from Darrah in the first half. The Panthers scored 25 in the third quarter and led by 22 with 5:38 to go in the fourth before both team took out their starters. The teams meet again Friday in Pittsfield.

Coach’s quote: “Team defense was great tonight, we were able to get stops and get out and run. Epping is a lot better than their record indicates. Darrah and Hadley guided the offense and found guys for easy hoops.” – Pittsfield’s Jay Darrah

Records: Pittsfield 9-1; Epping 4-4

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Coe-Brown 55, Souhegan 35

Key players: Coe-Brown – Ahna McCusker (19 points, 11 rebounds), Val White (12 points, 7 rebounds), Lauren Curtin (11 points), Sydney Gast (7 points, 4 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Coe-Brown took a 12-7 lead in the first quarter and added a 14-4 run in the second.

Coach’s quote: “The girls are really playing well on both sides of the floor. Meski Wallace is our catalyst on the defense, which I feel is sparking everything else.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon