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Pittsfield basketball rolls to sweep of Concord Christian


Monitor staff
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It was a good night for Panthers basketball.

Both the Pittsfield boys’ and girls’ teams came out strong on their home court and took commanding first-quarter leads en route to a sweep of the Concord Christian Kingsmen.

The girls won the opener, 35-21, to improve to 1-1, while Cam Darrah (26 points) and Josh Whittier (17 points) scored all of their points in the first half to lead the Pittsfield boys’ team (2-0) to a 77-25 victory.

The Pittsfield girls opened the game by taking a 14-2 lead, thanks to Katie Rollins (14 points, nine steals, seven rebounds), who scored half of her points in the first quarter.

“We came out strong in the first quarter and the girls were doing great moving the ball,” Pittsfield head coach Heidi Hall said.

The Lady Kingsmen (0-1), led by Kara Jarvis (10 points), cut the deficit and trailed 18-11 at halftime, but Cora Lemay (six points, nine rebounds, three steals) and Haylee Gilleney (eight points, three steals) picked up the offense in the second half.

“Gilleney really put it away for us with six fastbreak points in the fourth. I am super proud of how the girls played and were able to finish strong,” Hall said.

The game for the boys was won in a more convincing fashion, with Darrah (eight rebounds, eight assists) and Whittier (six rebounds) draining buckets and forcing turnovers to carry Pittsfield to leads of 25-6 after the first quarter and 52-14 at halftime.

Brandon Bojarksy (six points, 10 rebounds) also played well while all nine Pittsfield players scored.

“I was very happy with the energy we came out with in the first quarter,” head coach Jay Darrah said. “We did well sharing the ball in transition and ended up with 27 assist as a team.”

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Inter-Lakes 37, Berlin 23

Key players: I-L – Jordan Durand (10 points, 7 rebounds), Julia Gintof (11 points, 4 assists), Taylor Ambrose (8 points, 6 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: The Lakers looked a bit shaky in the first half, but a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer by Gintof cut the Mountaineers’ lead to one point. The Lakers ended the game on an 8-0 run to secure the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Inter-Lakes played hard the whole 32 minutes.” – I-L’s Elizabeth Burlison

Records: I-L 1-0; Berlin 2-3