Bow boys’ basketball team tops Winnisquam in OT
Alex Reitze of Bow boys' basketball goes up for a score against ZachPlourde in their game at Winnesquam; Friday, December 21, 2012.
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Austin Hunt (left) and Dakota VanTassel of Winesquam fight for control of the rebound from Colby Desmarais of Bow. Friday, December 21, 2012.
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The Winnisquam High boys’ basketball team looked poised for its first win as the scoreboard showed 37-37 after four quarters of play. It wouldn’t have been surprising if the visiting Bow Falcons, coming off a 57-22 loss to Hopkinton, came out flat in front of a raucous Bears crowd. Still, the Falcons (3-2) found a way to upend winless Winnisquam and send it to an 0-4 record with a 48-39 defeat.
Winnisquam made just one bucket in the extra period as Bow put together an 11-2 run. Dan Chrisman had a solid performance in scoring 19 points to help seal the victory for the Falcons.
Spencer Pevine scored 13 points and Parker Normand poured in 11 for the Bears, who couldn’t close out a 20-17 halftime advantage.
“Both teams, I thought, had good intensity. But we weren’t creating our turnovers into points like we needed to,” Bears Coach Kevin Dame said.
A share of costly turnovers doomed the Bears throughout the latter minutes. Bow’s man-to-man defensive schemes took away Winnisquam’s rebounding edge from the first half and proved costly for a team that’s still learning how to close games.
“They worked their tails off,” Dame said. “That was a big thing for us on both offense and defense. But turnovers and missed layups in overtime really hurt us.”
Winnisquam’s next regular season matchup is Jan. 2 against Newfound.
Coe-Brown 69, Kingswood 39
The Bears (2-0) came out strong with solid balance and a bench that contributed largely to the win.
Eric Rolser scored 15 points and Andrew Langdon added nine points with eight rebounds to lead Coe-Brown. Josh Jackman, Chris Laurion and Beau Pingree also played well in the victory.
Prospect Mountain 60,
A 19-point fourth quarter propelled the Timberwolves (2-2) past the Red Raiders (1-3).
Belmont suffered its second straight defeat despite Bret Spaulding’s 19 points. Pedro Perez added 15 points as Belmont recorded just 19 rebounds overall.
Dan Kulbacki scored 32 points and grabbed nine rebounds in leading the Hillcats (2-3) past the Huskies (0-2).
H-D led by 11 at halftime and stretched its advantage to 14, starting its holiday break on a positive note. Josh Gould had eight points and Max Parenteau contributed on offense and defense in the win.
cONANT 63, hOPKINTON 46
Hopkinton (3-1) suffered poor shooting in the first and third quarters and was held to single digits in each of those frames on its way to a double-digit loss to undefeated Conant (4-0).
The Orioles led 29-21 at halftime but pulled ahead with an 18-9 advantage in the third quarter. Conant also outshot the Hawks, 14-7, at the free throw line.
Hopkinton Coach Dave Chase wasn’t disheartened by the performance from his young team, noting that the Hawks held a usually hot-shooting Conant team to a below-average five 3-point field goals.
“We’re a young team and it’s early,” Chase said, “so we can learn from our mistakes and get better.”
Steve Auger had a strong game with 18 points and 10 rebounds, Gabe Nichols came off the bench and scored 10 points with four boards, and Liam McNicholas had a well-rounded stat line of eight points, three boards and six assists.
Kearsarge 58, sanborn 48
The spirited Cougars (1-4) took home their first victory in large part to a stifling defense. Transition baskets were plenty as Kearsarge received contributions from Ollie Gallo (19 points) and Carter Noordsij (12 points, seven rebounds).
Casey Laughinghouse, Dan Orlando, Tim Berube and Sam Van Etten also played well in the victory.
Coe-brown 61, Kingswood 36
The hosting Bears (2-2) scorched the Knights (2-3) with a 34-point effort in the second half.
Up 27-22 at halftime, Coe-Brown’s up-tempo offense quickly took over. Abby Ahern scored nine points to lead the Bears, while Brier Brooks, Liz Peabody and Madison Stowell each added eight.
Coe-Brown clung to a slim advantage in the first half, but its inside presence and ability to beat the press sparked the second half eruption.
portsmouth 47, pembroke 37
Pembroke (3-2) had its three-game winning streak snapped with a home loss to Portsmouth (4-1).
Aleanna Clermont scored nine points and played aggressive defense, while Adriana Major had 10 points to lead the Spartans.
Prospect mountain 47,
The Red Raiders (1-5) led 10-9 after the first quarter but the back-and-forth battle eventually favored the Timberwolves (2-4).
Chayleigh Cadarette’s 22 points and 15 rebounds sparked Belmont, but Prospect’s 6-0 run in third quarter proved critical.
Andreya Murphy played well in the loss with an eight-point effort.
Bishop brady 62, kearsarge 32
The Green Giants (6-0) remained hot with their sixth straight victory to open the season.
Taylor Ong scored 16 points and Natasha Velez added 14 in the win. Brady’s defense limited Kearsarge to just four points in the first quarter and two points in the third.
“The starting five came out the right way,” Giants Coach Aaron Brochu said. “That’s been our focus, is to play the outside and work on the rebounding.”
Anna Cahill scored nine points and Morgan Johnson had six to lead the Cougars (1-6).
Bow was third out of four teams, coming up with 203 points and finishing behind Manchester Central (270) and Memorial (216), and ahead of West (20).
Coming up with top finishes for the Falcons were Nick Weckstein (first, 100-meter freestyle; first, 100-meter breaststroke), Ross Cook (first, 50 free), Louis Miyara (second, 200 freestyle; first, 100 fly), Greg Howard (second, 200 IM), Nate Olson (fourth, 200 IM; second, 100 back) and Matt Barricklow (fifth, 50 free; fifth, 100 free).
Bow came up with 157 points to finish third behind Manchester Central (270) and Manchester Memorial (249) and ahead of Manchester West (39).
Top performances for the Falcons came from Anne Kuenning (first, 100 free), Katrina Wiesner (first, 50 free; second, 100 free), Audrey Reed (first, 100 breast), Lindsay DeLorie (third, 50 free, 100 breast), Jillian DeLand (fourth, 100 free; fifth, 100 breast) and Amy Zahensky (sixth, 50 free).
BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING
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Bishop Brady finished with four skiers in the top 10 overall to eke out a one-point win over second-place Bow. The Green Giants ended with 381 points, just ahead of Bow (380). Saint Thomas (360), Belmont (352) and Newfound (337) made up the rest of the five-team field in a meet held at Proctor Academy.
Bow’s Anders Hanson was the top overall finisher with a combined two-run time of 54.8 seconds. He was followed in the standings by teammates Elias Hatem (third place, 57.51), Pat Hughes (ninth, 61.08) and Logan Whalley (11th, 65.11).
Brady had four finishes in the top 10, led by Brendan Bryck in second place (57.46). Jack Bryck (fifth, 58.63), Sunny Choi (sixth, 59.69) and Connor Devoe (10th, 63.82) made up the rest of the Giants’ pointscorers.
Belmont’s top finisher was Angelo Palmer (fourth, 58.38), ahead of teammates TJ Hennessey (15th, 71.22), Austin Wilder (20th, 76.54) and Cory Yelle (29th, 84.04).
GIRLS’ ALPINE SKIING
Bow had five girls finish in the top 15 to pull out a narrow win over Bishop Brady in a seven-team meet held at Andover. The Falcons had 375 points to beat out the Green Giants (370), Newfound (350), Saint Thomas (345), Belmont (333), Plymouth (188) and Merrimack (86).
Collette Gould (second place, combined two-run time of 63.42 seconds) and Danielle Gould (third, 63.89) led the Falcons, ahead of Meredith Howe (10th, 75.24) and Simone Herzog (14th, 81.86).
Brady’s Jill Thomas was the overall top skier with a time of 61.65 seconds. She was followed by teammates Gabby Eaton (fourth, 69.74), Katie MacMullin (11th, 78.17) and Josephine Klieberistein (19th, 87.25).
Belmont’s point scorers were Madi Blajda (13th, 79.32), Kaitlyn Berry (17th, 84.49), Cori Hamilton (22nd, 87.86) and Alexa Robbins (29th, 93.21).