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Concord Nordic teams sweep meet at Waterville Valley

  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff

    Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff

    Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Jeff Andrew of Bow charges up a small hill in the first of three laps in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff

    Jeff Andrew of Bow charges up a small hill in the first of three laps in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Cross country ski teams from Concord, Bow, Hopkinton, Moultonborough, Interlakes, Profile, and Derryfield all competed in the meet.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff

    Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Cross country ski teams from Concord, Bow, Hopkinton, Moultonborough, Interlakes, Profile, and Derryfield all competed in the meet.

    SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff
  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a three lap cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff
  • Jeff Andrew of Bow charges up a small hill in the first of three laps in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff
  • Sarah Spencer of Concord and Brooke Fortin of Bow race in a cross country ski meet at Waterville Valley; Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Cross country ski teams from Concord, Bow, Hopkinton, Moultonborough, Interlakes, Profile, and Derryfield all competed in the meet.<br/><br/>SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff

The Concord Nordic teams swept the seven-team Waterville Valley Nordic Center in narrow fashion. The girls’ squad edged Bow by three points, while the boys’ team edged the Falcons by eight.

On the girls’ side, the Tide placed four skiers in the top 11 to seal the win with 373 points, followed by Bow (370), Hopkinton (369), Inter-Lakes (335), Moultonborough (327.5), Profile (244) and Derryfield (181.5). Erin Waters took fourth in 18:22 and was followed by teammates Sabrina Lawrence (seventh, 19:45), Kate Andy (ninth, 20:50) and Michaella Conery (11th, 20:55).

Naomi Kramer and Lilly Naimie finished fifth and sixth, respectively to lead the Falcons at 19:04 and 19:14. Ana Urbina (10th, 20:53) and Lindsey Reynolds (13th, 21:00) also scored for Bow.

Shannon Nadeau claimed first for the Hawks in 17:09 and teammate Sarah Nadeau wasn’t far behind in third place at 17:32. Also scoring for the Hawks were Judith Marklin (20th, 22:48) and Katie Irwin (22nd, 22:59).

Jessica Fogel placed second for Derryfield at 17:10.

The Concord boys’ squad placed three skiers in the top four to secure the first-place finish with 386 points, trailed by Bow (378), Hopkinton (352), Inter-Lakes (340.5), Moultoborough (337), Profile (316.5) and Derryfield 312). Blaine Ayotte took first at 14:31 but was followed closely by teammates Nate LaTourette (second, 14:59) and Tyler Ford (fourth, 16:05). Sam Brown finished 11th (17:36) for the Tide to round out their scoring effort.

Bow placed their top-four skiers in spots 5-8 to earn second. Kevin McCully (16:33), Mitch Blair (16:47), Jeff Andrew (16:51) and Thomas Cleary (17:19) headed the Falcons.

Cam DeBrusk paced the Hawks in ninth place in 17:25. Tom Echelberger (12th, 17:49), Carter Eitreim (15th, 18:22) and Owen Kanter (18th, 18:41) also contributed for the Hopkinton scoring.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

bishop brady-trinity 4, St. thomas-dover 3

Ann Margaret Disciscio netted the game-winning goal with 21 seconds left on an assist from Melissa Houde to propel Bishop Brady-Trinity (4-5). St. Thomas-Dover (5-4) took a 3-1 advantage with 11:07 left in the game, but Bishop Brady-Trinity netted three unanswered goals for the win. Skylar Pepin and Hannah Stephen (assisted by Kerry Twomey) also scored in the third period to support the effort.

Arianna Harris collected a first-period goal on an assist from Stephanie Snow as Bishop Brady-Trinity won its third straight game and tallied its 21st goal in the past three games. Lauren Owsowitz anchored the effort in net with another great game. Bishop Brady-Trinity returns to action Saturday against Berlin as it looks to even its record.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Coe-Brown 45, Hanover 44, OT

Eric Rolser hit the game-winning shot for Coe-Brown (5-1) to pick up its third straight win in overtime on the road. Hanover (1-6), which had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, dropped its fourth consecutive game.

The Bears led throughout the first half but only managed four points in the third period, allowing the Marauders to take the lead going into the fourth quarter.

In overtime, Hanover led by five points with less than a minute left, but Coe-Brown forced turnovers from the home team and hit shots to pull ahead. Rolser scored the winning shot off of a steal from Nick Rolser.

Chris Laurion led Coe-Brown with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Jackman (10 points, eight boards), Andrew Langdon (seven points, five assists), Eric Rolser (five points) and Beau Pingree (five points, six rebounds) pitched in for the Bears.

oyster river 59, john stark 47

The Generals (3-3) trailed by just one entering the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats (5-2) took control and sealed the win. Nic Lloyd led John Stark offensively with 17 points, while Zach Grattan (14 points) and Cam Williams (nine points) also chipped in.

pembroke 44, souhegan 40

Matt Persons tallied 23 points and seven rebounds to help the Spartans improve to 12-0. Persons also shot perfert from the free throw line, going 5-for-5. Rene Maher added 10 points in the defensive battle.

Dominic Timbas and Kafani Williams controlled the boards with 11 rebounds apiece for the Spartans who host Kingswood on Friday.

Bow 59, hillsboro-deering 45

The Falcons (6-4) jumped out to a 15-0 lead and held off a late Hillcat push in the fourth quarter, when the game got as close seven points, to earn the win. Dan Crisman netted a game-high 20 points to lead Bow, while Devin Calkins (14 points) and Matt Ehrenberg (13 points) also contributed offensively.

Danny Kulbacki (18 points, 15 rebounds) and Brett Bennett (12 points, 10 rebounds) had double-doubles for the Hillcats (7-7).

Gilford 54, franklin 49

The Golden Tornadoes hung close with the undefeated Golden Eagles late in the game, but Gilford held on in the fourth to drop Franklin to 4-4. Jake Jameson posted a team-high 15 points to go with five rebounds.

Kody Benwell (12 points, 10 rebounds), Kenny Torres (seven points) and Kurt Swett (six points) also played well for the Golden Tornadoes, who host Winninsquam on Friday.

raymond 64, Winnisquam 58

The Bears (2-7) led for much of the game and were on top 46-38 at the start of the fourth period, but Raymond (4-4) outscored Winnisquam 26-12 in the frame to hand the Bears their third straight loss.

“We didn’t execute down the stretch,” Winnisquam Coach Kevin Dame said.

Guards Spencer Pevine (11 points), Tommy Mahoney (11) and Christian Serrano (nine) contributed scoring for the Bears.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Coe-Brown 66, Hanover 43

The Bears (4-4) used a strong second quarter to pick up their second straight home win. Hanover (4-4) had its four-game winning streak broken.

Coe-Brown outscored the Marauders, 22-6, in the second frame to go up by double digits at halftime. The Bears extended their lead to 22 points going into the fourth period.

Elizabeth Peabody led Coe-Brown with 23 points, while Jennifer Schlim added 15.

oyster river 46, john stark 34

Becca Titcomb netted 25 points, but it wasn’t enough to earn the win against the Bobcats (3-5). The Generals (3-5) trailed by just three after the first quarter, but Oyster River built a 13-point halftime edge to take control. Jordan Shatney also played well for the Generals who face Con-Val on Friday.

Pembroke 45, Souhegan 39

The Spartans (4-6) broke a five-game losing streak with a home victory over Souhegan (3-5).

Adriana Major had the high points total with 12 points and added five rebounds, while Aleanna Clermont put in 11 points, grabbed 13 boards and had six steals. Hannah Seidner added 11 points.

Bow 53, Hillsboro-deering 18

The Falcons (11-1) led 14-7 midway through the second period before embarking on a 10-0 run to end the opening half, taking a commanding lead over the visiting Hillcats (3-8).

Bow went on to outscore H-D 25-1 in the third frame and won its 11th straight game, while H-D has dropped four straight.

Bow guards Lindsey Nerbonne and Kirsten Bresson each scored 15 points to lead the Falcons. Nerbonne added 10 steals, seven assists, four rebounds and two blocks to complete an all-around effort. Ashlie Tucker (10 points) and Dina Tischofer (six points, six rebounds) also played well for Bow.

Junior forward Hannah Pepper led H-D with eight points.

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