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Pembroke junior Karli Loiselle (23) shoots the ball during Wednesday's game against Windham at Pembroke Academy, Mar. 4, 2015. Pembroke won, 58-38. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Loiselle gives Pembroke the inside edge in 58-38 first-round win

Thursday, March 5, 2015

PEMBROKE – Karli Loiselle, Pembroke Academy’s tallest post player, gave away 3 inches to Windham’s 6-foot-1 power forward Casey Dinga. That’s the only thing Loiselle gave away last night. The Spartans’ junior forward scored 11 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter, helping No. 5 Pembroke (14-5) extend a tenuous four-point halftime lead into an insurmountable 19-point advantage heading into the final quarter of the Spartans’ 58-38 victory over No. 12 Windham (7-12) in the first round of the Division II playoffs. “She’s definitely one of our leaders. She can take over a game with her offense, and also her defense,” Pembroke Coach …

UNH men’s basketball team rocks Lundholm with OT win in quarterfinals

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DURHAM – They’ve been waiting 20 years to host a conference tournament game and bring March Madness to Lundholm Gymnasium. Turns it out it was worth the wait, and it was full of madness. The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team overcame the loss of its leading scorer, fought through a questionable …

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz, 85-84

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON – Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and Avery Bradley added 13 points and seven rebounds to help the Celtics …

UNH men’s basketball team turns surprising success into home tournament game

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bill Herrion avoids making predictions about win totals. But if Herrion had been forced to guess how many wins his University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team would have this year before the season began, chances are good …

James scores 27 on milestone night as Cavs cruise past Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception last night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …

Red Sox pitching stops two college teams

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning and Boston Red Sox pitchers dominated the rest of the day in sweeping a pair of college teams, beating Northeastern, 2-1, and edging Boston College, 1-0, yesterday …

Healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize career in San Diego

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PEORIA, Ariz. – For the first time in more than a year, it doesn’t hurt when Will Middlebrooks swings. Now in San Diego, a healthy Middlebrooks looks to revitalize a career that went from a sure thing at …

Source: Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills’ Alonso

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season. Two people familiar with the deal told the Associated Press yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to trade …

Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo’s life. Only he couldn’t. What would his …

Denver Nuggets fire Coach Brian Shaw with team in slide

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DENVER – Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke huddle with a chant of “1-2-3 … Six weeks,” interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour. Brian Shaw didn’t even make it that …

Kentucky still perfect, rallying from nine down to beat Georgia

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia, 72-64, last night. The Wildcats (30-0, 17-0 Southeastern Conference) had won their previous five games by an average of 24 points. They were really challenged in this one by …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BASEBALL A-Rod says he’ll be ‘a little nervous’ in return today TAMPA, Fla. – Alex Rodriguez predicts he’ll be “a little nervous” when he returns to the field today for his first game in 17 months following a season-long drug suspension. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 40 …

NFL Films releases Patriots Super Bowl DVD

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots fans who can’t get enough of the team’s Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks now have a chance to watch not just Malcolm Butler’s game-clinching interception but all of the key plays during the season that led up to it. The …