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High schools: John Stark boys’ basketball team changes late-game ways

  • Bishop Brady’s Kaylee Smith drives against Plymouth on Tuesday night in Concord Smith scored 14 points and the Green Giants claimed a 75-45 win to improve to 7-4. RAY LABBE / For the Monitor

  • Bishop Brady’s Kaylee Smith rises up for a 3-pointer in Tuesday’s 75-45 win. RAY LABBE / For the Monitor


Monitor staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

It was going to take contributions from every part of the roster for the John Stark boys’ basketball team to give Lebanon a scare.

The Generals ended up giving them more than that.

Christian Barr came off the bench and scored 15 points, including five of the Generals’ 10 in overtime, as John Stark (4-5) defended its home court and defeated Lebanon, 54-51.

Parker McQuarrie chipped in eight points with 11 rebounds, Chase Patterson finished with six points and four assists, Payton Marden scored six points with a pair of assists and Jaimoson Lacasse had four points with seven rebounds.

Lebanon (7-3) nearly tied it with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the shot rimmed out.

The Raiders were second-ranked team in Division II heading into Tuesday’s game, but Stark snapped out of a two-game skid and dealt Lebanon its first loss in its last four.

“To beat the No. 2 seed in the division it was going to take a complete team effort,” Stark coach Mike Smith said.

Three of the Generals’ five losses this season have been by four points or fewer. Their win in overtime on Tuesday is a good step as Stark tries to improve its play in the final minutes of tight games.

“We’ve been struggling to close out games, so that was a big win for us,” Smith said.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Winnacunnet 81, Concord 62

Key players: Concord – Tyler Bruns (16 points, 4 rebounds), Scott Lampron (11 points), Tyler Blodgett (8 points), Teddy Blodgetts (8 points), Jacob Knowles (4 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Winnacunnet’s Zach Waterhouse scored 32 points and broke a school record with 10 3-pointers. In all, the Warriors hit 16 from 3-point range as Concord tried to keep up. John Shamash (four points), Mike Morissette and Max Van Fleet scored their first varsity points for the Tide.

Coach’s quote: “I actually thought we played pretty decent. We scored 62 (points), but they shot the lights out. I was proud we didn’t quit.” – Concord’s Dave Chase

Records: Winnacunnet 8-1; Concord 4-5

Plymouth 53, Bishop Brady 42

Key players: Brady – Tommy Fraser (11 points, 6 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Plymouth held Brady to four points in the second quarter and led the Giants, 29-17, at halftime.

Coach’s quote: “Lack of self-discipline and perseverance beats us once again.” – Brady’s Tim Lee

Records: Plymouth 5-5; Brady 2-6

Coe-Brown 56, Windham 49

Key players: Coe-Brown – Scott Spenard (19 points), Luck McCusker (13 points, 5 rebounds), Brendan Eaton (10 points, 9 rebounds), Albert Lapiejko (6 points, 5 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: The Bears trailed by nine points at halftime but bounced back in the third to tie the game entering the fourth. Coe-Brown took the lead with 2:30 left and held on to win.

Records: Coe-Brown 6-3; Windham 3-7

Kearsarge 73, Souhegan 68

Key players: Kearsarge – Tom Johnson (20 points, 6 rebounds), Noah Tremblay (19 points, 5 assists), Tayler Mattos (17 points, 5 rebounds), Joe Storozuk (8 points, 3 rebounds), Kyle Hernon (3 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists), Will Chadwick (5 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: The Cougars took a 58-55 lead into the fourth quarter where they went 11-for-13 at the free throw line to earn the win. Overall, Kearsarge went 22-for-26 at the stripe.

Coach’s quote: “Our free-throw shooting really made the difference down the stretch.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 6-4; Souhegan 7-5

Bow 60, Goffstown 51

Key players: Bow – Ryan Andrews (21 points), Steven Guerette (17 points), Ben Guertin (9 points)

Highlights/key moments: Andrews scored 12 of his 21 points in the third quarter to help the Falcons take control.

Coach’s quote: “We got better tonight. We had more balanced scoring, adjusted to their pressure and rebounded much better in the second half.” – Bow’s Frank Moreno

Records: Bow 3-5; Goffstown 1-7

Inter-Lakes 47, Mascoma 46 OT

Key players: Inter-Lakes – Eli Dupigny (15 points)

Highlights/key moments: Dupigny scored two buckets in the last 30 seconds to force overtime, and the Lakers prevailed in the extra session to claim the road win.

Records: Inter-Lakes 8-3; Mascoma 4-8

Conant 60, Hillsboro-Deering 30

Highlights/key moments: The Hillcats trailed 25-13 at halftime.

Records: Conant 9-2; Hillsborough-Deering 0-9

Campbell 71, Winnisquam 36

Key players: Winnisquam – Kyle Mann (23 points)

Highlights/key moments: Campbell came out hot and took a 23-6 lead in the first quarter.

Coach’s quote: “That’s a very solid team. They pushed the pace and we weren’t prepared for that.” – Winnisquam’s Kevin Dame

Records: Campbell 7-3; Winnisquam 2-9

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Bishop Brady 75, Plymouth 45

Key players: Brady – Ami Rivera (18 points, 8 rebounds), Kaylee Smith (14 points), Sarah Doherty (10 points, 6 assists), Lauren Roy (9 points, 6 rebounds)

Coach’s quote: “Everyone contributed on both ends. Some up-and-down spurts, but gained more experience for all. Good team win.” – Bishop Brady’s Annie Alosa

Records: Bishop Brady 7-4; Plymouth 0-12

Lebanon 44, Laconia 40

Key players: Laconia – Sophie George (10 points), Hannah Dow (8 points, 5 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Laconia held a late lead until Lebanon’s Rebecca Wright (25 points) grabbed a deflection that led to a 3-point play and Lebanon edging in front for the eventual win.

Coach’s quote: “I’m proud of the effort we gave tonight playing hard for a full 32 minutes.” – Laconia’s Jeff Greeley

Records: Laconia 4-7; Lebanon 10-2

Goffstown 36, Bow 31

Key players: Bow – Patty Nordin (12 points), Julia Landcastle (7 points)

Highlights/key moments: Bow came within three points in the fourth quarter, but the Grizzlies never relinquished the lead.

Records: Bow 4-5; Goffstown 5-4

Gilford 46, Hopkinton 42

Key players:Gilford – Shelby Cole (18 points), Brooke Beaudet (15 points); Bow – Amelia Thomas (18 points, 4 steals), Taylor Signor (9 points, 4 steals), Abby Houston (9 points, 7 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: The Golden Eagles built a 16-point leaf after three quarter before Hopkinton came storming back to make it a one-point game in the final minute. With the Hawks fouling to extend the game, Beaudet hit clutch free throws to ice the game, extend Gilford’s win streak to 10 and snap Hopkinton’s 10-game winning streak.

Coach’s quote: “Great comeback by the girls just fell a little short. I’m proud of our effort. We can learn a lot from a game like this.” – Hopkinton’s Patrick Roye

Records: Gilford 10-2; Hopkinton 10-3

Inter-Lakes 59, Mascoma 29

Key players: Inter-Lakes – Jessalyn Brown (15 points), Mollie Durand (13 points), Taylor Ambrose (11 points, 10 rebounds), Emma Wheeler (8 points)

Highlights/key moments: The Lakers used a balanced offensive effort to win their second straight.

Records: Inter-Lakes 10-3; Mascoma 4-10

Belmont 42, Franklin 25

Key players: Belmont – Elaina Hoey (14 points), Julianna Estremera (12 points), Morgan Hall (6 points), Katie Galambos (defense), Jordan Sargent (2 points, defense)

Highlights/key moments: After taking a 15-13 lead into halftime, the Raiders added more with an 8-0 run to open the third quarter.

Records: Belmont 5-7; Franklin 5-9

Conant 58, Hillsboro-Deering 16

Key players: Halie Hurd (6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals), Zoe Kemp (4 points), Elisabeth Labier (4 points)

Coach’s quote: “We struggled to score the ball tonight. Unfortunately, not everything was coming together for us against a very good Conant team.” – H-D’s Tiffany Lewis

Records:Conant 10-4; H-D 0-12