High schools: Concord Christian boys’ hoops advances to Bash final, Concord girls’ hoops wins Chandler tourney

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  • Concord Christian’s Isaac Jarvis (23) goes up for a layup while Coe-Brown’s Brady Kouchoukos (right) defends in the Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash semifinals at Farmington High School on Wednesday. Courtesy of Ball603.com 

Published: 12/30/2021 2:30:22 PM
Boys’ Basketball

Concord Christian 55,
Coe-Brown 53

Key players: Concord Christian – Isaac Jarvis (27 points), Brode Frink (20 points)

Highlights: The Division IV Kingsmen led 13-9 after the first quarter and 23-15 at halftime before the Bears took a 41-40 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Kingsmen made more plays down the stretch to secure the victory in Mike Lee Holiday Bash semifinals at Farmington High School. The game went wire-to-wire, with Coe-Brown missing a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would’ve sent the Bears into the finals. Concord Christian played the defending Bash champions – D-II Kennett – in Thursday night’s title game. The score was not available at press time.

Records: Concord Christian 3-0 in D-IV; Coe-Brown 1-3 in D-II

Girls’ Basketball

Concord 54, Derryfield 35

Key players: Concord – Delaney Duford (11 points), Aidah Smalley (8 points), Jaylyn Jefferson (9 rebounds)

Highlights: Concord jumped out early with great defensive stops and balanced, easy scoring to lead 31-13 at halftime. The Cougars hit three 3s in the third quarter to cut the Tide’s lead to 41-24, but Concord had a balanced attack in the fourth quarter to secure the semifinal victory in the Douglas Chandler Christmas Tournament in Manchester.

Coach’s quote: “Coach Fuhrmeister continued to hold down the fort while I could not be there. Watching from home, I was very proud of our enthusiasm, defensive execution and unselfish play. We have specific areas we are working to improve on the defensive end, and I really saw our players pay attention to detail in those areas. The ownership and commitment to each other that our program has shown this past week is a very proud moment. I am thankful to have players who buy in to what we are trying to achieve as a program, as well as coaches who can step in and deliver the same messages. All of these experiences will help us moving forward.” – Concord’s Tim LaTorra

Records: Concord 3-1 in D-I; Derryfield 4-1 in D-IV

Concord 51, Manchester Memorial 24

Key players: Concord – Elizabeth Blinn (21 points), Delaney Duford (11 points)

Highlights: Concord controlled the game defensively in the first quarter to lead, 13-5, and hit a 3 at the buzzer to lead 24-12 at halftime. The Tide pulled away in the second half to secure the Douglas Chandler Christmas Tournament championship.

Coach’s quote: “I am very proud of our girls. A lot of adversity was overcome the last week and half. They stayed together, they worked hard, and they put themselves in a position to earn something tonight. Tonight we had to work through some things we haven’t seen before. Our girls stayed the course, stayed composed and showed that they can win in different ways. We have a great group of girls who are unselfish and have a common goal. I am excited to see how this can carry over to our future regular season games. We are grateful to Manchester Central for hosting and having us in the tournament.” – Concord’s Tim LaTorra

Records: Concord 3-1 in D-I; Memorial 3-2 in D-I

Girls’ Hockey

Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 4,
Bishop Brady-Trinity 1

Key players: Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge – Claire Falcone (3 goals, assist), Greta Barber (goal, assist), Paige Hoegler (24 saves); Brady-Trinity – Courtney Ingham (goal), Maggie Berleth (assist), Kacey Yorston (27 saves)

Highlights: A shorthanded Giant Pioneers squad kept things close through two periods with the score tied 1-1 heading into the third and had some chances to take the lead.

Coach’s quote: “We had an outstanding effort, missing three players. We went up there with only (eight players). I’m very proud of the girls. In the end, everyone gave everything they had. I’m really looking forward to the rest of this season. I know we’re going to get great efforts from all of our players, even more when we get the other three (missing players) back. We’re definitely going to compete.” – Brady-Trinity’s Dan Earley

Records: Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 2-0; Brady-Trinity 0-1

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