High schools: Weekend basketball, wrestling and hockey results

  • Pembroke forward Cooper Gilman goes up for shot while ConVal forward Owen McGuire defends during the second half on Jan. 4.  GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Published: 1/16/2022 9:32:18 AM
Modified: 1/16/2022 9:31:18 AM
Girls’ Basketball

Pembroke 57,
Laconia 49

Key players: Pembroke – Annelise Dexter (29 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks), Kaitlin Arenella (9 points); Laconia – Macy Swormstedt (17 points)

Highlights: Pembroke led by as many as 10 in third quarter before Laconia trimmed it to three points (36-33) heading into the fourth. After a Laconia 3-pointer cut the lead to 41-40 with 6:06 remaining, the Spartans went on an 8-0 run on putbacks by Dexter and Ashley Stephens, a Dexter layup against the press and a Britney Hill drive to the basket. Pembroke’s lead was never threatened in the final minutes.

Coach’s quote: “After a little mental lapse near the end of the third quarter that let (Laconia) back in the game, we regained our composure in the fourth and did a good job in end-of-game situations.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Pembroke 10-1; Laconia 8-3

John Stark 62,
Manchester West 23

Key players: John Stark – Eleanor Girardet (22 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists), Avery Geaumont (11 points, 5 steals, 5 assists), Izabel Korbet (9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), Abigail Duclos (9 points, 4 steals)

Highlights: Stark used pressure and very good transition to take a 30-13 lead at halftime, and everyone on the Generals’ best saw time on the floor.

Coach’s quote: “It was a good team effort with most baskets coming off some nice assists. Very balanced scoring was great to see.” – John Stark’s Bruce Johnson

Records: John Stark 8-3; West 3-8

Hollis-Brookline 54,
Merrimack Valley 48

Key players: Hollis-Brookline – Elisabeth Stapelfeld (20 points); MV – Mackenzie MacDonald (17 points, 9 rebounds), Alyssa Woodman (11 points, 5 steals, 4 assists), Macy Gordon (12 points)

Highlights: The Pride held narrow leads throughout the game, 13-12 after the first quarter, 26-21 at halftime and 36-32 through three, but the Cavaliers took the lead in the fourth to claim the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Overall, good game. It thought we played tough versus a very good Hollis-Brookline team on the road. I think our turnovers late and rebounding the ball on the defensive end are what made the difference. We have to do a better job in those areas late in the games and I need to do a better job coaching in the fourth quarter. We have a very good team and just need to continue to get better.” – MV’s Bob McNutt

Records: Hollis-Brookline 8-2; MV 9-2

Boys’ Basketball

Pelham 65,
Bow 43

Highlights: Bow’s entire team played well and the Falcons’ defense kept undefeated Pelham in check in the first half, but the Pythons pulled away in the second half and Bow struggled from the free throw line.

Coach’s quote: “Thought we had sufficient game plan on short notice to play a top team in Division II. It comes down to discipline and execution to stay in games with top teams. It was again free throws that haunted us. We make them and things are a little different. Really liked our energy and enthusiasm from the whole team during game. We will take the good and bad from game and make changes for a (run down the stretch).” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Pelham 7-0; Bow 5-7

Laconia 71,
Pembroke 66

Key players: Laconia – Kayden Roberts (33 points), Keaton Beck (20 points); Pembroke – Mike Pitman (27 points), Cooper Gilman (16 points), Joe Fitzgerald (10 points)

Highlights: Roberts scored 17 points in the first half to give Laconia a 33-22 lead at halftime and the Sachems led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter. The Spartans closed to gap to four points in the fourth, but ran out of time to complete the comeback.

Coach’s quote: “Coach McDonough had his boys come out on fire and, to say it simply, we couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn. But we were very happy the way we came out in the second half and found our scoring touch, outscoring them 44-38 in the second half, but it just wasn’t enough to get the win. (Kayden) Roberts is an unbelievable athlete with intense energy.” – Pembroke assistant Mike Donnell

Records: Laconia 5-6; Pembroke 9-3

Manchester West 70,
John Stark 64

Key players: John Stark – Dylan Grivois (22 points, 8 rebounds), Logan Montgomery (12 points, 10 in the second half), Eliot Beliveau (9 points), Chad Martin (9 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists), Hayden Pond (7 points, 4 steals)

Highlights: The Generals played well in a back-and-forth contest against the Blue Knights, but West pulled away late in the fourth quarter.

Coach’s quote: “I was very impressed with our effort and energy today. We had a bit of a rough week and the boys really responded. Even though we came up a bit short I was really proud of our effort throughout. I feel like this was the first game where we worked the full 32 minutes. I thought Grivois and Montgomery really stepped up in the second half, and Martin really did a nice job leading us on the floor.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: West 4-2; John Stark 0-11

Kearsarge 69,
Raymond 25

Key players: Kearsarge – Sam Carl (13 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals), Chris Stanchfield (10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Adrian McCarthy (10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals), Jacob Rockwell (10 points, 3 rebounds), Bobby Needham (9 points, 2 steals), Josh Holderman (6 points, 3 rebounds), Connor Pillsbury (4 points, 10 rebounds), Jack Chambers (4 points, 3 rebounds), Noah Whipple (3 points), JJ Davis and Noah Hastings (great defense and hustle)

Highlights: The Cougars and Rams traded runs in the first quarter, with Raymond leading 13-12 after the first quarter, but from that point forward it the Kearsarge defense was the story. The Cougars allowed five points in the second quarter (to take a 40-18 halftime lead) and shut out the Rams in the third quarter.

Coach’s quote: “Early on Raymond came to play, hitting multiple shots against us. Then, it was great to see the boys respond by picking up our defensive intensity, which got us going on both ends of the floor. It certainly helps when you have five players with nine points or more, showing our balance and ability to share the ball.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 7-0; Raymond 1-6


Bow 10th, John Stark 11th
at Dan Gionet Memorial Tournament

Key players: Bow – Adler Moura (2nd 120), Joe McDowell (4th 160); John Stark – Stephen Johnston (3rd 195), Lukas Boulander (2-2 at 182)

Highlights: Three local wrestlers placed at the 14-team Dan Gionet Memorial Tournament at Pelham, featuring teams from both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Whittier, Mass., won with 172.5 points, while the Falcons (31.5) and Generals (25) finished 10th and 11th, respectively.

Boys’ Hockey

Bishop Brady 5,
Manchester 3

Key players: Bishop Brady – Ben Mordarski (2 goals), Ethan Piotrowski (2 goals), Tucker Townsend (goal, assist), John Thomas (assist), Jake Tash (assist), Jack Allen (assist), Will Brochu (assist), Owen Currier (goalie)

Highlights: The Giants only had 12 players on the bench, but seven of them recorded a point and Currier was excellent in between the pipes.

Coach’s quote: “Brady moved the puck well on both offense and defense.” – Bishop Brady’s John Thomas

Records: Bishop Brady 2-4; Manchester 1-2

ConVal-Conant 3,
Inter-Lakes 2, OT

Key players: LWI – Ethan Bickford (2 goals)

Highlights: The Lakers were down 1-0 heading into the third, but Bickford scored a pair of goals to force overtime.

Records: CVC 1-2; LWI 0-5


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