Thursday’s high school basketball: Concord, Bow girls pick up victories

Published: 12/23/2022 1:38:57 AM
Modified: 12/23/2022 1:36:12 AM
Girls’ Basketball

Concord 44, Nashua North 38

Key players: Concord – Sofia Payne (11 points, 8 rebounds), Whitney Vallient (9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals), Aidah Smalley (8 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Maddie Kelly (6 points, defense), Jaylen Jefferson (8 rebounds, 3 assists)

Highlights: After a slow start, the Tide took a nice lead into the fourth. North hit four 3s to sneak its way back into the game while Concord was dealing with foul trouble, but hung on for the win.

Coach’s quote: “We once again made things tough for ourselves with a slow start and some foul trouble. Proud of the girls for staying strong and focused to pull out the win.” – Concord’s Rob Darrell

Records: Concord 2-1; Nashua North 0-2

Bow 58, ConVal 23

Key players: Bow  – Juliette Tarsa (12 points), Alex Larrabee (10 points), Bri Szepan (8 points), Ella Trefethen (7 points), Lyndsey LaPerle (7 points)

Highlights: Bow led 24-2 after the first quarter thanks to defensive intensity.

Coach’s quote: “A great team effort this evening. I’m proud of how the girls played on the defensive end and how they shared the basketball.” – Bow’s Phil Davis

Records: Bow 3-0; ConVal 0-3

Hanover 34, Bishop Brady 24

Key players: Bishop Brady – Meg Pellerin (9 points), Mia Wagner (7 points)

Highlights: The Giants controlled the pace of the game on the road against the Bears.

Coach’s quote: “Our girls were able to control the pace the slow Hanover down. We were able to keep up with them for the first half and deep into the game. Our girls played with a tremendous amount of heart and hustle from start to finish. We were able to keep up with them and play our tempo to keep the score low, and keep the game close. We head into the Christmas break looking to grow and get better.” – Bishop Brady’s Sal Alosa

Records: Hanover 2-0; Bishop Brady 1-2

Concord Christian 50, Monadnock 30

Key players: Concord Christian  – Sarah Muir (18 points), Emma Smith (10 points), Lilli Carlile (9 points)

Records: Concord Christian 4-0; Monadnock 2-2

Belmont 66, Raymond 50

Key players: Belmont – Darci Stone (24 points), Alyssa Edgren (17 points), Madelyn Besegai (10 points); Raymond – Mollie Nessengee (19 points)

Highlights: The Raiders started the second half on a 16-2 run, led by Lena Rodrigues’s six points.

Coach’s quote: “We need to play for 32 minutes, not in spurts. Effort is there, now we need to get there mentally. Back to work on Monday.” – Belmont’s Mike Andriski

Records: Belmont 2-2; Raymond 1-3

Winnisquam 43, Mascoma 34

Key players: Winnisquam – Lauren MacDonald (20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks), Caidyn Carter (12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals) and Mackenzie Philippy  (7 points, 2 steals,  2 assists), Triniti Carter  (4 rebounds, 2 blocks), Victoria Kelly (8 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 assists, 2 points), Isabella Sargent (8 rebounds, 2 points), Vanessa Power (strong play off the bench), Mackenzie Bassett (strong play off the bench)

Highlights: The Bears got into foul trouble in the second quarter, but hung on for the win.

Coach’s quote: “Good win on the road against a very tough Mascoma team. This took everyone tonight as we really got into foul trouble very early in the seond quarter. We still have a lot to work on, but tonight I was really pleased with our total team effort.” – Winnisquam’s Mark Dawalga

Records: Winnisquam 2-2; Mascoma 1-4

Boys’ Basketball

ConVal 66, Bow 62

Key players: ConVal  – Joe Gutwein (29 points); Bow  – Jake Reardon (34 points), Colby Smith (15 points), Keenan Hubbard (defense), Peyton Larrabee (defense), Connor Eno (defense)

Coach’s quote: “First half we struggled to compete both offensively and defensively. Can’t get down by 19 and expect to get all back at once. Always two halves to a game and it showed, we dug deep physically and mentally, scrapped and played Bow basketball. Proud of how the players competed in second half. In order to win games, you must learn how not to lose games and trust the process.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: ConVal 2-0; Bow 1-2

Plymouth 65, John Stark 63

Key players: John Stark – Dylan Grivois (18 points), Logan Montgomery (15 points, 5 assists), Joey Dykstra (11 points, 7 recoveries), Hayden Pond (10 points, 6 assists, 7 recoveries), Donnie White (9 points, 8 rebounds)

Highlights: The Generals trailed going into every quarter, but took the lead in the final minute and couldn’t hold on for the win.

Coach’s quote: “No doubt about it, a tough loss. Both teams made plays and played hard. For us, hopefully this is a strong step moving forward. We had contributions from a ton of people and that’s going to be really important for us moving forward.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: Plymouth 2-2; John Stark 0-2

Hopkinton 59, Kearsarge 34

Key players: Hopkinton  – Marek Joppa (24 points, 3 rebounds), Noah Aframe (13 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds), Abram Standefer (6 points, 4 assists, 5 rebouns), Gavin Davies (6 points, 7 rebounds); Kearsarge – Ajay Tremblay (8 points), Josh Holderman (7 points), Andrew Huff (6 points)

Highlights: Hopkinton had a 17-3 second quarter to take a 17-point lead into halftime. Hopkinton displayed a great defensive effort, coming in for turnovers and rebounding to create quick offensive chances.

Coach’s quote: “The defensive response from our guys going into the second quarter was key to our success. They did a great job working through screens and rebounding the ball to keep Kearsarge off the board for most of the quarter.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Hopkinton 4-0; Kearsarge 1-3

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