High schools: Coe-Brown hoops, Concord boys’ hockey open holiday tourneys with wins

  • Coe-Brown senior center Hugh Hamilton (33) goes up for a basket against Portsmouth Christian on Monday at Farmington High School. Hamilton led the Bears with 21 points as Coe-Brown opened the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Bash with a 63-32 victory. Courtesy of Ball603.com

Published: 12/27/2022 1:35:29 AM
Modified: 12/27/2022 1:32:31 AM
Boys’ Basketball

Coe-Brown 63, Portsmouth Christian 32

Key players: Coe-Brown – Hugh Hamilton (21 points), Connor Bagnell (14 points), Tommy Flanagan (8 points, 9 rebounds), Trevor Amergian (6 points)

Highlights: Team balance on offense and defense led the Bears to victory on the opening night of the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Bash at Farmington High School. The Bears wrap up pool play on Wednesday night against Belmont to determine which team will represent Pool D in the semifinals.

Coach’s quote: “Solid effort after several great holiday meals!” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 1-1 in D-II; Portsmouth Christian  1-4 in D-IV

Girls’ Basketball

Coe-Brown 37, Belmont 34

Key players: Coe-Brown  – Ava Telehala (10 points), Rowan Carr (8 points, 6 rebounds), Alexis Cowan (7 points, 3 steals)

Highlights: Bailee Detrude hits a big 3 to cut Belmont’s lead to 15-11 in a defensive battle in the first half. Telehala hit two big 3s and put the D-II Bears ahead, and Coe-Brown ground out a victory over D-III Belmont on the first day of the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Bash at Farmington High School. Bracket play of the girls’ tournament opened on Wednesday.

Coach’s quote: “We looked like a team that has not played in three days. Looking forward to see what we can do as this tournament goes along.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Coe-Brown  0-2 in D-II; Belmont 1-2 in D-III

Boys’ Hockey

Concord 7, Bedford 1

Key players: Concord  – Jack Shoemaker (goal, 3 assists), Brooks Craigue (goal, 2 assists), Jordan Dustin (2 goals), AJ Dow (2 goals, assist), Trevor Craigue (goal), Trevor Brown (3 assists), Dawson Fancher (2 assists), Cam Chandonnet (assist), Joey Tarbell (assist), Chad Larivierre (assist), Kal Gaudreault (17 saves)

Highlights: Concord jumped out to 3-0 lead in first period of the Brian C. Stone Memorial Tournament on goals by Shoemaker, Dustin (his first varsity goal) and Dow. Dustin added his second and Trevor Craigue scored to make it 5-0 after the second. Brooks Craigue and Dow finished the scoring in the third, and Bedford finally got on the board late in the game. 

Coach’s quote: “A solid win tonight. We really came out strong again. We are getting more balanced scoring. You can tell the younger guys are playing with more confidence and it’s great to see.” – Concord’s Dunc Walsh

Records: Concord 4-0 in D-I; Bedford 3-0 in D-I

Manchester 5, Bow 4, OT

Key players: Bow – Luke Hartshorn (goal), Billy Smethurst (goal), Owen Webber (goal), Luke Virta (goal), Ethan Tobeler (assist), TJ Ingalls (assist), Patrik Jurcins (assist), Brodie O’Neil (assist), Brady Lover and Mason Marquis (combined for 22 saves)

Highlights: The Falcons trailed 1-0 after the first period and 2-1 after the second before taking a 4-2 lead in the third, but Manchester tied the game and scored 25 seconds into overtime in the first game of the Brian C. Stone Memorial Tournament.

Records: Manchester 2-1 in D-I; Bow 1-3 in D-I

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