High schools: Pembroke hoops sweep Stark, Concord girls’ hockey wins in OT

Published: 01-17-2023 12:06 AM

Girls’ Basketball

Pembroke 58, John Stark 54

Key players: Pembroke – Kate Stephens (15 points), Taylor Renna (15 points), Annelise Dexter (15 points); John Stark – Eleanor Girardet (19 points, 11 rebounds), Avery Geaumont (14 points), Abby Duclos (9 points, 7 rebounds)

Highlights: Hailey Steinmetz drilled a 3-point buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter to give the Spartans a 40-39 lead heading into the fourth. The game was tied 48-48 with three minutes to go, but Dexter and Renna hit back to back 3-pointers to break the tie and give the Spartans a six-point lead late in the fourth quarter.

Coaches’ quotes: “We were excited to pull out this tough win against a good team. We continue to put good quarters together and hope to continue our momentum in our coming games.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin 

“There were a lot of little things that contributed to the loss. We’ve got 3 days before our next game and we will continue to put in the work.” – John Stark’s Tiffany Lewis

Records: Pembroke 5-3; John Stark 5-3

Boys’ Basketball

Pembroke 69, John Stark 54

Key players: Pembroke – Josh Pilotte (21 points, 7-for-8 from FT line, 10 rebounds), Mike Strazzeri (12 points), Joe Fitzgerald (10 points), Evan Berkeley (8 points), Adam Heldman (7 points), Shondell Hadley (5 points); John Stark – Dylan Grivois (13 points), Donnie White (11 points, 5 rebounds), Abe Twomey (10 points, 6 rebounds), Logan Montgomery (9 points)

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Coaches’ quotes: “We’re working on making some adjustments defensively with some progress tonight, but still a work in progress. Joshua Pilotte played the best game of his high school career. Was extremely proud of him.” – Pembroke’s Michael Donnell

“We certainly had some growing pains tonight, but I am continually impressed with how hard we continued to play. Reagan Webb had an outstanding run in the fourth quarter and that kind of epitomized the type of heart this group is capable of playing with.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: Pembroke 7-1; John Stark 0-7

Bow 70, Kingswood 57

Key players: Bow – Jake Reardon (29 points, 12 rebounds), Colby Smith (13 points)

Coach’s quote: “Our identity is inside-out basketball and right now we aren’t doing it. Have to play disciplined basketball in practice and games. Our defense was nonexistent in parts of the game. Give Kingswood credit, they outplayed us in parts of the game.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 4-3; Kingswood  2-4

Merrimack Valley 56, Kennett 44

Key players: MV – Brandon Dukette (23 points), Buddy Eddy (10 points), Logan Gabor (8 points)

Highlights: The Pride led 21-9 after the first quarter. The Eagles kept it close over the next two quarters, but Dukette shot 4-for-4 from 3-point range in the fourth to put the game away. Valley played aggressive team defense and shared the ball well, tallying 14 steals and 14 assists.

Records: MV 6-2; Kennett 3-3

Boys’ Hockey

Concord 8, Trinity 2

Key players: Concord  – Jack Shoemaker (3 goals, assist), AJ Dow (goal, assist), Brooks Craigue (3 assists), Trevor Craigue (goal, assist), Alex Pelletier (goal), Carter Doherty (goal), Chad Larivierre (first career goal), Rowan Arndt (2 assists), Joey Tarbell (assist), Brayden Beauregard (assist), Jordan Dustin (assist), Tyler Fennelly (assist), Kal Gaudreault and Luukas Mayer (combined for 17 saves)

Highlights: Concord jumped out to 2-1 lead after first period and dominated the second, taking a 6-1 lead into the final period.

Coach’s quote: “We played well tonight. We really moved the puck well and we had scoring from all the lines. Jack Shoemaker had a big game for us.” – Concord’s Dunc Walsh

Records: Concord 9-0; Trinity 3-4

Girls’ Hockey

Concord 2, Berlin-Gorham-Kennett 1, OT

Key players: Concord  – Greta Norton (goal), Sophia Branch (goal), Leah Beauregard (assist), Ayva Walsh (assist), Andie Moriera (assist), Annabell Norwalt (assist), Taylor Lamb (21 saves); BGK – Tessa Capozolli (goal), Olivia O’Neil (26 saves)

Highlights: Norton found a rebound out in front of the net and sent it sailing past O’Neil with one second left on the clock in overtime to secure the Tide’s victory.

Coach’s quote: “It was a hard-fought game. Every player worked hard and left it all on the ice, a great team win.” – Concord’s Tim Herbert

Records: Concord 5-2; BGK 4-5