High schools: LaPerle twins propel Bow girls’ hoop past Hopkinton

  • Bow’s Lindsey LaPerle drives for a layup in front of Hopkinton’s Elise Miner on Thursday night in Bow. LaPerle finished with 14 points, seven steals, six rebounds and three assists to help the Falcons to a 64-31 win. JEFF SULLIVAN / sullivaneventphotography.com

  • Hopkinton’s Maurgan McGrath (right) looks for somewhere to pass the ball as Bow’s Lindsey LaPerle defends on Thursday night in Bow.

  • Hopkinton’s Ava Lambert goes up for a shot between a pair of Bow defenders on Thursday night in Bow.

Monitor staff
Published: 1/15/2021 12:55:52 PM

Bella LaPerle hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter, Lyndsey LaPerle did a little bit of everything and the Bow girls’ basketball team rolled to a 64-31 win at home against Hopkinton on Thursday.

“The LaPerle tandem played great on both ends of the floor,” Bow coach Phil Davis said.

Lyndsey finished with 14 points, seven steals, six rebounds and three assists, and she was 4-for-5 from 3-point land. Bella had a game-high 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting and added five steals and four rebounds.

The Division II Falcons are now 2-0 after a pair of wins against D-III Hopkinton (0-2) to open the localized, and shortened, regular season.

“Playing strong opponents like Bow will only help us,” Hawks coach Pat Roye said. “We can learn from this and keep moving forward.”

Things won’t get much easier for Hopkinton – the Hawks have a pair of games against D-II Pembroke Academy next week followed by a home-and-home with D-II John Stark the week after that. Maurgan McGrath finished with a team-high seven points for Hopkinton on Thursday and added some tough defense. Kally Murdough had six points and three assists and Sierra Stone finished with six points and five rebounds.

Not only did the Falcons come out shooting hot, they were locking down on the other end. Bow held the Hawks to six points in each of the first two quarters and took a 33-12 lead into halftime.

“We had a great defensive effort,” Davis said.

Alex Larrabee had a nice all-around game for Bow with nine points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Jess Chamberlin finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, and Madison Speckman had seven points (six in the second quarter), 10 rebounds and three steals. 

Bow was scheduled to play two games with John Stark next week on Monday and Thursday, but those games have been canceled. The schools did re-schedule one of them for next Saturday, Jan. 23, at Bow at 2 p.m.

Girls' Basketball

Bishop Brady 77, Coe-Brown 50

Key players: Bishop Brady – Libbey Hicks (20 points), Ami Rivera (15 points) Halle Laramie (14 points), Isabella Rivers (12 points); Coe-Brown – Jennifer Bettencourt (11 points), Natalie Riley (11 points)

Highlights: Coe-Brown stayed within 10 points for the first half and to start the second, but the long-range shots started to fall for Bishop Brady in the third quarter and the experience Giants pulled away for a convincing win in Northwood.

Coach's quote: “We were able to get four players in double figures tonight which is huge for our style. We like to run up and down fast and shoot the ball. If we can continue the tempo and momentum throughout the season, it will be a fun team to watch.” – Bishop Brady’s Sal Alosa

“Brady is a tough team. We just need to work on getting everyone familiar with the varsity floor. If we can get some girls to play comfortable and with confidence, then this team will be fine. We did see some steps that way tonight.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Bishop Brady 2-0; Coe Brown 0-2

Boys' Basketball

Bow 47, Hopkinton 45

Key players: Bow – Matt Lamy (21 points), Shaun Lover (16 points); Hopkinton – Quinn Whitehead (12 points), Brendan Elrick (12 points), Owen Milchick (8 points)

Highlights: Bow held an 18-16 lead after a high-scoring first quarter in Hopkinton, but after that the game turned into a defensive struggle. This was Division II Bow’s second two-point win of the week against D-III Hopkinton. The Falcons pulled out a 46-44 win in Bow on Monday.

Coach's quote: “What a great battle between our teams. I thought we played much better tonight than Monday, and I’m proud of how they handled the pressure. One focus was to improve on our turnovers which I felt we did. We keep getting better and we will get our share of wins, but the guys remain focused on improving each day and it is showing on the court.” – Hopkinton’s Stephen Signor

Records: Bow 2-0; Hopkinton 0-2

Coe-Brown 62, Bishop Brady 37

Key players: Coe-Brown – Keegan Paradis (24 points, 9 rebounds), Cole Smith (16 points, 10 rebounds); Bishop Brady  – Nate Nelson (9 points)

Highlights: This win had some similarities to Coe-Brown’s 63-41 decision against Brady in Northwood on Monday. Not only was the final score about the same, but Paradis scored 25 points in that one and then dropped 24 on Brady in Concord on Thursday. And Nelson was also Brady’s leading scorer on Monday with 16 points. 

Coach's quote: “Solid team victory.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 2-0; Bishop Brady 0-2

Girls' Alpine Skiing

Bow first

Key players: Bow — Adeline Pfeifle (1st slalom, 1st GS), Sarah Lavigne (3rd GS, 5th slalom) Pembroke Academy — Elizabeth Duchesne (11th slalom, 11th GS)

Highlights: Behind the two wins from Pfeifle, Bow finished with 776 team points to squeeze out the win against Oyster River (768) at Pats Peak on Wednesday. Pembroke Academy finished with 724 points.

Boys' Alpine Skiing

Bow first

Key players: Bow — Patrick Wachsmuth (1st slalom, 2nd GS), Eli Gadbois (1st GS, 4th slalom), Connor Wachsmuth (2nd slalom, 3rd GS); Pembroke Academy — Owen Thomas (9th slalom, 10th GS) Raymond Spencer (7th GS, 12th slalom)

Highlights: The Falcons opened their season with a win in this three-team meet at Pats Peak on Wednesday. Bow finished with 783 points to beat out Oyster River (751) and Pembroke Academy (734).

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