High schools: Friday night’s basketball results

Bow’s Kate Labrecque takes a jump shot against Oyster River during a game at Bow High on Friday. Labrecque scored 13 points to lead the Falcons to a 50-44 victory.

Bow’s Kate Labrecque takes a jump shot against Oyster River during a game at Bow High on Friday. Labrecque scored 13 points to lead the Falcons to a 50-44 victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 01-20-2024 9:57 AM

Modified: 01-20-2024 10:05 AM


Girls’ Basketball

Bow 50, Oyster River 44

Key players: Bow – Kate Labrecque (13 points), Juliette Tarsa (12 points), Bry Szepan (10 points), Ella Trefethen (10 points), Kylie McKee (3 points)

Highlights: The Falcons won their fourth in a row, handing the Bobcats just their second loss of the season.

Records: Bow 6-2; Oyster River 7-2

Coe-Brown 60, Plymouth 34

Key players: Coe-Brown – Kalina Kasprzak (23 points), Eilah Crawn (9 points), Hannah Meehan (8 points), Madison Taylor (7 points); Plymouth  – Lilly Palombo (7 points), Kira Brown (6 points)

Highlights: The Bears came out aggressively, taking a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, and didn’t look back.

Coach’s quote: “First complete four quarters game all season. We just keep stacking good days.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

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Records: Coe Brown 3-5; Plymouth 3-6

John Stark 56, Hollis-Brookline 34

Key players: John Stark  – Eleanor Girardet (21 points, 15 rebounds), Avery Geaumont (16 points)

Highlights: Stark opened the game with a 16-2 lead in the first quarter and Geaumont kept the momentum going all game with five 3-pointers.

Coach’s quote: “We had back-to-back games this week and we fought hard with both and got two more wins. I was proud of how all the girls worked tonight.” – John Stark’s Tiffany Lewis

Records: John Stark 6-3; Hollis-Brookline 5-4

Merrimack Valley 59, Lebanon 38

Key players: MV – Izzy Navoy (22 points), Kayla Smith (13 points), Syd Bailey (8 points)

Highlights: Lebanon led 9-8 after the first quarter, but the Pride stormed back to lead 24-16 at halftime and 47-27 heading into the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “Started a little slow in the first half and in the second half we hit shots that helped build a lead. Probably one of the best shooting nights of the season. Proud of the girls for the way they played, after a tough loss Thursday night.” – MV’s Bob McNutt

Records: MV 5-4; Lebanon 1-7

Pembroke 54, Souhegan 28

Key players: Pembroke – Annelise Dexter (23 points), Kaitlin Arenella (8 points), Kate Stephens (6 points); Souhegan – Phoebe Faucher (9 points)

Highlights: The Spartans set the tone in the first quarter by running off to a 22-6 start.

Coach’s quote: “We had great passing in the first quarter and got a lot of players plenty of game experience in the second half.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Pembroke 8-0; Souhegan 1-7

Kearsarge 50, Newport 22

Key players: Kearsarge – Tessa Marinello (17 points), Jada Kendrigan (12 points), Ava Shapiro (11 points)

Highlights: Kearsarge led 18-0 after the first quarter and 26-2 at halftime.

Records: Kearsarge 6-3; Newport 1-9

Boys’ Basketball

Bow 64, Oyster River 54

Key players: Bow – Brendan O’Keeffe (21 points), Jake Reardon (19 points), Colby Smith (9 points, defense)

Coach’s quote:  “First time all season we put four quarters together. After struggling recently with free throws we hit them tonight and it showed how much it matters in the end result of a close game. Overall great team effort (as we head) into the next stretch of the season.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 6-3; Oyster River 5-4

Coe-Brown 53, Plymouth 30

Key players: Coe-Brown – Ryan Matson (16 points, 5 rebounds), Quinn Salter (14 points, 10 rebounds), Connor Bagnell (11 points, 4 assists), James McKane (5 points, 8 rebounds), Ryan Kouchoukos (4 points, 6 assists)

Coach’s quote:  “Defense prevailed with a great third quarter.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 6-2; Plymouth 5-3

Hollis-Brookline 51, John Stark 48

Key players: John Stark – Hayden Pond (10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals), Joey Dykstra (10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals), Donnie White (9 points)

Highlights: The Generals came out to a 16-8 first quarter, but Hollis took a five-point lead into the fourth and held on for the win.

Coach’s quote: “I thought our underclassmen really stepped up tonight and played hard. Unfortunately, we fell short.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: Hollis-Brookline 4-6; John Stark 3-6

Pembroke 61, Souhegan 38

Key players: Pembroke – Devin Riel (19 points), Joe Fitzgerald (12 points), Zach Al-Shawafi (9 points), Aidyn Jeski (defense)

Highlights: Pembroke broke out in the second half, outscoring Souhegan 20-3

Coach’s quote: “Great second half adjustment made a huge difference and some guys who don’t get huge minutes played important roles.” – Pembroke’s Michael Donnell

Records: Pembroke 7-1; Souhegan 0-8

Hopkinton 58, Stevens 42

Key players: Hopkinton  – Abram Standefer (12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks), Noah Aframe (12 points, 4 steals, 3 assists), Kristof Cauley (10 points, 5 rebounds); Stevens – Lucas Belisle (15 points)

Highlights: Hopkinton opened the game with a 16-9 first quarter and never looked back, outpacing the host Cardinals in every quarter. The Hawks used great ball movement and balanced scoring to their advantage, led by Standefer and Aframe.

Coach’s quote: “We came in ready to play tonight from the jump. We’ve really jumped in with both feet into being a tough and disciplined team and are making strides every day as we improve and grow. Incredibly proud of our performance on the road.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Hopkinton 8-3; Stevens 4-6

Kearsarge 51, Stevens 48

Key players: Kearsarge – Noah Whipple (23 points, 8 in 4th quarter, 5 assists), Austin Needham (13 points, 4 rebounds), Ajay Tremblay (7 points, 3 assists), Drew Huff (6 points, 3 blocks), Parker Goin and Eddie Kinzer (great defense and leadership)

Highlights:  The Cougars and Cardinals traded baskets in the first half, which ended in a 23-23 tie, but Kearsarge outscored Stevens 13-8 in the fourth quarter with Needham, Whipple and Huff making clutch free throws down the stretch. The Cardinals led 40-38 heading into the fourth before Kearsarge came back.

Coach’s quote:  “We picked up an impressive road win in what was a playoff-type atmosphere.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 6-3; Stevens 4-5

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Bedford 386, Keene 364, Concord 358, Pinkerton 343, Exeter 333, Londonderry 333, Nashua North 298, Nashua South 150

Key players: Concord – Lucas Golden (2nd), Brett McDonough (4th), Noah Cascio (17th), Austin Vanacore (27th)

Highlights:  The Crimson Tide finished third out of eight teams and Golden had the second-fastest combined time of two giant slalom runs in a race at Pats Peak on Thursday. Golden’s time of 46.93 seconds narrowly trailed Bedford’s Tyler Holbrook (45.72).

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Bedford 387, Concord 364, Keene 363, Pinkerton 333, Nashua North 331, Londonderry 313, Exeter 308, Nashua South 166

Key players: Concord – Mika Taylor (3rd), Charlotte Summerlin (11th), Lilly Merrill (14th), Emma Pelletier (18th), 

Highlights: Taylor just missed out on the individual victory, with her combined time of two giant slalom runs clocking in at 48.82 seconds, .11 seconds behind the Bedford 1-2 punch of Andy Nugent and Audry Purnell at Pats Peak on Thursday.