High schools: Bow boys upset Pembroke, plus more basketball and skiing results

Bow’s Jake Reardon (34) goes up for a shot over Pembroke’s Javien Sinclair on Friday night. Reardon scored 27 points as the Falcons upset Pembroke, 61-54.

Bow’s Jake Reardon (34) goes up for a shot over Pembroke’s Javien Sinclair on Friday night. Reardon scored 27 points as the Falcons upset Pembroke, 61-54. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 02-03-2024 6:49 AM

Boys’ Basketball

Bow 61, Pembroke 54

Key players: Bow – Jake Reardon (27 points), Brendan O’Keeffe (19 points), Peyton Larrabee (10 points, rebounding), Colby Smith (on ball defense)

Highlights:  The Falcons avenged their Jan. 2 93-69 loss with an upset victory on their home floor.

Coach’s quote:  “Great overall game from the boys quarter one through four. Thought we rebounded well and played with an attitude after losing by 24 earlier in the year to them. The train just keeps on moving onto the next.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 9-3; Pembroke 10-2

Merrimack Valley 55, Bishop Brady 23

Key players: MV – Brady Smith (12 points, 5 rebounds); Bishop Brady – Ryan Casey (10 points)

Highlights: After a slow start by both teams in the first half, the Pride outscored Brady 34-11 in the second half to pull off the win.

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Coach’s quote: “I like the way our guys came out in the second half and we’ve got to play like that next week with a couple big games coming up.” – MV’s Tim Mucher

Records: MV 6-7; Bishop Brady 0-12

Girls’ Basketball

Concord 53, Winnacunnet 25

Key players: Concord – Delaney Duford (20 points, 6 rebounds), Whitney Vaillant (11 points, 8 rebounds)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide snapped a five-game losing streak with a road victory over the Warriors.

Coach’s quote: “Great team effort tonight on the road. These girls keep working hard at practice no matter what the outcome of the games are. Hoping this win tonight carries some momentum moving forward.” – Concord’s Rob Darrell

Records: Concord 3-8; Winnacunnet 1-11

Pembroke 47, Bow 38

Key players: Pembroke – Annelise Dexter (29 points), Kaitlin Arenella (12 points); Bow – Juliette Tarsa (23 points), Ella Trefethen (8 points), Kate Labrecque (4 points)

Highlights:  Trefethen nailed a 3-pointer and Tarsa added a layup to tie the game at 38-38 with 1:30 remaining in the game. Dexter and Arenella combined to shoot 9-for-10 from the foul line, which secured the win for the Spartans. Pembroke bounced back from their first loss of the season.

Coach’s quote: “It was a tough physical battle. We maintained composure, played great defense and shot great from the line down the stretch. It was a hard-earned win.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Pembroke 11-1; Bow 8-4

Bishop Brady 37, Merrimack Valley 30

Key players: Bishop Brady – Payton Bryson (15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists), Claire Jackson (10 points, 6 rebounds), Morgan Casey (5 points, 10 rebounds, defense)

Highlights:  Brady was able to take a 17-10 lead into halftime with great first half defense and energy.

Coach’s quote:  “Our girls played very well in the first half on the defensive end. We were able to make some shots in the second half when we needed them and our girls played well.” – Bishop Brady’s Sal Alosa

Records: Bishop Brady 4-9; MV 5-8

Coe-Brown 70, Kingswood 28

Key players: Coe-Brown  – Kalina Kasprzak (16 points), Emma Lapierre (14 points), Eilah Crawn (9 points), Madison Taylor (8 points)

Highlights: The Bears put pressure on the Knights early to take control and win their fourth game in their last five contests.

Coach’s quote: “Playing with confidence. Looking to how we compete in the next few games.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Coe-Brown 6-6; Kingswood 0-12

John Stark 37, Lebanon 24

Key players: John Stark – Avery Geaumont (12 points), Eleanor Girardet (10 pts, 10 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 blocks)

Highlights: Lebanon was up 11-10 after the first quarter, but the Generals only allowed 13 points over the final three quarters to secure the win.

Records: John Stark 10-3; Lebanon 2-10

Kearsarge 55, Fall Mountain 44

Key players: Kearsarge – Tessa Marinello (30 points), Ociee Ilg (10 points); Fall Mtn. – Sophia Grillone (19 points)

Highlights: Fall Mountain jumped out to a 15-1 lead, but the Cougars came back to avoid the upset.

Records: Kearsarge 11-4; Fall Mtn. 5-6

Hopkinton 48, Newport 43

Key players: Hopkinton – Lizz Holmes (13 points), Helen Yeaton (12 points), Zoe Bishop (11 points), Paige Boudette (8 points)

Highlights: Newport opened up a 22-12 lead after the first quarter before the Hawks cut the deficit to 26-25 at the half. The second half featured multiple lead changes as both teams traded baskets before Hopkinton pulled away late for the road win on Friday night.

Coach’s quote: “Newport played a great game, but we were able to do enough at the end to bring home the win. Certainly could have gone either way.” – Hopkinton assistant Skate Murdough

Records: Hopkinton 13-1; Newport 3-13

Hopkinton 45, Somersworth 22

Key players: Hopkinton – Zoe Bishop (12 points), Lizz Holmes (9 points), Helen Yeaton (9 points)

Highlights: The Hawks took at 19-3 lead after the first quarter and maintained a double digit lead throughout the remainder of the game as Hopkinton won its fourth straight on Thursday.

Coach’s quote: “Great team effort. We had balanced scoring and strong contributions from the entire roster tonight.” – Hopkinton assistant Skate Murdough

Records: Hopkinton 12-1; Somersworth 1-12

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Keene 373, Concord 357, Pinkerton 351, Bishop Guertin 347, Winnacunnet 330, Dover 328, Exeter 313, Spaulding 166

Key players: Concord – Lucas Golden (2nd), Brett McDonough (7th), Carter Pratt (14th), Noah Cascio (

Highlights:  Golden finished second to lead the Tide to the runner-up spot in a seven-team giant slalom race at Crotched Mountain. Golden’s combined time from two GS runs clocked in at 1:07.97, just .39 seconds behind Keene’s Watson Ferguson.

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Keene 377, Winnacunnet 372, Bishop Guertin 371, Concord 342, Exeter 327, Dover 325, Pinkerton 305, Spaulding 142, Fall Mtn. 74

Key players: Concord – Mika Taylor (5th), Emma Pelletier (15th), Lilly Merrill (19th), Charlotte Dill (35th)

Highlights:  The Tide finished fourth out of nine teams in a giant slalom race at Crotched Mountain. BG’s Elena Ellia had the fastest combined time of two GS runs with a 1:08.88.

Girls’ Hockey

Bishop Brady-Trinity-Londonderry 11, Salem 0

Key players: BLT – Finley Hollenberg (5 goals), Ali Pelletier (2 goals, 3 assists), Kylie Palmeter (goal, 2 assists), Kylee Dumais (2 goals, assist), Kloe Perry (goal), Marcella Tongue (2 assists), Meghan Schmidt (assist), Cam Depres (assist), Kacey Yorston (15 saves)

Highlights:  BLT scored six goals in the first period and netted five more in the third.

Coach’s quote:  “It was great to get everyone playing today, using all three lines. The younger players are getting better every time they get on the ice.” – BLT’s Dan Earley

Records: BLT 4-7; Salem 2-7