High schools: Monday’s basketball and wrestling results

Concord's Delaney Duford (33) goes up for a shot against Exeter in a home game on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Duford scored 13 points to help lead Concord to a 60-42 victory.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Concord's Delaney Duford (33) goes up for a shot against Exeter in a home game on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Duford scored 13 points to help lead Concord to a 60-42 victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip Chip Griffin—Chip Griffin

Concord's Delaney Duford (33) goes up for a shot against Exeter in a home game on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Duford scored 13 points to help lead Concord to a 60-42 victory.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Concord's Delaney Duford (33) goes up for a shot against Exeter in a home game on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024. Duford scored 13 points to help lead Concord to a 60-42 victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip Chip Griffin—Chip Griffin

Published: 02-06-2024 12:50 AM

Girls’ Basketball

Concord 60, Exeter 42

Key players: Concord – Aidah Smalley (19 points), Delaney Duford (13 points), Whitney Vaillant (13 points)

Highlights:  The Tide won back-to-back games for the first time this season following a win at home against the Blue Hawks.

Records: Concord 4-8; Exeter 6-7

Mascoma 54, Hopkinton 31

Key players:  Hopkinton – Helen Yeaton (9 points), Avery Chase (8 points), Viola Pietrabissa (rebounding, defense)

Highlights: The Hawks held a 9-7 lead after one, but the Royal’s defensive pressure created over 20 turnovers over the final three quarters as Hopkinton lost for just the second time this year.

Coach’s quote: “Mascoma executed very well today and outplayed us over the final three quarters. The score doesn’t reflect our effort tonight. Still made too many mistakes, but they’re fixable. Our biggest goal is just getting healthy for Thursday and beyond.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Mahoney

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Records: Mascoma 8-6; Hopkinton 13-2

Boys’ Basketball

John Stark 68, ConVal 52

Key players: John Stark – Logan Montgomery (20 points, 6 rebounds), Hayden Pond (15 points, 4 assists), Aiden Harris (13 points, 7 rebounds), Elliot Belliveau (9 points), Joey Dykstra (7 points, 11 rebounds)

Highlights: The Generals had great energy in the third, doubling their lead and pulling away with a win at home.

Coach’s quote: “I was impressed with how we bounced back today. Great energy across the board. Noah Redman (three steals) was really a catalyst for that off the bench tonight. He really came in and made plays defensively.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: John Stark 5-9; ConVal 1-11

Plymouth 36, Merrimack Valley 31

Key players: Plymouth – Chance Twomey (15 points), Johnny Flaherty (8 points); MV – Boston Bradicich (11 points), Logan Gabour (7 points)

Highlights: Plymouth pulled away late in an otherwise tight game.

Coach’s quote: “I like how we played on defense tonight. Sucks we couldn’t get shots to fall tonight, but we got a big game Friday and we have to learn from this to prepare.” – MV’s Tim Mucher

Records: Plymouth 7-7; MV 6-8

Wrestling

John Stark 63, Kearsarge 18

Key players: John Stark – Hunter Griffin (pin at 132), Brayden Menard (pin at 138), Stephen Johnston (pin at 157), Alex Descoteau (pin at 190), Caleb Hauptman (won 10-5 decision at 126); Kearsarge – Gage Richard (pin at 144), Caleb Moyer (pin at 150), Cameron Brand (pin at 165)

Highlights:  The Generals won five of eight bouts and picked up six wins via forfeits to win a dual on their home mats.