Results basketball, hockey and alpine skiing

boys basketball

Merrimack Valley 52, John Stark 41

Key players: MV – Ben Rose (8 points), Gavin Wheeler (8 points), Eli Gove (7 points); John Stark – Eliot Beliveau (7 points, 7 rebounds), Dylan Grivois (7 points, 3 assists), Chad Martin (6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), Abe Twomey (6 points, 7 rebounds)

Highlights: Merrimack Valley came in with an aggressive offense, leading 22-5 after the first quarter and 35-13 at halftime.

Coach’s quote: “Even though we struggled on both sides in the first half, I was proud of our effort and improvement in the second half. I think the whole group made good plays in the fourth quarter and showed great tenacity to keep playing hard until the end. – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Recordings: MV 6-9; John Stark 1-16

Pembroke 56, Kingswood 54

Key players: Pembroke – Mike Pitman (18 points), Mike Strazzeri (14 points), Preston Wallis (14 points), Alex Francoeur (5 assists, 5 steals)

Highlights: Pembroke never played from behind, but Kingswood gave the Spartans a hard time. Pembroke led 32-21 at halftime, but the Knights edged PA by nine points in the second half to make it a two-run game.

Quote from the coach: “It was not an easy evening for us. Kingswood was aggressive on the ground and can shoot the ball. Luckily, Strazzeri and Wallis also had hot hands, shooting 8 for 13 from three-pointers. Alex Francoeur doesn’t appear on the scoresheet, but his five interceptions turned into eight points. Mike Pitman, what can I say, when the game is on, he’s the guy I want to have the ball. We did a good job of getting it to him, where once again he froze the game by going 3v4 from the foul line. –Mike Donnell of Pembroke

Recordings: Pembroke 11-5; Kingswood 7-10

Mascoma 54, Kearsarge 46

Key players: Mascome – Ben Seiler (26 points), Zach Thompson (15 points); Kearsarge – Sam Carl (17 points, 3 rebounds), Chris Stanchfield (9 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists), George Jallah (7 points, 4 rebounds), Adrian McCarthy (6 points, 4 rebounds), Josh Holderman (4 points, defense)

Highlights: Mascoma came out hot on his home court with a 16-11 advantage in the first quarter. The Cougars tightened the defense with a stellar 11-5 advantage in the second quarter, giving Kearsarge a 22-21 lead at halftime. Mascoma’s hot shot took over as they hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter, taking a 43-33 lead to start the fourth. Kearsarge made a comeback, but it was a Royals free-throw shot, which went 15-for-18 from the line, to claim the win.

Quote from the coach: “I think we had a great performance from Sam Carl. Unfortunately we needed more help and balance tonight against a good team on the road. Our defense was sometimes very good and sometimes very bad, because that third quarter got away from us and it was my fault. We will continue to make adjustments; despite the defeat, we have things to take away from this game that were positive. Credit Mascoma, they play with a lot of confidence, they hit shots and make free throws when it counts. – Camp Nate of Kearsarge

Recordings: Mascome 10-3; Kearsarge 11-2

women’s basketball

Merrimack Valley 48, John Stark 46

Key players: MV – Mackenzie McDonald (16 points), Alyssa Woodman (14 points); John Stark – Abigail Duclos (17 points, 4 assists), Eleanor Girardet (14 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocks), Izabel Korbet (9 points), Meg Mefford (defense)

Highlights: John Stark took a two-point lead late in the game, but MV tied it after a big steal and scored with 1.8 seconds left. Stark got a timeout at half court, but MV stole the inbound pass to take the win.

Coaches’ quotes: “I think we came out early and played with a lot of energy. At half time we were leading 11 and built that lead midway through the third and then struggled to score and turn the ball over. Stark is a good team and they fought back. Alyssa Woodman came out on top with less than a minute left, hitting two free throws and then getting a big steal followed by a layup to take the lead. We held on and were happy to get the win. The key for us this year is that we find ways to win late games. These girls are doing a great job. We are 13-3 and hope to finish strong and continue that way in the playoffs. – Bob McNutt from the MV

“It was a great game to prepare us for the upcoming tournament. We had our best team effort of the season and great execution from our offenses. It ended up being a tough loss but we will definitely take a lot out of it. positives of this effort.- John Stark’s Bruce Johnson

Recordings: MV 13-3; John Stark 10-7

Bow 51, Coe Brown 26

Key players: Coe Brown – Kalina Kasprzak (9 points), Ellie Wolthuis (4 points), Jennifer Noni (4 points)

Highlights: Bow came out early in the first quarter and really put the game aside in the third.

Coach’s quote: “Bow is a well-coached team. The girls fought hard on senior night. –Joe Vachon of Coe-Brown

Recordings: Bow 15-2; Coe Brown 6-10

girl downhill skiing

Kearsarge 771, Sunapee 763, Hopkinton 734

Key players: Kearsarge – Maya Spiegel (1st giant slalom, 1st slalom), Arden Rossi (2nd slalom, 3rd GS), Anna Cook (4th GS, 9th slalom), Nadia Spiegel (5th GS, 15th slalom); Hopkinton – Izzy Holmes (6th GS, 7th GS), Audrey Davies (8th slalom), Ally Duval (9th GS, 12th slalom), Greta Baker (11th GS, 11th slalom), Natalie Ouellette (13th GS)

Highlights: Kearsarge won the team giant slalom and Sunapee won the slalom in a three-team race at Mount Sunapee.

Alpine skiing boys

Hopkinton 762, Sunapee 750.5, Kearsarge 748.5, John Stark 183

Key players: Hopkinton – Merrick Chapin (1st GS, 3rd giant slalom), Will Chapin (1st GS, 4th slalom), Harrison Wilson (2nd GS, 11th slalom), Conrad Mollano (11th GS), Cam Bassett (14th slalom); Kearsarge – Ty Bears (3rd slalom, 4th GS), Troy Madigan (5th slalom, 18th GS), Alex Spinney (7th slalom, 8th GS), Braden Hurley (9th GS, 10th slalom); John Stark – Nathan Innerfield (9th slalom, 10th GS)

Highlights: Hopkinton went 1-2-3 to win the giant slalom at Mount Sunapee, while Kearsarge narrowly won the slalom. Only four points separated Kearsarge (379), Sunapee (376) and Hopkinton (375) in the slalom team scores.

female hockey

Concorde 8
Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 0

Key players: Concorde – Tess Mulkerron (4 goals, 3 assists), Greta Norton (goal, 2 assists), Claire Brown (goal, 2 assists), Sophia Branch (goal), Abigal Colby (goal), Leah Beauregard (assist), Ayva Walsh ( assist), Taylor Lamb (11 saves); Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge – Paige Hoegler (15 saves)

Highlights: The Tide communicated well on the ice in a well-balanced victory. Freshman Mulkerron had a breakout game with seven points. Mulkerron’s play was bolstered by Norton and Brown, each scoring three points and assisting on Mulkerron’s goals.

Quote from the coach: “The team played three good periods of hockey and executed well in all three zones. Mulkerron led the offense, scoring the first goal of the game and the rest of the team followed while keeping the pressure on until the final buzzer. – Tim Herbert of Concord

Recordings: Concorde 5-2; Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 3-3

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