High School Roundup: Pinkerton hoop teams win thrillers
Taylor Frost scored with eight seconds to play and Brooke Kane blocked a shot at the buzzer to help the Pinkerton Academy girls’ basketball team remain undefeated by beating Winnacunnet, 46-44, Friday night in Derry.
Kane scored a team-high 17 points for the Astros (6-0). Pinkerton received nine points from Amanda Lemire and seven from Madison Mahoney. Winnacunnet (4-2) entered the contest on a four-game winning streak. The teams were tied, 44-44, before Frost’s basket.
Alvirne 59, Memorial 45: In Hudson, Marissa Sweeney scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to lead the Broncos (5-0). Katie Bellomo (13) and Amanda Wetmore (11) also scored in double figures for Alvirne. Memorial (2-4) received 13 from Haleigh Shea, 10 from Melanie Presseau and nine from Jennessa Brunette.
Hanover 48, Manchester West 47: In Manchester, the Marauders took the lead for good with a minute to play after trailing the Blue Knights 35-27 after three quarters. Julia Golder posted 20 points for Hanover, which clinched its win with 9-of-12 shooting from the free throw line in the fourth. Emily Keefe and Taylor Ricard scored all but six of West’s points. Keefe finished with 27 and Ricard followed with 14.
Bedford 60, Nashua South 23: In Nashua, freshman Amanda Jonas had the best game of her young high school career with a game-high 13 points for the 7-0 Bulldogs. Jenoyce Laniyan contributed 12 points behind Jonas. Kirsten McIntyre topped South scorers with eight points.
Trinity 52, Merrimack 48: In Merrimack, Maddy Haynes made nine of her 10 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter and scored 13 points for the Pioneers (3-2). Merrimack fell to 3-3.
Concord Christian 35, Derryfield 32: In Manchester, Becca Johnson hit two free throws with 5.2 seconds to play to help Concord Christian (2-2) hold off the Cougars (1-5). Johnson and Derryfield’s Caroline Clark each scored a game-high 14 points. Kara Jarvis added 10 points for Concord Christian.
Exeter 84, Concord 56: In Exeter, Anna Pafford scored 23 points and Carly Pierce finished with 16 to highlight Exeter’s victory. The Blue Hawks (2-4) made 11 3-pointers. Concord fell to 2-3.
Goffstown 63, Plymouth 44: In Goffstown, Kelly Walsh scored 30 points and added four steals, two blocks and two assists for the Grizzlies (3-2). Walsh made five 3-pointers. Sofia Piriz added 11 for the Grizzlies. Goffstown received six points and seven rebounds from Sierra Gilmore, and nine points and five assists from Olivia Brannen. Jordan Meier led Plymouth with 17. The Bobcats led 26-20 at halftime.
Pinkerton 61, Winnacunnet 59: In Hampton, Pinkerton’s Jay Reynolds made a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and then hit a jump shot with three seconds left in OT that proved to be the difference. Pinkerton (1-3) received 24 points from Nick Bortone, 15 from Reynolds and 14 from Matt Anzivino. The loss dropped Winnacunnet to 4-1.
Keene 53, Manchester Central 39:In Manchester, Logan Galanes scored a game-high 23 points to help Keene (1-3) pick up its first victory. Osiah Lewis (11). David Baraka (nine) and Antoine Revere (nine) led Central (1-2). The Blackbirds trailed by six after one quarter, but outscored the Little Green 17-2 in the second.
Goffstown 41, Plymouth 23: In Plymouth, Ryan Hall scored 18 points for the Grizzlies, who also got nine points and 10 rebounds from Taylor French. Goffstown led 9-2 after one quarter and never trailed thereafter.
Exeter 80, Concord 78: At Concord, Exeter was outscored by 11 points in the final quarter but hung on to extend its winning streak to four games. Bobby Cliche led the Blue Hawks (4-1) with 19 points. Exeter received 18 from Stephen Natola and 12 from Cody Morrissette. Matt Giroux scored a game-high 32 for Concord (1-3).
Manchester West 53, Hanover 44:In Hanover, Jacobee Burpee made nine of 10 free throw attempts and scored a game-high 22 points for West (3-2). Kuany Teng added 10 for West. Hanover (0-3) received 19 points from Benny Garnish and 10 from Charlie Adams.
Manchester Memorial 55, Alvirne 45: In Manchester, Elvin Barbosa scored 12 points and Michael Roumraj and Jake Santiago each finished with nine to help Memorial (2-2) pull away late. Nine players scored for the Crusaders, who trailed by one in the third quarter. Max Bonney-Liles (13) and Ryan Weston (12) led Alvirne (2-1).
Spaulding 61, Salem 53:In Rochester, Cal Connelly dropped in 23 points and Arie Breakfield pitched in 15 to propel the Red Raiders. A six-point swing at the end of the first quarter got Spaulding a lead that would stick the rest of the way. Griffin Curtis scored a game-high 24 for Salem.
Portsmouth 71, Nashua North 50: In Portsmouth, Mike Sanborn tossed in a game-high 19 points for the Clippers (5-0). Sanborn made six 3-pointers. North fell to 0-3.
Moultonborough Academy 70, Lin-Wood 39: In Moultonborough, Matt Norton scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Moultonborough Academy (4-2). The Panthers received 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists from Connor Porusta, and 14 points from sophomore Joey McClay. Oliver Dovholuk tossed in a game-high 25 for Lin-Wood (1-5).
Timberlane 76, Kingswood 54: In Plaistow, Bob Horgan scored a career-high 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds to lead the Owls (3-1). Timberlane received 15 points from Ryan Doherty, 13 from Sam Hovan and nine from Connor Schott. Schott added nine points and five steals. Kingswood dropped to 2-2.
Hollis/Brookline-Derryfield 6, Pembroke-Campbell 5: At Skate 3 Arena in Tyngsboro, Mass., Sam Poisson collected three goals and Patrick MacDonald made 47 saves to help the Warriors (1-3) win their first game of the season Thursday. Pembroke-Campbell (1-3) trailed 4-1 after one period, but it was a 4-4 game entering the third.
At Gunstock Girls Giant Slalom: 1. Laila Stevens, Hanover (48.16); 2. Brie Von Beren, Kearsarge (48.31); 3. Jocelyn Young, Kearsarge (49.33); 4. Izabella Von Beren, Kearsarge (51.63); 5. Laura Stokes, Kearsarge (51.69); 6. Margaret Kohl, Hanover (51.90); 7. Bee Chambers, Kearsarge (52.15); 8. Carly Craft, Hanover (52.22); 9. Sarah Bozuwa, Hanover (52.30); 10. Caroline Ruth, Hanover (52.58).