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Pelham wins OT thriller

Pelham won a thriller over Hollis/Brookline in OT 60-59 to advance to the Division 2 semifinals.  Tallie Carney, a 5-foot-2 senior, buried a deep 3-pointer to tie it up at 53 with about 10 seconds left in regulation. Megan Molettieri put the icing on the cake with a clutch 3 pointer in the extra frame.  Fab frosh Jasmine Becotte (15) and Jordyn Galgay (10) were the high scorers while Carney added nine points, all from deep. Senior Maddy Allard (6) and freshman Sophia Joncas (6) also played key roles.  In the regular season on Feb. 5, the Pythons, who are now 14-2, beat H-B 56-40. Pelham travels to Bedford High for the semifinals Thursday night. They will play 15-2 Bishop Brady. The two teams didn't play in the regular season.

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Girls Basketball, 03/07/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Londonderry upsets Windham in quarterfinals

LONDONDERRY — The first 29 minutes of the New Hampshire Division 1 quarterfinals could not have gone worse for the Windham girls.

And while the senior-laden squad wasn’t about to fold up the season quite that easily, a 15-point deficit was too much to overcome in the final three minutes.

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Girls Basketball, 03/07/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Windham advances

 

Windham stifled Merrimack 45-30 Friday to advance to Sunday's quarterfinals against Londonderry. Leading the way for the Jaguars was senior Abby Husson with 13 points and a strong defensive effort. Bree Amari (10 points) also had a huge game on both ends of the floor for Windham.

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Girls Basketball, 03/05/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Wall shines in loss

 

Sarah Wall had four 3-pointers and 15 points — both career highs — off the bench but it wasn't enough as Salem fell to Londonderry 35-28 in the first round of the Division 1 tournament.

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Girls Basketball, 03/05/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Python defense

 

Pelham's girls started slow but then applied some fierce defense to roll past Manchester West 54-26 in the first round of the Division 2 tournament. Trailing 15-8 after the first quarter, the Pythons (13-2) allowed only 11 points the rest of the game. Freshman Jasmine Becotte and senior Tallie Carney led the way offnsively with 18 and 17 points. Carney sank five 3-pointers. Pelham is at home at 5 p.m. Sunday in the quarterfinals.

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Girls Basketball, 03/05/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Senior-led Sanborn rallies back, but falls short

CONCORD, N.H, —  After a rough first quarter that saw Sanborn limited to just three baskets, and held scoreless for over five minutes, the Indians could have hung their heads as they returned to the bench.
 
But coach Brian Gray knew his squad — led by stalwart seniors  Madison Houghton, Ellen McGough, Grace Merry-Carreiro and Ella Cotter — still had plenty of fight left.

 
“The one thing Sanborn never does is quit,” said Gray. “The girls kept battling, even when things weren’t going their way. We made a valiant comeback. Our seniors were amazing again. I just wish it could have been that Cinderella ending. But sometimes the shoe doesn’t fit.”

 
 Trailing by 17 points after a quarter, Sanborn (6-6) — sparked McGough — caught fire on both sides of the ball in the second quarter and cut the deficit to just seven points.
But state title favorite Bishop Brady (13-2) rediscovered its rhythm after halftime, and defeated the Indians 72-56 in the first round of the New Hampshire Division 2 state tournament.
“It’s so hard to come back from an early deficit like that,” said Gray. “We tried to take them out of their game, but we had some turnovers and they made a run. Bishop Brady is going to shoot whether they go in or not, and their shots were going in tonight. But we kept battling.”
Trailing 23-6 after a quarter, Sanborn surged back in the second. Ellie Morris opened the quarter with a basket, then McGough knocked down a long 3-pointer just inside half court to send the Indians on a 12-2 run, eventually cutting the lead to just 31-24 at the half.  
McGough was the go-to player in the second quarter, scoring 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. She finished the game with 16 points, while Morris scored a game-high 17 points while grabbing 14 rebounds. 
But it was not to be for the Indians. Bishop Brady rebounded with 24 points in the third quarter and never let their lead fall below 10. The Giants, who hit 11 3-points as a team, were led by 1,000-point scorer Ami Rivera (24 points).  
Following the loss, Gray raved about the work of his four seniors, and the impact they’ve left on the program.
“I have nothing but pride in these seniors,” he said. “Because of COVID, they were having Zoom practices, not being able to touch a basketball with the team for so long. But they just came in and battled. 
“I’ve known these seniors since fourth grade summer league. Maddie Houghton is a stellar athlete, one of the best I’ve ever coached in my life. Ellen McGough has added so many more dimensions to her game. She used to just be known as a shooter, but now she’s a shot blocker and rebounder. 
“Grace Merry-Carreiro is the consummate floor general that gives her whole heart on the court. And Ellie Cotter is a stellar student and one of the smartest players on the court. She’s a very good defender and has added a lot of offense. How could you not love coaching kids like that?
“Six or seven years ago, Sanborn basketball wasn’t even making the playoffs. But these girls have been to the tournament every year. They brought us to a new level as a program.”

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Girls Basketball, 03/02/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Astros hold on

Avah Ingalls scored 13 points, Alli Ingalls 8 and Rebecca Farnum 8 as Pinkerton tripped Windham, 46-36. Sarah Dempsey had 19 in defeat.

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Girls Basketball, 02/25/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Super Sanborn

Ellen McGough (23 points) and Madison Houghton (19 points) carried Sanborn to a 54-49 win over Pelham. Houghton also starred on defense. Tallie Carney (18 points) and Ashlyn Walsh (12) led the Pythons. 

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Girls Basketball, 02/25/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

200th win for Salem's Oliver

It wasn't easy but Salem got the 200th win for its popular coach Ricky Oliver. He entered the season with 199 wins but the rebuilding Blue Devils (1-11) have struggled. But yesterday they broke they put it all together in downing ConVal 44-31. Arianna Lakos had 14 points in Oliver's milestone victory.

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Girls Basketball, 02/25/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Astros bounce back

 

Pinkerton bounced back from its second loss of the season to surge past Merrimack 46-38. Freshman Elizabeth Lavoie led the way with 15 points while Avah Ingalls added 13.

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Girls Basketball, 02/24/21 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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