Trinity of Manchester clinched second place in the Division I boys’ basketball circuit with its 75-57 triumph over Nashua North in the Gate City Tuesday. Carmen Giampetruzzi had a monster night with 30 points and 16 rebounds for the 16-1 Pioneers.
Limited by foul trouble, Wenyen Gabriel scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Point guard Ryan Otis scored five and dished out 10 assists. Jordan Lates scored 23 points for North (5-12) and Demitri Jackson added eight.In the fourth quarter, Craig Preston pushed Memorial out to an eight-point lead with a three-pointer and Wade Gop added two three-point shots in the last frame.
Memorial 62, Pinkerton 52: In Derry, Trevon Maughn led Memorial with 26 points and Kabongo Ngalakulondi added 13 points. Memorial led 29-19 at halftime and 37-36 after three quarters. Maughn had eight of Memorial’s 25 fourth-quarter points.
Pinkerton was led by David Faulks with 16 points and Ryan Burke followed with nine points. Luke Rosinski had seven points and 18 rebounds including 11 by halftime for the Astros, Pinkerton and Memorial are both 8-9. Memorial, winners of three straight games, closes out the regular season in Hampton against Winnacunnet on Friday.
Merrimack 58, Spaulding 45: In Merrimack the Tomahawks (16-2) nailed down third place with a regular season-ending victory. Eric Gendron led the winners with 23 points and 10 boards. Shayne Bourque added 14 points. Darian Berry led Spaulding with 22 points.
Central 86, Nashua South 62: At Nashua, Central made eight 3-pointers in the first half, led by 28 at the break and completed the regular season with an 18-0 record. The Little Green will be the top-seeded team for the Division I tournament, which begins next week.
Exeter 70, Salem 64: Max Medley tallied 27 points for Exeter (10-8) and Zack Holler added 14 including five points in the fourth quarter to stop a potential comeback win for Salem. The Blue Devils (7-10) trailed by 12 points entering the last quarter and cut its deficit to two points with two minutes left. Tim Dodier of Salem had 19 points including seven in the last quarter. Jared Gott had five of his 13 points in the last stanza. Salem battles Pinkerton in Derry on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the final regular season game for both teams.
Bishop Guertin 61, Concord 54: In Nashua, BG (13-4) led 41-37 entering the last stanza. Joe Marandola scored 12 points including six in the final chapter. He had 13 rebounds. Jack Zimmerman contributed 16 points and seven assists. BG was 9 of 14 from the free throw line. Concord was led by Walter Szulc with 22 points.
Nashua North 55, Trinity 54: In Manchester, Emily Kendall led Nashua North (13-4) with 16 points and Taylor Choate added 14. Trinity led 45-44 entering the final quarter. Amanda Torres led Trinity with 20 points and Shannon Roberge tallied 12 for the 9-7 Pioneers.
Bedford 63, Dover 39: In Bedford, the Bulldogs (17-0) were led by McKenzie Brown with 12 points. Ali Glennon netted 11 and Rachel Collins scored 10 in the win. Abby Tilton scored 10 points for 8-9 Dover.