NHIAA Sports Roundup: Salem girls, Pembroke boys win
Allie Sirmaian's jumper from the elbow with two seconds left handed the previously winless Salem High School girls' basketball team a 53-52 home triumph over Manchester Memorial on Tuesday night.
Sirmaian finished with 12 points. Salem, which improved to 1-3 in Division I, received a game-high 20 points from Emily Hickey and 13 from Amanda Bickford. McKenna Gaisson had 14 points for Memorial (1-3).
Winnacunnet 47, Nashua South 29: At Hampton, forward Melissa McLeod scored 18 points and Winnacunnet of Hampton played sparkling defense. Carly Gould netted 16 points for the Warriors, who led 23-6 at halftime. Caitlyn Perry led the Purple Panthers with 14 points. Winnacunnet improved to 2-2 in Division I. Nashua South dropped to 1-3.
Exeter 38, Trinity 35: At Exeter, Nika Bracun had 13 points and the Blue Hawks stayed undefeated in Division I (3-0) with a strong fourth quarter against Trinity of Manchester. Jill Gilman scored nine points and teammate Meredith Farrell hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points as Trinity dropped to 2-2.
Pinkerton 59, Alvirne 45: At Hudson, sophomore forward Val Martin tossed in a team-high 16 points as the Astros raised their Division I record to 4-0. Brandi Bonneau added 10 for the Astros, who led 15-10 after one quarter and 29-20 at halftime. Sandy Purcell scored 12 for the Broncos (3-1), who also received a 10-point effort from Brittany Lambert.
Nashua North 67, Concord 26: At Concord, sophomore guard Taylor Choate scored a game-high 16 points to lead Nashua North to the victory. Freshman Sara Cordova hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 12 points as the Titans improved to 3-0 in Division I. Cassidy Emerson had 10 points to lead Concord, 0-3.
Farmington 51, Raymond 38: At Raymond, McKenzie Lloyd and Shannon Cardinal each poured in a dozen points, while Kelsey Gregoire added 10 for Farmington (3-2). Amanda McGee was the leading scorer for Raymond (0-6).
Campbell 80, Mascenic 45: At New Ipswich, Hannah Neild made four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points as Campbell raised its Division III record to 4-2. Aly O'Donnell added 14 for Campbell. Erin Scollans scored a team-high 15 for Mascenic, which received 13 from Elizabeth Martel.
Derryfield 44, Epping 39: Junior point guard Hannah Comeau hit a 3-pointer down the stretch and scored 19 points to lead host Derryfield of Manchester past the upset-minded Blue Devils. Katelyn Mullikin and Hannah Vinn each had eight points for the Cougars (3-3). Sarah Nadeau had 11 points to lead Epping (1-4).
Winnisquam 59, Gilford 52: At Gilford, Kaylee Howard and Angie Roy each scored 19 points to lead Winnisquam. Molly Dietrich led Gilford with 18.
Pembroke 79, John Stark 60: At Pembroke, the Spartans (2-0) rallied from deficits of 14-1 and 19-3 to spoil the season opener for the Generals. John Stark built its early lead by making its first six shots, as Pembroke missed its first six. However, behind Pat Welch (25 points) and Matt Persons (18), the Spartans grabbed a 39-38 lead at the half and took control by outscoring the Generals, 21-8, in the third quarter. Joe Nelson (20 points) had five of John Stark's 10 3-pointers.
/strong>Trinity 59, Exeter 38: At Manchester, Carmen Giampetruzzi scored a game-high 15 points to help Trinity of Manchester improve its Division I record to 2-0. Mabor Gabriel added 13 for Trinity, which outscored Exeter 24-9 in the second quarter. Joe Scheidler scored a team-high 14 for the Blue Hawks (0-2).
Central 54, Concord 40: At Concord, Troy Pelletier scored 18 points and Dawson Dickson added 15 to help Manchester Central raise its Division I record to 2-0. Kaleb Marquis tossed in a game-high 23 for Concord, which was outscored 30-19 in the second half. The Crimson Tide dropped to 0-2.
Moultonborough 42, Portsmouth Christian 24: Riley Swedberg had 12 points, and John Fownes added 10 as Moultonborough picked up its first win of the season. Tristan Price hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points for the Panthers (1-2). Brian Leclair had five points to lead Portsmouth Christian (1-3).
Merrimack 62, Timberlane 36: At Merrimack, Shayne Bourque and Eric Gendron combined for 24 points to lead the Tomahawks to a victory over Timberlane of Plaistow, The Owls hit seven 3-pointers, with nine of Lucas Manthorn's team-high 12 points coming from beyond the arc, but fell behind 39-15 by halftime.
Bishop Guertin 76, Dover 71: At Nashua, senior Jeff Lunn had 21 points and 19 rebounds to lead host Bishop Guertin of Nashua. Andrew Williams knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 17 points, and C.J. Boykin went 10-for-10 from the line and added 14 points for BG (2-0 in Division I). Billy Carroll had 23 points to lead Dover, which fell to 1-1.
Londonderry 62, West 46: At Londonderry, Cody Ball sank three 3-pointers and had 13 points to lead the Lancers. Taylor Simpson and Brendan Enwright each had 11 points as Londonderry improved to 1-1 in Division I. Carl Jacques scored a game-high 18 points for West (0-2).
Alvirne 57, Pinkerton 51: At Derry, the Astros held a 38-33 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Tyler Brown's game-high 18 points and late-game contributions led to a road victory for the Broncos. Alec Yoksh added 12 points for Alvirne of Hudson (1-1). Scott Bradley had a team-high 16 points for Pinkerton (0-2).
Derryfield 53, Epping 44: At Epping, Tyler Zorn, Josh Gilmore, and Roger Larivee each scored in double-figures to pace Derryfield of Manchester (3-0). Larivee added seven rebounds. Bennett Doherty added nine assists. Frank Stanley had a game-high 24 points for Epping (2-2).
Nashua South 80, Winnacunnet 55: At Nashua, David Dunham's 24 points led the Purple Panthers to an easy Division I victory. Jack Preston added 20 for the winners (2-0). Sam Knollmeyer scored 10 for the Warriors (1-1).
Bishop Guertin 8, ConVal 0: In Tyngsborough, Mass., Sarah Crespo, G.G. Pelletier and Rachel LaPolice scored two goals each as the Cardinals (4-0) remained unbeaten. BG held a commanding 29-1 advantage in shots over the Cougars (0-4).
Goffstown 2, Keene 1: At Goffstown, Dakota Mulcay and Kyle Pozuszny collected goals as Goffstown improved to 1-2-0.Mark Rodenhouser scored for Keene (1-1-1), which received 52 saves from Ryan Strickland. Goffstown goalie Ben Genest stopped 16 shots.