NHIAA Roundup: Bedford girls beat Merrimack; Central, Trinity boys win
Bedford's Gabby Hunter collected 16 rebounds, 10 of which came off the offensive glass. McKenzie Brown contributed six points and seven rebounds. The Tomahawks had a cold shooting night with Kate Cole scoring eight points, including one 3-pointer.
Bow 50, Winnisquam 26: At Tilton, The Falcons took charge early and improved to 6-1. Winnisquam dropped to 3-3 with Angie Roy netting 10 points.
Milford 61, Manchester West 6: At Manchester, Dina Pitsas scored 23 points to help the Spartans improve their Division II record to 3-1. Anna Brouillet led West (0-4) with four.
Manchester Memorial 63, Timberlane 34: At Manchester, senior guard Danielle Fletcher and sophomore center McKenah Grisson each scored a game-high 17 points to help Memorial improve its Division I record to 2-3. The Crusaders led 50-22 after three quarters. Masha Lange scored 16 and Dakotah Vonderason added 12 for the Owls (2-2).
Salem 65, Trinity 44: At Manchester, Emily Hickey drained a trio of 3-pointers and scored 19 points while teammates Amanda Bickford (13) and Alex Sirmaian (11) contributed double digit scoring efforts as the Blue Devils picked up a road win. Jillian Gilman led Trinity scorers with nine points. Both teams own 2-3 records.
Manchester Central 61, Dover 53: At Manchester, junior Collin Duffley's first two varsity baskets were big ones as he hit back-to-back 3-pointers to erase a five-point Dover lead and put the Little Green ahead for good in the third quarter. With all-state forward Troy Pelletier playing with the flu, Brett Hanson (18 points), Dawson Dickson (15) and Tyler Kelly (13) picked up the scoring slack.
Dover led 31-29 at halftime thanks in part to the scoring of Mike Wons (20) and Billy Carroll (16). Central, which improved its Division I record to 3-0, made each of its 10 free throw attempts in the fourth quarter. The loss dropped Dover to 1-2.
Trinity 66, Salem 46: At Salem, Mabor Gabriel scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots helping the Pioneers improve to 3-0 with a convincing road win. Trinity swished 11-of-12 free throws and Jon Cullity nailed two treys while Pat Keefe scored eight points on four jumpers. John Hartman scored 15 points but the Blue Devils dropped to 0-3.
Bishop Guertin 48, Exeter 47: Jeff Lund scored a game-high 18 points as Bishop Guertin of Nashua remained unbeaten after three Division I games. Kyle Gavin added 12 for the Cardinals, who trailed by two at halftime. Zach Holler led Exeter (0-3) with 13.
Windham 57, Milford 40: At Windham, Andrew Lowman led all scorers with 14 points while Spartans teammate David Carbonello tallied nine. Winham improved to 1-1. Milford fell to 1-2.
Spaulding 67, Londonderry 47: At Rochester: The Lancers had a cold night shooting 3-pointers, hitting just 5 of 21 attempts while dropping to 1-2 on the season against Spaulding, undefeated through two games. Taylor Simpson had the long-distance hot hand, sinking 3-of-5 treys and leading Londonderry scorers with 13 points.
Derryfield 52, Concord Christian 35: Tyler Zorn scored all of his team-high 15 points on 3-pointers as Derryfield of Manchester raised its Division IV record to 4-0. Derryfield, which did not attempt a free throw in the game, had a 22-0 edge in the second quarter.
Nick Peters tossed in 16 for Concord Christian, which slipped to 2-3.