NHIAA Roundup: Giampetruzzi's 31 pace Trinity
Carmen Giampetruzzi scored 31 points, and the Trinity High of Manchester boys' basketball squad improved to 15-1 with a come-from-behind 67-61 win at Dover Friday night.
The Green Wave took a lead from the opening tip and led 29-24 at halftime. In third quarter, Trinity climbed back by outscoring Dover, 17-9. Mabor Gabriel had 15 points, and Ryan Otis added nine points for the winners. Two Trinity starters, Patrick Keefe (illness) and John Cullity (injury), did not make the trip. Dover (8-8) got 17 points from Billy Carroll. Trinity will meet Central on Tuesday in a battle of teams with 15-1 records.
Salem 67, Pinkerton 61: At Salem, Andrew Ruffen hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points as the Blue Devils scorched the nets from deep. Salem knocked down 10 shots from long distance, including three trys by Michael Felix (18 points). Steve Nugent and Jack Hartman also sank 3-pointers for Salem (7-9). Scott Bradley had 20 points for Pinkerton of Derry, which dropped to 4-12.
Bedford 75, Keene 66: At Keene, Jake Capistran scored 26 points and Taylor Grande, Cam Meservey and Sam Thomas added 10 points each as Bedford improved to 10-6 in Division I. The Bulldogs trailed by eight points midway through the third before Capistran took charge, scoring 22 points in the second half. James Caparell pulled down 10 rebounds.
Nashua South 64, Londonderry 52: John Preston scored 17 points and brother Tim Preston poured in 16 to lead visiting Nashua South (13-3). Londonderry (5-12) got 17 each from Max Coleman and Rob Wilson.
Dover 53, Trinity 45: At Manchester, Katie Boyatsis scored all of her 19 points in the second half as she led the Green Wave to its regular season-ending victory. Boyatsis was seven-for-seven from the free throw line. Jillian Gilman paced the Pioneers with 13 markers. Dover is 7-11, and Trinity is 4-14.
Londonderry 67, Nashua South 49: At Nashua, Aliza Simpson matched her season high with 28 points and Casey Evans had 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Lancers raise their Division I record to 14-4. Simpson also collected 11 assists in the victory. Caitlyn Curry scored 20 points for South, which had its three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 5-13.
Alvirne 67, Nashua North 53: At Hudson, Sandi Purcell dropped in 17 shots from the free throw line as the Broncos surprised North in regular season-ending action. Alvirne's 19-12 edge in the second quarter lifted the Broncos to a 36-27 advantage at the break. Purcell finished with 29 points. The Titans placed four players in double figures led by Marie LaPlante's 13. North is 14-4 and Alvirne is 13-5.
Bedford 51, Keene 31: At Bedford, McKenzie Brown netted 14 points, and Haley Driscoll scored 10 points with 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 16-2 record, earning the No. 2 seed entering the Division I tournament. Bedford held Keene to two points in the third quarter. Ali Wilson scored a game-high 20 points for the Blackbirds, who fell to 7-11.
Manchester Central 46, Concord 29: At Concord, Amanda Gaudreault made the most of her offensive rebounds as she scored 15 points to power the Little Green. Meg Cleary added 10 for Central, which led 17-6 at the half and closed its regular season at 5-13. The Concord (0-18) trio of Peyton Osgood, Janessa Lucizno and Deb Morrill scored 9, 8 and 7 points, respectively.
Bishop Guertin 82, Spaulding 45: At Nashua, Nicole Hayner scored 28 points and buried her 50th 3-pointer of the season as host Bishop Guertin ended with regular season with a 17-1 record. Hayner netted six threes on the night. Meghan Green scored 15 points, while Madison Gibbs and Jamie Sherburne each had 10. Spaulding dropped to 4-14.
Colebrook 68, Newmarket 54: A 29-point finish in the fourth quarter helped No. 3 Colebrook escape a tight contest with No. 6 Newmarket Friday night in Division IV quarterfinal action. Josee Brunault scored 34 points to lead the way for Colebrook (17-3) and Erica Cass added 11. Newmarket (13-6) got 15 points from Cat Holmes.