action:article | category:SPORTS21 | adString:SPORTS21 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » High School Sports

December 26. 2013 10:32PM

H.S. Holiday Basketball Tournament Roundup: Brady, Merrimack Valley get wins

In first round boys’ action of the 43rd annual Concord Area Holiday Tournament at NHTI on Thursday, Bishop Brady and Merrimack Valley were winners.

In the fifth game of the tournament, Bishop Brady’s Brendan Johnson erupted for 26 points. Jordain Bell added 13 points and seven assists to lead Brady past a stingy Hopkinton team, 73-56.

Merrimack Valley rushed out to an early lead and never looked back coasting to a 59-35 win over John Stark in the sixth game of the tournament. Merrimack Valley’s big 6-foot-6 post player Justin Williams led the way with 14 points and eight boards.

In the seventh game of the tournament, Concord used a well-rounded attack to pull away in the second half versus Kearsarge to win 63-40 and advance to the semi-finals. Concord was led by Walter Szulc’s 24 points.

Pembroke jumped out to an early lead in the nightcap and never looked back led by stellar senior guard Pat Welch’s 39 points. The Spartans roared to a very comfortable 49-30 at the half despite a fine effort by Bow’s Adam Nelson, who finished with a team-high 21 points.

Concord Area Holiday Tournament

Bishop Brady, Merrimack Valley, Concord and Pembroke Academy emerged as the winners in first round girls’ action of the 43rd annual Concord Area Holiday Tournament at NHTI on Thursday.

In the first game, Rieselly Deoleo led the Green Giants with 15 points as Bishop Brady pulled away from Hopkinton, 45-30, in the fourth quarter. Hopkinton’s Sabray Montore scored nine points and added four assists for the Hawks.

Merrimack Valley rushed out to an early lead back coasted to a 51-11 win over John Stark. Molly Mullen and Cassidy Huckins led the Pride.

In game three, Concord pulled away from Kearsarge in the second half en route to a 48-25 win led by Cassidy Emerson and Peyton Osgood.

Pembroke built an early cushion and defeated Bow, 59-27, led by Hannah Seidner and Kaylie Montminy’s 13 points. Kirsten Bresson led Bow with 11 points and 4 assists.

On Friday, in the girl’s consolation games, Bow will play Kearsarge at 10 a.m. and John Stark will play Hopkinton at 11:30 a.m.

 NH Sports Angle Ľ more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Itís show time in Chicago for Dartmouthís Hendricks

State sells Windham golf course site for $3.06M

Ex-minor leaguers sue MLB over low salaries

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Matt Bonner and brother bring rock show back to Redhook

GM: Twin State Speedway progressing with revival

Foot golf arrives on Seacoast

New Hampshire's Burns gets more than he could ever ask for

Pro runner's yoga class will raise money for clean Kenyan water

Menard wrecks as New Hampshire testing concludes

Lawyers try to bar Patriots from paying Hernandez $3.2M bonus

Pease Golf Course celebrates opening of lower nine holes

NFL rule could signal end of Justin Tuck signature facemask and that's a good thing according to UNH findings

NH man almost wins first $500k winner-takes-all open basketball tournament

Blue Jays move Dalton Pompey up to New Hampshire

Field set for 110th anniversary ĎClimb to the Clouds' car race

Contractors volunteer to complete renovations for 5th Annual Jericho ATV Festival

Dartmouth dismisses menís lacrosse coach

Jay Perrin looks to take his MMA career to the next level at Combat Zone 49

Dartmouth runner poised for long-term success on pro circuit

'Great Race' makes pit stop in Rochester


Chip Kelly: Last practice not Fred Flintstone leaving work

Traffic jams expected with 30,000 fans at Epping dragway

Calgary Stampsí St. Pierre, complete with tattoos and plenty of brawn, not your typical NH wedding planner


 New Hampshire Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory