NHIAA Roudup: Alvirne girls top Londonderry; Bishop Guertin boys win
February 17. 2014 10:21PM
Freshman Marissa Sweeney scored a layup with three seconds left to lead Alvirne to a 43-42 Division I girls’ basketball win against second-ranked Londonderry in Hudson Monday.
The result dropped Londonderry’s record to 13-2 and raised the Broncos’ record to 9-5.
Coming off a timeout with 10 seconds left, Alvirne teammate Sandy Purcell found Sweeney cutting through the lane for the winning basket. Kaycee Carbone led the winners with eight points, Sweeney and Amanda Wetmore, both freshmen, each netted seven points. Londonderry, which led 31-30 after three quarters, was paced by Ashley Berube with 15 points. Casey Evans added eight points for the Lancers, who played without injured star Aliza Simpson.
Salem 65, Manchester Central 63: In Manchester, Emily Hickey of Salem snapped a 60-60 tie with a three-point basket with 50 seconds to play. Sara Swetland, who led Central with 17 points, tied the contest at 60 with a layup after stealing a pass. Sydney Richard added 14 more points for 7-8 Central. Salem (9-5) was led by Alexandra Sirmaian, who scorched the nets for 31 points. She had nine three-point baskets.
Nashua North 59, Pinkerton 50: Pinkerton was led by Val Martin and Colleen Fortier, each with 13 points.
Bedford 74, Spaulding 25: In Rochester, Bedford (14-0) was led by Bri Purcell with 16 points. Haley Driscoll had 11 points and Rachel Collins added nine for the winners. Bedford will host Londonderry (13-2) Wednesday.
Campbell 68, Sanborn 14: In Litchfield, Campbell (16-1) led 35-8 at halftime. Leading the Cougars were Alex Trevains with 17 points and Kylee Julia with 16 points. Hannah Fabiano netted 11 points.
Bishop Guertin 67, Nashua South 64 (OT): In overtime John Noon tallied five points and Kyle Gavin added four. Gavin scored a game-high 26 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists. BG led 43-42 entering the last frame. Costas Niarhos scored a layup off an offensive rebound for Bishop Guertin with 26 seconds left. Nashua South nearly won it in regulation when Mike Osgood fired an eight-footer before the ball rolled four times around the rim before falling out.
Yordy Tavarez scored 24 for Nashua South (8-6). BG (11-3) was led by Jack Zimmerman had 14 points and six assists. Niarhos finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Trinity 76, Keene 32: In Manchester the Pioneers (13-1) were led by Wenyen Gabriel and Carmen Giampetruzzi, each with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Luke Testa added 10 points and off the bench, Ryan Boldwin netted eight points and had 10 boards. Keene dropped to 0-14. Trinity travels to Hampton Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. start against Winnacunnet.
Exeter 80, Memorial 50: In Exeter, Max Medley scored 14 points and Ben Swett added 12 for 7-8 Exeter. Brandon Scott led Memorial (5-8) with 22 points. Memorial plays at West Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Merrimack 65, Manchester West 47: Eric Gendron 21 first-half points as Merrimack built a 42-17 halftime lead. Shayne Bourque scored 14 and Austin Franzen added nine for the Tomahawks (13-2). Dakota Descoteaux led West with 12 points, including three 3-pointers. The Blue Knights (3-12) drilled 10 3-pointers in all.
Pinkerton 63, Nashua North 48: In Derry, Pinkerton (8-6) held North (4-9) to two fourth-quarter points. Luke Rosinski scored seven of his 25 points in the final chapter for the Astros. Rosinski added 11 rebounds and seven assists. David Faulks contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Jeremy Dietzel collected seven points. Jordan Lates led North with 20 points.
Manchester Central 87, Salem 48: In Salem, Mike Plentzas had a solid all-around game with six points, nine rebounds, 10 assists and two blocks. Feeding off his effort were Jon Martin with 23 points and Brett Hanson who poured in 18 points. Unbeaten Central was in control by halftime, leading 45-24 before cruising to its 15th season win.
Campbell 51, Franklin 38: In Franklin, scoring leaders for Campbell (11-2) were Zach Bergeon (26 points), Harrison Vedrani (12) and Michael Gray (six). Andrew Smarse played well, gaining many assists in the win. Campbell will host Hillsboro-Deering on Friday at 7 p.m.
Londonderry 59, Alvirne 39: At Londonderry, Drew Coveney’s 20 points, including four 3-point goals, lifted the Lancers (13-2). Max Coleman scored 11 points, including two three-pointers, and Joey Kwiatowski added nine for Londonderry, who led 24-18 at half. Danny Brown scored nine points and brother Tyler Brown added eight for Alvirne, which dropped to 5-9.
Moultonborough 66, Profile 64: At Moultonborough, Aaron Davis made two free throws late to lift Moultonborough.
Davis was fouled on a rebound with two seconds left, but was called for a technical foul while hauling in his rebound, Davis made both ends of a one-and-one while Profile made one of two on the technical foul, leaving the Panthers with a 66-64 lead.
Riley Swedberg led the winners with 25 points, including 7-for-7 from the line, with eight rebounds for Moultonborough. Tristan Price had 16 points, 11 in the first quarter, with four 3-point goals, and Davis scored 12 to go along with 11 rebounds. Ian Baker led Profile (11-4) with 25 points and Bailey Johnson scored 22 points.