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February 21. 2014 10:11PM

NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Bedford extends winning streak


Bedford's George Mokas works against Pinkerton's David Faulk during Friday's game in Bedford. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

BEDFORD — The streak is still alive, and may not end any time soon.

A 21-point performance from senior guard Cam Meservey helped the Bedford High School boys’ basketball team fend off Pinkerton Academy of Derry, 50-48, Friday night and stretch its winning streak to eight games.

Bedford, which raised its Division I record to 9-7, will conclude its regular-season schedule with games against Dover (3-13) and Keene (0-15).

“Fitzy (Bedford coach Mike Fitzpatrick) is a great coach and they’re executing very well,” Pinkerton coach Pete Rosinski said. “I was very surprised when they were 1-7.”

Pinkerton trailed 50-48 and had the ball with 7.6 seconds to play, but failed to get a final shot off. Bedford came up with the ball after deflecting a pass intended for sophomore forward Luke Rosinski (Pete’s son) and was able to run out the clock.

“We designed something, and it just didn’t happen,” Pete Rosinski said. “We didn’t execute as well as we should have.”

Rosinski, who missed four games with mononucleosis earlier this season, finished with a game-high 28 points.

Bedford, which trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, received 10 points from senior guard Jacob Capistran.

“Our guys didn’t quit,” Fitzpatrick said. “Cam Meservey played his usual solid game, and compliments to Luke Rosinski. He has developed into one of the best players in the state.”

Bedford is tied with Nashua South for seventh place in the Division I standings, and the Bulldogs hold the tiebreaker edge against the Panthers. The top eight teams will earn a home game for the Division I tournament’s preliminary round.

Pinkerton, which fell to 8-8, is tied for 10th place with Spaulding of Rochester. The Astros were coming off a 78-77 loss to Bishop Guertin of Nashua.

Pinkerton led 26-12 with 3;01 remaining in the second quarter, but Bedford closed the half on a 16-1 run and led 28-27 at the break. Meservey scored nine points during the run. Pinkerton led 42-38 early in the fourth, but Bedford used a 10-1 run to open up a 48-43 lead.

“Jake Capistran, George Mokas and Tom O’Rourke came of the bench in the second quarter to spark us,” Fitzpatrick said. “They continued to play well in the second half with terrific defense and rebounding.”

Bedford has not allowed an opponent to score more than 50 points during its eight-game winning streak.

“They’re being very deliberate on offense,” Pete Rosinski said. “We made some mistakes down the stretch. We got a little stagnant offensively. We have to move the ball better.

“We have to learn what we can with the games we have left and try to find a way to win these close games.”

rbrown@unionleader.com


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