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NHIAA Roundup: Memorial boys run past West

February 23. 2014 8:48PM
Pinkerton Academy's Tyler Poole (20) celebrates his goal with Ethan Landry(11) and Giovanni Corsetto, left, as Londonderry's Colby Austin (15) skates away during the second period of their game at the Icenter in Salem Saturday evening. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Kabongo Ngalakulondi scored 13 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to lead Manchester Memorial to an 81-68 Division I boys’ basketball win over Manchester West Sunday at West’s Bronstein Gym.

Memorial exploded for 26 fourth-quarter points to break a 55-55 tie after three frames. Trevon Maughn had 22 points in the win and teammates Brandon Scott (12) and Craig Preston (eight) also contributed for 6-9 Memorial.

West (4-12) received a solid effort from Keenan Caron, who netted 20 points and was followed by Zach Theriault (14), Alfred Nyonee (12) and Corey Descoteaux with 10. Memorial travels to Nashua North today for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Merrimack 62, Keene 34: In Merrimack, Eric Gendron netted 20 and Shayne Bourque, Austin Franzen and Zach Kerr each had double figures. Merrimack raised its record to 15-2.

Campbell 55, Sanborn 39: In Kingston on Saturday, leading scorers for the Cougars were Zach Bergeon (25 points), Michael Gray (eight) and Harrison Vedrani (eight). The Cougars (14-2) have won 13 straight games. They travel to Jaffrey to face defending state champion Conant on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Girls’ basketball

Goffstown 46, Hollis/Brookline 32: In Hollis Friday, Goffstown (9-7) defeated the Cavaliers (7-8) thanks to 17 points from Molly McQueeney and nine from Cassidy Lalumiere. Bri Hackett led Hollis/Brookline with nine points and Cassie Stapelfeid added eight points.

Bow 53, Hopkinton 46: In Hopkinton Saturday, Bow (13-5) closed out the regular season with a victory over host Hopkinton (14-6). Bow was led by senior Kirsten Bresson with a game-high 15 points and Amanda Murray netted 11 points. Ashlie Tucker had 10 points in the win and teammate Sam Lulka threw in 9 points and hauled in five rebounds.

Milford 67, Kingswood 36: In Milford Saturday, the Spartans (15-1) defeated the Knights (5-10) behind Bri Hoffman (15 points), Adelle Pitsas (11) and Jess Ryan with 10. Elizabeth McLaughlin netted 10 points for Kingswood.

Boys’ hockey

Pinkerton 4, Londonderry 2: At the ICEnter, in Salem, Pinkerton snapped its rival’s win streak at 12, thanks to a pair of Tyler Poole power-play goals.

Londonderry dropped to 13-3. Pinkerton, on a four-game unbeaten streak (3-0-1) improved to 6-7-2.

Ethan Landry and Gio Corsetto added two assists each for the Astros, who built a 3-1 lead after two periods. Londonderry’s Curtis Harper scored with 4:57 remaining in the third period to make it 3-2, but Pinkerton put the game away on Poole’s second of the night with 2:23 to play.

“I think we’re finding our identity,” said Astros coach Joey Lee. “As the season goes on we’re becoming a better team.”

Bailey Walsh and Mike Bellmore scored the other Pinkerton goals. Jason Parker scored the Lancers’ first goal, in the first period.

Salem 10, Bishop Brady 3: At Concord’s Everett Arena on Saturday, Kyle Svenson garnered three goals and three assists for Salem (13-1-1). Matt Hayes and Cody Soucy each had two goals for the Blue Devils. Brendan Brack, Wyatt Saylor and Spenser Sloane each scored for 0-14 Brady.

Hanover 5, Memorial 2: In Hanover Sunday, the Marauders (6-9-1) gained possession of the 10th place which is the final playoff berth in Division I. Ben Hartman scored for Hanover in the first period. Zach Pelletier tied the game early in the second period and Memorial took a 2-1 lead on a goal from Brady Sufat.

Hanover tallied four goals in the third period. Thomas Peters scored 16 seconds into the period and Hanover took the lead at 4:40 on a tally from Worthy Gardner. Insurance goals came off the sticks of Jin Kim and Gus Lyons. Memorial fell to 7-7-3 and plays Central on Saturday at 6 p.m. at JFK Coliseum.

Portsmouth 7, Kearsarge 1: On Saturday in Exeter, Keasarge was led by Duncan MacIntyte with one goal. The assist went to Will Aufranc and Bryson Barthol, who scored his first high school point. Kearsarge (1-9-1) plays at Manchester West today.

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