High School Roundup: BG, Pinkerton pull off upsets
February 16. 2018 11:06PM
The Division I standings continue to change by the day and Friday was no different with Bishop Guertin of Nashua upsetting Manchester Memorial 60-56 in overtime in Nashua. The Cardinals earned just their second win of the season and snapped an eight-game losing streak. Memorial, a favorite in Division I, slipped to 10-4.
The Crusaders led by six points with a minute to go before playing undisciplined basketball, according to Memorial coach Danny Bryson. BG (2-12) sent the game to overtime with a pair of free throws after a Memorial turnover with 19 seconds to play.
The Cardinals continued their surge in the extra period with a pair of crucial 3-pointers from Austin Hiscoe (game-high 18 points).
Andrew Lucier added 11 points for BG. Manny Alisandro took the lead for Memorial with 14 points while Tyson Thomas and Elvin Barbosa pitched in 11 and 10.
Pinkerton 61, Bedford 59: In Derry, the Astros (3-11) joined the upset parade on Friday by dropping Bedford (11-4), another contender for the D-I title.
Sam Goy led the charge for Pinkerton with 18 points and Ben Lindsey followed with 16. Connor Crowley was atop Bedford’s scoring with 19 points.
Lebanon 59, Souhegan 57 (OT): In Amherst, the Raiders tied it late in regulation and won it with a bucket with eight seconds to play in overtime to hand the Sabers (8-8) a tough loss.
Andersen Geffrard’s 24 points led Souhegan, and teammates Max Leonard (eight) and Jordan LauQuan (eight) also contributed. Matt Eyelander paced Lebanon (12-3) with 16 points.
Winnacunnet 50, Salem 49: In Hampton, Travis Arsenault’s 3-pointer inside of 30 seconds to play won it for the Warriors (12-3). Salem missed a shot at the buzzer and a pair of free throws with a minute to go around Arsenault’s winning bucket.
Arsenault scored 20 to lead all scorers while Jack Schaake added 19. Salem (8-6), which led the majority of the game, got 20 points from Zack Caraballo and 14 from Nick Hayes.
Portsmouth 52, Nashua South 44: In Nashua, the Clippers (13-2) trailed the Panthers at all three breaks before winning the fourth quarter by 11 points.
Max Lincoln dropped 17 points for Portsmouth and Alex Tavares tallied 16, including 11 in the fourth. South slipped to 5-9.
Hollis/Brookline 67, Oyster River 58: In Hollis, the Cavaliers held the Bobcats to two points in the third quarter while posting 17, which proved to be the difference. Matt Simco and Matt Dowling were the high men for Hollis/Brookline (12-2) with 22 and 19 points. Kyle Landrigan scored 16 for Oyster River (12-3).
Manchester Central 50, Londonderry 37: In Manchester, Destiny Jordan scored 13 points and Keltina Francis added 10 for the Little Green (10-6). Londonderry is 7-9.
Bow 50, Pembroke 34: In Pembroke, Erin Boldwin led Bow (9-7) with 15 points. Patty Nordin added 10, Lea Crompton scored eight and Lauren Goyette had seven. Olivia Langevin had 12 points and Morgan Allen scored nine for Pembroke (8-8).
Pelham 60, Milford 25: In Milford, senior Danielle Sirois scored her 1,000th point as part of a 20-point night for Pelham (15-1). Olivia Gagnon contributed 11 for Pelham. Emma Gray led Milford (3-14) with eight points.
Portsmouth 55, Windham 44: In Portsmouth, a 19-7 third quarter did the trick for the Clippers en route to running their record to 17-0.
Sadie Shore stuck a trio of 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 18 points for Portsmouth and Abbe Laurence trailed with 12. Kayleigh Walsh’s 15-point effort for Windham (10-6) included the 1,000th point of her career.
Sam Adamson finished behind Walsh with 13 points.