Tag: Bedford

Bedford blows past Winnacunnet

Bedford dropped 32 points in the opening quarter and never looked back as the Bulldogs blew past visiting Winnacunnet, 82-51, on Tuesday night.

Luke Soden poured in a game-high 32 points for Bedford as the Bulldogs had 11 players score on the night. Winnacunnet was led by Tyson Khalil’s 15 points and 10 from Andrew Simmons.

Check out highlights of the action by our Tim Lee…

https://youtu.be/hc_8XOH4e9k

Portsmouth hands Bedford first loss

The Portsmouth Clippers closed the game on a 7-0 run over the final 51 seconds to knock off unbeaten Bedford, 55-53, on Tuesday night in Bedford. The win snapped the Bulldogs 17-game regular-season win streak.

Maddie MacCannell pumped in a game-high 19 points to pace Portsmouth, while Lana McCarthy (16) and Kate Allard (13) both netted double-figures for the Bulldogs.

With the victory, Portsmouth has now won five straight to improve to 7-1 on the season and sits third in the Division II standings, tied with Bedford in the loss column. The Bulldogs fall to 9-1 with the loss and are second in D-II, one game behind behind flawless Bishop Guertin (8-0).

Four unbeatens remain

By KJ Cardinal

We’re past the midway point of the 2022-23 season in all four divisions of NHIAA basketball and there are just four undefeated boys teams remaining around the state.

Let’s take a glimpse at this quartet of flawless teams…

Anthony Chinn directs the offense against Portsmouth back on Jan. 10.

PINKERTON BOYS (9-0)
It should come as no surprise that head coach Dave Chase’s Astros are sitting atop the Division I standings with a perfect 9-0 mark to start the season. Pinkerton made it to the state semifinals last year and with their big three of Jackson Marshall and the Chinn brothers (Anthony and Tyrone) clicking on all cylinders, the Astros are rolling through the division.

Pinkerton is holding teams to just over 44 points per game (PPG) and winning by an average of 20 PPG. The only single-digit victory that the Astros have earned was at Keene, 48-40, back on Jan. 13. Looking at Pinkerton’s remaining slate, it’s hard not to circle the Feb. 10 tilt at Bedford (8-1) as the biggest test that remains in the Astros quest for perfection.

Jalen Reese goes up for two against Somersworth on Dec. 13.

GILFORD BOYS (9-0)
The three-time defending champion Golden Eagles are a perfect 9-0 and sit perched atop the D-III standings. Another pair of brothers, Jalen and Isaiah Reese, are both averaging nearly 20 PPG to lead the way for Gilford.

While head coach Rick Acquilano’s squad has yet to lose, they have been tested in three tough battles of late and came out on top in each one. The Golden Eagles started the new year with a four-point win at St. Thomas on Jan. 3. A week later, Gilford staved off a hungry Belmont squad, 61-58. And, just yesterday the Golden Eagles survived an overtime scare at Conant, 52-48.

Kayden Hoskins and the Crusaders held on for a big win at Woodsville back on Dec. 21.

LITTLETON BOYS (12-0)
Trevor Howard’s Littleton Crusaders are a state-best 12-0 and are coming off perhaps the game of the year in D-IV on Friday night, a thrilling 86-81 victory at Profile. Littleton’s front-man Kayden Hoskins is pumping in over 21 PPG, but the Crusaders boast a line-up loaded with potential double-digit scorers and their balanced attack is very potent.

The Crusaders have proven they can win on the road as they earned hard-fought victories at Portsmouth Christian, at Woodsville, at Lin-Wood, at Colebrook, at D-III White Mountains and most recently at Profile. With five of their remaining six games at home, if Littleton can take care of business on its turf, the Crusaders may be sitting atop the D-IV heap when the dust settles.

Brode Frink with the unorthodox finish at PCA on Jan. 9.

CONCORD CHRISTIAN BOYS (9-0)
The Concord Christian Kingsmen are rolling through their D-IV slate. With big road wins at Derryfield, at Portsmouth Christian and at Holy Family, the Kingsmen look poised to make another deep run in the playoffs.

Sophomore sensation Brode Frink is the straw that stirs the drink for head coach Eric Heizer’s squad. Frink is averaging over 25 PPG and can score in anyway imaginable. The Kingsmen have some obstacles on their schedule as they host Derryfield (7-2), Farmington (10-1) and head to D-III Conant.

Soden’s 32 leads Bedford past Goffstown

Behind a game-high 32 points from Luke Soden, Bedford cruised to a 73-38 victory over visiting Goffstown on Friday night. Austin Kasyjanski (10) and Aiden O’Connell (11) netted double figures as well for the Bulldogs. The Grizzlies were paced by 10 points apiece from Cam Hujsak and Noah Durham

Bedford improves to 8-1 on the season, while Goffstown falls to 3-5.

Check out the full gallery of the action by Dave Beliveau…

Bedford comes from behind, remains perfect

Goffstown used a 19-point second quarter to take a 10-point lead to the locker room, 35-25, but the undefeated Bedford Bulldogs held the Grizzlies to just 16 second-half points and earned a 64-51 come-from-behind road win on Friday night. 

Bedford improves to a perfect 9-0 on the season, while Goffstown falls to 7-2. The Bulldogs were paced by a game-high 26 points from Kate Allard, 19 from Lana McCarthy and 10 from Sydney Grogan. Ava Winterburn led Goffstown with 18, while Maggie Sasso added 12.

Check out the full gallery of the action by Dave Beliveau…

Bedford blows past Concord

The undefeated Bedford Bulldogs (7-0) dominated Concord (3-4) from start to finish to earn a 59-22 win over the visiting Crimson Tide on Friday night.

The Bulldogs were paced by a game-high 21 points from Lana McCarthy and 17 from Kate Allard. Concord was led by Aidan Smalley’s nine points.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

Bedford downs Trinity in D-I showdown

In a battle between Division I heavyweights, Bedford earned a hard-fought 68-62 victory over defending D-I champ Trinity on Tuesday night. Brady O’Connell (28 points) and Luke Soden (25) combined to score 53 of the Bulldogs 68 points, while the Pioneers were paced by Tyler Bike’s 16 points.

Check out a full photo gallery by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

603 in the NCAA

Let’s celebrate the best of the best from the NHIAA that have continued their careers into the NCAA. Below is a list of NHIAA ballers that are currently playing at the collegiate level.

Help us grow this list. If you have additions, please email kj@ball603.com. Thanks for the assist!

NAMEHIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGEYEAR / NOTE
Max Bonney-LilesAlvirneKeene St.Senior
Cam JonesAlvirneLamar St.Sophomore
Brett McKinleyAlvirnePlymouth St.Junior
Mia RoyBedfordSNHUSenior
Emily VanSteensburgBishop BradyPlymouth St.Senior
Tommy FraserBishop BradySaint AnselmJunior
Lily RiveraBishop Brady ’17Gordon ’21Assistant Coach
Ami RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Isabella RiveraBishop Brady ’21GordonSophomore
Anna StawaszBishop GuertinRivierSophomore
Brianna WilcoxBishop GuertinRivierFreshman
Hannah MuchemoreBishop GuertinRivierJunior
Cam HomseyCentral CatholicEndicottJunior
Natalie HarrisCoe-BrownPlymouth St.Junior
Sage SmithColebrookNorthern VermontSophomore
Mariah ChamberlainConantEndicottSenior
Sera HodgsonConantMaineSophomore
Eva HodgsonConantNorth CarolinaSenior
Silas BernierConantNorwichJunior
Tyler BrunsConcordBardSenior
Scott LampronConcordColby-SawyerSenior
Rylan CanabanoConcordPlymouth St.Junior
Al-Rashid KokoConcord ’22GordonFreshman
Isaac JarvisConcord Christian ’22GordonFreshman
Ty VitkoDoverEndicottSenior
Lia RaynowskaExeterColby-SawyerSenior
Mike LeonardExeterNorwichJunior
Kevin HenryExeterPlymouth St.Junior
Emily RaynowskaExeterWPISenior
Brady ElliottFall MountainRegisFreshman
Riley MarshGilford ’22Plymouth St.Freshman
Rob BaguidyGoffstown ’22RivierFreshman
Nodia DavenportGrovetonRivierSophomore
Maxwell GalbraithHanoverPlymouth St.Freshman
Halie HurdHillsboro-DeeringPlymouth St.Senior
Delaney WilcoxHinsdaleNew England CollegeSophomore
Angelina NardolilloHinsdaleRhode Island CollegeSophomore
Adam RazzaboniHollis-BrooklineRivierSophomore
Elijah SwansonInter-LakesPlymouth St.Sophomore
Autumn NelsonJohn StarkPlymouth St.Senior
Christian BarrJohn StarkPlymouth St.Junior
Anna StengerJohn StarkRivierJunior
Tori AndrewskiKearsargeDeanSophomore
Abby HamelinKeeneColby-SawyerSenior
Eliza MitchellKeeneColby-SawyerFreshman
Liam JohnstonKeeneKeene St.Freshman
Brogan ShannonKingswoodSaint AnselmFreshman
Sophie GeorgeLaconiaPlymouth St.Freshman
Jon WillemanLebanon ’20New HampshireJunior
Catherine ColeLebanon ’22ConnecticutFreshman
Kaylee ManzellaLittletonColby-SawyerFreshman
Dawson DicksonManchester CentralSNHUAssistant Coach
Ty ThomasManchester MemorialPlymouth St.Senior
Jessica CarrierManchester MemorialRivierSophomore
Lyric GrumblattManchester MemorialRivierJunior
Tamrah GouldManchester MemorialSouthern MaineJunior
Melanie PresseauManchester MemorialWPISenior
Liberti LacasseMascoma ValleyColby-SawyerFreshman
Ben SeilerMascoma ValleySt. Joseph’s (ME)Freshman
Ryan BanuskevichMilfordPlymouth St.Junior
Henry PikusMilton AcademyUC Santa CruzFreshman
Alexis MatteMount RoyalNorwichSenior
Spencer LabrecqueNashua NorthWheatonSophomore
Sam McElliottNashua NorthU. of New EnglandSophomore
Brandon ChoateNashua NorthSNHUSophomore
Joe MorrellOyster RiverFisherJunior
Ryan HerrionOyster RiverNew HampshireAssistant Coach
Megan MolettieriPelhamColby-SawyerSophomore
Drew BrownPelhamEndicottJunior
Sean MenardPembrokePlymouth St.Senior
Josh MorissettePhillips ExeterWoffordFreshman
Brooke KanePinkertonNew HampshireSenior
Gwen MerrifieldPlymouthManhattanvilleSophomore
Leia BruntPlymouthWilliam SmithFreshman
Kevin CummingsPortsmouthColby-SawyerSophomore
Abbe LaurencePortsmouthMaineSenior
Brittany GrahamPortsmouthNorwichSenior
Zack CaraballoSalemColby-SawyerSenior
Caitlin CooperSouheganDeanFreshman
Matt McCoolSouheganMaristFreshman
Johnny McBrideSouhegan ’22MessiahFreshman
Cal ConnellySpauldingAssumptionSenior
Jacob GibbonsTiltonAssumptionFreshman
Andrew PolitiTrinityFranklin PierceFreshman
Ethan HutchinsonTrinityRivierJunior
Royce WilliamsTrinitySNHUFreshman
Avery HazeltonWhite MountainsPlymouth St.Freshman
Joey DaSilvaWindhamEndicottSophomore
Sarah DempseyWindhamEndicottSophomore
Steph DavisWindhamLongwoodJunior
Brett MarelliWinnacunnetWPIFreshman

Bishop Guertin pulls off dramatic comeback to capture D-I title

The fifth-seeded Bishop Guertin Cardinals came-from-behind to upset #2 Bedford to capture the NHIAA Division I Girls Basketball Championship on Sunday evening at UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium.

Trailing by two with just over a minute to play, Bishop Guertin’s Brooke Paquette knocked down a go-ahead three-pointer that gave the Cardinals the lead for good and the upset win for title.

Check out the full photo gallery from the game…

Trinity topples Bedford to advance to semifinals

Top-seeded Trinity came out swinging in its quarterfinal game versus #8 Bedford on Saturday as the Pioneers poured in 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 78-65 victory. Trinity advances to the semifinals and will take on #4 Pinkerton. The Pioneers were paced by a game-high 23 points from Mark Nyomah, while teammate Tyler Bike added 22. The Bulldogs were led by 16 points from Austin Kasyjanski.