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Bishop Guertin rallies late to capture back-to-back state titles

By: KJ Cardinal

DURHAM – Top-seeded Bishop Guertin used a 23-point fourth quarter to erase a 10-point deficit and capture back-to-back NHIAA Division I Girls Basketball State Championships with a 51-45 victory over No. 3 Bedford on Sunday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

The Cardinals (21-0) started slow as they trailed by seven after one, by nine at the half and by 10 entering the fourth. BG put the clamps on the Bulldogs (19-3) in the final frame as they held Bedford to 2-10 shooting from the field.

Free throw shooting played a big factor as the Bulldogs were just 7-22 (31.8%) from the charity stripe, while Guertin was 19-25 (76.0%), including 13-17 (76.5%) in the fourth quarter alone.

Leading the way for the Cardinals was Brooke Paquette with a game-high 24 points. Meghan Stack added 10 of her own for BG. Bedford was paced by 15 apiece from Kate Allard and Lana McCarthy, who also pulled down 14 rebounds.

For the Cardinals, the title marks the seventh in school history and the second straight.

Check out the full photo gallery by Jill Stevens…

Bishop Guertin punches ticket to title game

Top-seeded Bishop Guertin defeated No. 4 Goffstown, 67-49, in the semifinal round of the NHIAA Division I Girls Basketball State Tournament on Tuesday night at Londonderry High School. The Cardinals advance to the title game where they will take on No. 3 Bedford on Sunday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

BG jumped out to a quick 21-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Cardinals were led by a game-high 25 points from Meghan Stack, while Hannah Lynch (14 points) and Brooke Paquette (12) netted double-figures as well.

The Grizzlies were paced by Ava Winterburn’s 24 points and 10 fro Ava Ruggiero. 

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

Bishop Guertin downs Bedford, remains perfect

In a battle between two of the top teams in Division I, Bishop Guertin went on the road and came away with a pivotal 73-66 win over Bedford on Friday night. With the victory, the Cardinals improve to a perfect 16-0 on the season, while the Bulldogs fall to 14-2.

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

Bishop Guertin rolls past Salem

Bishop Guertin led by just one after the first quarter, 16-15, but then turned it on as the Cardinals rolled to an 80-43 victory over host Salem on Friday night.

Luke Anderson paced BG with a game-high 17 points, while Matt Santosuosso (15) and Logan Lowney (14) chipped in with double figures as well. The Blue Devils were led by 12 points from Zack Carrien.

Check out highlights of the action by our very own Tim Lee…

BG handles Portsmouth

Two Division I squads near the top of the heap met on Wednesday night and Bishop Guertin came away with a 59-42 victory over visiting Portsmouth in Nashua.

Matt Santosuosso led all scorers with 19 points for the Cardinals, while Javari Ellison added 14. The Clippers were paced by Matt Minckler’s team-high 18 points. 

BG improves to 5-2 on the season, while Portsmouth falls to 4-3.

Check out the full gallery of the action by Todd Grzywacz of Stonewall Photography…

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Bishop Guertin closes out Goffstown

Bishop Guertin held Goffstown without a field goal in the fourth quarter to come away with a 60-42 victory on Tuesday night. The Cardinals trailed 37-34 through three quarters before putting the clamps on the host Grizzlies, outscoring Gofftown 26-5 over the final eight minutes.

The Cardinals were led by a game-high 18 points from Luke Anderson, including 13 in the fourth quarter alone. Ryan Strand tallied 13 points to pace the Grizzlies.

Check out the photo gallery by Dave Beliveau…