Tag: Raymond

Rams beat Blue Devils at the buzzer

Cohen Claytor’s three-pointer as time expired gave Raymond a dramatic come-from-behind 57-54 victory over visiting Epping on Wednesday night.

The Rams were led by the Claytor brothers who each netted five threes en route to 17 points for Cohen and 15 for Caden. Dylan Cummings paced the Blue Devils with a game-high 18 points, while Jacob Purrington (12) and Brady Dwyer (10) both netted double-figures as well.

The first half was a battle as the Rams took a one-point edge, 30-29, to the locker room. The Blue Devils owned the third quarter and took a 47-39 lead to the final stanza, which belonged to the Rams. Raymond buckled down on defense in the fourth, holding Epping to just one field goal, and outscored the Blue Devils 18-7 to come away with the win.

The Rams improve to 3-9 on the season, while Epping falls to 4-9.

Check out the full photo gallery by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

Epping girls win at Raymond

The Division IV Epping girls improved to 7-2 on the season with a 42-37 victory at Division III Raymond on Tuesday night. It was back-and-forth all game with the Blue Devils taking a one-point lead to the fourth and they outscored the Rams by 11-7 in the final stanza to come away with the victory.

Epping was paced by 13 points from Mackenzie Milbury and 10 points from Laney McAniff. Kylie Potter led Raymond with 16 points, while Mollee Messenger added 13.

Check out the full photo gallery by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

Conant downs Raymond on the road

The Conant boys went on the road and defeated Raymond, 42-31, on Thursday night.

The Orioles were paced by a game-high 16 points from Ben Sawyer, while Jared Nagle chipped in with 13. The Rams were led by Drezell Dufaut’s 13 points.

Conant improves to 4-2 on the season, while Raymond drops to 1-5.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

The Bash: Day 4 Recap

By: KJ Cardinal

Day four of the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash is in the books and the finals match-ups are set. Coffee County (TN) and Kennett will meet for the girls crown on Friday at 5:30 pm, while Belmont and Profile will square off at 7:00 pm.

GIRLS SEMI #1: COFFEE COUNTY 97, BELMONT 26
PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
The Lady Raiders from Tennessee continued to roll as they defeated Belmont, 97-26, in the first semifinal on Thursday. Coffee County’s balanced attack was on display as they placed five players in double-digits, led by 15 points from Emaleigh Tarpley. The Red Raiders were paced by 15 as well by Lena Rodrigues, who connected on five triples versus the Lady Raiders tough 2-3 zone.

GIRLS SEMI #2: KENNETT 75, FARMINGTON 30
PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
In the second semifinal of the day, Division II Kennett defeated the D-IV host Farmington, 75-30, en route to their fifth-straight title game appearance at The Bash. The Tigers came out of the gates and challenged the Eagles for the first 10-minutes of play before Kennett pulled away and blew the game wide open. The Eagles were led by a trio of double-figure scorers: Kaley Goodhart (16 points), Sydnie Chin (15) and Catherine Chick (13). Farmington freshman Anna Cardinal paced the Tigers with 10.

BOYS SEMI #1: BELMONT 56, DERRYFIELD 45
PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | ROMIKE REPORT
On the boys side, D-III Belmont looked a little tired from the onset, which could be attributed to the Red Raiders dramatic one-point win over Coe-Brown the night before, and found themselves tied with D-IV Derryfield at 22-22 at the half. The Red Raiders came out rejuvenated for the second half and pulled away for the 56-45 win. Belmont was led by Keegan Martinez (17 points), Sam Reposa (16) and Anakin Underhill (15), while the Cougars were paced by Jack Krasnof (18) and John McDevitt (11).

BOYS SEMI #2: PROFILE 70, FARMINGTON 41
PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
It was a packed house for the second semifinal, which pitted host Farmington versus Profile. The two battled closely for the first quarter with the Patriots taking a two-point lead, 13-11. Profile then dominated the Tigers in the second stanza as they outscored Farmington 20-0 to blow the game wide open and cruised to a 70-41 victory. Junior Josh Robie connected on six threes en route to a game-high 26 points, while classmate Alex Leslie added 20 and sophomore Cayden Wakeham had 12. Farmington was led by 16 points from senior Jordan Berko.

If you missed any of day four action, you can re-watch all games here.

DAY 4 SCORES, LINKS & DOUBLE-DIGIT SCORERS

BOYS: RAYMOND 57, NUTE 40PHOTOS
Raymond Rams: Drezell Duffaut (19 points), Logen Brian (13)
Nute Rams: Gavin Forcier (14 points)

BOYS: PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN 51, FRANKLIN 35PHOTOS
Eagles: Connor Hickey (20 points)
Golden Tornadoes: Zeke McCoy (13 points)

BOYS: KENNETT 64, LIN-WOOD 41PHOTOS
Eagles: Bo Noury (14 points), Alex Clark (11) Ben Dougherty (11)
Lumberjacks: Jake Avery (21 points), Cam Clermont (14)

BOYS: COE-BROWN 75, SOMERSWORTH 34PHOTOS
Bears: Quinn Salter (19 points), Hugh Hamilton (12)
Hilltoppers: Dominic Starr (24 points)

GIRLS SEMI #1: COFFEE COUNTY (TN) 97, BELMONT 26PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Lady Raiders: Emaleigh Tarpley (15), Julie Ruehling (14), Olivia Vinson (13), Channah Gannon (11), Chloe Gannon (10)
Red Raiders: Lena Rodrigues (15)

BOYS SEMI #1: BELMONT 56, DERRYFIELD 45PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | ROMIKE REPORT
Red Raiders: Keegan Martinez (17 points), Sam Reposa (16), Anakin Underhill (15)
Cougars: Jack Krasnof (18 points), John McDevitt (11)

GIRLS SEMI #2: KENNETT 75, FARMINGTON 30PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Eagles: Kaley Goodhart (16 points), Sydnie Chin (15), Catherine Chick (13)
Tigers: Anna Cardinal (10 points)

BOYS SEMI #2: PROFILE 70, FARMINGTON 41PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Patriots: Josh Robie (26 points), Alex Leslie (20), Cayden Wakeham (12)
Tigers: Jordan Berko (16 points)

The Bash: Day 3 Recap

Day three of the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash was one to remember, particularly on the boy’s side as all four match-ups saw the lower division team come away with the victory.

In the first boys game of the day, Division IV Derryfield started like they were shot out of a cannon versus D-II Kennett, the two-time defending Bash champions. The Cougars used impeccable ball movement and hot shooting to build a big first-half lead and had to fight for every inch in the second half to come away with a 16-point win, 62-46.

Senior Jake Avery attacked the paint all game long on his way to a career-high 42 points as D-IV Lin-Wood knocked off D-II Raymond, 75-71. Ram sophomore Drezell Duffaut also dazzled as he poured in 33 points of his own and nearly led Jim Gallagher’s young Raymond squad to a come-from-behind victory.

Alex Leslie (30) and Josh Robie (28) combined for 58 points to lead D-IV Profile past D-III Somersworth, 84-60. The high-octane Patriot offense has scored 187 points in their first two games of the tourney.

The night cap, however, was the one that we’ll never forget. The Dean vs. The Rookie. Dave Smith, the dean of New Hampshire basketball coaches and his Coe-Brown Bears took on first-year NHIAA head coach Tony Martinez and his Belmont Red Raiders. Belmont’s 2-3 zone stifled the Bears from the onset as Coe-Brown was held without a field goal for the first 6:48. There was no chance Coach Smith’s squad was going to go away quietly, however, as the Bears battled all the way back and had the ball on the final possession of the game with a chance to win. The Red Raiders survived, 52-51, to advance to the semifinals.

If you missed any of day three action, you can watch back archives of all games.

GIRLS: FRANKLIN 40, NOBLE 20PHOTOS
Golden Tornadoes: Lily Cornell (10 points)
Knights: Grace Roberts (7 points)

GIRLS: PROFILE 36, SOMERSWORTH 24PHOTOS
Patriots: Mya Brown (13 points), Maddie Koehler (12)
Hilltoppers: Ella Parr (8 points)

BOYS: DERRYFIELD 62, KENNETT 46 PHOTOS
Cougars: Alex Comire (22 points), Ethan Flanagan (11), John McDevitt (10)
Eagles: Ben Dougherty (16 points), Daven Bailey (13)

GIRLS: KENNETT 70, SANBORN 15PHOTOS
Eagles: Kaley Goodhart (17 points), Kaylee McLellan (14)
Indians: Emma Gillis (11 points)

BOYS: LIN-WOOD 75, RAYMOND 71PHOTOSVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Lumberjacks: Jake Avery (42 points), Liam Manning (18)
Rams: Drezell Duffaut (33 points), Logen Brien (21), Caden Claytor (11)

BOYS: PROFILE 84, SOMERSWORTH 60PHOTOSVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Patriots: Alex Leslie (30 points), Josh Robie (28)
Hilltoppers: Aiden Heffron (18 points), Dominic Starr (14)

GIRLS: COFFEE COUNTY (TN) 110, COE-BROWN 33PHOTOS
Lady Raiders: Chloe Gannon (18 points), Emaleigh Tarpley (16), Channah Gannon (15), Olivia Vinson (14), Natalie Barnes (14)
Bears: Hannah Meehan (11 points)

BOYS: BELMONT 52, COE-BROWN 51 PHOTOSVIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Red Raiders: Sam Reposa (13 points), Treshawn Ray (12), Anakin Underhill (10)
Bears: Hugh Hamilton (14 points), Quinn Salter (10)

The Bash: Day 1 Recap

By: KJ Cardinal

Day one of the 43rd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash is in the books and it was a day that featured inter-division match-ups, lop-sided scores and two “upsets” so-to-speak. The average margin of victory on the day was nearly 33 points, which was somewhat anticipated with the lack of parity on the schedule. While the girls games were just warm-up contests for bracket play that begins tomorrow, the boys games were part of pool play.

If you missed any of today’s action, you can watch back archives of all nine games. We also have a notebook below, followed by a list of the day’s results that features double-digit scorers and links to photo galleries and video highlights for select games.

TOURNEY NOTES

• The closest game of the day was a hard-fought battle between the Coe-Brown and Belmont girls. The Bears came out flat and managed just three points in the first quarter, but head coach Joe Vachon’s squad increased their productivity each quarter and closed out the fourth to come away with a 37-34 victory.

• The only other single-digit deficit on the day was also one of the “upsets” we saw as the D-IV Profile girls downed D-II Sanborn, 44-35. The other “upset” was the D-IV Farmington boys cruising past D-III Raymond, 78-51.

• The Coffee County squad that hails from Manchester, TN is no joke. The Red Raiders came in with an impressive resume and they wasted no time showing the field that they meant business as they jumped out to a 43-3 halftime lead over host Farmington. It should really come as no surprise as Coffee County Central High School boasts an enrollment of over 1,200, while Farmington has just 249 students. Regardless, the Red Raiders size, depth and revolving defensive schemes will be a tough match for anyone in the tournament.

• The top individual performers on the day were Somersworth’s Aiden Heffron and Farmington’s Brian Boisvert. They each netted 22 points and led their team to opening day victories.

DAY ONE BREAKDOWN & LINKS

BOYS: SOMERSWORTH 91, NUTE 71 PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Hilltoppers: Aiden Heffron (22), Dominic Starr (19), Evan Talley (19)
Rams: Gavin Forcier (19), Jackson Lafogg (14), Anthony Tracia (14)

GIRLS: FRANKLIN 51, SOMERSWORTH 36PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Golden Tornadoes: Kourtney Kaplan (19 points), Elisabet Porras Mateu (10)
Hilltoppers: Aby Lambert (12 points), Gabby Lensky (10)

BOYS: KENNETT 80, FRANKLIN 24PHOTOS | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Eagles: Bo Noung (15 points), Daven Bailey (10), Alex Clark (10)
Golden Tornadoes: Zeke McCoy (9 points)

GIRLS: KENNETT 72, NOBLE 12PHOTOS
Eagles: Kaley Goodhart (15 points), Sam Sidoti (11), Kaylee McClellan (10)
Knights: Natalia Rothwell (7 points)

GIRLS: COE-BROWN 37, BELMONT 34PHOTOS
Bears: Ava Telehala (10 points)
Red Raiders: Lena Rodrigues (13 points)

BOYS: COE-BROWN 63, PORTSMOUTH CHRISTIAN 32PHOTOS
Bears: Hugh Hamilton (21 points), Connor Bagnell (14)
Eagles: Cai Summers (11 points)

GIRLS: PROFILE 44, SANBORN 35PHOTOS
Patriots: Kyah Knight (16 points), Mya Brown (10)
Indians: Allie Bezanson (12 points)

GIRLS: COFFEE COUNTY (TN) 84, FARMINGTON 10PHOTOS
Raiders: Chloe Gannon (20 points), Channah Gannon (16), Alivia Reel (11)
Tigers: Madi Ricker (7 points)

BOYS: FARMINGTON 78, RAYMOND 51PHOTOS
Tigers: Brian Boisvert (22 points), Jordan Berko (17), Cody Brazee (13), Matthew Savoy (11)
Rams: Drezzell Duffaut (20 points)

Contributor Added: Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos

Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos has joined us as a contributing photographer. Based out of Raymond, Jeff will be sending us photos from select Rams games throughout the season. Thanks for coming aboard, Jeff!

If you’re a photographer or videographer and interested in contributing to Ball603, please reach out today!

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Recap: Day 3 at The Bash

FARMINGTON – The hump day of the 42nd Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash featured 10 games, including four boys quarterfinals.

DAY 3: PHOTOS | ON-DEMAND VIDEO

While the boys quarters took place on the third day of The Bash, the girls stole the show as the most entertaining game of the tourney was an overtime battle between the Kennett and Concord Christian girls. The Division IV Kingsmen, featuring four eighth graders and two freshmen on their roster, gave the Division II Eagles all they could handle, but came up just short in overtime, 58-52.

Kennett advances to the title game out of the girls Pool A and will take on Pool B winner Coe-Brown in the championship game on Thursday at 5:30 pm.

The stage is now set for day four of the tourney, which features the final girls consolation game of the tournament, the Skills Competition and 3-Point Contest and then the boys semifinals. Jacob VanRyn and Sam Reynolds will be on the call for the boys semifinals.

Check out the remaining tournament schedule and recap of yesterday’s action below with graphics and highlight videos from all 10 games…

REMAINING SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29
GIRLS: Littleton vs. Farmington, 3:00 PM
Skills Competition, 4:45 PM
3-Point Contest, 5:15 PM
BOYS: Portsmouth Christian vs. Kennett, 6:00 PM
BOYS: Coe-Brown vs. Concord Christian, 7:30 PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30: CHAMPIONSHIP DAY
GIRLS: Coe-Brown vs. Kennett, 5:30 PM
BOYS: Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 11, 7:00 PM

RECAP: December 28

BOYS
Profile 77, Nute 49
P: Alex Lesile 29, Josh Robie 26
N: Gavin Forcier 22, Anderson Levasseur 17
NOTE: Josh Robie was named to the All-Tournament Team

Profile’s Josh Robie was awarded his All-Tournament Team plaque before heading back north by Farmington Athletic Booster Club member Kevin Mosher.

Newmarket 57, Inter-Lakes 32
N: Colby Bost 19, Baris Fortier 10
I-L: Joey Doda 10, Owen Brown 10

Holy Family 64, Farmington 43
HF: Karl Yonkeu 28, Gabe Lacasse 18
FHS: Jordan Berko 12

Kennett 64, Epping 34
K: Ben Dougherty 23, Alex Clark 11
E: Owen Finkelstein 15

Concord Christian 64, St. Thomas 47
CCA: Isaac Jarvis 23, Brode Fink 16
STA: Will Mollica 14, Reece Rogers 12

Portsmouth Christian 59, Raymond 36
PCA: Seth Huggard 20, Jason Stockbower 15
RHS: Brady Potter 9

Coe-Brown 65, Derryfield 48
CBNA: Tommy Flanagan 13, Jack Lano 12, Brady Kouchhoukos 10, Connor Bagnell 10
D: Thomas Ferdinando 15, Alex Comire 11

GIRLS
Epping 37, Inter-Lakes 22
E: Mae McAniff 9
I-L: Molly Moynihan 8

Coe-Brown 49, Littleton 34
CBNA: Kalina Kasprzak 13, Alexis Cowan 10
L: Addison Hadlock 10

Kennett 58, Concord Christian 52
K: Sam Sidoti 15, Hope Elias 13, Sydnie Chin 11
CCA: Sarah Muir 16, Emma Smith 15