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).