Bedford closes out South to advance to finals

Top-seeded Bedford finished strong as the Bulldogs cruised past No. 4 Nashua South, 79-56, on Wednesday night in semifinal action of the NHIAA Division I Boys Basketball State Tournament at Exeter High School.

Bedford advances to the championship game where they will take on No. 2 Pinkerton on Sunday at the University of New Hampshire at 7:00 pm.

Both teams came out firing as South led after one quarter of play, 24-20. The Bulldogs then settled in defensively and cut the Purple Panthers productivity in the second quarter in half to tie things up at the break 36-36.

Leading by three entering the fourth, 51-48, Bedford flexed their muscle in the final stanza, winning the quarter 28-8 and rolling to a 79-46 win.

Caden Brown led Bedford with 21 points, while Luke Soden (18 points), Aiden O’Connell (17) and Brady O’Connell (11) all netted double-figures as well.

South was led by a game-high 23 points from Alize Roig Cortes, 14 from Josh Caruso and 12 from Zac Castonguay.

Bedford’s Brown, O’Connell and Soden caught up with Andy Romike after the game in the latest Romike Report…

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