Kearsarge downs Stevens, advances to quarters

Behind a game-high 21 points from Noah Whipple, #4 Kearsarge held off #13 Stevens, 47-41, on Tuesday night in first round action of the NHIAA Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament. More to come…

The Cougars advance to the quarterfinal round where they will host #5 Hopkinton on Friday.

The two teams were evenly matched in the first half as the game was knotted at 16-16 at the break. Kearsarge outscored the Cardinals 16-10 in the 3rd quarter and that ended up being the difference.

Drew Huff also added 12 points for the Cougars, while Stevens was led by a trio of double-digit scorers: Jacob Davis (14), Devante Thompson (12) and Mason Ferland.

With the loss, the Cardinals season comes to an end with a 7-10 mark.

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