Top-seeded Conant dethrones Gilford

There will be a new champion in Division III. Four-time defending champion Gilford, the #9 seed, lost a low-scoring affair, 39-32, to top seeded Conant on Friday night in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA state tournament.

Conant advances to the semifinals and will take on #4 Kearsarge on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

The host Orioles held the Golden Eagles to just seven points in three different quarters to come away with the victory. Conant was led by 13 points from Manny Hodgson and 11 from Ben Sawyer, while Gilford was paced by a game-high 17 from Cooper Perkins.

Check out the massive photo gallery as Danielle Cook of DC Sports Photos and Jill Stevens were both on site to capture the big gameā€¦