Newmarket downs Wilton in OT, heads to semifinals

Behind a game-high 25 points from Amaya Beck, #3 Newmarket defeated #6 Wilton-Lyndeborough, 46-40, in overtime of the NHIAA Division IV quarterfinals on Friday night.

The Mules advance to the state semifinals where they will take on #2 Groveton on Tuesday night at 5:30 pm at Bedford High School.

Newmarket jumped out to a quick 9-4 lead after one quarter of play, but the Warriors would cut the lead to two at the half, 18-16. The 3rd quarter was a defensive battle that saw just 12 points scored combined and Newmarket took a 25-21 lead to the 4th. Wilton pumped in 17 points in the 4th to force overtime. The extra frame was Newmarket’s as the Mules outscored the Warriors 8-2 and hung on for the win.

Kiara Rugora added 12 points for Newmarket, while Adri and Lexi Bausha paced Wilton-Lyndeborough with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

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