Alvirne upsets Goffstown thanks to clutch free throws

Down two in the waining moments, Alvirne’s Rachel Allvard was fouled attempting a three-pointer as time expired and connected on all three subsequent free throws to give the #11 Broncos a 50-49 upset win at #6 Goffstown in first round action of the NHIAA Division I Girls Basketball State Tournament on Tuesday night.

Alvirne got off to a slow start as the Broncos trailed 16-6 after the 1st quarter and 29-18 at the half. But a 20-7 3rd period gave Alvirne a 38-36 lead heading into the final stanza.

For the Broncos, Allvard netted a team-high 18 points, while Ella Hartson added 10. The Grizzlies were paced by a game-high 22 points from Maggie Sasso.

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