Merrimack Valley beats the buzzer in OT thriller

It’s not quite March yet, but there was madness last night in Laconia. Trevor Simonds’ three-pointer as time expired gave #11 Merrimack Valley a 60-57 overtime win at #6 Laconia in first round action of the NHIAA Division II Boys Basketball State Tournament.

MV advances to the quarterfinal round where they will take on #3 Pembroke on Friday at 7:00 pm.

The Pride were held to just four 1st quarter points and trailed 9-4 at the end of the opening stanza. But, they battled back to take a one-point halftime lead, 22-21.

The two teams played even for the second half as an overtime session was needed to decide this one.

Simonds and Aiden Gray paced MV with 16 points apiece, while Andrew Suprenaunt added 11. The Sachems were led by a game-high 20 points from Keaton Beck, 17 from Logan Sanchez and 11 from Caden Tucker.

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