Category: Game Recap

Derryfield girls pull away from Farmington

The Farmington varsity girls hung tough in the first half versus Derryfield, but the Cougars pulled away in the third quarter and won 55-32 on Friday night in The Jungle. Derryfield’s Elyse Ngenda led all scorers with 19 points, while Madi Ricker paced the Tigers with 14.

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Stockbower wins it in overtime for PCA

Jason Stockbower’s fade away jumper with 1.4 seconds to go lifted Portsmouth Christian Academy to a clutch 58-56 overtime win over visiting Derryfield on Wednesday night.

This highly anticipated Division IV match-up didn’t disappoint in the least. The first half was a back and forth affair that saw the game tied at 22-22 at the break. Derryfield pumped in 20 points in the third quarter to take a seven point lead, 42-35, to the final frame.

The host Eagles responded in a big way as they rallied to lead by three with under a minute to play. Derryfield’s Jack Krasnof was held to just nine points in the game, but he nailed a critical three-pointer near the end of regulation to force overtime for the Cougars.

The score was tied at 51 as teams entered overtime and was again knotted at 55 in the waining moments, setting up Stockbower’s heroics. The senior poured in a game-high 23 points for PCA while Caleb Runey (11), Gavin Nagy (11) and Seth Huggard (10) all turned in double-digit scoring efforts as well for the Eagles. Derryfield was led by 24 points from freshman Thomas Ferdinando and John McDevitt added 11.

The win moves PCA to 7-3 on the season, while it was just the second loss of the year for the 5-2 Cougars.

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CCA hands PCA first loss of the season

In a battle between two of the top teams in Division IV, Concord Christian (5-1) handed Portsmouth Christian (4-1) its first loss of the season.

The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair that saw the Eagles cling to a three-point lead, 19-16. The second and third quarters belonged to the Kingsmen, however, as CCA outscored PCA 42-18 to blow the game wide open and take a 21-point lead into the fourth, 58-37. 

Portsmouth Christian rallied the fourth with an impressive 24 points in the quarter, but it was too little, too late as Concord Christian hung on for a 72-61 win. 

Brode Frink paced CCA with 23 points, while Isaac Jarvis and Austin Spurr added 19 and 10, respectively. PCA was led by Jason Stockbower’s game-high 25 points and Gavin Nagy and Connor Hickey chipped with 13 points apiece. 

📸 PCA downs Newmarket

DOVER – It was a game of runs in Dover that came down to the wire and a Jason Stockbower three-pointer in the waining moments ended up being the difference maker as Portsmouth Christian Academy snuck by Newmarket, 52-50, on Wednesday night.

The Eagles led 15-12 after the first quarter, but the Mules stiffling 2-3 zone stymied PCA as Newmarket started the second quarter on a 13-0 run to take a 25-15 lead with 2:58 to go in the half. The two traded buckets the rest of the way and Newmarket took an eight-point bulge to the break, 33-25.

PCA started the third quarter on an 8-0 run of their own to tie the game at 33 apiece and later led 45-40 heading into the final frame. Newmarket clawed its ways back to tie the game at 46-46 with 4:10 left in the game and took a 50-48 lead with 1:48 to go after a nifty reverse layup by junior Cooper Mills, which was their final advantage of the game.

Portsmouth Christian head coach Derek Summers called a timeout to set the stage for Stockbower’s go-ahead three pointer, his only triple of the game, to give the Eagles a 51-50 lead. Newmarket had two opportunities late, but were unable to capitalize.

Junior Gavin Nagy paced PCA with a game-high 18 points, while Colby Bost led Newmarket with 16.

With the win, PCA improves to 2-0 on the season, while the Mules drop to 1-2.