Tag: Belmont

Third-quarter surge sends St. Thomas to D-III semis

Second-seeded St. Thomas used a 24-point third quarter to defeat #7 Belmont, 67-50, on Friday night in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division III State Tournament.

With the win, St. Thomas advances to the semifinals where they will take on #3 Mascoma Valley on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

The host Saints trailed by three after one quarter of play and later led by one at the half, prior to the 3rd-quarter onslaught. St. Thomas buried four triples in the third to win the quarter by 15 points and blow the game open.

The Saints were paced by a game-high 22 points from freshman Cole McClure, while Will Mollica and James Allen added 17 and 16 points, respectively. The Red Raiders were led by 20 points from Anakin Underhill, including 5 threes, and 13 from Keegan Martinez.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by KJ Cardinal…

MacDonald nets 35, leads Winnisquam past Belmont

Lauren MacDonald poured in a game-high 35 points to lead third-seeded Winnisquam to a convincing 64-32 win over #14 Belmont on Wednesday night in Tilton.

Winnisquam advances to the quarterfinals where they will take on #11 Mascoma Valley on Saturday.

The Red Raiders were led by 16 points from Mady Carrier and 10 from Madelyn Besegai. Bella Sargent also added 11 points for the Bears.

Check out the full photo gallery by John Scott Sherburne…

Defense leads Belmont past Fall Mountain

Keegan Martinez poured in a game-high 19 points to lead #7 Belmont to a 52-36 victory over #10 Fall Mountain in first round action of the NHIAA Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament on Tuesday night.

The Red Raiders advance to the quarterfinal round where they will take on #2 seeded St. Thomas on Friday in Dover.

The Belmont defense was on point as the Raiders allowed just 11 first-quarter points and then no more than nine in any of the final three quarters.

Anakin Underhill also netted double-digits with 16 for Belmont, who shot just 6-14 (42.9%) from the charity stripe as team.

The Wildcats were led by nine points from Owen Riendeau as Fall Mountain’s season comes to a close with a 9-10 record.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by KJ Cardinal…

Belmont finishes strong, downs Gilford

Belmont let up 16 1st-quarter points, but then put the clamps on Gilford, allowing just 18 points the rest of the way, to come away with a 50-34 victory on Friday night.

The win gives the Red Raiders the season sweep over the Golden Eagles as Belmont finishes the regular-season 11-7. Gilford falls to 10-8.

Keegan Martinez poured in a game-high 21 points for Belmont to lead all scorers, while Anakin Underhill chipped in with 10. Logan Grant led Gilford with 11.

Check out photos of the action by Danielle Cook of DC Sports Photos…

Derryfield stops surging Belmont, improves to 15-1

Jack Krasnof poured in a game-high 28 points as Division IV Derryfield defeated D-III Belmont, 61-45, on Monday night.

The win marks the fifth straight for the Cougars (15-1), while the loss snaps the Red Raiders (9-7) five-game streak.

Zach Martin (11) and Alex Drake (10) both added double digits for Derryfield as well. Keegan Martinez led Belmont with 24 points.

Check out the full gallery by Danielle Cook of DC Sports Photos…

Meet the 2023-24 Belmont Red Raider Boys

While at The Bash, we were able to get the host Belmont Red Raiders into our studio for a fun photo shoot. Check out the 2023-24 Red Raiders roster and the full photo gallery from the shoot…

1Wyatt CarrollSOG
2Owen ViarFRF
3Brady ThurberJRG
5Michael ColletteJRG
10Salem GatesSRG
12Brody EnnisFRG/F
15Wyatt DiversSOG/F
20Brady FyshSOG
23Wyatt BamfordFRF
24Anakin UnderhillJRF/C
33Hutch HaskinsSRG
35Baidyn LewisSRF
55Keegan MartinezJRF
Head Coach: Tony Martinez, Asst. Coaches: Chris Brace & Richie Perez

[High resolution images of this gallery are available here]

PCA pulls off improbable win

In one of the wildest finishes in tournament history, Portsmouth Christian Academy defeated Belmont, 51-50, in a consolation game at the 44th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash on Friday.

Trailing by three with 2.6 seconds left, PCA’s Ava Buchanan was fouled on a three-point attempt, putting the sophomore at the charity stripe for three freebies. Buchanan missed the first and made the second, setting up for the dramatics.

Buchanan intentionally missed the third free throw and freshman Jaela Stockbower got the rebound, put it back in and got fouled. She connected on the free throw to complete the and-one and give the Eagles the improbable victory.

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Check out photos of the action by our KJ Cardinal…

Sanborn survives and advances to Bash semifinals

By Nathaniel Ford

FARMINGTON – Belmont, the reigning Bash champions, lost a hard-fought game 63-53 against the Sanborn Indians. 

Sanborn knew going into today that Belmont had size in forwards Anakin Underhill and Keegan Martinez. “We wanted to pressure their guards and make it more difficult to get the ball up the floor,” said Sanborn head coach Wayne Souther. 

Souther’s squad is lacking in size, but they make up for it in the backcourt. He played to their strengths in the game plan, relying on backcourt defense to make the Red Raiders’ lives in the paint a lot harder. 

Early in the first, it was all Sanborn. They jumped to an early 7-0 lead, and they held their opponents scoreless for the first two minutes of the game. Belmont recovered and traded some baskets with the Indians, keeping the game competitive. 

Sanborn kept their relentless pressure on offense, and they finished the first quarter with a 23-11 lead. A big reason for this was Chase Frizzell, who caught fire and scored 11 points. 

Belmont locked in defensively in the second quarter, holding Sanborn to a scoreless three minute drought to open. Offensively, this quarter was all Keegan Martinez. The junior poured in 12 points, all of which coming in the paint. 

An 8-2 run in the Red Raiders’ favor cut the Sanborn lead to just seven points entering the break. Martinez had a game-high 15 first half points, while Frizzell was leading the way for Sanborn with 11.

The third quarter was as back-and-forth as a basketball game gets. Neither team could string together a big run at any point, and both teams were trading baskets. When all was said and done, Sanborn led 47-41 entering the fourth.

A key contributor for the Indians in the third was Cole Chaplin. He’s a big forward for Sanborn, who lacks size, and he contributed six points and stellar defense and effort in the quarter.

Souther was impressed by his performance. “I’m hoping he can build off of that, and more for the regular season as well,” he said. In future games against teams with a solid big man, Chaplin can hopefully provide the Indians with a spark they need, just like he did today.

Both teams kept battling in the fourth quarter. Belmont blew it open early, going on a 7-2 run in the first minutes, forcing a Sanborn timeout. This run cut the lead to just one point. Frizzell did not waver one big, finishing two layups coming out of the timeout and bringing the Sanborn lead back up to 5.

The Indians had another 6-0 run late in the quarter which gave them a 13-point cushion and secured the victory. It ended up finishing as a 63-53 victory for the Indians, knocking out the defending champs. 

Sanborn was paced by a 21 point performance from Chase Frizzell. Dylan Rego added 17 points, and Brandon Sarette scored 15 of his own. Belmont was led by a game-high 25 points from Keegan Martinez.

The Indians advance to the semifinals to face Derryfield tomorrow night at 7:00.

Check out photos of the action by KJ Cardinal…

The Bash: Day 1 recap

Opening day of the 44th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash is in the books. Day one featured a whopping 12 games. Photo galleries from all games played at Farmington High School can be seen right here. You can also download high resolution images for free here.

Below is final scores from all 12 games along with the high scorers in each…

BOYS: Raymond 68, Franklin 26
Raymond: Dre Duffaut 22, Aidan York 15
Franklin: Jack Van Polen 6

BOYS: Concord Christian 61, Nute 37
CCA: TJ Charbono 13, Logan Duffy 12
NUTE: Scott Milliken 11

BOYS: Windham 80, Sanborn 57
Windham: Jack Begley 18, Caden Bouchard 16, Jack Murphy 12, Tyler Jordan 10
Sanborn: Chase Frizzell 20, Dylan Rego 19

GIRLS: Franklin 53, Raymond 26
Franklin: Kourtney Kaplan 33
Raymond: Mollee Messenger 9

GIRLS: Profile 47, Sanborn 40
Profile: Mya Brown 15, Kyah Knight 10
Sanborn: Emma Gillis 7

BOYS: Profile 65, Derryfield 56
Profile: Josh Robie 34, Alex Leslie 13
Derryfield: Jack Krasnof 23, Billy Gardner 14, Alex Drake 12

GIRLS: Coe-Brown 60, Portsmouth Christian 42
CBNA: Jennifer Noni 15, Hannah Meehan 11
PCA: Ava Buchanan 25

BOYS: Coe-Brown 67, Belmont 56
CBNA: Connor Bagnell 21, Quinn Salter 16, Jack Matson 13, Matt Flanagan 13
Belmont: Keegan Martinez 20, Michael Collette 12, Anakin Underhill 10

GIRLS: Kennett 48, Belmont 22
Kennet: Kaley Goodhart 18, Sam Sidoti 16
Belmont: Darci Stone 12

BOYS: Kennett 54, Portsmouth Christian 46
Kennett: Tavon Porter 19, Daven Bailey 13, Allen Noung 11
PCA: Wade Michaud 17, Cai Summers 15

GIRLS: Farmington 65, Noble 30
FHS: Zoey Johnson 22, Madi Ricker 16, Ryleigh Hogan 11
Noble: Taylor Gnirk 16

BOYS: Noble 88, Farmington 70
Noble: Bryce Guitard 28, Jamier Rose 26, Brady Tucci 12
FHS: Aiden Place 17, Shawn Murphy 15, Demery Hadges 13

Rams rally late to defeat Belmont

Raymond outscored Belmont 20-3 in the fourth quarter to earn a 46-37 come-from-behind victory over visiting Belmont on Thursday night.

The Rams trailed by six entering the final frame, but held the Red Raiders without a field goal over the final eight minutes to come away with the win.

Dre Duffaut led all scorers with a game-high 24 points for the Rams, including 14 in the 4th. The Red Raiders were paced by 15 points from Anakin Underhill.

With the victory, Raymond improves to 2-2, while Belmont falls to 2-2.

Check out photos of the action by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…