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Woodsville upsets Derryfield, advances to semifinals

No. 6 Woodsville went on the road and defeated No. 3 Derryfield, 61-52, on Thursday night in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division IV Boys Basketball State Tournament in Manchester.

The three-time defending champion Engineers advance to the semifinals where they will take on No. 2 Littleton on Monday at Bedford High School at 5:30 pm.

Connor Newcomb led Woodsville with 22 points, while Ryan Walker added 19. The Cougars were paced by a game-high 23 points from Jack Krasnof and 13 from Alex Drake.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Todd Grzywacz of Stonewall Photography…

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…

Derryfield defeats Mascenic

Led by 16 points apiece from Jack Krasnof and Zach Martin, Derryfield defeated visiting Mascenic, 68-40, on Friday night in Manchester.

Alex Comire (13) and Billy Gardener (10) also netted double-digits for the Cougars. Mascenic was paced by a game-high 21 points from Leroux.

With the win, Derryfield improves to 14-1 on the season and currently sits in second place in the Division IV standings. The Vikings vall to 5-10.

Check out photos of the action by Betsy Hansen…

Strong second half propels Derryfield past Milford

The Derryfield girls trailed by two at the break, but outscored visiting Milford 34-18 in the 2nd half to earn a 52-38 win on Friday night in Manchester.

Tia Ferdinando led all scorers with a game-high 23 points for the Cougars, while Shea Hansen paced the Spartans with 11.

With the win, Derryfield improves to 9-4 on the season, as Milford falls to 7-6.

Check out photos of the action by Betsy Hansen…

Derryfield downs Sanborn, extends win streak to seven

By Jayda Davis

Derryfield led by seven at the half and hung on for a 39-34 won over visiting Sanborn on Tuesday night.

The Cougars were led by a game-high 18 points, including three three-pointers in the first half, by freshman Bre McCabe.

With the win, Derryfield improves to 7-1 on the season, while Sanborn falls to 1-8. Next up, the Cougars takes on 7-2 Oyster River on Thursday looking to continue their streak.

Check out the full photo gallery of the action by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

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D-III St. Thomas hands D-IV Derryfield first loss

Cole McClure poured in a game-high 26 points, including six three-pointers, to lead Division III St. Thomas to a 62-48 victory over D-IV Derryfield on Monday night in Manchester.

The Saints racked up 23 first-quarter points to jump out to an early nine-point lead after one and never looked back.

James Allen (15) and Will Molica (10) both added double-digits for STA as well. Derryfield was led by 12 points from Alex Comire and 10 from Jack Krasnof.

With the win, St. Thomas improves to 11-1 on the season, while the Cougars fall to 10-1.

Check out photos of the action by Cindy Lavigne of Lavigne’s Live Shots…

Derryfield dominates, moves to 9-0

By Nathaniel Ford

MANCHESTER – Derryfield defended their home court in a blowout victory, defeating Concord Christian 68-49 on Thursday night.

The Cougars proved once again why they are one of the top teams in Division IV, remaining one of three teams, along with Profile and Littleton, still undefeated.

A big reason for their overwhelming success tonight was how they controlled the tempo of the game and played at their own pace.

“We’ve been working all season on being patient offensively, and we’re patient, good things usually happen for us,” said Derryfield coach Ed Meade.

Good things did happen early for them, jumping right out on the Kingsmen early in the first with a 6-2 run under two minutes into the contest. 

They played great team basketball in the quarter, with four of five starters scoring, highlighted by 8 points from Alex Drake. Despite this, the Kingsmen kept the game within reach, and behind 6 points from Jaden Young, they trailed 21-13 to end the quarter. 

Derryfield blew the game open in the second quarter, mainly due to a 10-0 run in the middle of it. Billy Gardner gave great minutes off the bench and scored 5 of the points in that stretch. 

Three-point shooting was big for the Cougars, who found open looks in their offense and knocked down five of them. This helped extend their lead to 20 points, and despite a buzzer-beater three from Concord Christian’s Logan Duffy, Derryfield led 41-24 to end the quarter.

Derryfield has a lot of experience on their team, with an all-senior starting lineup and more coming off the bench. This strong class is what’s propelling them to such a strong season.

“Luckily for me, all of these guys have been with me for three years. I’m very familiar with them, and they’re very familiar with each other,” said Meade. 

This is a hard-working group led by Jack Krasnof. He recently scored his 1,000th point for the Cougars, a tremendous milestone that highlights the dedication this group has. 

“They’ve been great in practice. They’ve always practiced really hard, but this year especially, my seniors have really set the pace on getting that intensity level up,” said Meade. 

This 17-point Derryfield lead going into the second half was far too large for the Kingsmen to overcome. It was a back-and-forth game for most of the second half, largely due to the Cougars getting in foul trouble in both quarters.

“We were up 20 for a lot of the game, and we were still fouling, so that’s another thing we want to work on,” said Meade.

Concord Christian was in the bonus for most of the second half, which resulted in plenty of opportunities from the free throw line. They did not shoot a high percentage, but the sheer volume was enough to keep the Derryfield lead from extending further. 

Regardless, the lead stayed right around 20 points for the whole second half and never got closer than 17 points. When the final buzzer sounded, it was a resounding 68-49 victory for the Cougars. 

Derryfield was led by 21 points from Jack Krasnof. Alex Drake (15) and Zach Martin (13) both added double figures as well.

Concord Christian was led by a balanced scoring attack highlighted by 16 points from Isaac Bowers, 12 from Logan Duffy, and 8 from Jaden Young.

The Cougars move to an impressive 9-0 on the season, and they have a big test coming their way next week.

“They just like to play basketball. They don’t look at it as a pressure situation, and they’re all really looking forward to PCA next Tuesday. That’s the way they’ve always been,” said Meade. 

Portsmouth Christian is one of the top teams in Division IV this season with a 7-1 record of their own. They are led offensively by a duo of Cai Summers (15.8 PPG) and Connor Hickey (14.6 PPG)

The Kingsmen fall to 3-6 on the season, and they look to bounce back in a home matchup next week against Pittsfield.

Derryfield downs Milford on the road

The Derryfield Cougars went on the road and defeated previously unbeaten Milford (4-1), 50-40, on Wednesday night.

The Cougars were led by 14 points from Bre McCabe and 11 from Tia Ferdinando, while the Spartans was paced by 14 from Shea Hansen and 10 from Ellianna Nassy.

With the win, Derryfield improves to 3-1 on the season.

Check out the full gallery by Betsy Hansen…

The Bash: Day 5 recap

It was something old and something new with day five of the 44th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash. The day started with the Kennett girls winning their eighth women’s title, while the Profile boys captured their first crown to put a bow on The Bash. Photo galleries from all games can be seen right here. You can also download high resolution images for free here.

Check out the recap from both games along with the All-Tourney teams and tournament awards…

GIRLS: Kennett 28, Farmington 27
Kennett: Kaley Goodhart 14, Sam Sidoti 7
Farmington: Zoey Johnson 10, Shaylee DiPrizio 6

BOYS: Profile 79, Sanborn 54
Profile: Josh Robie 30, Alex Leslie 26, Karsen Robie 14
Sanborn: Chase Frizzell 23, Dylan Rego 10

Mollee Messenger, Raymond
Mya Brown, Profile
Kourtney Kaplan, Franklin
Sam Sidoti, Kennett
Ava Buchanan, Portsmouth Christian Academy
Kaley Goodhart, Kennett (MVP)
Shaylee DiPrizio, Farmington
Zoey Johnson, Farmington

Ava Buchanan, Portsmouth Christian Academy

Portsmouth Christian Academy

Jack Krasnof, Derryfield
Shawn Murphy, Farmington
Dre Duffaut, Raymond
Cai Summers, Portsmouth Christian Academy
Alex Leslie, Profile
Josh Robie, Profile (MVP)
Chase Frizzell, Sanborn
Dylan Rego, Sanborn

Jack Krasnof, Derryfield

Raymond High School