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Kearsarge crowned champs, upsets Hopkinton

By KJ Cardinal

The fourth-seeded Kearsarge Cougars were crowned 2024 NHIAA Division III Girls Basketball State Champions on Saturday evening with a 38-27 victory over No. 2 Hopkinton at Keene State College.

Kearsarge earns the third title in school history and the first since 2002. The Cougars were led by Tessa Marinello’s 15 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks, while Ava Shapiro added 12 points.

The favorite Hawks came ready to play as they jumped out to an early seven-point lead with two minutes to play in the 1st quarter and led 12-7 at the end of the opening frame.

Kearsarge then reeled off an 8-0 run to start the second quarter and led the rest of the way. The Cougars held the Hawks scoreless in the second quarter and took a 15-12 lead to the break. Hopkinton was 0-12 from the field in the quarter as both teams shot a combined 10-50 (20%) from the field in the first half.

The third quarter was all Kearsarge. The Cougars stifling defense continued, winning the quarter 15-5 and taking a 30-17 lead to the final stanza. The 13-point deficit was too much for the Hawks to overcome and Kearsarge was crowned.

Leading the way for Hopkinton was Shaylee Murdough with 15 points. Sydney Westover dominated the glass with 19 rebounds as the Hawks out rebounded the Cougars 37-30.


Watch as Kearsarge takes home the crown and the Cougars did it with Kearsarge defense…


Check out a photo gallery by Jill Stevens below. High resolution images of the gallery are available here.


Check out another photo gallery by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos…

Strong third quarter leads Kearsarge past Hopkinton

Fourth-seeded Kearsarge poured in 22 points in the third quarter to come away with a five-point win over #5 Hopkinton, 40-35, in quarterfinal action of the NHIAA Division III State Tournament.

The Cougars advance to the semifinals where they will take on top-seeded Conant on Tuesday. The site is still to be determined.

Noah Whipple and Ajay Tremblay led Kearsarge with 9 points apiece, while Abram Standefer (12) and Vincent Louca (11) both netted double-digits for the Hawks.

Check out the full photo gallery by Chris Laclair…

Hopkinton downs Newport, punches ticket to quarters

Abram Standefer pumped in 20 points to pace #5 Hopkinton past #12 Newport, 64-52, on Tuesday night in first round action of the NHIAA Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament.

The Hawks advance to the quarterfinal round where they will take on #4 Kearsarge on Friday night.

Kristof Cauley also netted double-figures with 15 for Hopkinton. The Tigers were led by a game-high 25 points Christian Forsyth and 12 from Aaron Fellows.

With the loss, Newport’s season comes to a close with an 8-11 record.

Check out the full photo gallery by Jill Stevens…

Hopkinton downs Campbell, moves to 11-1

Hopkinton held hold Campbell to just 12 first-half points en route to a 48-25 victory on Tuesday night.

The Hawks were led by 10 points apiece from Lizz Holmes and Sydney Westover. The Cougars were paced by 9 points from Haley Swanson.

With the win, Hopkinton improves to 11-1 on the season, while Campbell falls to 4-9.

Check out photos of the action by our Jill Stevens…

While we were away…

This week, we completed a complete overhaul and upgrade of our server to better serve our growing coverage. During our outage, we provided photo coverage of 17 games! These were all still viewable on our social media outlets, but we wanted to make sure they made it to the website.

Below is a list of the games we covered with links to the photo galleries. Enjoy the show!

Hopkinton boys survive scare from Raymond

Coming off a thrilling win at the buzzer on opening night, the Raymond boys nearly knocked off Hopkinton on Tuesday night. The Hawks came away with a 47-44 victory to even their record at 1-1 on the season.

Hopkinton was paced by 11 points from Noah Aframe and 10 from Kristof Cunley. The Rams, who fall to 1-1 on the season, were led by Dre Duffaut with a game-high 22, 16 coming in the 1st half, and Aidan York with 11.

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

Unbeaten Gilford soars past #4 Hopkinton, moves on to D-III title game

Top-seeded, unbeaten and three-time defending champion Gilford flexed its D-III muscle with a 62-42 win over #4 Hopkinton in semifinal action of the boys basketball state tournament on Wednesday night in Goffstown. The Golden Eagles advance to the title game and will take on #3 Mascoma Valley on Saturday night at Keene State College at 8:00 pm.

Gilford’s Jalen Reese led all scorers with a game-high 24 points and Brendan Baldi added 12. The Eagles were paced by 11 points from Will Tanuvasa.

There are two photo galleries from this game. One by Jeff Criss of Perfect Photos [view here] and one by Dave Beliveau [view here]. Both galleries are below…

Fifth-seeded Hopkinton knocks off #4 Prospect Mountain

The fifth-seeded Hopkinton Hawks went on the road and upset #4 Prospect Mountain with a convincing, 54-40, victory in Alton on Saturday.

The Hawks Shaylee Murdough pumped in a game-high 21 points and Elise Miner added 19 as Hopkinton advances to take on top-seeded Conant in the semifinals.

Ella Misiaszek had a team-high 12 points for the Timberwolves, while Aijah Thoroughgood added 10 points.

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Check out the full photo gallery by John-Scott Sherburne…

#5 Hopkinton flies past #12 Newfound

The fifth-seeded Hopkinton Hawks flew past #12 Newfound, 45-24, on Wednesday night in first round action of the NHIAA Girls Basketball Division III State Tournament.

The Hawks were led by a game-high 14 points from Shaylee Murdough and 12 from Maddie Carmichael.

Hopkinton advances to the quarterfinals on Saturday where they will take on #4 Prospect Mountain.

Check out the full gallery of the action by our Jill Stevens…

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