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Robie nets 2,000th point, leads Profile to semis

Josh Robie became just the 12th player in New Hampshire boys basketball history to reach the 2,000-point plateau, and the first boy to do so in 25 years, as he poured in 21 points in Profile’s 58-33 win over Portsmouth Christian in quarterfinal action on Thursday night.

The Patriots advance to the NHIAA Division IV semifinals where they will take on #4 Farmington on Monday at Bedford High School at 7:30 pm.

Robie entered the game needing 16 points to reach 2,000 and he finally did in the fourth quarter on a lay up that helped salt away the victory for Profile.

The Patriots were led by 22 points from Cayden Wakeham and Alex Leslie added 10. The Eagles were paced by 14 points from Cai Summers.

Check out the full photo gallery by Jill Stevens…

Farmington closes out Portsmouth Christian

Farmington outscored visiting Portsmouth Christian Academy by 10 in the 2nd half to close out the win, 68-56, on Friday night.

Demery Hadges led the way for Farmington with 25 points, while Shawn Murphy and Aiden Place added 13 and 12 points, respectively. PCA was led by a trio of 13-point scorers: Connor Hickey, Wade Michaud and Cai Summers.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 11-3 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 7-5.

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

Hot start fuels Farmington past PCA

Eighth-grader Shaylee DiPrizio poured in a career-high 26 points to lead Farmington past visiting Portsmouth Christian Academy, 68-54, on Friday night.

The Tigers came out the gates firing as they tallied 23 1st-quarter points, including six threes, and led by 14 after one.

Madi Ricker got the three-point barrage started in the first before Jaelyn Prosper connected on three triples of her own and DiPrizio added another. Anna Cardinal beat the buzzer at the end of the quarter to put a bow on the statement quarter by the Tigers.

The opening stanza surge by Farmington proved to be the difference as the Tigers went on to win by that 14-point margin.

Prosper had four threes on the night and tallied 14 points for the Tigers. PCA was paced by 17 points from Ava Buchanan.

With the win, Farmington improves to 10-4 on the season, while the Eagles had their five-game win streak snapped and fall to 8-5.

Check out the full photo gallery by KJ Cardinal…

Meet the 2023-24 Portsmouth Christian Eagle Girls

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

1Sophia DeSimone8thG
2Emma MorrisonSRG
3Isabella StevensFRF
4Zuri Petlick7thG
5Ava BuchananSOG
11Beatrice Monahan8thG
12Eliza ArwoodFRF
13Kloe MacKenzieSRF
14Jaela StockbowerFRG
15Tatiana StockbowerSRF
Head Coach: Katie Robertson, Asst. Coach: Scott Stevens

[High resolution images of this gallery are available here]

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

Profile cruises to victory in championship

By Nathaniel Ford

FARMINGTON – One year ago, the Profile Patriots were in the same place they were today: Farmington High School playing in the championship of The Bash. Last year, they fell to Belmont in a 10-point loss.

This year was not a repeat of last. Profile blew out the Sanborn Indians 79-54 to claim their first-ever Bash championship.

This was Sanborn’s fifth appearance in the Bash championship game, and their first since 1985. Their only Bash trophy was the first ever tournament, all the way back in 1979.

Profile jumped on them early to start the game, with two big plays from their two studs. Alex Leslie had an and-one bucket to open it, and Josh Robie hit a deep three pointer, giving them a quick 6-0 lead. 

They extended their lead in the quarter, but Sanborn did not roll over. They answered with a 6-0 of their own late in the quarter, which kept the game competitive. Profile’s Cayden Wakeham got a bucket at the buzzer, which gave them an 18-11 lead entering the second quarter.

There were fireworks early in the quarter, as both teams were hot from beyond the arc. Josh Robie knocked down two three-pointers from way out, but Sanborn’s Evan Butler made two of his own. 

Sanborn then switched from their man-to-man defense to a zone for the last four minutes of the quarter. “We don’t see too much zone, but we are ready for it when we do,” said Profile coach Mitchell Roy. And ready for it they were, as this opened up a barrage of threes from the Patriots. 

Profile is a high volume shooting team, and when you have Josh and Karsen Robie, you’re going to make a lot of them. In the last four minutes of the quarter, Josh Robie connected on two more triples, which brought him to four on the quarter. 

Despite a huge 14 point quarter from him, Sanborn did not let the Patriots extend their lead by a lot. Profile won the quarter by just four points, and the game remained in reach, with the score being 37-26 going into the second half.

The third quarter is when the game got blown open. Everything that could go well for Profile did. The Indians stayed in a zone defense, but they threw a different look at them. “They went diamond and one on Josh, and Karsen stepped up and hit some shots,” said Roy.

Karsen Robie did in fact hit some shots, connecting on three triples in a row. This led a 9-2 Profile run, and forced a Sanborn timeout and defensive switch. Shortly after the timeout, Alex Leslie threw down a massive dunk on a baseline drive, and the Profile supporters were loving it.

Profile stayed hot on the offensive end, with Josh Robie and Leslie connecting on some baskets inside. The Patriots recorded 20 points in the quarter, and their lead was extended to 57-39 going into the fourth.

While they had a big lead, the game was not over going into the fourth. “Once we got a lead, we slowed it down and played at that tempo,” said Roy. They were committed to keeping this lead, and they were able to limit Sanborn’s possessions by the tempo they played at.

Profile brought their momentum into the fourth quarter, and they continued to dominate. They started to run away with the game, never letting Sanborn string together any sort of run. When the final buzzer sounded, it was a resounding 25 point victory for the Division IV squad. 

The Patriots capped off their impressive run at the Bash with this win. They did not face another Division IV team in their route to the championship. The small school in Bethlehem took down D-I Windham, two D-II schools in Sanborn and Coe-Brown, and D-III Raymond. 

Profile was led by an impressive 30 points from Josh Robie, who took home the Tournament MVP award. He also broke the individual scoring record for the tournament, pouring in 131 points this year.

“Josh set the record last year, and he’s reaching new levels. He puts in a lot of work, and it’s awesome to see it paying off,” said Roy.

Alex Leslie scored 26 points in the title game for the Patriots. Following the game, he received an All-Tournament selection, which was voted on by the coaches. 

Sanborn was led by 23 points from Chase Frizzel, and Dylan Rego added 10 as well. Both players were recognized with All-Tournament selections. 

As well as All-Tournament selections, sportsmanship awards were also awarded following the trophy presentation. The Raymond Rams won the team award, while Derryfield’s Jack Krasnof received the Bill and Betty Vachon Award for individual sportsmanship.

The players recognized with All-Tournament selections were Derryfield’s Jack Krasnof, Windham’s Jack Begley, Noble’s Jamier Rose, Raymond’s Drezell Duffaut, Portsmouth Christian’s Cai Summers, and Farmington’s Shawn Murphy, as well as the players mentioned on Sanborn and Profile. 

Check out the photo gallery by Jill Stevens…

The Bash: Day 4 recap

What a day of basketball. From an improbable finish in a consolation game to hotly contested semifinals and a Division IV upset of the only D-I team in the tourney, day four of the 44th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash did NOT disappoint. Photo galleries from all games can be seen right here. You can also download high resolution images for free here.

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

BOYS: Belmont 55, Franklin 28
Belmont: Brady Thurber 16, Keegan Martinez 13
Franklin: Zeke McCoy 12

GIRLS: Portsmouth Christian 51, Belmont 50
PCA: Jaela Stockbower 20, Ava Buchanan 17
Belmont: Darci Stone 16, Madison Carrier 15

BOYS: Coe-Brown 63, Raymond 55
CBNA: Jack Matson, Connor Bagnell 17, Quinn Salter 13
Raymond: Dre Duffaut 19, Logan Brien 15, Aiden York 13

GIRLS SEMIFINAL #1: Kennett 51, Franklin 24
Kennett: Sam Sidoti 22, Kaley Goodhart 20
Franklin: Kourtney Kaplan 12

BOYS SEMIFINAL #1: Profile 59, Windham 51
Windham: Jack Murphy 15, Jack Koutrobis 14, Jack Begley 10, Caden Bouchard 10
Profile: Josh Robie 21, Alex Leslie 16, Karsen Robie 11

GIRLS SEMIFINAL #2: Farmington 47, Profile 40
FHS: Zoey Johnson 14, Madi Ricker 9, Ryleigh Hogan 8
Profile: Morgan Presby 16, Mya Brown 11k

BOYS SEMIFINAL #2: Sanborn 66, Derryfield 58
Sanborn: Brandon Sarette 21, Chase Frizzell 16, Dylan Rego 12, Jake Pitre 11
Derryfield: Jack Krasnof 32, Alex Comire 11

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…

The Bash: Day 2 recap

That’s a wrap on day two of the 44th Annual Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash. 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 10 games along with the high scorers in each…

GIRLS: Sanborn 56, Portsmouth Christian 48
Sanborn: Emma Gillis 23
PCA: Ava Buchanan 24, Jaela Stockbower 11

BOYS: Sanborn 76, Nute 30
Sanborn: Chase Frizzell 14, Brandon Sarette 11
Nute: Collin Hathorn 12, Picard 10

BOYS: Derryfield 43, Kennett 33
Derryfield: Jack Krasnof 14, Alex Comire 11, Alex Drake 10
Kennett: Tavon Porter 11, Daven Bailey 14

BOYS: Windham 68, Noble 54
Windham: Caden Bouchard 16, Jack Begley 10,
Noble: Jamier Rose 21, Bryce Guitard 18

GIRLS: Franklin 60, Noble 40
Franklin: Lily Cornell 21, Kourtney Kaplan 18
Noble: Aubrey Brennan 20, Taylor Gnirk 16

BOYS: Portsmouth Christian 61, Franklin 38
PCA: Cai Summers 20, Connor Hickey 18
Franklin: Zeke McCoy 28

GIRLS: Profile 56, Coe-Brown 50
Profile: Morgan Presby 13, Mya Brown 22
CBNA: Emma Lapierre 15, Hannah Meehan 14

BOYS: Profile 71, Raymond 42
Profile: Josh Robie 35, Alex Leslie 15
Raymond: Dre Duffaut 10

GIRLS: Farmington 57, Raymond 35
FHS: Zoey Johnson 15, Shaylee DiPrizio 13, Jaelyn Prosper 10
Raymond: Sophie Huynh 15

BOYS: Farmington 78, Concord Christian 56
FHS: Demery Hadges 27, Shawn Murphy 16, Dylan Zappala 11, Aiden Place 10
CCA: Jaden Young 20