High schools: Coe-Brown, John Stark hoops sweep opponents, plus more Tuesday night basketball

Published: 01-31-2024 5:57 AM

Girls’ Basketball

Coe-Brown 51, Bishop Brady 45

Key players: Coe-Brown – Kalina Kasprzak (21 points, 8 rebounds), Hannah Meehan (12 points), Emma Lapierre (10 points); Bishop Brady – Claire Jackson (15 points), Peyton Bryson (12 points)

Highlights: Brady led by five points at halftime, but the Bears came out on a 23-8 run in the third quarter and held on to finish the game.

Coach’s quote: “Another step forward for this team, getting down at half and came out in the third playing Coe-Brown basketball.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Coe-Brown 5-6; Bishop Brady 3-9

Bow 55, Lebanon 27

Key players: Bow – Juliette Tarsa (19 points), Bry Szepan (8 points), Gabby Tarsa (6 points), Ella Trefethen (6 points), Lauren Longley (6 points), Ella Gray (4 points), Kate Labrecque (4 points)

Highlights:  The Falcons bounced back from a tough loss with a commanding win on their home floor.

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Records: Bow 8-3; Lebanon 2-9

John Stark 67, Kingswood 24

Key players: John Stark  – Eleanor Girardet (21 points, 8 rebounds), Avery Geaumont (11 points), Abby Duclos (9 points)

Highlights: The Generals had a strong first quarter, taking a 28-6 lead, and had a balanced offense with nine different players scoring. 

Coach’s quote: “We limited our turnovers in the first quarter and moved the ball well.” – John Stark’s Tiffany Lewis

Records: John Stark 9-3; Kingswood 0-12

Pelham 46, Merrimack Valley 40

Key players: MV – Izzy Navoy (16 points), Kayla Smith (12 points)

Highlights: The Pride led 8-7 after the first quarter and 22-19 at halftime, but Pelham took a 30-28 lead at the end of the third quarter and pulled away in the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “Tough game, both teams played well defensively, we just need to do a better job offensively. Right back at it Friday vs. Brady.” – MV’s Bob McNutt

Records: Pelham 7-4; MV 5-7

Hopkinton 48, Campbell 25

Key players: Hopkinton  – Lizz Holmes (10 points, 7 steals), Syd Westover (10 points, 15 rebounds), Shaylee Murdough (9 point); Campbell – Hayley Swanson (9 points)

Highlights: The Hawks took a 25-12 lead into halftime, then used a strong full court press and transition offense to open up a 20-point lead that they maintained through the end of the game.

Coach’s quote: “Great team effort today. Balanced scoring and good contributions from sophomores Paige Boudette and Zoe Bishop, as well as freshman Avery Chase. One of our better efforts defensively in the third quarter that set the tone in the second half.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Mahoney

Records: Hopkinton 11-1; Campbell 4-9

Boys’ Basketball

Bow 73, Lebanon 63

Key players: Bow – Jake Reardon (30 points), Brendan O’Keeffe (17 points), Colby Smith (13 points)

Highlights: The Falcons won their fifth game in a row.

Coach’s quote:  “Tough road win against a Lebanon team that plays hard. Not our best game, but anytime you go on the road it’s going to be a grind. Proud of the players, and we’ll keep moving forward.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 8-3; Lebanon 3-9

Coe-Brown 67, Bishop Brady 36

Key players: Coe-Brown – Connor Bagnell (14 points), Jack Matson (13 points), Ryan Kouchoukos (6 points), James McKane (6 points), Casey Colby (6 points), James Larson-Clarke (5 points), Bruce LaPierre (5 points), Quinn Salter (6 assists, 4 steals)

Coach’s quote:  “Both teams played hard throughout.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 9-2; Bishop Brady 0-11

John Stark 55, Kingswood 50

Key players: John Stark – Aiden Harris (18 points), Elliot Belliveau (14 points, 5 rebounds), Hayden Pond (10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists), Joey Dykstra (7 steals), Donnie White (5 assists, 3 blocks)

Highlights: The Generals came out to a 14-3 lead through the first quarter and held the lead the rest of the way. John Stark had a 13-point lead going into the fourth, but Kingswood battled, closing the gap in the last two minutes.

Coach’s quote: “It was a nice team win tonight. I thought we played really well on the defensive end. Joey Dykstra and Donnie White really did a great job anchoring us. Hayden Pond stepped up and Aiden hit some real big free throws.” – John Stark’s Mike Smith

Records: John Stark 4-8; Kingswood 5-6

Pelham 59, Merrimack Valley 44

Key players: Pelham – Zach James (26 points; MV – Nic Oglesby (17 points)

Highlights: After a strong start by the Pride being up 11 after quarter one, Pelham came back and held down late to pull out a big win.

Coach’s quote: “I liked how our guys played at the beginning, sucks we couldn’t get a win tonight, but we got a couple big games coming up and hopefully we can string some wins together to help us the rest of the way.” – MV’s Tim Mucher

Records: Pelham 10-1; MV 5-7

Hopkinton 58, Campbell 43

Key players: Hopkinton – Kristof Cauley (17 points, 6 rebounds), Abram Standefer (11 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks), Noah Aframe (10 points, 6 assists, 3 steals); Campbell – Austin McHugh (10 points), Tucker Matthews (8 points), Matthew Haley (8 points)

Highlights: After trailing 15-9 through the first quarter, the Hawks locked in and took over with a 30-25 lead heading into the half. Behind a great defensive effort the Hawks were able to open up a 50-37 lead through three and held it in the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “Great team effort tonight, top to bottom, from our guys. We had players contributing in every part of the game throughout our lineup. Incredibly proud of our effort and result tonight.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Hopkinton 9-3; Campbell 7-6