High schools: Stark’s Girardet scores 1,000th point, Tuesday’s basketball and hockey results

John Stark center Eleanor Girardet scores while being tightly guarded by Bow players during the second half of a game on Jan. 25. Girardet scored her 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s 60-48 victory over Coe-Brown.

John Stark center Eleanor Girardet scores while being tightly guarded by Bow players during the second half of a game on Jan. 25. Girardet scored her 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s 60-48 victory over Coe-Brown. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Published: 02-07-2024 12:40 AM

Girls’ Basketball

John Stark 60, Coe-Brown 48

Key players: John Stark – Eleanor Girardet (28 points, 6 steals, 8 blocks), Abby Duclos (11 points, 5 assists), Avery Geaumont (10 points); Coe-Brown – Kalina Kasprzak (24 points), Hannah Meehan (8 points)

Highlights: Girardet had a season-high 28 points and scored the 1,000th of her career on a 3 with a few minutes remaining in the game. John Stark led 22-16 at halftime and by as many as 19 in the second half. Girardet scored 20 of her points in the second half to get Stark going on offense and started the momentum that carried the Generals to the victory.

Coach’s quote: “I am very proud of Eleanor as she went into the game tonight needing 27 to reach the 1,000 point mark. This was our last home game for a few weeks, so I am happy she was able to achieve this at home.” – John Stark’s Tiffany Lewis

“Tough team. We hung in for a long time in this game. Effort was there.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: John Stark 11-3; Coe-Brown 6-7

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Bow 45, Kennett 35

Key players: Bow – Juliette Tarsa (16 points), Bry Szepan (10 points), Ella Gray (7 points), Ella Trefethen (4 points)

Highlights:  The Falcons won a rematch of last year’s Division II championship game on their home floor.

Records: Bow 9-4; Kennett 6-7

Merrimack Valley 50, Timberlane 32

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith (13 points), Annika Horne (12 points), Syd Bailey (10 points)

Highlights: MV led 22-21 at halftime, but pulled ahead by the end of the third, 41-23, and held on to snap its four-game losing streak. 

Coach’s quote: “We got down early, but picked up our defense and were able to get stops. Offensively, I thought we did a better job being patient and not forcing things. Overall good team win.” – MV’s Bob McNutt

Records: MV 6-8; Timberlane 6-8

Franklin 59, Mount Royal 50

Key players: Franklin – Kourtney Kaplan (24 points), Lily Cornell (15 points), Savaughna Slocum (11 points)

Highlights:  Franklin ended its losing streak at two games with a victory over visiting Mount Royal, dominating the first 16 minutes to take a 34-12 lead at halftime. 

Coach’s quote:  “It was nice that I was able to get the whole team into the game tonight with Kourtney resting most of the second half.” – Franklin’s Mark Dionne

Records: Franklin 10-6; Mount Royal 6-10

Boys’ Basketball

Bow 57, Kennett 43

Key players: Bow – Brendan O’Keeffe (16 points), Jake Reardon (16 points), Colby Smith (12 points), Peyton Larrabee (defense), Keenan Hubbard (defense)

Highlights:  The Falcons won their seventh in a row with a victory in North Conway.

Coach’s quote:  “Tough road win, kids learned from being in the adversity tonight. Overall good win.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 10-3; Kennett 6-7

Pembroke 62, Oyster River 56

Key players: Pembroke – Joe Fitzgerald (24 points), Evan Berkeley (18 points, defense)

Highlights: Pembroke came out to a quick 22-11 first quarter lead.

Coach’s quote: “Was happy with the energy to start the game. Oyster River played hard and cut into our lead in the third and fourth quarters.” – Pembroke’s Michael Donnell

Records: Pembroke 11-2; Oyster River 6-7

Mascoma 57, Hopkinton 49

Key players: Mascoma – Tanner Moulton (18 points), Brayden Pierce (15 points); Hopkinton – Kristof Cauley (19 points, 6 rebounds), Will Chehade (9 points, 2 blocks, 2 rebounds), Abram Standefer (8 points, 8 rebounds)

Highlights: After a back-and-forth first half, the Royals extended their lead to eight points to end the third quarter. Against some adversity and injury, the Hawks were able to battle back to a 3-point game with a minute to go before Mascoma was able to close out at the line.

Coach’s quote: “Despite losing, it’s hard to walk away from this one upset. Our guys battled start to finish and played a great game against a very tough team. Even with the loss, we walk away confident in ourselves.” – Hopkinton’s Matt Miller

Records: Mascoma 13-1; Hopkinton 11-4

Kearsarge 67, Raymond 44

Key players: Kearsarge – Noah Whipple (21 points), Drew Huff (13 points), Austin Needham (11 points), Parker Goin (7 points, 7 rebounds), Ajay Tremblay (6 points, 6 rebounds), Bragen Kinzer (defense), Eddie Kinzer (defense), Eli Whipple (defense)

Highlights:  The Cougars led 18-11 after the first quarter, connecting on six 3-pointers in the opening frame (half of them by Huff). Raymond fought back to cut Kearsarge’s lead to 32-30, but that was as close as it would get, with the Cougars outscoring the Rams 35-14 over the final 16 minutes. Noah Whipple scored 15 of his 21 points in the third quarter and Jack Goen scored his first varsity points in the fourth.

Coach’s quote:  “This was a great team win, especially with how everyone played in the second half. That was one of our best all around halves of the season. Shout out to Jack Goen on his first varsity points, as well as great play from Huff, Tremblay, Goin, Needham and Whipple. The more balanced we are offensively, (the more challenging it is) to defend us.”  – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 13-3; Raymond 7-8

Girls’ Hockey

St. Thomas-Dover-Winnacunnet 3, Concord 0

Key players: STDW – Christianne Trudell (2 goals); Concord – Kaylee DelloIacono (27 saves)

Coach’s quote: “We didn’t bring our best game with us to Dover and it showed. We had some moments where we put some pressure on them, but we weren’t able to capitalize to score. Unfortunately, we gave them too many opportunities and they were able to put a few goals in.” – Concord’s Kate Billings

Records: STDW 4-8; Concord 5-6