High schools: Thursday’s Alpine skiing and basketball results

Concord’s Mika Taylor races in the slalom at the 16th annual Capital Cup at Proctor Academy on Jan. 29. Taylor defended her title in the girls’ slalom, leading the Crimson Tide to second place as a team. Taylor continued her impressive season by winning the slalom in a three-team event at Pats Peak on Thursday.

Concord’s Mika Taylor races in the slalom at the 16th annual Capital Cup at Proctor Academy on Jan. 29. Taylor defended her title in the girls’ slalom, leading the Crimson Tide to second place as a team. Taylor continued her impressive season by winning the slalom in a three-team event at Pats Peak on Thursday. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 02-09-2024 12:06 AM

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Concord 391, Dover 372, Portsmouth 371

Key players: Concord – Mika Taylor (1st, 1:00.09), Charlotte Summerlin (2nd, 1:04.47), Lilly Merrill (3rd, 1:08.94), Charlotte Dill (7th, 1:18.38)

Highlights:  Taylor had the fastest combined time of two slalom runs at Pats Peak on Thursday, leading the Crimson Tide in a 1-2-3 sweep and the team victory.

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Portsmouth 390, Dover 370, Concord 285

Key players: Concord – Lucas Golden (1st, 57.66), Carter Pratt (8th, 1:07), Austin Vanacore (12th, 1:16.12)

Highlights:  Golden won the race with a combined time of 57.66 seconds, but only three skiers were able to complete both slalom runs, leaving Concord one scoring skier short on Thursday at Pats Peak.

Girls’ Basketball

Bow 48, Souhegan 16

Key players: Bow – Juliette Tarsa (13 points), Ella Trefethen (11 points), Bry Szepan (8 points), Kate Labrecque (6 points), Lauren Longley (5 rebounds)

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Highlights:  The Falcons celebrated Senior Night with a decisive victory on their home floor.

Records: Bow 10-4; Souhegan 1-12

St. Thomas 66, Hopkinton 48

Key players: St. Thomas – Emilie von der Linden (16 points), Emma Toriello (16 points); Hopkinton – Avery Chase (16 points), Sydney Westover (12 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists)

Highlights: After falling behind by double digits in the first quarter, the Hawks stormed back to cut the score to 37-30 at halftime. Key 3-point shooting and rebounding allowed the Saints to pull away late in a match up of the two top teams in D-III. St. Thomas secured the No. 1 seed in next week’s postseason tournament with the victory, while Hopkinton wrapped up the second seed.

Coach’s quote: “That was an exciting 32 minutes of basketball. That’s a great team, but these are the type of games that help prepare you for the tournament. I’m extremely proud of our effort tonight.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Mahoney

Records: St. Thomas 15-1; Hopkinton 13-3

Boys’ Basketball

Souhegan 63, Bow 31

Key players: Bow – Jake Reardon (10 points), Keenan Hubbard (6 points)

Highlights:  The Falcons’ winning streak came to an end at seven games, while the Sabers extended their winning streak to six.

Coach’s quote:  “Got beat in all aspects of the game tonight right from the opening tip. Can’t play from behind and think things will work themselves out, need to play defense and understand the process.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Bow 10-4; Souhegan 6-7

Kearsarge 52, Monadnock 24

Key players: Kearsarge – Noah Whipple (18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 6-for-6 FT), Parker Goin (13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists), Noah Dunlap (5 points), Eddie Kinzer (4 points, 3 steals), Bragen Kinzer (4 points), Ajay Tremblay (2 points), Austin Needham (2 points), Drew Huff (2 points), Eli Whipple (2 points), Noah Rubenberg (5 rebounds)

Highlights:  The Cougars celebrated their seniors – Jack Goen, Noah Dunlap, Parker Goin and Eddie Kinzer – before the game for their leadership and commitment to excellence. Whipple and Goin scored in double figures for Kearsarge, and Dunlap scored his first career varsity points, including a long 3-pointer that brough the crowd to its feet, in the victory.

Coach’s quote:  “Kudos to the Monadnock players and Coach Hill for helping make this a memorable night for our players and the Kearsarge community. Senior night is always special, but this was a next level experience for everyone involved. We’d like to thank Eddie, Parker, Jack, Noah and their families for all they’ve done to make our program great.” – Kearsarge’s Nate Camp

Records: Kearsarge 14-3; Monadnock 6-10