High schools: Concord girls’ hoops wins 4th in a row, plus more basketball results

Concord’s Sofia Payne (34) goes up for a shot while being tightly marked by Manchester Central-West on Monday at Concord High School. Payne scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Concord to its fourth straight victory. 

Concord’s Sofia Payne (34) goes up for a shot while being tightly marked by Manchester Central-West on Monday at Concord High School. Payne scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Concord to its fourth straight victory.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 02-13-2024 12:26 AM

Girls’ Basketball

Concord 52, Manchester Central-West 38

Key players: Concord – Sofia Payne (20 points, 10 rebounds), Whitney Vaillant (12 points, 11 rebounds)

Highlights: The Tide won its fourth game in a row.

Records: Concord 6-8; Manchester 3-11

Concord Christian 54, Bow 44

Key players: Concord Christian – Emma Smith (20 points), Lilli Carlile (19 points), Kayden Rioux (9 points); Bow – Juliette Tarsa (14 points), Ella Trefethen (12 points), Bry Szepan (9 points), Kendall Murray (6 points)

Highlights:  The Falcons kept it close against the Kingsmen, keeping the score tied 9-9 through one quarter. But Concord Christian pulled away in the second quarter to lead Bow 24-18 at halftime.

Records: Concord Christian 14-0; Bow 11-5

Boys’ Basketball

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Coe-Brown 53, Kennett 44

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jack Matson (19 points, 10 rebounds), Quinn Salter (13 points, 11 rebounds), Ryan Kouchoukos (8 points, 3 assists)

Highlights:  The Bears bounced back from a tough loss to Souhegan with a road victory against the Eagles

Records: Coe-Brown 12-3; Kennett 6-9

Concord Christian 68, Franklin 61, OT

Key players: Franklin – Zeke McCoy (30 points)

Highlights:  Franklin gave up a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and the Kingsmen took advantage of the extra time to claim the victory in OT. Despite the loss, Franklin ends the regular season with the program’s best record since 2016 and will be the No. 9 seed for the Division IV playoffs. Concord Christian will be the No. 10, 11 or 12 seed for the tournament.

Records: Concord Christian 9-9; Franklin 11-7

Girls’ Hockey

Bishop Brady-Trinity-Londonderry 4, Bishop Guertin 1

Key players: BTL – Ali Pelletier (2 goals, assist), Finley Hollenberg (goal), Cam Despres (goal, assist), Meghan Schmidt (2 assists), Kylie Palmeter (2 assists), Kylee Dumais (assist)

Highlights:  BTL’s two defenders and captains, Schmidt and Palmeter, and goaltender Yorston shut down the Cardinals’ powerful offense to upset first place Bishop Guertin. BTL scored two goals in the first and second periods before BG got on the board in the third.

Coach’s quote:  “We came out firing on all cylinders, keeping the pressure on the entire game. The girls have all worked hard all season. Tonight shows what the are capable of doing.” – BTL’s Dan Earley

Records: BTL 7-8; BG 11-2