High schools: Friday night basketball

Bow’s Jake Reardon goes up for a shot against Plymouth during a game at Bow High School on Thursday. Reardon led the Falcons with 17 points in a 57-56 loss. 

Bow’s Jake Reardon goes up for a shot against Plymouth during a game at Bow High School on Thursday. Reardon led the Falcons with 17 points in a 57-56 loss.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Belmont’s Anakin Underhill blocks a St. Thomas shot during a Division III quarterfinal basketball game at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover. No. 2 St. Thomas had a big third quarter to defeat No. 7 Belmont, 67-50.

Belmont’s Anakin Underhill blocks a St. Thomas shot during a Division III quarterfinal basketball game at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover. No. 2 St. Thomas had a big third quarter to defeat No. 7 Belmont, 67-50. KJ CARDINAL / Ball603.com

Published: 02-17-2024 12:44 AM

Modified: 02-17-2024 8:13 AM


D-III Boys’ Basketball

No. 2 St. Thomas 67, No. 7 Belmont 50

Key players: St. Thomas – Cole McClure (22 points), Will Mollica (17 points), James Allen (16 points); Belmont – Anakin Underhill (20 points), Keegan Martinez (13 points)

Highlights:  The visiting Raiders led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter and trailed by just one, 25-24, at halftime, but the Saints outscored Belmont 24-9 in the third quarter in Friday night’s quarterfinal to punch their tickets to the Division III semifinals.

Coach’s quote:  “I’m extremely proud with how my guys played. They played with pride and so much heart. St. Thomas is an extremely well-coached and fantastic team. You have to play 32 minutes of great basketball against them and have a little luck. In the third we just had some defensive lapses and they took advantage. We will take this loss and remember the feeling...with a lot of players back next season we will be ready to make a run.” – Belmont’s Tony Martinez

Records: St. Thomas 17-1; Belmont 12-8

Boys’ Basketball

Plymouth 57, Bow 56

Key players: Bow – Jake Reardon (17 points), Colby Smith (12 points), Peyton Larrabee (11 rebounds)

Highlights:  The Falcons fell to the Bobcats on Thursday’s senior night.

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Coach’s quote:  “As I mentioned before, it’s difficult to fall behind and battle back, just not enough time. We battled, but just not enough stops to make difference. Can’t overlook any team.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Plymouth 9-8; Bow 12-5

Coe-Brown 33, Oyster River 29

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jack Matson (9 points, 10 rebounds), Connor Bagnell (9 points, 3 rebounds), Quinn Salter (8 points, 4 rebounds), James McKane (4 points, 5 rebounds), Ryan Kouchoukos (3 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists)

Coach’s quote:  “Old fashioned intense rivalry game.” – Coe-Brown’s David Smith

Records: Coe-Brown 13-3; Oyster River 6-10

Pembroke 87, Milford 45

Key players: Pembroke – Evan Berkeley (25 points), Joe Fitzgerald (25 points), Devin Riel (10 points), Andrew Fitzgerald (10 points)

Highlights:  Pembroke came out the gate quickly, with Berkeley and Fitzgerald each scoring nine points in the first quarter for an early 24-11 lead and the pace of the game didn’t slow down in the second half.

Coach’s quote:  “The boys played extremely well on defense and shot the ball well.” – Pembroke’s Mike Donnell

Records:  Pembroke 14-2; Milford 5-12

Girls’ Basketball

Windham 62, Concord 54

Key players: Concord – Aidah Smalley (16 points), Delaney Duford (13 points, 8 rebounds), Sofia Payne (10 points), Whitney Vaillant (9 points)

Highlights: Wndham had the hotter hand in a back-and-forth battle that came right down to the end.

Coach’s quote: “This was a game we really needed and wanted. Unfortunately, no matter what we did on defense, Windham answered with some great shooting.” – Concord’s Rob Darrell

Records: Windham 10-6; Concord 7-9

Bishop Brady 57, Kennett 30

Key players: Bishop Brady – Mia Wagner (16 points, four 3-pointers), Morgan Casey (17 points, 6 rebounds), Payton Bryson (10 points, 6 assists, 3 steals), Maia Dow (8 points), Abby Tyrell (4 points, great energy off the bench)

Highlights:  Before the game the Giants recognized their seniors – Wagner and Casey – for their four years of dedication to the Brady basketball program. The Giants got out to a first quarter lead and never looked back.

Coach’s quote:  “It was a full team effort tonight in a great senior night game for Mia and Morgan. Both of them played an outstanding game and I couldn’t be more happy for them. Our girls have given great effort throughout the year and tonight showed that right until the final whistle.” – Bishop Brady’s Sal Alosa

Records: Bishop Brady 5-12; Kennet 7-10

Pembroke 56, Milford 44

Key players: Pembroke – Annelise Dexter (38 points), Anne Phillips (6 points); Milford – Ellianna Nassy (13 points), Claire Cote (11 points), Shea Hansen (11 points)

Highlights: Dexter exploded for 38 points, including nine in the third quarter when Pembroke extended its lead to 11 heading into the final quarter.

Coach’s quote: “We have to get more consistent with our play. We were a little sloppy at times tonight, but did a good job down the stretch.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Pembroke 15-1; Milford 8-9

Oyster River 65, Coe-Brown 52

Key players: Oyster River – Vivian O’Quinn (14 points), Riley Drapeau (13 points); Coe-Brown – Hannah Meehan (18 points), Emma Lapierre (16 points)

Highlights: Oyster River took a 12-point lead into halftime, but Coe-Brown fought back to cut the deficit to as little as five points before the Bobcats pulled away again.

Coach’s quote: “We fought tremendously hard, it’s the kind of effort we need to have get to where we need to go.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Oyster River 12-5; Coe-Brown 8-8