High schools: Concord’s Golden wins Alpine race at Gunstock; plus basketball and girls’ hockey results

Published: 01-04-2024 11:57 PM

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Portsmouth 372, Concord 369, Keene 369, Bishop Guertin 346, Dover 341, Spaulding 327

Key players: Concord – Lucas Golden (1st), Brett McDonough (5th), Carter Pratt (11th), Pablo Winn (24th)

Highlights:  Golden won with a combined time of 57.47 seconds from two giant slalom runs at Gunstock as Concord tied for second in a six-team meet.

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Concord 370, Bishop Guertin 368, Keene 368, Dover 353, Portsmouth 351, Spaulding 157, Fall Mountain 80

Key players: Concord – Mika Taylor (2nd), Charlotte Summerlin (9th), Emma Pelletier (11th), Lilly Merrill (12th)

Highlights:  Taylor had a combined time of 1 minute, 0.15 seconds from her two giant slalom runs as the Crimson Tide won a seven-team meet at Gunstock. Bishop Guertin’s Elena Ellia won with a combined time of 57.30 seconds.

Boys’ Basketball

Kearsarge 48, Monadnock 31

Key players: Kearsarge – Noah Whipple (27 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals), Drew Huff (7 points, 6 rebounds), Ajay Tremblay (6 points, 3 assists), Eli Whipple (5 points)

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Highlights:  The Cougars picked up a win on the road against a scrappy Huskies team. Kearsarge trailed 19-17 at halftime, but made some defensive adjustments and outscored Monadnock 21-6 in the third quarter thanks to several buckets in transition.

Records: Kearsarge 3-2; Monadnock 2-4

Franklin 57, Sunapee 22

Key players: Franklin – Zeke McCoy (25 points), Nathan Holmes (6 points), Jack Van Polen (5 points), Harrison Kaplan (5 points)

Highlights: The Tornadoes led 29-16 at halftime and outscored the Lakers 28-6 in the second half, allowing just two points in the fourth quarter.

Records: Franklin 3-3; Sunapee 4-3

Girls’ Basketball

Hanover 47, Coe-Brown 25

Key players: Hanover – Sydney McLaughlin (19 points); Coe-Brown – Hannah Meehan (7 points), Emma Lapierre (7 points)

Highlights: Hanover came out strong with a 19-2 first quarter and never looked back.

Coach’s quote: “Hanover is a well-coached, tough team. This shows us there is lots of work to do.” – Coe-Brown’s Joe Vachon

Records: Hanover 5-0; Coe-Brown 2-3

Hopkinton 51, Newfound 15

Key players: Hopkinton – Shaylee Murdough (19 points), Helen Yeaton (12 points), Emily Nemeth (9 points)

Highlights: The shorthanded Hawks jumped out to a 16-4 lead after the first quarter and led 28-10 at the half in a win on Wednesday night.

Coach’s quote: “We only had eight (players) available tonight, and girls did a great job of stepping up and executing. A nice win as we head into a difficult stretch of our schedule.” – Hopkinton’s Mike Mahoney

Records: Hopkinton 6-0; Newfound 1-5

Franklin 56, Sunapee 42

Key players: Franklin – Kourtney Kaplan (28 points), Lily Cornell (14 points), Layleah Wells (7 points)

Highlights:  The Tornadoes poured in 40 points in the first half and hung on for their third straight win.

Records: Franklin 4-3; Sunapee 1-7

Girls’ Hockey

Oyster River-Portsmouth 7,
Bishop Brady-Trinity-Londonderry 0

Key players: BLT – Kacey Yorston (47 saves), Meghan Schmidt (defense), Kylie Palmeter (defense), Ali Pelletier (offense), Finley Hollenberg (offense), Kylee Dumais (offense)

Highlights:  BLT kept the game close until the third period.

Records: ORP 3-1; BLT 2-2