Bedford Sports Talk

BOYS BASKETBALL

Third-grade

Yankee Toy Box defeated Riddlebrook Custodians by score of 18-10. Toy Box was led offensively by Zachary Jones and Deacon Woodgate who scored eight points each. Avneesh Prabakar and Shriram Chander both played well defensively. Derek Kuleza and Caleb Lemoine lead Riddle Brook Custodians with two baskets each. Griffin Middleton also scored for the Custodians, and JP Frongillo and Harrison Schneller played shut down defense and had key rebounds late to keep the game close in the loss.

Calvary Fellowship beat All Stone Masonry 28-8 in a game that featured great offensive and defensive plays. Henry Mahan led all scorers with 12 points. Liam Macdonald provided great passes to open teammates and had several rebounds. Caden Brown showed great point guard skills dispersing the ball to his teammates and scored six points of his own.

Mainsail Yacht Charters beat Bedford Self Storage by a score of 19-16. Ty Letendre had a great defensive game with several key steals. Nolan Arnold had four points, and along with Ethan Healy, controlled the offensive and defensive boards with great rebounding. A great offensive effort for Bedford Self Storage was led by Ethan Flanagan, Dylan Fanburg and Cole Diehl. On the defensive side, Peter Meconi and Gabe Flores had several steals, while Noah Riley led the team in rebounding in both ends.

Fourth-grade

Peter Woodbury Custodians fell to Bedford Friends of Recreation 20-16, despite strong scoring by Thomas Lutz and Hunter Fennessy. Rebounds by Magnus Steele and Colin Chandonnet kept it close.

Eaton & Berube Insurance defeated Hannaford 14-6 in a defensive battle. 7 different players scored for Eaton & Berube Insurance while their defensive leaders were Liam Fanberg and Tareq Ziada. For Hannaford, Patrick Heng showed great hustle while Joe Znoj fought hard for rebounds.

Another great close game for State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency saw them defeat Granite State Orthopedics 17-16. A comeback effort sparked by Colby Martineau, Christian Espaillat and Dylan MacLeod for Granite State Orthopedics wasn’t enough to top Sam McDonough with six points and great defense by Noah Goldman.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Flooring Associates defeated Hearthside Realty 21-14. Hearthside had very good defensive rebounding by Jackson Dickson and Matthew Schwartz. Patrick McDonald and Pete Hamill each added a few buckets.

Bedford Friends of Recreation edged out previously undefeated Keller Williams Reality 23-22 on a game winning late bucket from Alex Zwickau. Kyle Lavigne was high scorer with eight points while Zwickau added six. The winning rally was spurred by Tommy VanHirtum’s relentless drives to the paint! VanHirtum scored three points with two key assists.

Pizza Mia overcame an 8-2 deficit to win its fifth straight game to start the season by the score of 32-25. Brady McGinley turned in his best rebounding performance of the year and scored a key second half basket, Andrew Avalione took several good shots that just rolled off the rim and Toren Coulter provided an impressive defensive effort leading to multiple steals in sparking Pizza Mia’s big win.

Dovetail Dental defeated Verizon Wireless, 23-18. Michael Pratte had a stellar offensive day, scoring 19 points. Luke Du Plessis and Hunter Sarsfield each contributed a basket as well. The team was also boosted by the overall hustle of Joey Cariello and Sam Izsak. Verizon Wireless turned in another great performance with key baskets from Drew Allard, David Mannella, Drew Middleton and Ian MacEachern helped to keep the game close. Great defensive effort from Paul Connolly and Owen Bechert along with big rebounds from Zack Gamache unfortunately was not enough to hold off Dovetail Dentil’s offensive attack.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Bedford Men’s Club defeated Replay Sports. Jack Foley drained a few big baskets for BMC at key points of the game while Sean Demerritt and Ian Spendley led the defense. Jack Looney and Graham Burton helped Replay with key baskets.

Cowette Plumbing & Heating beat previously unbeaten NH Print & Mail 32-16. Nick Buzzelli and Cade Nash led CPH to their fourth win of the season. Patty Munley played well on both sides of the court. Owen Morgan was high scorer for NHPM with 12 including two 3-pointers. Brandon Trento, Truman Larson and Stanley Chisholm played well on the defensive side.

Gould & Gould Law topped Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics 50-14. Big buckets from Tavern Mirza and Zack Letendre helped establish a lead for G&G. Next Step was led in scoring by Jake Reese with six points and Dylan Albuquerque with four points and Billy Mornin and Andrew Genese with two each.

Schwan’s Home Service beat Actionphotos.com
30-26. Ben Lacombe led the scoring with 10 points, Evan Macdonald had eight, Nic Towey and Connor McCullough had four each while Noah Hughes and Alex Woo had two each. Actionphotos was led by Thomas Norfleet and Aidan Kenny with seven points. Each while Matt Simpson also had a key basket.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Third- and fourth-grade

Crazy Monkeys and SnapDragon Associates played an exciting overtime game on Saturday. It was the third overtime game in a row for SnapDragon, who finally ended the string of ties by overcoming Crazy Monkeys 12-10. Grace Chopra made the game winning basket for SnapDragon, with Abby Forrester and Elizabeth Chopra contributing the other keys baskets in a hard fought game. Crazy Monkeys had amazing defense by led by Elise Piotrowski, with points in place by Erin McCarthy and Caitlyn Lemay. SnapDragon had their own amazing team defense led by Lilly Mooney and Kira Abdelsayed.

Small Green Computer defeated Bedford Friends of Recreation 11-8. Small Green Computer sprinted out to a 9-0 halftime lead thanks to Mackenzie Smith’s guard play, but needed tenacious defense down to the end by Maya Vigil and clutch free throws by Julia Asadourian in the second half to hold off Bedford Friends of Recreation. The girls on Bedford Friends of Recreation fought hard in the second half. The team worked together on passing the ball and Emma Kasyjanski, Samantha Johnson, and Kylie Woloski all scored some points. Paige Johnson and Deeya Narang had awesome steals while Erica Veiga and Anna Caldwell were great on defense.

Cohen Investments beat Lui Lui Restaurant 12-10 in overtime. Cohen was trailing up until the last few seconds of the fourth quarter when they were able to tie the game forcing overtime. Cohen was led by Skyler DePetrillo with 6 points, Delaney Martel with 4 and Delaney Goterch contributing the scoring effort with 2. Lui Lui Restaurant played their best on Saturday. Scoring was led by Lindsay Mello, Richa Thapa, and Nycole Spencer. Great hustle was also seen from Ava DuBois and Emily Walsworth.

Fifith- and sixth-grade

Despite taking a 12-0 lead into the half it took big second-half defensive stand to hold off a late run by the Mavericks for Bedford Men’s Club to win the battle of the undefeateds, 14-8. Nitya Upadrasta, Rachael Noble, Emma Hamlin and Jamie Karr were all over the court and Ava Gaudette led the scoring with eight points for BMC. It was a well fought and intense game throughout by both teams with Amelia Edwards, Liz Silha and Tori Chartier coming up big for the Mavericks in the second-half surge.

Team Generations OB/GYN fell to the Crazy Monkeys 19-18. With several lead changes in the final minutes of the game, Crazy Monkeys pulled ahead with just over a minute to go. Lauren Zebra, and Morgan Koellmer led the way for the Crazy Monkeys on offense, and a great defensive stand by Megan Eldred, and Faith Laliberte who helped hold the lead at the buzzer. Katie Hirnak of Team Generations had an outstanding offensive game and went to the free throw line with the chance to tie but was only able to convert 1 of 2 foul shots while Abby Gilligan had several assists making the smart pass to her open teammates to keep the offense flowing.

Creative Nail Design defeated Robert Starace Homes 20-2. CND was led by the feisty play of Mary Provost who excelled on both ends of the floor with her intense defensive pressure and solid shooting (six points). Other offensive contributors were Madison Sarsfield (six), Meghan Lang (four), Olivia Arangio and Hannah Collins. On the other end of the court Samara Vu was all over the floor to help her team and Samantha Campbell played fine team defense to solidify the victory.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Davidson & Weidacher KW Realty almost made a second half comeback in a 17-13 loss to NH Motor Speedway. Kaleigh Singleton led the NHMS offense, Sophia Dimos scored key baskets and Ella Lange played strong defense. KW Realty was led by Julia Mariano’s eight points.

In an exciting contest, New Hampshire Orthopaedic beat Precision Letter Corporation 20-13. NHO was paced on offense by Jessica O’Brien, Corey LaBelle and Jen Appleby. Precision Letter had strong games from Meghan Souter and Molly Elrich.

TRAVEL
BASKETBALL

Eighth-grade girls

The Bedford eighth-grade girls defeated Hooksett, 29-23, and Concord, 34-24. Against Hooksett, Bedford was led by Mia Roy’s seven points and Quinn Allen, Stephanie Conrad and Alexa Dyer added six points each. In the Concord game, Roy scored 12 points and Karina Schappler and Sadie MacIver each contributed six points. Great defensive effort and rebounding by Devon O’Hara and Morgan Burke also contributed to Bedford’s victories.

Fourth-grade girls

Bedford suffered their first loss of the season at Derry, 13-21. The team hustled on both ends of the court, but were unable to capitalize on several fast break and offensive rebounding opportunities. Julian Bell kept the offense going with six points. Marie Hamill led the defense with three steals. The girls are now 5-1 in regular season play.

Seventh-grade boys

The Bedford boys travel team finished second in the Hudson Martin Luther King Tournament. Bedford went 4-0 in Pool Play beating Nashua, Hudson Methuen and Londonderry. In the championship game Bedford’s comeback fell short, losing to Methuen 42-39. Team members included, Ben Black, Jack Gunning, Kaleb Harrington, Noah Kokkinos, Harrison LeGoullon, Tommy Mailhot, Thomas Morgan, Ryan Tascano, and Jake Toon. Harrison LeGoullon and Thomas Morgan were selected to the all-tournament team.

Third-grade boys

Bedford defeated Londonderry 29-24. Trailing most of the game, Sam Lubelczyk made a big basket to give Bedford its first lead and it never looked back.Bedford was led by Eric Morgan (13 points, five steals), Cal McAuliffe five rebounds), Sean Toscano (eight points, eight rebounds) and Connor Guibord (three points, five rebounds).