Bedford Sports Talk

BOYS BASKETBALL

Third-grade

Mainsail Yacht Charters sailed to a 28-5 win over All Stone Masonry. Cameron Jonas of Mainsail led all scorers with 18 points, and Tyler Doldo and Ethan Healy also each had four points and both played stellar defense in the win.

Led by some great offensive play by Noah Riley, Ace Chancey and Dylan Fanburg, Bedford Self Storage beat Riddle Brook Custodians 20-8. On the defensive side, Calvin Monfried and Pranav Rohit also played well for Bedford Self Storage. Gabe Tomkinson, AJ Creveling, Griffin Middletown and Dominic DeBlasi all scored baskets in the loss for Riddle Brook Custodians.

Calvary Fellowship beat Yankee Toy Box 16-9 in a highly contested battle. Calvary’s offense was led by Caden Brown who scored eight points and Joel Poltronieri who scored six points. Liam MacDonald turned in another solid game defensively and passed the ball well. Deacon Woodgate and Zach Jones were again the leading scorers for Yankee Toy Box. Defensively it was a team effort with key contributions from Shriram Chander, Jackson Carr, and Ryan Sullivan to keep it close, but in the end Calvary Fellowship had too much offensive firepower.

Fourth-grade

In a great matchup, Granite State Orthopaedics defeated Eaton & Berube Insurance 24-16. For Granite State Orthopaedics, Michael Hoang and Owen Zuill had some key baskets, while Corey Lipke played great defense. For Eaton & Berube Insurance, a late rally by Seamus Balistreri and Cole Du Plessis wasn’t enough for the win.

Hannaford scored a season-high total in its win over Bedford Friends of Recreation 22-15. Hannaford played strong against some great offensive plays by Bedford Friends of Recreation, with Hannaford’s scoring was led by Joey Znjoy and Tyler Beekman.

Peter Woodbury Custodians held off State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency 26-22, to give State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency its first loss of the season. Score was well distributed for Peter Woodbury Custodians, including Colin Chandonett, Thomas Lutz and Mathew Coutu. Elliot Wallace and Aiden Graves both had eight points for State Farm Sandy Ackerson.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Active Body Studio won 19-14 over Flooring Associates. Ryan Bobotas scored seven points and Rohan Nagaraju contributed with three points. Will Curran was active on the boards to help secure the victory.

Capital Kitchen and Bath edged out Friends of Bedford Rec this weekend 19-14. It was a physical and defensive minded game. Nick Asadourian and Jack Grogan were the leading scorers and Caleb Boulard had some key steals. A late second half basket by Vincent Capodilupo helped to insure the victory. Friends of Bedford Rec played a great physical defense throughout the game.

Leading all scores was Christopher Nyamwange in Hearthside Realty’s win over Verizon Wireless Arena 29-6. Assists by Ethan Bissonette and Sam Lacombe and steller defense by Hearthside, with turnovers caused by Johnathan Rowen and Patrick McDonald sealed the victory. Paul Connolly and Drew Middleton contributed all the points for Verizon Wireless Arena. Some important defensive stops from Ian MacEachern, Noah Bartram and Matt Cosio unfortunately were not enough to keep this game competitive.

The Mavericks defeated Constant Concept team 30-20. Everyone from the Mavericks contributed to the win. Aiden Comeau’s shooting along with Jack Coluntouni, Vini Barbutos, and George Danes laser passing set up the scoring attack. Matt Kafejelis and Chris Gately and Ben Gettings stingy defensive tactics stopped Constant Concepts in there valiant effort to to get the ball in the hoop. Jason Merk and Dennis Sarailic’s rebounded big helping the Mavs hold on to a great victory

Dovetail Dental defeated McKelvie Custodians 30-17. For Dovetail Dental, Michael Pratte led all scorers with 15 points. Luke Du Plessis played a solid overall game, scoring six points and pulling down eight rebounds. Sam Izsak’s defensive pressure and six points also contributed considerably to the victory. McKelvie Custodians had balanced scoring from many players including Brett Creveling, Benny Westbrook, Cole Lemay and Sean McSherry. Tenacious defense by the McKelvie boys in the 2nd half closed the large halftime lead by Dovetail, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Manchester Harley Davidson survived a strong comeback bid by Cowette Plumbing and Heating winning 37-32. Demetri Anagnost lead all scorers followed by Allen Gawlowicz who hit a crucial 3-pointer to seal the win. Gordon Ricard, Collin Hoak, Lucas Codair, and Brandon Mikal also hit the scorers column for MHD. Cowette was led by Cade Nash and John Violette who were strong on defense in the loss.

Ross A. Lurgio Custodians defeated Gould & Gould Law by a score of 34-17. Cam Costa and Alex Portela led scorers. Clarence Heng and Dan Ondzes played great defense. For G&G, Mason Blanchard had a breakout offensive game with eight points, while Taylor Spencer had five and Erik Abdelsayed played strong defense

Schwan’s Home Service beat Replay Sports 34-20. Schwan’s was led by Ben Lacombe with 10 points, five steals and 10 rebounds and Alex Woo with seven points, three steals and 26 rebounds, Jacob Campbell and Evan MacDonald also contributed steals. For Replay, Mike Mullen made a nice 3-pointer and Ryan Bleakley played well on defense.

New Hampshire Print & Mail defeated Bedford Men’s Club 42-17. NHPM scoring was led by Jake Boyarsky and Owen Morgan. Defense was led by Justin Laliberte and Stanley Chisholm with seven rebounds. BMC was led on defense by Grant Arnold, Kyle Demeritt & Ian Spendley while Chris McSherry contributed much of their second half offense.

Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics held on against a strong comeback by ActionPhotos.com for a 23-22 victory. Dylan Albequerque and Jacob Coutu each dropped in seven points, with outstanding rebounding by Next Step’s Billy Morin, Quinn Davis and Brian Haines. Actionphotos was led on offense by Tim Hoke and Jack Chisholm while Thatcher Albiston contributed on both ends of the court.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Third- and fourth-grade

Cohen Investments beat a strong Crazy Monkey’s team 16-10. Cohen was led by Skyler DePetrillo with eight points, Hannah Dambach with six points and Delaney Gorterch with two. Cohen was helped defensively by Skylar Cohen and Delaney Martel as Anna Putney and Sarah Letourneau tracked down loose balls and grabbed multiple rebounds. Crazy Monkeys had an amazing game with their leading scorer Elise Piotrowski and great defensive plays by Madison Papkis and Joelle Wilensky.

Lui Lui Restaurant defeated Bedford Friends of Recreation 12-8. Scoring for Lui Lui was led by Lindsay Mello with four points. Nycole Spencer, Emily Walsworth, Richa Thapa, and Olivia Cline all contributed two points each throughout the game as well. BFOR, once again, showed great teamwork. Impressive defense was played by Paige Johnson, Anna Caldwell and Deeya Narang. Points were put on the board by Emma Kasyjanski, Erica Veiga, and Samantha Johnson. Marissa Johnson and Kylie Woloski hussled down the court to be aggressive and help their team.

SnapDragon Associates stopped Small Green Computers’ win streak with a 14-6 victory. Despite solid rebounding by Anna Smith and a strong start with baskets by Claire Kraemer for Small Green Computers, SnapDragon Associates pulled away in the second half. Julia Gordon had a break-out game for Snap Dragon scoring four points in the second half. Also putting up points were Sophia LeGoullon, Abby Forrester, Elizabeth Chopra and Grace Chopra. Thea Sarajlic and Ruby Dainesi led a strong defensive team effort for Snap Dragon with great hustle and rebounding at both ends of the court.

Fitth- and sixth-grade

Creative Nail Design holds off Crazy Monkeys, 12-8. CND got all points from Mary Provost (eight) and Meghan Lang (four). But it was their tenacious defense that allowed them to hold on, led by Olivia Arangio (seven steals). Lauren Zebra and Faith Laliberte were forces on offense, while Morgan Koelimer continues to be a great defensive presence under the basket for the Crazy Monkeys.

Robert Starace Homes came alive for its first win of the season, 13-11 over the Mavericks. The Mavericks had their chances from great playmaking and defense by Amelia Edwards, Liz Silha & Caroline Rankins but the shots just wouldn’t drop.

Team Generations OB/GYN overcame an undermanned but extremely tough Bedford Men’s Club team, 22-12. Lexi Belanger had an outstanding game on both ends of the court and Ally England continued her streak as one of our top defenders keeping pressure on the ball handlers for Generations. In BMC’s first loss of the season, all five girls on hand played hard for 40 minutes giving a ton of effort. Solid D and picks by Rachael Noble and Jamie Karr helped keep BMC in the game.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

NH Orthopedic Center defeated a tough NH Motor Speedway team 18-10. Corie LaBelle and Erica Gettings led a balanced NHOC offensive attack by scoring eight and four points respectively. Grace Rooney and Kaleigh Singleton each chipped in four points for NHMS and kept the score close.

Davidson Weidacher KW Realty defeated Precision Letter Corporation 22-16 in a contest that was tight until the final minutes. Caroline Scott played tough defense for KW and caused several turnovers and Tia Singleton was strong on the offensive boards and led all scorers with 12 points. Molly Elrick and Hope Lang paced the PLC offense with four points each.

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Sixth-grade girls

The girls worked very hard in the Hudson Tourney over the MLK weekend and emerged tourney champions. Bedford beat Nashua and Hudson in pool play, and defeated Londonderry in a thriller to claim the championship trophy. Team members include Torrance Ayotte, Amanda Jonas, Katherine Lipari, MacKenzie MacEachern, Abigail Mangiafico, Zoe Michaud, Hannah Mikol, Alli Morgan, Ella Natale and Emma Rosenbaum. Torrance Ayotte received all-tourney honors and Alli Morgan was tourney MVP.

Eighth-grade girls

The eighth-grade girls advanced to the championship game in the Merrimack tournament, losing 43-37, to Londonderry. After scoring only 6 points in the first half, Bedford was able to close the deficit to 4 points before eventually succumbing. Bedford was led by Mia Roy with 13 points and Maddy Buffett with 11 points. In the preliminary games, Bedford won 55-3 vs. ICB and 37-35 vs. Methuen. Against Methuen, Stephanie Conrad hit a 3 point jumper with 32 seconds left to win it for Bedford. Conrad and Roy both finished with 9 points and Alex Sinkov added 8 more.