Bedford Sports Talk

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grade 3

The Puritan Backroom defeated Dovetail Dental 12-10 in the first game of the season. The closely contended game was won in the final minutes by the Puritan Backroom but all played well in their first game of year. Puritan was led by Nikko Badoian who led the offense much of the day. Joseph Blaine was a powerhouse on the defensive end with help from Charlie Zinc, Carter Crowley, and it truly was a team effort.

Manchester Eye Associates defeated Bedford Self-Storage 10-0 in a tough defensive first game of the season. Bedford Self-Storage was led by outstanding ball handling by Sam Dodge and Brody Woloski. Defensively, Jack Hinton, Austin Kasyjanski, and Colin Labrie helped keep the game close through the final buzzer.

Grade 4

Associated Drywall lost in overtime to Ulster Property Services in a tense, back and forth game, 22-20. For Ulster, Noah Riley, AJ Creveling, Jack Wilkens and Dylan Fanburg put points up on the board, and Roshan Kattil, Ace Chancey, and Calvin Monfried played a great defensive game. For Associated Drywall, Cal McAuliffe led all scorers with eight points, while Drake Sutton was a tremendous force on both the offensive and defensive boards while chipping in four points of his own. Ty Letendre played lock-down defense for Associated Drywall throughout the game to keep it close.

Yankee Toy Box lost a tough battle to Bedford Martial Arts 11-6. BMA jumped out to an early lead with key shots falling from Jack Ferlan with four points and Gabe Tomkinson with two points. Caden Brown took over the scoring in the second half hitting two big outside shots, while Aidan Veverka nailed a foul shot to seal it. Great shut down defense played by Caleb Anderson and Owen Piotrowski made sure BMA held off a comeback. Alex Wafer, Jackson Carr, and Matthew Roberts all scored for Yankee Toy Box. Peter Meconi and Caleb Lemoine played great defense.

Spectrum Marketing had a fantastic start to the season, knocking off a very tough Bedford Athletic Club, 12-8. Spectrum was led by the red-hot offense of Ethan Caldwell and Jack Watson. Ryan Sullivan scored a vital basket to put Spectrum in the lead. Pranav Rohit played shutdown defense. Sam O’Leary’s unstoppable screening help his teammates to capitalize on open looks.

Grade 5/6

The game of the weekend came down to the wire with Bedford’s Men Club holding on in the final seconds over Kelly Interior Painting 20-18. K.I.P. was led by strong scoring efforts by Tyler Richard, Sam Lacombe, and Hunter Fennessy. The offense was initiated by Christian Espaillat and Corey Lipke.

Kazan, Shaughnessy & McDonald defeated Flooring Associates 29-13. TJ Crowley and Patrick McDonald combined for 19 points, and Anthony Zarella contributed lots of rebounds toward the victory

Verizon Wireless Arena squeaked out a win 24-22 behind the offensive efforts of Zack Gamache, Michael McSherry and Andrew Raust. Key defensive stops by Hunter Ducharme and Ethan Kemp helped to secure the lead.

Emet Baker and Evan Dunn helped move the ball on offense and kept the game within reach for Bedford Friends Of Recreation as it dropped the season opener to Screaming Monkeys 41-20.

The State Farm team battled back from a 10-point deficit but fall short 24-22. The comeback was fueled by a great fast breaks led by Nick Asadourian and excellent play on both ends of the court by Thomas Lutz.

Grade 7/8

Bedford Journal defeated Rock Hard Training 31-17. The Journal was led by Brandon Mihal with 11 points, a 3-pointer by Liam O’Brien and a key offensive rebound and basket by Andrew Kemp. Rock Hard Training put up a great fight in defeat. Great hustle and rebounding by Zach Garron, and six points from Patrick Goterch were not enough.

Bedford Friends beat Next Step Bionics 33-22. Connor Fulton and Jack Looney lead the team respectively scoring 10 points each. Zach Letendre, Ian MacEachern and
Vinny Capodilupo demonstrated their superior ball handling skills while Matt Schwartz and Will Curran controlled the boards. Excellent effort by the Next Step squad in a fast-paced game that was closer than the score suggests. Special mention to Bryon Peters and Cade Nash for the impact they had on both sides of the ball.

Bedford Bulletin lost to Pizza Mia 27-21. Trevor Annibal and Chris Gately moved the ball well while Isaiah Baker and Matt Kafejelis played great defense.

The Raptors pulled out a 21-19 victory over Active Body Studiosin overtime. The Raptors fell behind in the first half, 13-5, but outscored ABS, 14-6 in the second half to force the game into overtime. Austin Edwards made the only basket in OT to give the Raptors the win. Torey Helton, Aidan Livingston, and Hunter Sarsfield each contributed four points in the victory. Timothy Richard, Erik Abdelsayed, and Andrew Twite each scored four points for Active Body Studio.

EMC Analytical Services came up short in a loss to Manchester Harley Davidson. Jack Grogan and Praveen Ramatchandiran lead the EMCAS team in scoring hitting jump shots and making key free throws while Paul Connolly and Ben Ling played shutdown defense. Manchester Harley Davidson was led by Nick Landman who had 13 points, all in the second half. Also contributing was Giovani Senat with great passing and Alex Harjula with relentless hustle on the boards.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grade 3/4

NAMTEK Corp. narrowly defeated Cohen Investments 8-6 in OT thriller. NAMTEK was led in scoring by Julia Gordon with four points with Anna Putney and Nellie Munsterteiger each adding a basket. Devlyn McDonald and Teagan Steele each had several offensive rebounds while Ava Vikstrom and Aly Chisholm played stellar defense. Cohen was led by Skylar Cohen with four points and Kristen Cadwell adding a basket. Cohen was led defensively by Amber Ducharme and Anna Smith.

MEGA-X defeated Wicked Good Butcha 7-4. MEGA-X came out strong in their season opener and it was a close game going into the last 10 minutes of the game. But swarming defense by Mishalena Raduazo led to key scores that brought home the win. Wicked Good Butcha played tough defense and kept the game close with a late game rally when Savannah Davis had a hoop to cut the lead to three. Madison Merkle played an aggressive game adding two points.

Bedford Athletic Club overcame the tireless effort of its opponent to win 24-5. Standout performances came from Ava DuBois who displayed her versatility and led the team in points and also Anna Wolf who was a rebounding force on both sides of the floor and made several key steals. Thea Sarajlic lead Seaboard with three points and Susan Munley added two points. Emily Lyon lead Seaboard in assists with Elena Doughty and Grace Krueger playing outstanding defense in the loss.

Grade 5/6

Nail Indulgence had a great start to the season winning its first game 24-3 against Kumon. Brooke Letzelter lead the way with sixpoints, followed by Christina Braga, Elizabeth Chopra, and Samara Vu with four each. On the other side of the ball, Sarah Jacobs and Meghan Thornton played tenacious defense and showed great hustle. Despite ending with a loss, Kumon got standout performances from ?Giavanna Allsop and Claire Kraemer demonstrated her textbook defensive prowess on and off the ball.

Small Green Computer rode a strong first half performance from Lauren Gibson and Izzy Spain to build a 15-2 lead at the break and then held off a late rally by Bedford Men’s Club for a 19-14 win. Richa Thapa, Delaney Goterch and Alex Doldo were also instrumental in the victory. Bedford Men’s Club had a slow start, but kept on fighting to end the game strong. Nycole Spencer scored six points by sprinting down the court, Erica Veiga scored four points from getting a couple
rebounds, and Ella Gordon scored off a steal. BMC couldn’t have done it without the great defense played by Kylie Woloski and Anna Caldwell. Mirabelle Elchalfoun worked hard at defense. There were some amazing rebounds by Emma Fournier and Farrah Khalafi.

Grade 7/8

NH Orthopedics took down the Mavericks 21-15 with impressive offensive rebounding and timely 3-point shooting. Alexa Cannon and Amelia Edwards drove the Mavs offense while Katherine Sasso was a force defensively.

SnapDragon kicked off its season by dropping a one-sided affair 23-8 to KW Realty. KW Realty was led by Skylar Ware and Sammy Mullen who scored six and four points, respectively. SnapDragon had strong offensive efforts by both Kaleigh Singleton and Delaney Flanagan and were led defensively by Lauren Zebra.