Bedford Sports Talk
Grade 8 girls
The Bedford eighth grade girls lost their regular season opener against Goffstown by a score of 44-32. Bedford was led by eight points from Kendi Barnard who also contributed strong rebounding and defense. Lizzy Stevenson added 14 points to lead Bedford in scoring.
Grade 7 girls
The Bedford seventh grade girls defeated Hudson by a score of 40-28. Alli Morgan led the offense with 13 points for Bedford, while Hannah Mikol headed the team’s defensive effort.
Grade 6 girls
The Bedford sixth grade girls started their season with a 27-26 win against Hollis. Katey O’Connell, Holly Souter, Paige Muir, Carly Rinko and Mia Purcell all scored while Isabella King led the way with 15 points.
Grade 5/6 girls
Bedford won its first game 27-8 versus Concord. There was excellent ball movement on the offensive end and balanced scoring by the team with Nitya Upadrasta, Sklyer DePetrillo, and Grace Chopra leading the way with six points each. The defense was tenacious and Paige Adams and Caityn Lemay did a great job pulling down rebounds and contesting every shot.
Grade 5 girls
The Bedford fifth grade girls opened up their regular season at home with a win over Londonderry (Rauseo) on Sunday, 38-6. Saphia Mumpini contributed eight points and Fiona Gillis added 11 for the win.
Grade 4 girls
The Bedford fourth grade girls started their regular season 2-0 by beating Hollis 19-7 and Hudson 9-7. Against Hollis, Tally Coulter and Olivia King scored six points each while Samantha Avampato and Zoe Santos led the defense. Sydney Grogan had five points against Hudson while Ally Garron led the defense and controlled the boards.
HomeSeer Technologies defeated Bedford Self-Storage by a score of 14-10 in an offensive shootout. Bedford Self-Storage’s offense was led by high scorers Alex Gamache and Aidan Sevigny. Defensively, Declan Lacey and Austin Kasyjanski lead the team in rebounds, helping to keep the team in the game from the opening tip off.
The Puritan Backroom faced off with the Manchester Eye Associates with Puritan squeaking out a victory 15-6. Evan Dunker and Nikko Badoian pushed the attack and led the teams in scoring. Joe Blaine, Charlie Zink and Cooper Cheifetz also contributed to the scoring barrage. For Manchester Eye Associates Brady O’Connell, Evan Williams and Nathaniel Clark made it difficult all morning for the Puritan offense and did a great job keeping in close.
Spectrum Marketing faced a very tough Associated Drywall team, losing 13-6. Shriram Chander, Marcus Crift, and Ethan Healy played shut down defense for Spectrum, and Varnun Bansal grabbed key rebounds. Nolan Arnold of Associated Drywall’s Mudmen lead all scorers with nine points. Arnold along with Ty Letendre lead a powerful defensive front for the Mudmen which also consisted of Tyler Doldo, Drake Sutton, and Cal McAuliffe. Also scoring twopoints each were Ty Letendre and Drake Sutton.
Bedford Martial Arts Academy rocked the PWS Gym scoring 16 points in the first half, to defeat Bedford Athletic Club 20-8. Aidan Veverka lead the scoring with six points, Owen Piotrowski added five points. Zackary Nguyen put scored three points to seal it. Defensive plays by Jack Kneissl-Williams shut down BAC’s chances in the final 10 minutes. In the loss, Avneesh Prakabar stood out as a defensive stopper for BAC while Ryan Gere pulled down some tough rebounds.
Ulster Property Services tied against Yankee Toy Box 14-14 in overtime. Cal Monfried led the defense with the help from Nick Gibson and Ace Chancey, where they had some great steals, blocks, and rebounds. The offence this game was led by Noah Riley who scored six out of Ulster Property Services’ 14 points with the help from Jack Wilkens with four points, and AJ Creveling and Dylan Fanburg who both scored two points. Scoring for Yankee Toy Box was led by Alex Wafer with six points. Other scorers were Jackson Carr, Gabe Flores, Dylan Lafferty, and Caleb Lemoine. JP Frongillo and Micah Baker played great games offensively and defensively.
Bedford Athletic Club was locked in a tight game with Bedford Men’s Club well into the second half. Key baskets from the perimeter by James Westbrook and smart defense by Tareq Ziada led to a 31-23 Athletic Club win. Kasey Maloney and Mike Remmick led scores for BMC and defense by Colin Chandonnett, Andrew Coutu and Mathew Coutu kept BMC close.
Matt Lucia kept the defense on their heels and Ryan Labrie made a pair of difficult catch-and-shoot conversions on the offensive end as BFOR fell to CAMP Systems in OT 23-22. The relentless defense and clutch shooting of Jack Lavoies helped Camp systems secure the win.
Verizon Wireless Arena edged out Flooring Associates 19-7 behind the scoring efforts of Michael and Sean McSherry and Jack Buffet. Great all around team defense including key stops by Owen Bechert helped to hold off a good Flooring Associates team.
State Farm bounced back from a tough loss behind outstanding defense from Tucker Yuksel and Cameron Mandeville. Zachary Fletcher was a force on the boards and Nick Tambouris had a hot shooting hand all contributing to a great all around team effort. Hannaford started out strong with tough play down low by Matt Marks and the dribble penetration of Chris Delisle. Despite solid defense by Drew Dickson and Dan Galamaga, State Farm pulled away to beat Hannaford 26-9.
Kazan, Shaughnessy and McDonald prevailed over the Screaming Monkeys 39-16. Colby Martineau was on fire in the first half scoring 10 points, and Nick Richard and Dylan McCloud both played tenacious defense to help secure the victory for Kazan, Shaughnessy and McDonald.
George Danes exploded with 15 points that powered GovConnection past Kelly Interior Painting 32-12 on Saturday afternoon. Danny Gaines added 11, along with several key assists. Danes and Center David Blake dominated the boards at both ends, allowing few 2nd attempts for the opponents. K.I.P. was lead by the outstanding play Sam Lacombe and defense of Finn Oneil.
Bedford Journal defeated the Raptors, 28-23. Strong defense on both sides made this a competitive game throughout. Patrick Munley led the Raptors with 11 points (including five free throws), while Max Lubelczyk, Torey Helton, and Hunter Sarsfield each contributed four points. Jackson Dickson also played a solid game pulling in six rebounds and two steals. Bedford Journal’s scoring was led by Clarence Heng with 10 points while Jack Wolf had seven points and Dylan Herlicka controlled the boards.
Rock Hard Training defeated EMC Analytical Services 31-7, in a great bounce back game for RHT. Good drives and passing by JP Sullivan as well as great defense by Adam McCarthy helped set the tone for RHT. The EMC team played a strong defensive game however in the end came up short. Offensive scoring was provided by Patrick Quinn, Grant Arnold, Jack Chisholm, and Jack Grogan.
Bedford Bulletin played an exciting shoot out against a tough Next Step Bionics that ended up in a 44-44 tie after one period of overtime. Coming up big on the boards were Matt Kafejelis, Chris Gately and Jake Reichenthal. Ethan St. Hilaire and Trevor Anibal and Billy Morin were scoring machines for the BB. Andrew Cooper and Isaih Baker played great defense against a Bionic team that could really move the ball. The entire Next Step squad had fantastic games, a true team effort. Special mention goes to Dylan Albuquerque for his great guard play and Luke Du Plessis for his excellent defense and play in the paint.
Bedford Friends of Recreation beat Manchester Harley Davidson 45-26. Jack Looney and Connor Fulton lead the team scoring with 18 and 17 points respectively. Ben Lachapelle and Zach Letendre scored 4 points each and played an outstanding all around game. Vinny Capodilupo and Will Curran also contributed to the team’s second win.
Pizza Mia overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Active Body Studio 30-26. Noah Hughes paced the offense for Pizza Mia, while Ryan Fox scored 10 points for Active Body Studio. Drake Tomkinson and Scott Gauthier played great defense for ABS.
Wicked Good Butchah beat Seaboard International Forest Products 10-1. WGB played a solid two halves of basketball offensively and defensively. Emily Lyon scored for Seaboard wth Kendal Joyce and Susan MunleyPlaying great defense in the loss.
MEGA-X defeated Cohen Investments 16-14 in a tough overtime game Saturday. It was a slow start but several break aways by Julia Asadourian led to scores that brought MEGA-X within two points at half. Isabella Raduazo had key defensive rebounds with Clare Montagano and Mishalena Raduazo providing unrelenting defense. It was key shooting by Kira Abdelsayed that took the game into OT and ultimately allowed MEGA-X to take home the win. Anna Smith, Kristen Cadwellasdding, Skylar Cohen and Amber Ducharme played well for Cohen Investments.
BAC defeated NAMTEK Corp. by a count of 8-4. Regan O’Brien contributed points and was fantastic running the team’s offense making sure her teammates were involved in the action. Newcomer Emmy Nadeau made her presence known on the boards with several key rebounds on both ends of the floor. NAMTEK was led offensively by Devyln McDonald and Anna Putney each with a basket. Ava Vicktrom and Teagan Steele played aggressive with several offensive rebounds each. Julia Gordon, Aly Chihsolm and Nellie Munsteteiger playing great defense.
Small Green Computer turned a halftime deficit into a thrilling come from behind win, beating KUMON 15-10. Izzy Spain led the second half charge with 5 points, but it was the aggressive defensive play of Hannah Dambach, Colleen McGee and Liz Silha that helped make the comeback possible. Emily Stauber and Richa Thapa also had key baskets to help seal the victory. KUMON continued their campaign with a well-rounded effort despite a defeat in the end. Scoring was balanced as four players made baskets and team defense was much improved. Lily Grande led the team in scoring and hustle, often mopping the floor with her willingness to dive for loose balls. And Lindsay Mello most aptly applied the previous night’s practice on boxing out and rebounding with several key plays on both ends of the court.
Nail Indulgence won its second game of the season 42-12 against Bedford Men’s Club. Offensive scoring was led by Christina Braga with 14 points, followed by Juliana Braga with 12 points, Brooke Letzelter with six, Samara Vu and Sarah Jacobs with four each, and Meghan Thornton with two points. Erin McCarthy and Faith Laliberte leading the way with aggressive defense.?
Bedford Men’s Club played another tough game, but the girls were fighting till the end. Nicole Spencer was able to steal the ball and score by sprinting down the court for a few lay ups. There were some high jumping rebound grabs by Emma Fournier, Anna Caldwell, and Farrah Khalafi to help their team score. There was a lot of strong defense played by Anna Caldwell and Erica Veiga. Marabella Elchalfoun and Jamie worked hard to stay with their man and not give up. Ella Gordon and Kylie Woloski did an awesome job guarding their opponent and fighting for the ball.
SnapDragon defeated the Mavericks 20-6. The Mavericks applied good defensive pressure but with a few key breakdowns and a cover on the rim couldn’t make the game closer. Amelia Edwards and Sydney Lynch supplied the offense for the Mavs while Kate Hirnak add many key defensive stops. For SnapDragon, Caroline Herz and Meghan Lang both contributed strong offensive scoring performances and Caroline Robinson kept the team moving forward with crisp passing and impressive ball handling skills.
The KW Realty beat NH Orthopedic Center 22-7 in a much closer game than the score final indicated. KW Realty were led by Mauve Parnell with 12 points, while Olivia Stavropulos and Julia Mariano each had four points. NH Orthopaedic were led by Abby Gilligan with four points and defensively by Colleen Bowen who came up with many rebounds.