The Bedford girls fifth/sixth grade basketball team won its division at the second annual Blizzard Jam tournament in Nashua last week. The team played outstanding defense throughout with numerous steals, great rebounding and timely blocked shots.
The offense was balanced with Delaney Martel scoring 20 points in three games, followed by Skyler DePetrillo with 12, Grace Chopra with 11 and Caitlyn Lemay with 10. There were great contributions from Colleen McGee and Elise Poitrowski, who each scored four points, along with Amber Ducharme, Katie Murray and Julia Gordon, who were tenacious at both ends of the court.
The Bedford third grade girls travel team played in an exciting overtime game against Brookline, but came up short in a 10-8 loss. Bedford’s offense was led by Kate Allard with four points, while Nellie Munsterteiger and Mckenna O’Connell who also added four points each. Julia St. Hilaire, Karina Kamineni and Lila Stein contributed tenacious defense while Audrey Ferlan, Brooke Langianese and Reagan Pepin rebounded the ball well for Bedford.
In another close match on Sunday, Bedford defeated Londonderry 8-5. Mckenna O’Connell scored five points for Bedford and Elise Thomas did a great job attacking the defense and driving to the hoop. Julia St. Hilaire had multiple steals and Kate Allard and Audrey Ferlan controlled the boards for Bedford.
The fourth grade girls travel team once again was victorious in its matchups this week, defeating Concord 33-13. Sophia LeGoullon dropped 10 points, while Lana McCarthy scored eight and Taylor Guibord added six. Kaelyn O’Neill popped in two baskets, Rebecca Mello and Megan Muir scored two points apiece and Devlyn McDonald had a free throw.
Bow was no match for Bedford in a 42-16 win. McCarthy led the scoring with 18 points while O’Neill scored 10, Muir had six, Kamryn Schmitt had four and LeGoullon and Sophia Douglas each had a bucket.
Bedford was also victorious against Derry, winning 44-18. McCarthy led the scoring with 15, Muir had 14, LeGoullon and O’Neill each scored six, Schmitt had two and Guibord finished with a point. Libby Norris was excellent at the point in all games on both offense and defense.
The Bedford sixth grade girls travel team captured its first victory in MSBL play on Sunday with a 34-12 win over Londonderry. Bedford controlled the boards, grabbing 41 for the game and the tenacious defense came up with 22 steals. Kayla Ware and Saphia Mumpini dove on every loose ball, grabbing a combined 11 steals between them. Julian Bell drove past the defense multiple times, dropping in layups and collecting fouls as she went. Fiona Gillis, Emma Kasyjanski and Caleigh O’Connell combined for 28 rebounds to keep Londonderry away from the boards. Julia Giroux and Bella Brothers rotated from their usual positions at guard and played the center and forward positions like pros. Sydney Suozzo kept the offense rolling with expert passing and Catherine Penick owned the paint, making life difficult for the Londonderry offense.
BOYS REC BASKETBALL
Allstone Masonry 17, Bellemore Catch Basin 8
Allstone Masonry defeated Bellemore Catch Basin 17-8. Leading the scoring for Allstone Masonry were Ben Bodoh, Gavin Bodoh and Aaron Chmielecki. Shane Cooper and Aidan Farnum helped contribute on the boards throughout the game. For Bellemore Catch Basin, Cameron Bellemore and Peter Suozzo led all scores while Caden Damania and Ronan Looney anchored the defense in the second half.
Universal Windows 22, Puritan Backroom 10
Universal Windows won 22-10 against a tough Puritan Backroom team. Key baskets by Sam Dodge, Charlie Galamaga, Ledger Russell and Brody Gagne sparked the Universal Windows offense while defensive stoppers Leo Dixon, Lucas Bender, Kyle Konieczny,Theo Kraemer, John Morse, Charlie Zink and John Kramer led Puritan Backroom in scoring.
Allstate – 19, Winer & Bennett – 12
Allstate won 19-12 last week. Charlie Cariello was the high scorer with seven points and Evan Capello chipped in with four.
HomeSeer – 16, Winslow Associates – 10
The game between Winslow associates and Homeseer technologis was a game of runs. Homeseer went out to an early lead behind the scoring of Jack R. and Will H. This was quickly answered by a run by Winslow Associates spurred on by Logan O. and Ronan B., leading to a one-point halftime lead. The second half continued the trend and a final run by HomeSeer, powered by Ian M. and Max M., proved to be the difference in the game as HomeSeer held on for the win.
Ambit Energy – 17, Bedford Men’s Club – 18
Jaden Cote led the offensive charge for Bedford Men’s Club with eight points. Joe Blaine added six points and Connor O’Rourke chipped in four. The entire team played impressively, helping defensively to keep the game a close one. Anthony Serino started the scoring for Ambit Energy. Connor Ware hit a shot at the end and was fouled for a chance to tie. This game came right down to the final buzzer.
Keller William 24, Bedford Mens Club 13
Keller William came out strong Saturday, led by Russell Erwin with 13 of the team’s 24 points in its second win of the season. Mike Hoang, Ace Chancey and Matt Roberts all helped with points for the team. On defense, Calvin Monfried created five turnovers and Sam O’Leary also was strong on defense and under the boards. Bedford Mens Club kept it close at the half, but despite 3-pointers from both Tyler Doldo and Henry Mahan, they couldn’t close the gap.
Image Contracting 25, Gov Connection 24
The battle between Image Contracting and Gov Connection was one for the ages. Image Contracting came out firing from the opening tip and followed it up with strong rebounding from Matt L, and Seamus B. This led to an early 10-point lead at halftime. Gov Connection found their stride with 10 minutes to go in the game behind a barrage of 3s, taking a three-point lead. Cole D. hit a three with six minutes to go to tie the game at 21. Great shooting by Gov Connection kept is close, led by Daniel Galamaga, Avi Goldman and Sam Lubelczyk. Galamaga led the way with an amazing 17-point effort. As the game wound down, Hunter F. hit a clutch free throw which proved to be the difference.
ASA Hoops 28, BFOR 9
ASA was powered by 12 points from Nick Richard and eight points from Yash Sharma. Ethan Healy capped a spirited offensive effort with four points. The stingy defense was led by John Schotts, Owen Christopher and Cal Mcaullife. For BFOR, Luke Karr put back a rebound for his first points of the year, while team defense improved in the second half.
Winer & Bennett 19, Blazers 10
It was a good, close game with three minutes left in the half when the Blazers made some errors and had some close calls against them, and balls not bouncing in their favor. That put the Blazers suddenly down by eight. In the second half, the Blazers cut the lead on some key baskets by Keifer Harding but, Winer again forced some turnovers and scored on some good fakes. Also scoring for the Blazers were Phil Tuscano and Jack Wilkens. Lutz scored a game-high 15 points for Winer & Bennett. It was a physical game with Lipke fouling out.
State Farm 23, BAC 11
State Farm took Bedford Athletic Club in a 23-11 win. Twelve points by E. Wallace led the offense for State Farm. BAC kept it close at the half but despite some free throw opportunities was not able to close the gap.
Hannaford 21, Universal 18
Hannaford Supermarkets faced another tough opponent, Universal Windows Direct Dodge, in week three. In what was a tight scoring match, D. DeBlasi and R. Gere each had two key rebounds, dishing passes to open teammates such as J. Gere for the open jumpshot. C. Raymond led Hannaford with eight points for the day with A Carroll distributing the ball and leading in assists. Another week of tough defense by G. Tatakis, O. Piotrowski and L. Mattola helped to limit Universal’s scoring chances. Tied at the end of regulation, C. Corbett drove hard to the basket, sinking a layup while being fouled. Hitting his free throw in what would be a game winning three-point play for Hannaford in overtime.
Dr Tom’s Toothmovers 66, Active Body Studio 36.
Trevor Anibal led the victors with 28 points. Adam Roy and Gio Senat paced Active Body with 27 and 9 points, respectively. Both teams played short-handed and all the players gave a great effort.
St. Chris Jr. Mites 27, Infant Jesus 11
Johnny Canaway led St. Chris with eight points, while Ebuka Okorie added seven and Brayden Labrecque chipped in four. Connor Lennon, Chris Valade, Charlie Dabrowski and Ryan Fauteaux also added buckets. Fauteaux also played strong defense, while Valade did a great job boxing out and grabbing rebounds. Liliane Marks ran the offense well at point guard.
St. Chris boys Mites 29, St. Patrick’s Blue 14
Trevor Labrecque led the way with 12 points. Bobby Canaway was also strong with eight points and Danny Klevisha added four.
Sammy Kouchalakos, Chris Prangley and Mathew Nardone also scored for St. Chris.
St. Catherine’s 18, St. Chris girls Mites 17
St. Chris’ first loss was a heartbreaker. It played well defensively in the fourth quarter to keep the game close, while Kelechi Okorie led the offense with 10 points, Meghan Stack had five and Kate Daley added two points.