Sports Talk

Bedford 4G Travel

In their toughest match-up this season, the Bedford girls travel team remained undefeated with a win over Concord Boys and Girls club, 32-25.

Clinging to a one-point lead at halftime, Bedford used tenacious defense to pull away. Kaelyn O’Neill led the team with 12 points. Lana McCarthy led the team in rebounds to go with eight points. Sophia LaGoullon scored eight and Sophia Doulgas had four.

Bedford 6G Travel

Nine players got in on the scoring as Bedford upended Hollis Brookline 57-8. Fiona Gillis was a red-hot 7 for 8 from the floor for a game-leading 14 points. Sydney Suozzo and Julian Bell penetrated the lane with the help from some solid screens from teammates to add 10 and six points, respectively. Suozzo and Gillis tracked down four steals each, while Bell had three.

Kayla Ware had three great steals of her own and scored seven points. Saphia Mumpini contributed five points, including a beauty from beyond the arc. Julia Giroux, Bella Brothers and Emma Kasyjanski battled underneath on defense. At the other end of the court, Kasyjanski cashed in for five points and Julia was good for four, going a perfect 2 for 2 from the charity stripe. Caleigh O’Connell and Catherine Penick were monsters on the boards, leading that effort for the team and they combining for an additional six points.

Rec basketball

Third and Fourth grade

Mega X 12,

Bedford Friends Rec 1

Mega-X topped Bedford Friends of Recreation, 12-1. Lauren Redfern and Kaylie Tennant each scored six points. Alexa Silvia and Peyton Sarsfield fueled a strong and smothering defensive effort.

Fifth and Sixth grade

Sports Authority 16,

Cohen Advisors 8

Sports Authority beat Cohen Investment in a very competitive game. Madison Whitcomb scored the first points of her career on a steal and layup while Grace Crowder created several fast break opportunities with excellent defense. Lindsay Mello led the team with eight points.

Cohen Investment Advisors’ Kate Brown showed her promising potential in what could be called a most-improved-player performance while Skylar Cohen’s consistent attentive defense and high scorer MacKenzie Smith’s driving offense set the tone for the rest of the team.

Bedford Athletic Club – 9,

Small Green Computer – 8

In a game that came down to the last seconds, the Bedford Athletic Club squeezed out another win. Anna Caldwell scored two baskets and was 3 for 4 from the line. BAC played great defense and handled the ball well, contributing to the victory.

Small Green Computer had a tough loss but a great comeback. SGC was down 6-0 and fought back to get points on the board. Julia Asadourian was a ball-stealer, scoring a pair of baskets. Elise Piotrowski and Thea Sarajlic each scored a basket to bring SGC to eight pts. The team held its opponents for most of the second half. Tenacious defense was played by Kylie Woloski and Kendal Joyce.

Bedford Natural Medicine – 20,

Kelly Interior Painting – 18

Richa Thapa, the high scorer with eight points, led team Bedford Natural Medicine with composure under pressure. She tag-teamed with Regan O’Brien, who had six points, to pull out the win.

Samantha Johnson had a great game for Kelly Interior Painting, scoring eight points.

Seventh and Eighth Grade

SnapDragons 20,

Nail Indulgence 16

SnapDragons beat Nail Indulgence 20-16 in an exciting game. Meghan Lang and Olivia Stavropulos led the scoring for SnapDragons with six points each, while three other players contributed points as well. Nail Indulgence was led by Lauren Gibson and Maeve Jackson, who both played very well on both ends of the court.

Bedford Friends of Recreation 17,

BAP Personal Training 13

Bedford Friends of Recreation came out on top after a late push by BAP Personal Training, 17 to 13. Brooke Letzelter had her best game of the season for BAP with four points, key rebounding and aggressive defense. Alexa Cannon was a strong presence inside with many rebounds while Melissa Major contributed from the foul line and patrolled the middle. Christina Braga played lockdown defense on BAP’s best ball handlers, while Emily Stauber gave some late-game offense to end BFOR’s second-half scoring drought.