The Bedford third grade girls basketball team had an exciting week last week.
In a hard-fought battle, they came up just short in a 21-20 loss to Londonderry. Mckenna O’Connell and Kate Allard led all scorers with eight points each and Nelllie Munsterteiger added four. Elsie Thomas and Audrey Ferlan provided strong defense and key rebounds to keep Bedford in the game. It was a total team effort as Brooke Langianese, Reagan Pepin, Julia St. Hilaire, Lila Stein and Karina Kamineni all contributed on the defensive end.
Bedford defeated Hollis 22-11 thanks to six points from both Munstertieger and O’Connell, and a season-high five points from Pepin. Allard, Ferlan and Thomas rounded out the scoring for Bedford. Langianese grabbed rebounds for Bedford and Hilaire, Kamineni and Stein wreaked havoc on the defensive end.
The fourth graders added two more wins to their already perfect record this season.
Lana McCarthy led Bedford with seven points in a 21-6 win over Bow. Taylor Guibord added a season-high six points. Sophia LeGoullon and Kaelyn O’Neil each dropped in a bucket and a free throw, while Devlyn McDonald added a score.
Bedford also picked up an easy, 28-10 victory at Hampstead. McCarthy again led the scoring and was aided offensively by guards Libby Norris and Sophia Douglas. Kamryn Schmitt and Megan Muir were dominant defensively. ecca Mello was a force on the blocks.
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Mega-X scraped by Summit Title, 8-0, in a tough defensive battle. Led by the aggressive defense of Rachel Krause and Skylar Tobin, Mega-X kept Summit at bay. Mega-X was led offensively by Kaylie Tennant with four points.
Dental Arts of Bedford did its best, but could not pull out a win against NH Eye Associates, falling 15-5. Elena Doughty and Evelyn Rubin played great defense while Ryan Burke added some scoring.
Bedford Friends of Recreation tied Bedford Athletic Club 8-8 in a physical matchup. Kate Mikol scored five points and Kailyn Plage had two for BFOR. Emily Lyon and Elif Cakir played a nice high/ low game while Erica Rice, Aubrey Beyer and Kelseigh O’Neil played great defense.
Small Green Computer defeated Cohen Investment Advisors 10-7. SGC played tight defense, giving up only three baskets. Thea Sarajlic and Elizabeth Chopra had excellent energy, getting an abundance of rebounds. Kylie Woloski and Julia Asadourion were fiesty with several steals throughout the game.
For Cohen Investment Advisors, the determined defense of Alayna Zebra and Skylar Cohen combined with the never-give-up attitude of Claire Kraemer’s high-scoring five points kept the game within reach until the final four seconds.
Bedford Natural Medicine defeated Bedford Athletic Club 18-7. BNM was led by Anna Smith and Claire Crowther, who rebounded and stole the ball to build a nice lead going into halftime. Richa Thapa and Liz Hughes led the team in scoring, putting up eight points each. Kira Abdelsayed and Regan O’Brien shared the point guard duties, dishing out assists. Brie Cotnoir had a good game on defense, gluing herself to the girl she was defending.
It was Bedford Athletic Club’s second loss of the season. The team struggled to put points on the board, but moved the ball well and got quality shots off. The girls played hard until the final seconds despite falling behind early in the game. Anna Caldwell led BAC with four points.
Kelly Interior Painting defeated Sports Authority 36-14. Kelly Interior Painting rode another strong performance from Delaney Goterch, who torched the nets for 16 points but had plenty of scoring help from Sydney Buffet, who dropped in a season-high 10 points. Izzy Spain and Lily Grande rounded out the scoring with six and four points, respectively. Carley Engstrom led a strong defensive effort for KIP and had several assists on offense.
Sports Authority fell behind early and couldn’t quite gain the momentum to get back into the game. Jessica Mannella showed how hard work in practice can pay off, scoring her two points off a rebound and put-back layup. Molly Crowder continued to demonstrate why she is a defensive standout with several hustle plays and steals.
BAP Personal Training came out on top 18-14 over Bedford Friends of Recreation in a fast-paced game. Caroline O’Donnell led BAP with eight points and and lots of rebounds. Paige Letzelter had her best game of the season with aggressive defense, rebounding and playmaking. Liz Silha helped set the tone by pushing their fast break offense and leading the press.
In a very exciting game Nail Indulgence outlasted SnapDragons 15-14. Nail Indulgence jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but the Snapdragons stormed back to make it one-point game. However, they could never take the lead. Nail Indulgence was led by Rachel Noble offensively and Micaley Pendleton defensively. The SnapDragrons were led by Megan Lang’s six points.