Bedford recreation girls hoops opens playoffs

Grades 7-8

Snapdragons 18, Nail Indulgence 15

The Snapdragons defeated Nail Indulgence 18-15 of the semifinals in a very exciting game. The Snapdragons, who led the whole game, fought off a furious comeback by Nail Indulgence in the second half. The winners were paced by Olivia Stavropulos and Megan Lang, who each scored six points, while Nail Indulgence was led by Paige Adams’ six points and Rachel Noble’s great defense.

Bedford Friends of Rec 18, BAP Training 15

Bedford Friends of Rec defeated BAP Training 18-15 in another tightly contested matchup. Morgan Koellmer and Megan Eldred scored season highs. Lauren Zebra and Emily Stauber helped hold down BAP. BAP was led offensively by Caroline Rankins with six points. Caroline O’Donnell and Alexa Cannon owned the boards, while Katherine Sasso and Amelia Edwards executed a smothering press to make a late run. Brooke Letzelter and Melissa Major were active on offense and kicked in buckets as well. Paige Letzelter and Liz Silha played great defense.

Grades 3-4

Team Mega-X is moving on to the championship game on Saturday, March 12, after defeating Dental Arts of Bedford, 13-4, in the first round and Bedford Athletic Club, 9-2, in the semifinal game. Lauren Redfern put up a total of 10 points in their games, while Gabby Elchalfoun and Kaylie Tennant each added a total of six each. The team’s tough defense kept them on top, led by Victoria Manniello, Skylar Tobin, Alexa Silvia, and Peyton Sarsfield.

Game 1 Bedford Friends vs. Summit Title

Kate Mikol, Kelsey O’Neill and Elif Cakir all scored for Bedford Friends of Recreation in a win over Summit Title. Emmy Neal had three rebounds to lead a very strong defensive effort.

Game 2 vs. Bedford Eye

Kate Mikol led all scorers in an extremely close game with Bedford Eye Care. Bedford Friends of Recreation led the entire game behind a tenacious defense played by Kaylyn Plage and Aubrey Beyer. Erica Rice was instrumental on offense at the high post, and Elif Cakir played a strong low post game.

Grades 5-6

Bedford Natural Medicine 14, Sports Authority 8

For BNM in the first round of the playoffs, Regan O’Brien played exceptional defense and led the team in scoring. Richa Thapa played aggressively and contributed many points through fast breaks and solid inside work.

Sports Authority played well on both ends of the court with several shot attempts and standout defensive plays. Grace Crowder did an excellent job at point guard, handling
double-team pressure at times and Maddy Antognoni was a disruptive force with several drives and defensive stops.

Kelly Interior Painting 16, Cohen Investment Advisors 2

Sixteen was the magic number for KIP for both playoff games. Game 1 saw KIP shut down Cohen for over 39 minutes. Scoring was balanced with Syd Buffet, Delaney Goterch, and Lily Grande scoring four points.

For Team Cohen, Alayna Zebra, Claire Kraemer, Erin McCarthy and Deeya Narang attempted shots. Kate Brown topped the game in rebounds, while MacKenzie Smith created turnovers. Claire Kraemer was named team MVP and Kate Brown Most Improved by head coach Annette McCarthy.

Bedford Natural Medicine 14, BAC 11

In the semifinals, Regan O’Brien played exceptional defense and again led the BNM team in scoring. Richa Thapa played aggressively and scored several points.

BAC fought until the end. Anna Caldwell, Bella Raduazo, Susie Munley and Savannah Davis put the points on the board while Lena Raduazo, Hannah Dambach, Emmy Nadeau and Anna Putney played great defense.

Kelly Interior Painting 16, Small Green Computer 10

With only six players, KIP played a second game to beat SGC in the semifinals. Izzy Spain led the offense with six points. Sammy Johnson and Christy Elliott had several rebounds each. With sheer determination and all-out hustle, KIP earned a trip to the finals on the March 12.

For team SGC, Kendal Joyce and Julia Asadourian were tight on defense with many plays that resulted in turnovers. Thea Sarajlic grabbed many rebounds. Kylie Woloski and Elise Piotrowski played aggressively and worked together to put points on the scoreboard. All season this team of six, including Elizabeth Chopra, has shown extreme determination.