Boys hoop tourney spots beckon

The winter season is winding down rapidly.

And while there have been lessons and rebuilding on many fronts, hopes remain that March could be special in these parts.

Most likely, the optimism will reside in the boys basketball ranks.

Neither 5-6 Souhegan or 6-7 Milford look destined for an opening-round home game in the Division II playoffs, but each could pose issues to higher seeds, what with Saber Matt McCool’s size and Spartan Gavin Urda’s athleticism.

Both 4-10 Souhegan and 0-17 Milford appear to be on the outside-looking in when it comes to the girls playoffs.

The Sabers would need at least three more wins in their final four with some help, too.

At 5-11, the WLC boys are right on the edge in Division IV.

On the ice, Souhegan girls appear to be headed on the road as a lower seed, currently holding a 5-7-1 mark.

At 5-8-2, the Nashua North-Souhegan boys co-op team is battling hard for a playoff spot, while the Alvirne-Milford Admirals, at 2-12, would need to close with a flurry.

Here’s a look at the recent action.

Boys basketball



Jack Schwabb had 23 points and Sean Brennan added 19 but it was not enough as the Warriors fell to 5-11.

Bow 62, Milford 55

The Spartans drop to 6-7 after a tough loss to Bow. Milford started the game a little nervous, but by the time they found their groove it was too late. Gavin Urda had a game high 24 points; Ryon Constable added 11 and Joey Shepard had 10 rebounds.

Souhegan 52, Kingswood 47

The Sabers (5-6) were able to end their five game skid with a win at home. Matt McCool led the way with 23 points.

Girls basketball


The visiting Sabers fell to 4-10 and Bow improved to 10-6.



The Spartans defeated Newport 24-13 and fell to Nashua North 30-42. Rudy Schnare picked up two wins to lead Milford. Deacon Currier, Mason Dorsey, Ethan O’Connor and Rory O’Connor also had wins.