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Alvirne boys hoop stops Exeter’s winning streak

Boys basketball

Alvirne 59, Exeter 56

Liam O’Neil knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and ended Exeter’s 39-game winning streak. The Broncos (6-7) were led in scoring by Jack Dewitt with 19 points, Paul Manzi with 12 and Meshack Mugariri had 11. Alvirne hosts Dover on Friday.

Milford 72, John Stark 51

The Spartans evened out their record at 7-7 after a solid road win. Jake Greska had a team high 16 points, Gavin Urda had 15, CJ Jones had 11 and Ryan Constable added 10. Milford visits Coe-Brown on Friday.

Hollis Brookline 69,

Oyster River 49

Grant Snyder collected 21 points to lead the Cavaliers (10-3) to their eighth straight win. HB held a six-point lead at halftime and then blew it open in the second half. Max Stapelfeld had 11 points. HB hosts Kearsarge on Friday.

Bishop Guertin 69, Dover 58

Dylan Santosuosso’s 22-point outburst led the Cardinals (12-2) to a Wednesday night win. Mason Carroll added 13 points and Sam Mullett had 12. Guertin hosts Nashua South on Friday.

Girls basketball

John Stark 74, Milford 29

After bolting out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter, visiting John Stark rolled past the Spartans (0-18). Bailey Johnson (nine points) and Leah St. John (seven points) were the top scorers for the Spartans.

Sanborn 56, Souhegan 53

The Sabers (4-11) fell at home against Sanborn. Halle VanBallegooyen had a team- high 13 points, Katie Canavan scored 10 points and Susie Watson had 11. Souhegan hosts Bishop Brady on Feb. 25.

Boys hockey

Merrimack 6,

Somersworth/Coe-Brown 4

Zach Stimeling put on a show recording two goals and three assists in the Tomahawks’ (10-3-1) win. Dylan Sadowski also added two goals, while Zach Richard and Cam Higham scored one each. Merrimack visits Lebanon on Saturday.

Bishop Guertin 7,

Bishop Brady 0

The Cardinals (10-5) had seven different scorers as they defeated Bishop Brady at home. Derek Amaral, Christian Milward, Ben Young, Mike Schaaf, Mike Kiely, Sam Cronin and Colin Ferguson scored one goal each. Guertin visits Concord on Saturday.

Girls hockey

Pinkerton 3,

Bishop Guertin 2

A road loss shuts down the Cardinals (7-8) four game winning streak. The score was tied at 1-1 entering the third period, and then the Astros scored two unanswered goals to seal the game. Julie McGoughlin and Kylie Coupal netted one goal each for the locals. Guertin visits Kingswood on Friday.

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