Nashua South boys basketball team still road warriors
DIVISION I PRELIMS
No. 9 Nashua South 51,
No. 8 Winnacunnet 41
The Panthers, playing their sixth straight road game, jumped out to a 16-3 lead and were able to stay in control in Hampton.
Andres Hulfachor had 13 points while Coldy Rocheleau added 10. Ivan Nyantenji (nine points), Stav Alkalay (eight) and Alex Hulfachor (seven) also contributed. Winnacunnet (11-8) was led by James O’Hara’s 22 points. The Panthers (12-7) move on to face top-seeded Exeter (17-1) on Saturday at 3 p.m.
No. 10 Alvirne 67,
No. 7 Bedford 57
Paul Manzi had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Broncos upset the Bulldogs. Meshack Mugariri added 16 and Jack DeWitt had 13. Alvirne, which moves on to face No. 2 Portsmouth in the quarterfinals on Saturday, led 34-33 at the half and held the Bulldogs to seven points in the third quarter. Alvirne (10-9) went 14 for 16 from the line. Justin O’Neil had 16 points for Bedford (11-8), but just five in the second half.
No. 13 Salem 46,
No. 4 Bishop Guertin 44
The Blue Devils upset the Cardinals in the opening round of the tournament. John Sullivan’s potential game winning three went in and out at the buzzer. Dylan Santosuosso finished with 11 points.
No. 6 Merrimack 41,
No. 11 Goffstown 39
The Tomahawks survive a late-game scare to continue their tournament run. Merrimack visits No. 3 Nashua North on Saturday at 7 p.m.