Kearsarge came out on senior night against Plymouth, hitting shots early and often, taking a 35-11 halftime lead with lots of unselfish play and enthusiasm.
Kearsarge pulled away with a 72-28 victory, playing 14 kids throughout the second half, with 12 of them scoring including sophomore Connor Pillsbury's first varsity points and junior Berhan Kidane's first ever dunk!
Kearsarge was led by Nick LeBlanc, 14 points, Ben Carl, 11 points, Sam Carl, 10 points, Tyler Sidmore, 6 points, Connor Labonville, 6 points, Brady Grzanna 5 points, Berhan Kidane, 5points, and Adrian McCarthy, 4 points.
Souhegan tops Cougars
The Cougars came out strong in the first quarter, taking a 14-9 lead, but it was Souhegan that controlled the remainder off this game with Kearsarge struggling to score.
The Cougars had their third lowest team efficiency ranking on the season, only making 3 three-pointers on the night while Souhegan sat in a zone. Souhegan won, 55-38. The Cougars were led by Nick LeBlanc with 12 points, Brady Grzanna, 9 points, Tyler Sidmore, 6 points, George Jallah, 5 points, and Ben Carl, 4 points.
Kearsarge thumps Stevens
A well balanced, high energy attack in the first half by Kearsarge led to a 70-34 win at Stevens, with 12 players scoring and all 15 players contributing in some way.
The Cougars were led by Nick LeBlanc with 13 points. 8 rebounds 4 assists, Ben Carl,11 points, Brady Grzanna, 9 points, Adrian McCarthy, 7 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, George Jallah, 6 points, 4 rebounds, Tyler Sidmore, 6 points, 3 rebounds, and Tim Flanders, 5 points 4 rebounds .
Cougars win in OT
Kearsarge traveled to John Stark for an exciting OT come-from-behind win, 62-56! The Cougars were down 26-20 at the half and down 43-37 to start the fourth quarter, and that is when Kearsarge took over the game outscoring John Stark 16-10 right before regulation, then 9-3 in OT.
Kearsarge was led by sophomore standout Chris Stanchfield, 22 points 8 rebounds; Ben Carl 12 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists; Nick LeBlanc, 11 points, 6 rebounds; Adrian McCarthy, 6 points, 3 rebounds; Tyler Sidmore, 4 points, 3 rebounds; Nolan Grant, 3 points; Sam Carl, 2 points. 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and Brady Grzanna, 2 points, 2 assists.
Kearsarge was clutch from the free throw line when it mattered most, including Stanchfield going 8-8 on the game. He made 2 free throws with 10 seconds left in regulation to force OT, then he went 4-4 in OT with Ben Carl also making 3 FT to help solidify the win.
Kearsarge closes out the regular season on Thursday at home against Stevens.