NEWPORT — Shooting just 13 percent from the free throw line, Newport couldn’t overcome the fourth-quarter surge by the Hopkinton Hawks as it dropped an 83-77 decision. Mike Baker paced all scorers with 30 points while Corey Caron dropped in 27. The loss dropped the Tigers to 2-3 on the season.
SUNAPEE — Trisha Shepard battled a dog bite on her wrist to score 21 points in leading the Laker girls basketball team to a 40-29 victory over Orford. The Lakers take their 7-2 record to the toughest part of their schedule this week.
CLAREMONT — Scott Spaulding netted a game-high 35 points, 23 in the first half, leading the Cards to a 68-59 victory over previously undefeated Lebanon. Tom Carleton and Derek Ferland also had strong games for the 3-1 Cards.
LANGDON — The Fall Mountain girls basketball team exploded for 31 fourth-quarter points as it defeated Springfield, 69-44. Meredith Piletz scored 20 points for the Cats with Cindy Richardson adding 16.
NEWPORT — Susan Feenstra sparked the Tiger girls basketball team by coming off the bench to score 10 points fueling a 44-37 win over Woodsville. Offensively, Chris Skarin led the Tiger attack with 13, moving their record to 5-2.
SUNAPEE — South Royalton came to the Sunapee gym with the idea of keying on David Muzzey. That was fine for the Lakers especially with Francis Jones who led the Lakers with a career high 33 points, knotting Sunapee’s record at 3-3.
CLAREMONT — Coach Dody Belski was very pleased with the way both the boys and girls performed against Hanover in the opening ski meet. Leading the girls were Tammy Scranton who finished first and Becky Chase who placed fourth. Doug Daniels led the boys with a second-place finish.
LANGDON — The Fall Mountain boys team looked awesome in its 75-53 victory over Springfield. The Wildcats super forward Mark Bushway sat down much of the game after getting called for two fouls in the first four minutes. Greg Patch picked up the pace by netting 21 points.
NEWPORT — Getting their first victory in five games, Dave Houle’s Tigers beat a stubborn St. Mary team, 61-57. Tony Hebert led the Tiger charge with a game-high 30 points as Paul Spanos added 13.
SUNAPEE — Dick Leone’s Laker basketball team just slipped by Belmont, 47-44. Sunapee trailed, 24-15, at the half but put on a second-half spurt that saw it erase a Belmont lead and take the lead in the last minute of the game. Dan Sherburne had a fantastic night for the winners netting 25 points. Doug Sorento added 10.
CLAREMONT — It took more than half a game for the ice-cold Stevens Cardinals to start thawing out but when the fire was lit, they warmed up in a hurry and ran the legs off visiting Pinkerton Academy, 61-47. The deadeye duo of Steve Skoby and Steve Bonner paced the Cards with 25 and 20 points, respectively.
LANGDON — In two games played to date, the Fall Mountain Wildcat pucksters have dropped a 4-1 decision to Murdock and tied Lunenburg, 2-2. Bill Jennison scored for the Cats in the first 37 seconds but it was the only Wildcat tally as they were beaten by Murdock. Tim Swift assisted on Jennison’s goal.