The girls basketball teams from White Mountains Regional and Littleton high schools won their respective division championships on Saturday, and both got there in different ways.
No. 3 White Mountains went into the Division III a decided underdog against No. 1 and undefeated Campbell, but the Spartans managed to pull off the upset, winning the title 56-51. Bryanna Bennett had 19 points for White Mountains (20-2), which won its first title since 1999.
Campbell (21-1) got just two points from Becca Arnone, who was in foul trouble all night and picked up her fifth foul with 4:51 left in the game. Liz Pettis, who also was in foul trouble, and Hannah Neild each had 14 points for the Cougars.
In Division IV, No. 1 Littleton (21-1) defeated No. 2 Pittsfield (20-2) 46-29 to win the title. The Crusaders outscored the Panthers 15-0 in the first period, and got 15 points from Alyssa Keefe and 14 more from Julia Winn.
Odd fact: Littleton’s only loss this season was a 50-41 defeat at White Mountains.
Division I girls basketball
Top-seeded Bishop Guertin cruised to a 68-39 quarterfinal win over No. 8 Keene, with Meghan Green leading the way with 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career. The win sends the Cardinals to the semifinals, where they will face No. 4 Manchester Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire University.
Memorial advanced with a 66-28 win over No. 5 Pinkerton, in which Amra Elezovic, Allie Hartford and Peace Kabari scored a total of 40 points.
No. 2 Winnacunnet returned to the semifinals with a 54-31 win over No. 7 Dover. Kirsten O’Neil scored 18 points, 10 of which came at the free throw line, for the Warriors, while Anna Sullivan added nine points.
Winnacunnet will face No. 3 Londonderry, which advanced with a 42-34 win over No. 6 Nashua North. Casey Evans and Aliza Simpson each had 14 points for the Lancers while Taylor Choate had seven points for the Titans.
The Warriors and Lancers will play in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday while Bishop Guertin and Memorial will play in the second game.
Division I boys hockey
No. 2 Manchester Memorial got the game-winning goal from Brady Bilodeau and knocked off No. 10 Salem 3-2 in the quarterfinals. The Crusaders will now face No. 3 Bishop Brady, which defeated No. 6 St. Thomas 6-5 in overtime.
No. 1 Pinkerton advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3 win over No. 8 Londonderry, where the Astros will face No. 4 Trinity. The Pioneers defeated No. 5 Hanover, 4-3 in overtime.
Memorial will take on Bishop Brady in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at JFK Coliseum, while Pinkerton and Trinity will play in the second game.
Division II boys hockey
No. 7 Spaulding pulled off the upset of the day, taking out No. 2 Merrimack with a 5-3 win in Saturday’s quarterfinals. The Red Raiders scored three times in the third period to advance to the semifinals, where they’ll take on No. 3 Dover, which was a 5-2 winner over No. 6 Lebanon.
Top-seeded Bedford took care of business, knocking off No. 8 Timberlane 5-1 to advance to the Division II semifinals for the first time. The Bulldogs will face No. 4 Oyster River, which won 2-1 in overtime over No. 5 Goffstown.
Spaulding and Dover will play in the first semifinal on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Rinks in Exeter, while Bedford and Oyster River will face off in the second semifinal.
Division III boys hockey
Second-seeded Alvirne rolled to a 6-2 win over No. 10 John Stark/Hopkinton in the quarterfinals, sending the Broncos backed to the semifinals. Alvirne will take on No. 6 Belmont-Gilford, which took out No. 3 Pelham-Windham, winning 7-6 in overtime.
Alvirne and Belmont-Gilford will play in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Everett Arena in Concord, while Kennett and Hollis Brookline will play in the second game.
Division III boys basketball
A bad all-around day at Campbell started with the No. 3 Cougars falling at home to No. 6 Prospect Mountain 51-47 in the quarterfinals. Prospect Mountain will face No. 2 Conant in the semifinals, after the Orioles defeated No. 7 Stevens 58-48.
No. 4 Hopkinton needed a 3-pointer by Liam McNicholas with 19 seconds left in overtime to defeat No. 5 and defending-champ Somersworth 44-43. The Hawks will now face No. 1 Berlin, which defeated No. 8 Mascoma 81-57.
Prospect Mountain and Conant will face off on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at SNHU in the first semifinal, while Hopkinton and Berlin will play in the second game.
White Mts. stuns Campbell – Union Leader
Cougars fall short in DIII girls title defense – Nashua Telegraph
Big first period sparks Littleton girls to crown – Union Leader
Title lost, not pride – Concord Monitor
Memorial girls dominate Pinkerton, head back to SNHU – NH Notebook
Winnacunnet girls top Dover in quarterfinals – Portsmouth Herald
Lancers best Titans in DI girls quarters – Nashua Telegraph
Man. Memorial 3, Salem 2 – New Hampshire Gameday
STA loses in overtime at Bishop Brady – Foster’s Daily Democrat
Trinity 4, Hanover 3 (OT) – New Hampshire Gameday
Hendersons lift Dover into D-II semifinals – Foster’s Daily Democrat
Oyster River hockey advances to semis with overtime win – Portsmouth Herald
Windham-Pelham loses in OT – Eagle Tribune
High school roundup – Foster’s Daily Democrat
Cavaliers ice Sabers in DIII quarterfinals – Nashua Telegraph
Campbell falls short in DIII quarterfinals – Nashua Telegraph
Box scores: Conant 58, Stevens 48 – NH Sports Page
Hawks can’t be stalled – Concord Monitor
Box scores: Berlin 81, Mascoma 57 – NH Sports Page