Stauffeneker closing in on 1,000 career points
It’s no secret that Mascenic’s Jared Stauffeneker is a prolific scorer. Still just a junior, Stauffeneker is nearing the elite 1,000 point club, and may well do it this week. Going into Monday night’s game at Hinsdale (a team that he lit up for 34 points in 17 minutes of play during the Christmas tournament), Stauffeneker was at 940 career points. That should position him well to achieve the milestone at home, either Tuesday night when the Vikings host Monadnock (against whom Stauffeneker is averaging 47 points per game in their past two meetings) at 7 p.m., or Wednesday night, when Mascenic hosts WLC, also at 7 p.m.
∎ Conant lost its second game of the season, this time in overtime at Stevens on Thursday night. The Orioles won their previous matchup 84-39 back on Jan. 31, but playing without seniors Eli Hodgson (mono) and Nick Panagiotes (bronchitis), Conant fell 65-63. Rob O’Brien led the Orioles with 25 points, albeit on 7-23 shooting from the field. Kyle Carland added 20 of his own as well as six assists. Conant (14-2) hosts the only other team they lost to this season, Campbell (14-2), on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.
∎ WLC lost to Derryfield 70-39 on Friday night. The Warriors were led by Jordan Litts, who scored 20 points on five three-pointers. Kyle Pratt added 13. The Warriors faced Derryfield again Monday night. Their next game is Wednesday at Mascenic at 7 p.m.
ConVal lost a pair of games on the court this weekend. On Friday night, the Cougars hosted defending state champion Lebanon, losing 62-19. Jordan Mills scored seven and Jess Nerz scored five in the loss.
On Saturday, ConVal lost to Hollis-Brookline 40-39, as a Nerz 40-foot desperation buzzerbeater fell short. Nerz scored 22 in the game; she was honored as the fourth all-time leading scorer in ConVal girls history, currently sitting at 924. The Cougars honored their four seniors, April Madaglia, Emmasae Hallen, Selina Baldwin and Nerz, before the game.
ConVal played what head coach Brian Pickering called “the most important game of the season” Monday night; the Cougars traveled to Pelham, where a win would all but assure them the final playoff spot in their division. Otherwise, the Cougars would need to upset Souhegan on Tuesday or Goffstown on Wednesday to get into the playoffs and extend Nerz’s bid for 1,000 career points.