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ConVal keeps hope alive

Win over Souhegan gives Cougars a shot

Boys basketball

In a game they absolutely had to win, ConVal defeated Souhegan, helmed by former Cougar coach Peter Pierce, 62-46. If Kevin Proctor’s squad pulled out a win on Wednesday at 10-5 Hollis-Brookline, or if they can beat 4-12 Goffstown on Friday night, they’ll join the other three four-win teams in contention for the final three playoff spots in Division II.

∎ WLC lost their second straight game to Derryfield on Monday night by a score of 61-39. Senior Kyle Pratt led the Warriors with 15 points and Jordan Litts scored 13. WLC (8-8) played at Mascenic Wednesday night; the Warriors finish off their regular season on Friday when they host Sunapee (14-2).

Girls basketball

ConVal lost at Pelham Monday night, 66-44, in a game that saw two teams battling for one of the last remaining playoff spots. Despite 21 points from senior Jess Nerz, and a career-high 18 points from sophomore Jordan Mills, the Cougars could not overcome the hot three-point shooting of Pelham, which made seven first-half threes (8-15 overall).

On Tuesday night, ConVal lost their fourth game in five nights, a 34-23 loss to Souhegan. Nerz scored 10 points; she’s now at 955 for her career. Mills added five. ConVal (4-13) needs to win its final game of the season at Goffstown Friday night to avoid being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, although they will still need a loss by at least one of the three five-win teams to get in.

∎ The ConVal JV team beat Pelham Monday, 39-38. Abby Cail had 12 points, McKenzie Armstrong had 11, Teresa Morano and Hunter Anderson each had 5 and Kassidy Green had 4. On Tuesday, the JV girls lost to Souhegan 40-19.

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