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Basketball

Moore leads ConVal to first win of year

On the strength of senior guard Jordan Moore’s team-leading 23 points, the ConVal boys basketball team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday at Monadnock, 67-62. Point guard Adam Lundsted came off the bench and scored 12 points in the victory, and shooting guard Jaymes Finley scored nine points on three three-pointers, two of which came in the fourth quarter.

The ConVal girls lost to Monadnock 60-55 in a thrilling triple-overtime game Tuesday. “I’ve been coaching 26 years and it was one of the top five or six most intense games I’ve ever been a part of,” ConVal head coach Brian Pickering said after the game. “It was heartbreaking to be on the short end of that, but at the same time, it was a lot of fun to be part of as well.”

Senior Jess Nerz scored 18 points to go with her five assists, five rebounds and three steals. Nerz hit a huge three-pointer to give ConVal a one-point lead with 30 seconds left in regulation, but the Huskies would tie it up and send it to overtime. After battling to a stalemate in the extra frame, ConVal appeared to have won the game in the second overtime, when sophomore Jordan Mills hit a deep shot from the corner with six seconds left, but her toe was on the line and it was ruled a game-tying two.

“For Jordan to step up in that moment and tie the game was huge,” Pickering said. “We were literally a fraction of an inch from winning.” Mills finished with 11. After Nerz fouled out with three minutes left in the third overtime, the Huskies went on a 6-0 run and won the game. Emmasae Hallen scored nine points and Megan Buydos added four points.

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