Alvirne Girls’ Basketball Goes 1-1, Clinch Playoff Spot

Alvirne’s girls’ basketball team came into the week with the chance to join the Admirals as Alvirne winter teams to clinch a playoff berth.
Their magic number was just one heading into Thursday’s game on the road at Manchester Central-West; meaning they just needed to win their game, or for Nashua North to lose to the same Manchester Central-West team.
The girls took care of business, clinching a playoff spot with a 52-36 victory over Central-West. That victory rendered Saturday’s game to be a game for seeding, which the Broncos unfortunately lost 59-43 to the Blue Devils.
In their matchup with Manchester Central-West, the Lady Broncos spread their scoring around, with Lexi Floyd leading the team with nine points off three, three-pointers. Courtney Anderson, Sadie Rogers, and Ashlynne Fain each put up eight points for the Lady Broncos.
Defense was certainly the story for the Lady Broncos on their clinching night, only allowing four points in the first quarter and just another six in the second, holding a 28-10 lead through the first half of the game.
The Lady Broncos were outscored 26-24 in the second half, but it didn’t matter, as they held an 18 point lead going into the final 16 minutes, so being outscored by 2 was anything but an issue for the Lady Broncos.
The girls had a quick turnaround, having to go to Salem to play the Blue Devils on the road, who came into Friday’s action at 11-4.
The Lady Broncos were not as fortunate on Friday night, as they fell 59-43 to the Blue Devils, unable to upset their second opponent in five days.
For the Lady Broncos, they have just two games remaining on their schedule: on Tuesday they will play their final home game of the season against the Bedford Bulldogs, who will come in at a perfect 16-0, and on Friday, the Lady Broncos will travel to Goffstown to play the currently 12-4 Grizzlies who play 15-1 Pinkerton on Tuesday. The preliminary round of the playoffs will be on Tuesday, February 27 at the home of the higher seed at
7 p.m. As the bracket currently sits, that would send the Lady Broncos to Dover for a rematch of last Monday’s battle at Alvirne that ended in a seven-point Lady Bronco victory.

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