Broncos Boys’ Basketball Win Two, Then Fall to Titans

The Alvirne High School Boys’ Basketball team got over the .500 mark last week with wins over the Red Raiders and the Lancers, but finished the week with a slim three-point defeat to the Titans.
The Broncos week started with a hard-fought 46-41 victory at home on Tuesday, Feb. 6, against the Red Raiders of Spaulding High School. The win put the AHS squad’s record at 6-6 with six games left in the regular season.
The following night, the team traveled to Londonderry High School, where they outlasted their host, the Lancers, to come away with a 58-52 victory in what was a make-up game from two-weeks prior.
Both teams got off to a shaky start in this game with the first points for either team not coming until the five-minute mark.
The Broncos took advantage of a technical foul to get on the board with three free throws to go up 3-0.
Alvirne held Londonderry to just five points in the opening quarter while putting up 14 of their own.
The Lancers battled back in the second period, scoring 16 and allowing AHS to tally just seven and leaving things tied 21-21 at the half.
After the break, the Bronco boys had their biggest quarter of the night to take a 44-35 lead into the final period.
In the fourth, the Lancers tried to rally, but were stifled by the Hudson defense and clock management. Junior guard, Gabe Conrow, was fouled four times and junior Sam DeWitt was grabbed twice down the stretch, putting them at the line where they were successful eight out of 12 times.
Senior guard, Aiden Mills, led the team in scoring with 16-points, including four, three-pointers. DeWitt finished with 13-points. Two threes, one basket, and five free throws.
Junior forward, Alejandro Valenzuela, put up five baskets for 10-points and Conrow had nine-points on two baskets and five foul shots.
The win put Alvirne at 7-6 for the season and gave them a three-game winning streak.
The streak was ended two nights later when the Broncos traveled to Nashua North, falling in a low-scoring, 46-43 contest.
This was another slow start for scoring, with both team’s tied at 8-8 to end the first quarter.
The Titans led by one-point at the end of the half, with the score at 18-17.
The Broncos took a one-point lead of their own in the final period to go ahead 28-27, but the Titans outscored AHS 19-15 in the fourth for the victory.
Alvirne, now 7-7, was scheduled to play at Dover high School, Tuesday, Feb. 13, against the 7-7 Green Wave followed by a home game against the Salem Blue Devils (6-8) on Friday night, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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