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Post  amcman7 on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:33 am

Three great games were on tap for tonight. In the first game Central defeated Bedford by approximately 20, and in the second game, West defeated Souhegan by approximately 20. In the championship, Central defeated West by about 10+.

Semi-Final 1 – Central vs Bedford
This game was close at the half, but Central began to pull away in the second half. Pelletier and Joseph had great all-around games for Central; Dickson and Hanson hit some timely jumpers to increase the lead in the second half; and Plentzas played an extremely gritty game while battling with the bigs for rebounds and playing solid defense. Unfortunately, I do not know a lot of the Bedford players, but I can tell you that #6 and #8 had good games. Bedford’s big man had some good moments in the post shooting over the smaller Central players. Hopefully, someone else can give a better recap of the Bedford Players.

Semi-Final 2 – West vs Souhegan
West just seemed to have greater energy than Souhegan throughout this game. Probably the most significant part of this game was the outstanding defense that Zach Jones and Alfred from West played against Len. Len was never able to get into a good rhythm, and at times, appeared extremely frustrated. Kennedy had good game for Souhegan, but without Len, this team did not operate as smooth as usual. Also, playing well for West were Bureau who had some great drives, Flynn who hit some big threes, and Stillwell who was all over the boards.

Championship – West vs Central
Once again, Pelletier set the pace for Central; in the first half, Pelletier seemed to get to the rim at will. Joseph battled Stillwell the whole game and showed some great athleticism in transition. In the second half, Dickson hit some threes and was big at the charity stripe in the closing minute. Plentzas made some nice drives and played great defense, and Hanson played great defense on Flynn allowing him just 1 three. West got a solid game from Bureau who showed his great athleticism in the lane, Jones who forced his way into the paint making some difficult shots, and Stillwell who forced Central to foul and made some great blocks.

On a side note, the Same Carey charity game was played after the second Semi-Final Game. Many people showed-up to support the Carey family, the players put on a great show, and in the end, team SNHU defeated team Central.

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Post  Tuesday and Friday on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:40 am

Welcome to the Forum, AMC. Thanks for the report.

This is coverage of last night from the Union leader and with a box score no less. Thanks UL!!!:

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August 03. 2012 11:17PM

Central beats West in summer league final, Sam Carey Classic fund-raiser
New Hampshire Union Leader

It was a five-hour marathon of hoops. Manchester Central was crowned champion of the NNE-Summer Madness tournament and thousands of dollars were raised for a worthy cause.

Central won the title by holding off a feisty Manchester West squad, 63-49. The Little Green led the entire way, but the Blue Knights wouldn't go away.

In the end, it was the Central combination of Troy Pelletier and Isaiah Joseph that was just too much for West.

“It's a statement saying we're ready for the season,” Pelletier said.

Central got off to a good start and led 9-2 when Joseph tipped in a miss on a break.

Then the Blue Knights used their athleticism to pick up the pace and they were able to slowly cut into the lead. It was a two-point game when Zack Jones scored in transition to cut the Little Green lead to 28-26 and Central held a 30-26 advantage at the break.

Central never relinquished the lead in the second half. Whenever the Blue Knights made a run, it seemed Joseph had an answer. West got within three points a couple times, but never closer.

“It's promising,” said West coach Danny Bryson. “Central is Central. We didn't run our offense.”

The Little Green put the game away at the line. Their last 11 points came via free throws.

Joseph scored a game high 24 points, and Pelletier chipped in with 13. Jocarl Bureau led West with 14 and Adrian Stillwell scored 10.

West started the tournament 0-4 but managed to put together a run that landed it in the playoffs. The team is young, and the additions of transfers Jones (Concord) and Stillwell (Central) should help the team in the long run.

“We're bigger, we're faster and we can run the floor,” Bryson said.

Meanwhile, it looks like Central has reloaded once again. Pelletier has good range and size, while Joseph can get to the rim, post up in the paint and shoot a mid-range jumper.

Earlier in the night, the Navy/Gold team made up of mostly SNHU alumni beat the Green/White team comprised of mostly Central alumni, 95-89, in the Sam Carey Classic.

The game was a fundraiser to benefit the Brayden Carey Fund. Brayden is the toddler son of the late Sam Carey, a basketball standout at both SNHU and Central who died in a car accident last October.

Organizers said they anticipated to raise between $5,000 and $10,000 through the event.

Scott Hazelton had a game-high 34 points to lead the Navy/Gold team to victory, while Chris Burns paced the White/Green squad with 26 points. Hazelton started off his career at the University of Connecticut and finished it at Rhode Island. Burns started at Providence College and ended at Bryant.

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Central 30 33 – 63
West 26 23 -- 49

CENTRAL (63) – Troy Pelletier 6-0-13, Isaiah Joseph 6-12-24, Mike Plentzas 2-5-9, Riley Cote 1-0-2, Dawson Dickson 3-2-9, Brett Henson 2-2-6. Totals: 20-21-63.

3-pointers: Pelletier, Dickson.

WEST (49) – Carl Jacques 3-1-8, Adrian Stillwell 3-4-10, Nolan Flynn 2-1-6, Jocarl Bureau 6-0-14, Zack Jones 4-1-9, Kahlil Bureau 1-0-2. Totals: 19-7-49.

3-pointers: J. Bureau 2, Flynn, Jacques.

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