Boys Basketball and Girls Ice Hockey Take Home State Titles
If ever there was a Championship Weekend, it was March 13 and 14. Capping off incredible seasons, BG had three teams competing for state titles: Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Basketball, and Girls Basketball. With it all on the line, two of the three brought home the title.
From the Nashua Telegraph:
CHAMPIONS, PART 1! : Gritty Guertin holds off every Warrior charge
"Bodies flew, bones rattled off the hardwood, the basketball squirted elusively loose to the point of unattainable, all the while the guys in Green played with championship poise amid the late fourth-quarter hoop calamity.
Seniors do that.
Under the most intense heat of the Division I State Championship game here at Oyster River High School, Bishop Guertin played hard, fast and loose and thrived because of it, knocking off Winnacunnet High School, 42-35, to win the Cardinals’ first boys hoop title since 2011.
'Winnacunnet came out so hard, they played a great game,' said Cardinals senior John Sullivan. 'They (applied) all the pressure in the world in the fourth quarter, and we were able to beat it. All the credit to them applying all that pressure. We were able to recognize and react to it.'"
CHAMPIONS, PART 2! Cardinal girls win first hockey title ever, 6-1
"A dream come true.
That’s what Bishop Guertin High School senior defenseman Lindsay Hult called the Cardinals’ one-sided 6-1 state championship win over the co-op St.Thomas-Winnacunnet-Dover squad Saturday afternoon at Dover Ice Arena.
'Yes,' Hult said. 'I thought this was super special because every year we’re like ‘Maybe we’ll have a chance’. And this year we didn’t know what to expect.
'Then (once the season began) we’re like ‘We definitely have a chance. I just never thought, because we’ve never gone this far. … It was unreal. I was so happy we made it this far.'
They won their first girls hockey title ever with offense being their best defense, capping a 17-0 season that had about three anxious moments inserted into long stretches of pure domination."