Newfound's Amanda Johnston gets pressured by Jordan Wall and Madison Dow of Somersworth during NHIAA Division III basketball on Thursday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
BRISTOL — The Newfound Girls Basketball team acheived regular-season perfection on Thursday night, beating Somersworth 30-26 at home for the team's 18th win in an 18-game season.
Coach Karri Peterson said she wanted her players to remember that they haven't yet accomplished what they set out to do at the beginning of their season.
"I am proud of the girls for achieving at this point, two of three of their season goals. It is great and exciting to go undefeated but now the second season starts and I hope we can continue for another two weeks." The Division III tournament is scheduled to begin on Feb. 23, with the final game on March 4.
Peterson said Thursday's game turned for Newfound in the third quarter, when all five players on the floor became involved in the offense. Ashlee Dukette lead Newfound with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Savanna Bony scored 18, Amanda Johnston had 3 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Alexis Vantil had 5 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals, and Molly Schilling added 4 points.
The Newfound Regional girls varsity basketball team celebrates a perfect season following their commanding win of 56 to 30 over Somersworth onThursday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)