, Kingston, NH


June 26, 2014

Over-the-Hill Basketball

HAMPSTEAD — In the first games of single elimination playoffs, third place Esther’s E’s manhandled sixth place Hampstead Center Market 48-32 and fourth place Century Copiers squeezed by fifth place and Buccini-less Atkinson Graphics 31-29.



Esther’s was led by hot-handed Ben Ruggles with 25 including three 3’s but abyssmal 2-7 from the free throw line. Keisling added 9 with excellent 7-9 from the line, rookie Ashe plopped in 8 but weak 2-4 from the line, rookie Daley added 2 but could have been more as missed all four free throws, Fure and Pierce also added 2.

Center Market was led by Billy Chasse with 12 including one 3. Dzengeleski added 6 including one 3, Munro put in 6 with perfect 2-2 from the line, Goyette added 4, Danner 3 on free throws and good hustle from Dresser.



Century was led by Mike McConnell with 9 on three 3’s. Ganem added 7 including one 3, Clark added 6, Meagher 4, Sonnescham with a 3, and Sweet with 2.

Atkinson was led by Sean Morrissey with 15. Bell followed with 10, Bartolotta and White each chipped in 2 and good hustle from Stanton.

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