Derryfield vs. Pittsfield (home)
Hosting rival Pittsfield with Janai back in the lineup but still missing Jaxon, Derryfield was way too hospitable, allowing the visiting Panthers to pop out to a 15-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. But the Cougars woke up in the second. Janai netted 3 of 4 from the foul line, and scored on a neat pass from John McDevitt to get the lights blinking on the DS side of the scoreboard while the visitors stayed at 15.
But the Panthers’ inside play, and, once again, opponents’ offensive rebounding increased the visitors’ lead to 31-12 at halftime. Then Kaven Fitch opened the third quarter with a 3, Jack Krasnof dropped in a 2 from the left baseline, and Thomas Ferdinando cashed a 3 from the top to spark the Cougars to a winning quarter. But that firepower did not carry over into the fourth and Pittsfield prevailed 42-33. Thomas led the scorers with 14. Janai netted 8, and Charles Renvyle added 5.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.