Derryfield vs. Pittsfield (away)
Derryfield played much better on the Panthers home floor. Neither team could hit a basket for the first two-and-a-half minutes of play, then Thomas swished a 3-pointer to give Derryfield a lead that they protected all the way into the fourth quarter. He added two more long distance connections, and Jack passed to Griff Johnson for an inside hoop to give the Cougars an 11-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Kaven grabbed a rebound, dribbled the length of the court and scored. A minute later he netted a 3-pointer, and Janai followed with another 3 from the right wing to increase the Cougars’ lead to 21-12. After Jack scored and Kaven dropped another 3, Derryfield led 26-20 at halftime.
Thomas hit twice and Janai once from outside the arc to hold off Pittsfield in the third quarter. But the Panthers pounced to open the fourth scoring six straight points inside to take a 45-41 lead. Kaven hit a 3 and Jack a deuce to briefly retake the lead for Derryfield at 46-45, but the home team responded with a 7-0 run to go up 52-46 and then secure the 61-55 win from the foul line. Thomas led Derryfield with 17. Jack and Kaven scored 12 and 11 respectively, and Janai added 8.
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.