The Sunapee girls basketball team is headed back to the Division IV State finals after beating Nute 71 – 38 in a semi final game at Plymouth State University in Holderness Monday night.
Sunapee could not get the basketball to fall in the opening quarter and fell behind 5 – 2 – in the opening minutes of the game. Sunapee continued to play tough defense and it payed off in turnovers and a few easy baskets and the Lakers led 18 – 7 after one quarter.
Sunapee continued with their defensive pressure in the second quarter and went into halftime up 34 – 16.
Sunapee’s running game wore out Nute in the beginning of the third quarter which led to many quick points and Sunapee put the game away outscoring Nute 26 – 12 at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter saw Sunapee’s bench get some quality playing time to finish out the game and head to the finals for a third straight year.
Katie Frederick (#32) had a big night for Sunapee scoring 16 points and hauling down 22 rebounds. Faith Larpenter (#10) contributed 14 points for Sunapee. YCN ask Sunapee Coach Tim Latorra after the game about the game and playing against Littleton in the finals.
Sunapee will now face Littleton in the Division IV State title game at Plymouth State University on March 4 at 7pm.