Alvirne vs. Bishop Guertin was the game of the night in NH high school basketball on Friday night - and it lived up to the hype. It was sloppy at times, but overall it was played at a very high level, with many lead changes, a playoff atmosphere and both teams really going at each other hard for 32 minutes.
Alvirne trailed by 9 with 1:45 left in the 3rd quarter as BG led 51-42. But that's when the comeback began for the Broncos. Led by Tyler Livingston (20 points and 8 rebounds), Sean Dunn (19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists) and Tony Beaulieu (13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals) Alvirne was able to come from behind, score 32 points in the 4th quarter and win it 79-71. Dunn was able to hit 4 straight free throws in the 4th quarter after a double-technical was called on Guertin.
Alec Yoksh, Kevin Pierre and Dan Kingsley all came off the bench to make big plays in the 2nd half for Alvirne, who is now one of the hottest teams in the state as they also beat Manchester West on Tuesday night. Logan Kesty had 21 points, Joe McCarthy had 16 and Jeff Lunn had 13 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for BG, who dropped their second straight game.