CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Photos from Friday night's game. Pelham’s girls started slow but then applied some fierce defense to roll past Manchester West 54-26 in the first round of the Division 2 tournament on Friday, March 5.

Trailing 15-8 after the first quarter, the Pythons (13-2) allowed only 11 points the rest of the game. Freshman Jasmine Becotte and senior Tallie Carney led the way offensively with 18 and 17 points. Carney sank five 3-pointers.

On Sunday, March 7, Pelham won a thriller over Hollis/Brookline in OT 60-59 to advance to the N.H. Division 2 girls semifinals. Pelham travels to Bedford High for the semifinals Thursday night. They will play 15-2 Bishop Brady.