PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Senior center Angelina Nardolillo went off for 15 points, nine rebounds and five steals as the Hinsdale varsity girls basketball team trounced Newmarket 44-23 in Thursday’s Division 4 semifinal.
The Lady Pacers, who played in the championship game in 2018 and 2019, will face Colebrook in Sunday’s state final at Plymouth Regional High School at 2 p.m.
Megan Roberts made four trifectas and hauled down eight boards for Hinsdale, which opened up an 11-0 lead over Newmarket right out of the gate. Olivia Pangelinan (10 points) made a couple of shots from downtown in the contest, while floor general Delaney Wilcox (5 points) completed a three-point play.
With her team up 19-5, Roberts connected twice from long range to begin the second half. The 6-2 Nardolillo, who often grabbed a defensive rebound and then ran the show, followed with a couple of pretty post moves.
Newmarket, which managed just one field goal in the first half against a stingy 2-3 zone, never threatened. Kleay Steever, Audrey Martin, Wilcox, Roberts and Pangelinan combined for 10 takeaways.
Senior guard Sage Smith then erupted for 32 points, powering defending champion Colebrook to victory over Woodsville in the other Final 4 showdown Thursday.
Hinsdale roster: Coaches — Terry Bonnette, Sam Kilelee, Chris Roberts. Players — Kleay Steever, Addy Nardolillo, Brooke Pagach, Megan Roberts, Delaney Wilcox, Lilee Taylor, Lily Briggs, Olivia Pangelinan, Audrey Martin, Angelina Nardolillo, Aleah Owens.