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Londonderry Lancers Boys Basketball '08-'09

Lancers fall short

HUDSON NH — Cinderella’s slipper didn’t fit after all.

After a first round upset over no. 5 seed Manchester Central, the Londonderry boys basketball team fell in the Class L quarterfinals to another tourney surprise in Alvirne, 54-42. The loss marks the fifth straight season the Lancers have been ousted in the quarterfinals.

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Boys Basketball, 03/14/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Seniors shine in final home game

Seniors David Feinstein (10), Chris Crutcher (7) and T.J. Martinez (6) combined for 23 much-needed points in Londonderry's 40-35 win over Merrimack. Junior Matt Sanborn led the team in scoring with 11 points.

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Boys Basketball, 03/06/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Martinez money

T.J. Martinez took a pass from David Feinstein, worked off a pick from Mike Colby and drove in for a lay-up with five seconds left in the game to give Londonderry boys basketball a 58-56 overtime win over Dover. 

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Boys Basketball, 02/24/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Bombs away!!!!

Londonderry's Lucy Holewa, front, center, in action against Timberlane's Meghan Short, left, on Friday night at Timberlane. The Lancers beat the Owls 57-33. At far right, background, is Callie King, of the Lancers. 12 Photos

Londonderry's Matt Sanborn lit up the scoreboard from long range six times, helping Londonderry to a 63-34 win over Timberlane Sanborn netted a game-best 20 points.

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Boys Basketball, 02/13/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancers pull one out at the buzzer

Chris Crutcher layed it up and in as the final seconds ticked away to give Londonderry a 41-40 win over Exeter. Matt Sanborn had a game-high 13 points including three 3-pointers for the Lancers.

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Boys Basketball, 02/10/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Salem press douses Londonderry

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LONDONDERRY - Admittedly, the Salem High press hasn't yielded much all year. There's a reason E.J. Perry had his boys stick with it. And Londonderry High found out why last night. Salem cranked up the full-court heat in the third quarter and suffocated the host Lancers on their home turf. The 20-6 eight-minute burst turned a 50-50 matchup into a Blue Devils' runaway, 55-46. "We converted an awful lot off the press and it felt good to do it in a big gam like this," said Salem's returning Eagle-Tribune Super Teamer Josh Jones. "If we can get points off the press like that it's huge. And it's something we haven't been doing." Both Mike Kimball (game-high 21 points) and Jones (18 points, 6 boards, 4 assists)feasted in the frontcourt, cashing in off nine Lancer turnovers in the quarter alone. Back-to-back Kimball hoops, Alex LaRosa's (30 minutes, 0 turnovers) rainbow triple and a Joe Gallant layin pushed the advantage to 12, 40-28, headed to the final quarter. The eight-minute third might have been Salem's best period of the season. "I think we showed how good we can be when we play defense in that quarter," said the junior captain LaRosa. "The defense made it happen, finally." Londonderry went long-range in the fourth, trying to scrap its way back behind Matt Sanborn's three-pointers. But the Lancers, now 4-6 and 3-4 in Class L would get no closer than six in the waning moments. "This one was a team win," said Salem coach E.J. Perry, whose club after a slow start has moved to 6-2 in the Granite State. "To play that kind of defense, everyone has to be involved. And they did that tonight." The sophomore Gallant continues to make strides for Perry's club, chipping in eight points. David Feinstein paced the Lancers, who had won two straight coming into last night.

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Boys Basketball, 01/30/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Lancer lockdown

Trailing by eight after three quarters, Londonderry held Manchester Memorial to just two points in the final quarter to win 51-48. David Feinstein hit a key 3-pointer, and Matt Sanborn sunk a pair free throws to ice the win for the Lancers.

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Boys Basketball, 01/23/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

The Verge of greatness

Pinkerton's Zach Mathieu, right, in action against Londonderry's Geoggrey Fisher during the Ball Family Trophy tournament held at Pinkerton Academy on Friday evening.5 Photos

With the Pinkerton boys basketball team down by two with less than a minute to go, Colby Verge made a steal, drove the lane and completed a 3-point play to put his team up one. Rival Londonderry turned the ball over on the next possession, the Astros hit a pair of free throws and eventually prevailed 57-55.

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Boys Basketball, 01/16/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

The Hojlo show

Justin Hojlo has been a beast for 2-2 Pelham this season. Through four games, the senior guard is averaging 26 points per game, by far the highest mark on the team. Hojlo led the Pythons to a 62-53 victory over Londonderry in yesterday’s Lowell Holiday Tourney consolation game with 31 points, including three 3-pointers. Stephen Spirou and Michael Lombard chipped in with 11 points apiece. David Feinstein led the Lancers in scoring with 14 points.

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Boys Basketball, 12/30/08 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars