Pelham Pythons Boys Basketball '11-'12

Lebanon eliminates Pythons

PELHAM — Running uphill all night, No. 8 Pelham High ran out of time and energy, falling to No. 9 Lebanon, 47-42, last night in the New Hampshire Division 2 playoff opener.
"We just kept digging holes for ourselves, and we never quite recovered," said Pelham coach Matt Regan, whose club actually led twice, 1-0 and 19-18.
Most of the night, though, belonged to Lebanon, which built advantages of 16-8 after
one quarter and 28-19 at the half.
"They killed us inside, on the offensive glass," said Regan. "It was 1-2-3 shots every possession. We did a better job in the second half."

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Boys Basketball, 03/07/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Done through defense

Strong defense from Alex Newton (career-high 11 points) and Brian Finney helped Pelham subdue Windham's offense in a 53-42 victory. Sophomore Jeff Peterson kept the Jaguars competitive in defeat with a fierce effort on the boards and a game-high 18 points.

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Boys Basketball, 02/21/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Everybody scores



All 13 players scored at least one point in Pelham's 65-21 boys basketball victory over Sanborn. The visiting Indians were shut out in both the first and third quarters.

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Boys Basketball, 02/06/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Charity begins on the road

Pelham shot 11 of 14 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to hold off host Hollis-Brookline and win, 65-58. Derek Defranzo led the Pythons with a game-high 21 points.

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Boys Basketball, 01/31/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Key in the clutch

Brett Bailey (10) and Jake Vaiknoras (6) combined for 16 of Pelham's 18 fourth-quarter points as the Pythons held off hard-charding Portsmouth 48-45. Vaiknoras finished with a game-high 19 points while Bailey finished with 13.

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Boys Basketball, 01/27/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Defranzo's heroics not enough

With 8.8 seconds left in regulation, Pelham's Derek Defranzo knocked down a 3-pointer to tie the game. But Oyster River responded to down the Pythons 59-58. Defranzo finished the night with 22 points.

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Boys Basketball, 01/13/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Strong finish

Erik Nystrom's rebounding and Derek DeFranzo's free throw shooting combined to earn Pelham a 50-44 victory over Windham. Nystrom pulled down seven clutch offensive boards in the final four minutes to give the Pythons extra opportunities. DeFranzo — a "beast with the ball" according to Python head coach Matt Regan — hit on 14 of 16 free throws in an 18-point night. Windham used strong team defense and a couple of key charges drawn by Connor Redmond to stay close.

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Boys Basketball, 01/03/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Pelham advances


Derek Defranzo had nine steals and 19 points and Brett Bailey chipped in with 14 points as Pelham clipped Dracut 55-40 in the first round of the Lowell Christmas Tournament. The Pythons will play the winner of Lowell-Westford Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Boys Basketball, 12/26/11 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars