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January 10. 2014 1:25AM

Roger Brown's High School Basketball: Londonderry's depth charges


Londonderry's new head coach Nate Stanton, as his team filled the air with 3-ppoint shots Friday, against Manchester Memorial. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

YOU KNOW things are going well when your coach's No. 1 concern is too many made 3-pointers.

That's the case with the Londonderry High School boys' basketball team, which is 3-0 in Division I after pounding Manchester West Thursday night and had made 19 3-pointers in those two victories. The Lancers tossed in 10 3-pointers in a 74-52 triumph over Manchester Memorial, and then threw in nine more during a 64-63 victory over Winnacunnet of Hampton on Monday night.

"That's our problem," first-year Londonderry coach Nate Stanton said. "I want to attack the basket. We rely way too much on the 3 and it gets us in trouble."

The Lancers have overcome most of the trouble they've encountered thus far this season. In addition to its Division I victories, Londonderry went 2-1 in the Greater Lowell Holiday Tournament. Its only loss came against Chelmsford, which went on to win the tournament.

Londonderry's strength may be its scoring depth. Freshman Jake Coleman scored a team-high 16 points and was one of four Londonderry players who scored in double figures during the victory over Memorial. Junior Marc Corey had a quiet night against Memorial, but scored a game-high 23 in Monday's victory over Winnacunnet.

Senior guard Andrew Coveney also returned to the Londonderry roster this season. Coveney made 27 3-pointers as a sophomore, but did not play last season because of a knee injury.

"Every night anybody can step up," said Stanton, who was an assistant coach at Salem each of the last two years. "We need to play unselfish because we have multiple guys who can put in 20."

"Very athletic," Winnacunnet coach Jay McKenna said when he was asked about Londonderry following Monday's loss. "All interchangeable. All shoot. All handle. All do a lot of really nice things."

Londonderry will play its fourth road game tonight (at Spaulding of Rochester), before it faces Concord at home Tuesday.

"We're good, but we still have more to work on," Stanton said. "We do have some good shooters, but I have to convince them that sometimes it's better to go to the basket."

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AMANDA TORRES is a name basketball fans will likely hear a lot in the next few years. Torres is a sophomore guard at Trinity of Manchester, but she plays like a seasoned veteran.

Torres is averaging 19 points per game through four Division I contests. She also scored a game-high 25 points when Trinity lost to Lebanon in the Manchester Central Christmas Tournament's championship game.

"We run our offense through her," Trinity coach Matt Courchesne said. "As she goes, so do we."
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MANCHESTER CENTRAL at Exeter (boys), and Milford at Souhegan of Amherst (girls) are among the attractive games on tonight's menu.

Souhegan (4-0) and Milford (3-0) are two of the four unbeaten teams remaining in Division II. The Central (2-0) at Exeter (2-2) contest is a rematch of the Queen City Invitational Basketball Tournament's championship game. Central won that one, 66-53.

LAST Friday's boys' basketball game between BG and Dover was postponed by a leaking vent that resulted in a wet floor at Dover High School, but was rescheduled for tonight. … The Pembroke boys won their last two games by 54 and 43 points. The Spartans beat John Stark of Weare 89-35, and defeated Merrimack Valley of Penacook 76-33.

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Roger Brown covers high school basketball for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. He can be reached at rbrown@unionleader.com. Follow him on Twitter: @603SportsMedia.


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