NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Shorthanded Pinkerton no match for Londonderry
Londonderry built a 15-point lead against rival Pinkerton Academy of Derry after eight minutes, and added to that lead in each of the final three quarters. When it was over, the Lancers were celebrating a 70-41 victory.
Pinkerton played without Luke Rosinski, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward who is averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds per game. Rosinski is out indefintely with mononucleosis.
Londonderry’s lead peaked at 30 points when Cody Ball hit a 3-pointer with 4:15 to play. Ball led Londonderry in scoring with 16 points. The Lancers received 15 from Marc Corey and 14 from Jake Coleman.
Senior guard Drew Coveney returned to the Londonderry lineup after missing three games with a shoulder injury and finished with seven.
The loss ended Pinkerton’s six-game winning streak and dropped the Astros’ Division I record to 6-3.
“Even without Rosinski we didn’t take them lightly, and I think a lot of teams may have,” Stanton said. “I’m proud of the guys. They didn’t let up when they got the lead.”