Londonderry girls prevail over Pinkerton
Pinkerton's Kayla Stacy, jumps around Londonderry's Casey Evans, at Pinkerton, in Derry, on Tuesday . (/Union Leader)
Evans led all scorers with 24 points. Londonderry, playing without injured star Aliza Simpson, a UNH recruit, improved to 12-1. Pinkerton, which handed Londonderry its lone loss, 53-49 on Jan. 31, dropped to 10-2. Both teams trail Division I's only unbeaten team, Bedford.
Londonderry set out to slow down Pinkerton, forcing the Astros' offense to the outside. The Astros took mostly 3-pointers in the first half, missing most of them.
Pinkerton led 31-29 after three.
But in the final quarter, Evans took the game on her shoulders, using her size inside against a mismatched Pinkerton defense.
The Lancers led by as many as seven points in the fourth, but Pinkerton sliced the lead down to three with five seconds remaining. Bonneau attempted a 3-pointer to tie the game but missed. Evans got the rebound, was fouled and hit one of two free throws to salt the contest.