After having to battle its way to a Division I-rattling victory over the previously-unbeaten Manchester Central Little Green the previous week, the still-unbeaten Londonderry High boys’ basketball squad pounded its way to its 14th and 15th divisional wins against a pair of lesser opponents at LHS last week.
The struggling Dover High Green Wave proved no impediment to the undefeated Lancers’ drive for their 13th Division I win at home Tuesday night, Feb. 17, with the hosts tallying a dominant 92-55 victory.
Londonderry was up 24-13 after one quarter, 44-23 at the half, and 73-40 when three periods had been completed. And the locals wound up winning by 37 points, with star senior guard Cody Ball leading the offense with 30 points by himself. The Saint Anselm College-bound standout nailed a handful of three-point shots in the process.
All in all, Ball led a charge of 10 Londonderry scorers in the lopsided victory, with Jacob Coleman tallying 17 points, Marc Corey netting 15, and Joey Kwiatkowski scoring 12.
The sparse crowd who attended the game were treated to countless steals of the Dover ball and great overall defensive work by the home squad.
The victors sank a total of eight three-pointers over 2-12 Dover, which began its 2014-15 campaign by losing its first 10 games before winning two of three coming into the Londonderry game.
The Lancers knocked down eight more treys at home last Friday night, Feb. 20, in a 77-26 walloping of a Keene contingent that slid to 5-9 as a result.
The hosts won every quarter handily, leading 15-6 after one period, 40-12 at the half, and 58-21 with just the last stanza to be completed.
Ball buried four of his team’s treys and finished the night with 24 points, just two points short of Keene’s entire squad’s scoring tally. Marc Corey was good for 15 points, and his little brother Matt Corey chipped in with a baker’s dozen of 13 points.
The 14-0 Lancers head into the final two weeks of the regular season facing only one team with a losing record, the Nashua North Titans (4-11), on Friday night, Feb. 27, at home. Other teams are Manchester Memorial (7-6), Alvirne (9-5) for the team’s last home game on March 2 on what will be the team’s Senior Night, and Spaulding (10-2).