By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Boys’ Basketball team ended the second week of the Winter season with a win and a loss.
Both games took place on the road, one on the seacoast and the other in Nashua.
The team’s week leading into the holiday break began with a 74-50 loss against the Portsmouth Clippers, at Portsmouth High School, but in Nashua, against the Bishop Guertin Cardinals, the Lancers claimed their first victory of the season, ending the year with a 58-57 win.
In the loss at the coast, on Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Lancers had trouble scoring in the first quarter, but came back in the second and trailed 34-24 by halftime.
In the third period, the Portsmouth defense once again made it difficult for LHS to score and led 58-34 going into the final quarter.
In the fourth, Londonderry was able to keep pace with the Clippers crew, but were not able to gain any ground and wound up falling by 24-points for the team’s third defeat.
Junior Jameson Seaman led Londonderry in scoring with 12-points.
Senior Ty Miles and junior Mason Paquette each had eight-points in the loss. Senior Ryan Williams and junior Blake Thompson each contributed five points.
Following the team’s third consecutive loss to start the season, the Lancers secured their first win of the season when they traveled to Bishop Guertin on Friday night, Dec. 22, winning in a tight contest.
Miles finished with 17-points to lead the Lancers in scoring with Paquette and Seaman contributing 11-points each.
Junior Matt Luongo had 10-points in the victory.
The Lancers will begin 2024 with a tough home game against the Bedford Bulldogs (3-0) on Tuesday night, Jan. 2, followed by a road game against the Keene Blackbirds (2-2) on Friday night, Jan. 5.