Lancers Girls’ Basketball Get Much Needed Win in Keene

By Chris Paul

After suffering a tough 78-21 defeat at the hands of the Division I powerhouse, Bishop Guertin, the Londonderry High School Girls’ Basketball team traveled to Keene and notched their second win of the season.
On Tuesday, Jan 3, the Lancer ladies suffered a 78-21 loss to the Lady Cardinals on that team’s home court. With the win over LHS, BG remained undefeated, getting overwhelming wins over Goffstown (73-47), Portsmouth (60-35), and Pinkerton Academy (75-30).
Three days later, Londonderry took on the Keene Blackbirds, where they were able to hold their opponents to under 30-points for a much needed 37-28 victory. The win brought the LHS team’s season record to 3-2 in the third week of the regular season.
Both teams had difficulty scoring that evening with Londonderry’s biggest shooter of the game getting 13 baskets, while Keene high-scorer got just seven.
Londonderry had its strongest offensive quarter in the first, with four players outscoring KSH 13-9. The LHS squad only managed six in the second period and finished the half at 19-17.
The Lady Lancer scored nine-points in each of the two remaining quarters and held Keene to seven in the third and only four in the final period for the victory.
Freshman Samantha Sullivan had a team-high of 13-points with three, two-point buckets and going 7-8 from the free-throw line.
Sophomores Reagan Anderson and Kathryn Sloper both turned in eight-points. Anderson had eight from the line and Sloper got two, three-pointers.
Seniors Jordon Furlong and Shannon Ball each had four-points in the game.
The Lancer team will host two games this week, the first was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, against Dover High School (3-2). On Friday night, Jan. 13, the team is slated to face the Salem Blue Devils (2-3) starting at 7 p.m.

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