Two Young Lancers Given State Honors in Basketball

By Chris Paul

Given that the Londonderry High School basketball program was still in somewhat of a building stage this season, both the girls’ and boys’ team have a lot of young talent to build from.
Both teams made it into the playoffs and both have some up-and-coming young talent that will help them in the next few seasons. The program also has two new head coaches, Jon Doherty, who is a second year Girls’ Varsity Head Coach and Jaryd Piecuch, the boys’ first year head coach.
Last week, the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization (NHCO) announced their 2022-23 All-State choices and two young Lancers were recognized for their efforts on the court.
Freshman forward/ guard, Samantha Sullivan, was named to Second Team All-State girls’ roster and sophomore guard, Mason Paquette, was given Honorable Mention for the boys’.
Sullivan was the only freshman in the state to be recognized by the NHCO and she was consistently the high point-getter and rebounder for the Lady Lancers.
Paquette also topped the Lancers scorebook each week and he managed to average over 20-points per game in the team’s final seven contests with many of those points coming from outside the arc.
This year’s girls’ Player of the Year was Goffstown Grizzlies senior Ava Winterburn.
The boys’ Player of the Year was Trinity Pioneers junior Tyler Bike.
The varsity coaches of the year were Steve Lane, Nashua North Titans (boys) and Tim Hopely of the Portsmouth High School Lady Clippers.

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