DERRY — In its first game since Jan. 19 due to COVID-19 challenges, Pinkerton Academy's varsity Astros held on for a 48-45 win over Londonderry High School's Lancers.
The game played Feb. 10 pitched both varsity squads in an even matchup, until Londonderry hit four three-point shots in the fourth quarter to take the lead 45-42.
But the Astros fought back and scored six points to end the match 48-45.
Pinkerton's Jackson Marshall sealed the win with two free throws with only three seconds remaining. Fellow Astros freshman Drew Brander pumped in 20 points and Andrew MacDonald added another 11 for Pinkerton, now 3-0 for the season.
Pinkerton also faced Londonderry again on Feb. 12, at Londonderry, and once again took a win, 53-46.
The Astros play the Bishop Guertin team on Feb. 18 at home, 5:30 p.m