Crusaders beat Trinity in both boys’ and girls’ basketball on Tuesday

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Manchester Memorial earned Queen City bragging rights on Tuesday night, taking a pair of basketball wins against cross-town rival Trinity.

In the boys’ game, Memorial defeated the defending Division I State Champions on Bridge Street, 63-60. Memorial kept things close throughout most of the contest, breaking through in the fourth quarter thanks to a trio of three-pointers from Abdalha Ramadhani.

Ramadhani led the way for the Crusaders with 26 points, while Devin Lavallee and Mateo Ancic contributed 12 and 13 points, respectively.

Trinity’s Tyler Bike led all scorers with 28 points while Derek Erilla chipped in 14.

Memorial (2-2) will host Goffstown on Friday at 7 p.m. while Trinity (2-2) hosts Nashua South at 6:30 p.m.

Back on the South Side, the Crusaders defeated the Pioneers, 44-30.

Memorial led 24-21 at the half, but began to pull away in the third quarter, limiting the visitors to just five points in that frame.

Madison Pepra-Omani was the only Crusader in double digits, with 20 points, including two of the team’s three scores from downtown.

Addison Moynihan had 12 points for the Pioneers.

Next up for Memorial (4-0) is a trip to Goffstown on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Trinity (0-3) is next scheduled to play Windham next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.