North limits Memorial to just five first-half points

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Memorial’s Junior Darlue drives the lane, but is wrapped up by North’s Brenden Choate while Chistopher Inzerillo (#14) reaches in as well. (credit – Andrew Sylvia)

NASHUA, N.H. – Nashua North made easy work of the Crusaders of Manchester Memorial on Friday night, sending the visitors back to the Queen City with a 58-37 loss.

Memorial took an early 2-0 lead, but they would need nearly 12 minutes of gametime before their next field goal as the Titans went into the half with a commanding 33-5 advantage.

The Crusaders did manage to outscore North in the third quarter, but by that point the damage was done.

“Memorial’s got some talent, but it was a good win for us in terms of mentally staying focused and getting the job done,” said North Head Coach Steve Lane. “Especially in the first half, defensively we did really good.”

Memorial shot just 28 percent from the floor, with just over half of their scoring coming during the third quarter rally.

North sophomore Nathan Kane and North junior Brenden Choate each individually outscored Memorial in the first half, combining to equal all Memorial scorers at a joint 37 points.

Memorial junior Jack Fitzgerald ended with 10 points as well as three rebounds.

The Crusaders host Keene next Tuesday while the Titans face Gate City rival Bishop Guertin next Friday.

Nashua North’s Nathan Kane (credit- Andrew Sylvia)