Trinity hoops squads begin march toward March

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MANCHESTER, NH – Expectations are frequently high for Trinity’s varsity high school boys and girls basketball teams and this season is no different as the Pioneers prepare for another season of hopeful success on the New Hampshire hardwood.

Boys Basketball

After leading the Pioneers in assists as a freshman last winter, Tyler Bike returns to take his next step as a high school standout.

Head Coach:

Keith Bike (3rd season)

Top Returning Athletes:

  • Sophomore Tyler Bike (Led team in assists as a freshmen, tied for 2nd in scoring)
  • Sophomore Mark Nyomah (Tied for 2nd in scoring as a freshmen last year)
  • Sophomore Devohn Ellis (One of 3 freshmen who started last season)
  • Junior Connor Hermann (Versatile team player)

Promising Newcomers:

  • Senior Andrew Politi (Had 29 points in Coaches-for-a-Cause Jamboree)
  • Junior Quinton Pincoske (Can shoot it and defend)
  • Sophomore Max Shosa
  • Freshmen Jaiden Summers

Last Season:

  • 14-3 (Lost in semifinals of D-I basketball tournament)

Expectations for this Season:

“Win a state championship,” said Bike.

Biggest Challenge:

“Rebounding and sharing the ball. If we can do those things every night we can be tough to beat,” said Bike.

First 3 Games:

  • Friday, Dec. 10, 6:30 vs. Manchester Central
  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, 6:30 at Windham
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30 at Manchester Memorial

Girls Basketball

Dakota Correia looks to leverage last year’s experience to help boost the Pioneers chances this season.

Head Coach:

Kevin Fraser (1st season)

Top Returning Athletes:

  • Sophomore Dakoda Correia
  • Junior Achol Tour
  • Junior Carolyn Burleigh

Promising Newcomer:

  • Freshman Adut Tour
  • Freshman Mallory Hobauz
  • Freshman Destiny Wani
  • Sophomores Ava Houde
  • Sophomore Ava Blomquist

Last Season:

  • 6-8 record playing a shortened regional schedule

Expectations for this Season:

“The expectations for the season are to compete with improvement weekly, letting the hard work take care of itself,” said Fraser.

Biggest Challenge:

“The team’s biggest challenge is to build a program with consistency year after year,” said Fraser.

Next 3 Games:

  • Friday, Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. at Manchester Central
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. vs. Windham
  • Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m. vs. Manchester Memorial

About this Author


Ryan O'Connor

As a longtime journalist in Southern New Hampshire, Ryan O'Connor has written for several local online and print publications covering everything from school board meetings and local high school sporting events to major crime stories and New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary (yes, the last two are mutually exclusive). In addition to spending time with his beautiful wife and four amazing children, Ryan enjoys attending and serving at church, golfing as much as possible, home brewing, playing softball and snowboarding when time allows.