New Hampshire Boys Basketball

DIVISION 1

Pinkerton

 2019-20 season: 2-18, did not make tourney

Returning starters: Justin Dunne, 6-7, Sr., center; Jimmy Flynn, 5-11, Sr., guard; Andy MacDonald, 6-1, Sr., guard

Returning letterman: Will Warriner, 6-3, Sr., forward

Promising newcomers: E.J. Fasano, 6-6, Sr., forward; Sam Depelteau, 6-2, Jr., guard; Anthony Desalvo, 6-4, Jr., forward; Aidan Kane, 6-0, Jr., guard; Anthony Chinn, 6-3, Soph., guard; Tyrone Chinn, 6-0, Soph., guard; Quinn Hammer, 6-4, So., forward; Andrew Brander, 6-0, Frosh., guard; Jackson Marshall, 6-5, Frosh., forward

Captains: Justin Dunne, Jimmy Flynn, Andy MacDonald

Returning leaders: Jimmy Flynn 9.4 ppg; Justin Dunne 8.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 49 blocks, Andy MacDonald 7.2 ppg

Returning honors: Justin Dunne Eagle-Tribune All-Star honorable mention, Jimmy Flynn Eagle Tribune All-Star honorable mention

Fast facts: First-year head coach Dave Chase was an assistant to Pete Rosinski, who finished his 19 years at the school with a record of 188-206 ... Chase, a teacher at Hopkinton who coached the Concord boys before arriving in Derry, is in his 35th year of coaching and has led boys and girls programs in Massachusetts, Utah, Vermont and New Hampshire. He has won three state basketball titles, four state baseball titles and one in golf … E.J. Fasano is a transfer from Wilton, Conn., and figures to add length to the lineup while stretching defenses with his long-range shooting ability … The incoming freshmen and sophomores have high basketball intelligence and provide hope for a brighter future after the Astros have won only six of their 32 games the past two seasons … Both of last year’s victories were over Windham during a season in which Pinkerton eclipsed 56 points only three times with a season high of 65 … Assistants Justin Lang and Cam Owen are both first timers at Pinkerton while freshman coach Andy Collins is in his seventh season with the program.

Coach: Dave Chase (1st year)

Salem

2019-20 season: 12-10, reached Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning starters: Adan Ayala, 6-0, Sr., forward

Returning lettermen: Mark Chopelas, 5-10, Sr., guard; Craig Harris, 5-11, Sr., guard; Kaleb Bates, 6-0, Jr., forward; Jacob Bennett, 5-9, Jr., guard; Cam Kloza, 6-0, Jr., guard

Promising newcomers: Greg Heghinian, 6-0, Jr., forward; Matt McCloskey, 6-3, Jr., forward; Ryan Pacy, 6-1, Jr., guard; Chris Ryan, 5-5, Jr., guard; Justice Casado, 5-8, Soph., guard

Captains: To be determined

Returning leaders: Adan Ayala 10 ppg

Returning honors: Adan Ayala Eagle-Tribune All-Star honorable mention

Fast facts: Adan Ayala is the only returning player who averaged more than two points a game last year (Kaleb Bates and Jacob Bennett both averaged a pair) … After spending a year contributing at Andover, junior Ryan Pacy moved back to Salem and figures to fit in nicely with the Blue Devils … The biggest win last year was a 46-44 victory as a 13th seed in the first round of the playoffs at Bishop Guertin on March 11 – a game that ended a few hours before Covid landed on the sports world … A former player at Timberlane, Mike Gravelese takes over the freshman squad after serving as a program assistant last year … Assistant Tom Caraballo’s son Zach was selected to the 2018-19 Eagle-Tribune All-Star team.

Assistants: Tom Caraballo, Mike Gravelese

Coach: Rob McLaughlin (11th year, 114-108)

Timberlane

2019-20 season: 5-16, did not make tourney

Returning starters: Robert Olson, 6-3, Sr., forward; Sean Chanakira, 5-5, Jr., guard; Luke Suirprenant, 6-1, Jr., forward

Returning lettermen: Kelvin Carrion, 6-2, Sr., forward; Matt Einarson, 6-7, Sr., center; Ashton Ventola, 5-11, Sr., guard; Ethan Stewart, 6-1, Jr., forward; Trey Baker, 5-9, Soph., guard

Promising newcomers: Nick Matthews, 6-4, Sr., center; Evan Roeger, 6-2, Jr., forward; Joe Shivell, 5-11, Jr., forward; Braidon Bowman, 5-7, Soph., guard; Matt Williams, 5-8, Soph., guard; Jamal Davis, 6-0, Frosh., forward

Captain: Robert Olson

Returning leaders: Robert Olson 10 ppg, 8 rpg; Luke Surprenant 5 ppg; Sean Chanakira 4 ppg

Fast facts: Robert Olson is a three-year letterman … Nick Matthews has committed to Bryant and will play football … After splitting the season’s first eight games last year, the Owls suffered an 11-game losing streak before winning the finale over Pinkerton … Timberlane will be looking for more consistent offense after being held to 55 or fewer in all but two games.

Assistants: Riley Cassidy, Alex Horgan, Steve Boucher

Coach: Jeff Baumann (9th year, 46-125)

Windham

2019-20 season: 9-12, lost Division 1 first round

Returning starters: Joey DaSilva, 6-1, Sr., guard; Rocky Heres, 6-2, Sr., forward; Westin Lippold, 6-2, Sr., forward

Returning lettermen: Rayan Uddin, 5-10, Sr., guard; Chris Billone, 6-3, Jr., guard; Cole Peterson, 6-1, Jr., forward

Promising newcomers: Charlie Davis, 6-3, Jr., forward; Jack Kendzulak, 5-11, Jr., guard; Blake Dempsey, 6-1, Soph., forward; Bryan Desmarais, 5-10, Soph., guard; George Fortin, 5-10, Soph., guard; Jack St. Hilaire, 6-0, Soph., guard; Jack Runde, 6-3, Soph., center

Captains: Rocky Heres, Westin Lippold

Returning leaders: Joey DaSilva 17.1 ppg, Westin Lippold 10.1 ppg, 6 rpg

Returning honors: Joey DaSilva Eagle-Tribune All-Star

Fast facts: Cole Peterson is a three-year letterman and the defensive leader… E.J. Perry is impressed with his senior class, including Joey DaSilva, who “I thought was the best player in the state last year, so I believe the same this year,” said the coach … Last year was a season of streaks as the Jaguars lost their first four then won five straight before losing four consecutive later … Westin Lippold was the team’s most improved player last year and scored a career-high 23 points with four three’s in a victory at Bedford … Perry calls Rocky Heres the best athlete in the program and expects improvement on his averages of 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game … Blake Dempsey is challenging the upperclassmen and looking for a starting spot … Jack Runde was a contributor on the school’s state champion soccer team, scoring the game-winning goal in the semifinals.

Assistants: Dan Gillette, Colin Walker, Nick Loomis, Cedric Gillette, Josh Jones

Coach: E.J. Perry (3rd year, 13-28)

DIVISION 2

Pelham

2019-20 season: 17-5, reached Division 2 quarterfinals

Returning starters: Jake Dumont, 6-2, Sr., guard; Zach Jones, 6-3, Sr., forward

Returning lettermen: Ryan Bellahrossi, 6-1, Sr., forward; Jake Herrling, 5-10, Sr., guard; Jake McGlinchey, 5-11, Jr., guard; Andrew Strout, 5-11, Sr., guard

Promising newcomers: Noah Coppinger, 6-2, Sr., forward; Aiden Hegan, 5-10, Jr., guard; Jake Cawthron, 6-2, So., forward; Jake Travis, 6-2, Soph., forward, Dom Herrling, 5-11, Frosh., guard

Captains: Zach Jones, Jake Dumont

Returning leaders: Jake Dumont 10.2 ppg, 59 three’s; Zach Jones 6.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Returning honors: Jake Dumont Eagle-Tribune honorable mention

Fast facts: A three-year starter, Zach Jones hauled in both completions, including a touchdown, in Pelham’s 40-0 state-championship football game over Stevens … Jake Herrling was the Pythons’ leading rusher and finished the season with two touchdowns and 128 yards against Stevens … former coach Matt Regan returns as an assistant … The Pythons began last year losing their first three but won nine of their final 10.

Assistants: Matt Miller, Matt Regan

Coach: Michael Larson (5th year, 52-25) 

Sanborn

 2019-20 season: 8-12, did not make tourney

Returning starters: Dylan Khalil, 5-10, Sr., guard; Tavante Thornton, 5-10, Sr., guard; Andrew Pugh, 5-8, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: James Bush, 5-10, Sr., guard; Jason Allen, 6-0, Jr., forward

Promising newcomers: Nate Ashby, 5-9, Jr., guard; Kevin Kolodziej, 6-3, Jr., forward; Seth Butler, 5-9, Soph., guard; Hebert D’Antonio, 6-2, Soph., forward; Zack Frizzell, 6-0, Soph., forward; Jared Khalil, 5-9, Soph., guard; James Thompson, 6-0, Soph., forward

Captains: Dylan Khalil, Andrew Pugh, Jason Allen

Returning leaders: Dylan Khalil 18.1 ppg

Returning honors: Dylan Khalil Eagle-Tribune All-Star

Fast facts: Dylan Khalil was the sixth-leading scorer in the area and scored a season-high 35 points in a victory over Kingswood … The Indians began last year by winning four of their first six, but a four-game losing streak to end the season put them below .500 … Only two players are taller than 6-foot and none taller than 6-3.

Assistants: Josh White, Nate Sprackland

Coach: Bob Ficker (15th year, 67-225)

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