The Burrell Bucs exploded for 21 first quarter points and thwarted a couple early Derry runs that cut the lead to 8 on three occasions in the first half.
Burrell posted a 70-49 win that snapped the Trojans 4-game win streak.
Ryan Bushey (16) & Sam Jones (14) combined for 30 Trojan points.
Brandon Coury led Burrell with 24 points. Travis Bitar followed with 19 and Donavan Callahan contributed 11.
Derry Area travels to Mt. Pleasant for a Varsity only exhibition game on Saturday. Tip off is slated for 6pm.