Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Huskies Run Away From Wolverines

For the fourth time this season, but just the first in Pittsfield, Bridgton took on MCI. Hopefully, for the Wolverines it will be the last time they have to travel North to take on the Huskies. MCI broke open a 12 point halftime lead to thump the Wolverines 91-63 Wednesday night.

The game started with the teams exchanging baskets, before MCI established a six point advantage halfway through the frame. The Huskies took advantage of missed foul shots and ten first half turnovers by BA to lead by 12 at the break.

Bridgton hit two early foul shots in the opening of the second half to cut the lead to ten, but that was as close as BA would come. The MCI lead ballooned to 18, and Bridgton used its press to try and slow the Huskies, but to no avail as they were never able to seriously threaten MCI.

Paul Dick (Belfast, Ireland) and Alex Harris (Richmond, CA) led the offense with 22 points apiece. Coach Lesure was complimentary of MCI afterward in defeat saying, "They have proven they're a quality team, the best MCI team in my opinion in many years. I am happy for those guys."

Lesure commented on his own teams situation, "We are in a different situation, still searching for some answers, but far from a lost cause. We've got enough pride in our locker room to get this thing right before its all over." Lesure did not exclude himself from the struggles by saying, "I got a bit impatient and committed us to reckless pressure. I'm confident I will coach better, and we will have some players play better next time out."

The Wolverines look to turn things around as they travel to South Kent, CT to take on the Cardinals, in a rematch of one of the best games of the season, a 108-104 2OT victory by BA.

Lesure gave special mention to the efforts of local high school, Lake Region, saying, "My hat's off to Lake Region High School, for their thrilling state playoff victory the other night," a 56-41 prelim victory over Yarmouth High School. "They play the right way, and our program wishes them continued success to accomplish their dreams this season."

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