Sunday, November 21, 2010

BA Drops 1st Game at National Prep Showcase

Bridgton Academy was defeated by Westwind Prep (AZ) 93-88 on Friday at day one of the National Prep Showcase event in New Haven CT. The Wolverines played some solid basketball in both halves but ultimately were done in by their own errors and some outstanding play by their highly regarded opponent from the southwest. The 1st half was played evenly with BA trailing by a single point and possession of the ball with 30 seconds remaining when some costly mistakes put the Wolverines at a 45-38 disadvantage at halftime.

Bridgton battled back in the second half taking a one point lead before giving up the lead midway through the period. Some timely shooting and defense gave BA one more crack at the game trailing by three but a missed block out on a free throw gave Westwind the separation they needed to secure the victory.

Coach Lesure was complimentary of the opponents in the first ever match up between the two teams. “We understood that this would be a good early season test for us. If you’re a Bridgton supporter you recognize that Westwind has played a dozen competitive games already in the season. If you’re a basketball person, you understand that there is never any excuse for shoddy defense or poor ballhandling”, Lesure remarked. BA drops to 2-1 in the season with the first defeat.

Check out this link to see the writeup on NERR.

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