The visiting South Kent Cardinal roared back from a 12 point halftime deficit to spoil a game Wolverine effort 95-83 on Saturday afternoon. BA jumped out early to a 9-0 lead and remained in control of much of the first half settling for a 35-23 lead at the break. Aleks Dobrovic (Podgorica, Montenegro) led a solid attack on both ends of the floor with ten points and several defensive steals. South Kent cut the Bridgton lead to five at 67-62 with ten minutes remaining and the two teams were tied with five minutes remaining.
South Kent utilized a balanced inside-outside offense to secure the victory in the final minutes. Coach Lesure saw some good and bad play in his comments following the contest. “The first half was indicative of how our team is capable of playing, a lot like we played against MCI the other night”, Lesure said. “I must have had a brain-cramp at halftime, because the only team making positive adjustments in the second half was our opponent. I did not do our players any favors in the second half”, Lesure finished. The loss will not be counted in NEPSAC AAA league standings as new guidelines calculate the divisional rankings.
BA faces Lee Academy (ME) in a quick turn-around game Sunday afternoon in North Bridgton to conclude the first semester schedule of play. Bridgton Academy returns to action January 15th vs. New Hampton in a Saturday evening contest.