Bridgton Academy played with visible passion and urgency on the defensive end of the court and rode the team effort to their first league win of the young season. The two in-state rivals played an even first half with the Wolverines earning a 29-23 over MCI advantage at the break. Kareem Canty and Donnie Hale led the first half offensive attack as they would all evening with ten points a piece. In the second half Bridgton Academy continued to play a solid game at both ends of the floor and built a twenty point lead before the visitors mounted a rally in the late stages of the game that came up short. Canty finished with a game high twenty-six points and Hale added twenty-three of his own, with guard Cory Spence contributing fourteen second half points. Coach Lesure was emphatic about the team’s play at the defensive end of the floor and the overall chemistry that was on display for much of the basketball game. “ I thought we established a good posture in the first ten minutes with our effort. After that, we received some terrific contributions off the bench and did not skip a beat on either end of the floor”, Lesure said. The victory raises the Wolverine record to 5-2 on the season, and 1-0 in NEPSAC AAA league play.
On another note, Shavar Bernier BA '06 and standout captain at Conn College was in attendance in his new role as assistant coach at St. Michaels College