Bridgton Academy could not hold on to the leads they held throughout the game and lost a game in the final minute at home on Saturday night. BA started fast, jumping out to a 10-2 advantage and managed the first half well on both ends of the court to build a 41-28 advantage.
In the second half, the visitors mounted a spirited comeback behind some solid team play and timely shooting to even the game with five minutes remaining. The Wolverines responded by taking the lead back but could not make it stand up. New Hampton playmaker Jordan Laguerre converted a midrange jumpshot with less than thirty seconds left to give the Huskies their third lead of the night and then stole the inbounds pass off a Bridgton timeout to seal the road victory.
It was a rough way to start the second semester for the Wolverines who seemed poised to return to action with a more positive outcome and the upbeat mood on campus during the closed winter weekend. Coach Lesure credited the visitors following the game. “We understood that they would battle us for the full forty minutes. I was surprised we did not meet that challenge in the second half. It seems like I’ve been talking a lot about halves all year and not complete games. We’ll get it straightened out.”
Bridgton returns to action on Wednesday afternoon taking on Holderness School from New Hampshire at 3:30 P.M.