Monday, February 7, 2011

Wolverines Drop OT Thriller to Northfield Mount Hermon 72-66

Down by 16 at the half 36-20, Bridgton Academy mounted a spirited comeback tying the game with five seconds remaining and forcing the overtime with a Corey Spence (Baltimore, MD) driving layup. Kareem Canty (New York, NY) led all scorers with 28 points and Donnie Hale (New Albany, IN) chipped in 17 points with 11 rebounds. Joe Sharkey led the NMH squad with 18 points.

Coach Lesure was complimentary of the victors afterwords saying “they played well throughout the game, shot it especially well, and hung in there in overtime to beat us, when it looked like things were turning our way. I also think we can be pretty good if we play as hard as we did in the second half.”

BA plays Monday evening at New Hampton in a make up game from last weeks’ weather postponement. New Hampton beat Bridgton in North Bridgton for the first time in eight years earlier this January and seeks to sweep the series for the first time in Lesure’s tenure. “I told our players flat out, championships and all, this game is the biggest of my career, and I’m confident they’ve got my back,” said Lesure.

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