Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Player Profile: Darrick Wood

HOMETOWN: Washington, DC

HIGH SCHOOL: T.C. Williams High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was a jock and a funny guy

HEARD ABOUT BA: The basketball coach at St. John's suggested it

GOALS AT BA: I want to become a better student and a better athlete

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: There are no girls, therefore no distractions

BEST THING ABOUT BA: There are amazing teachers here who want to help you

WORST THING ABOUT BA: It's in the middle of nowhere!

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Basketball, Yearbook Club

OUTSIDE OF BA: Video Games, Ping Pong


FAVORITE BOOK: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- J.K. Rowling

FAVORITE MOVIES: All of the Harry Potters

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The Oklahoma City Thunder



FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken Parm Sandwich

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard."


BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: Be mentally prepared before you come here

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bridgton Faces Northfield Mt. Hermon In First Round of NEPSAC Playoffs

In the first round of the NEPSAC Tournament, Bridgton took the court against Northfield Mt. Hermon. In the first half of the game, the score was back and forth with a two point difference. With five minutes left in the half, Darrick Wood (Washington, DC) sparked an offensive drive to take a small lead. At the end of the half, Bridgton held onto the small 31-27 lead. In the second half, Bridgton came out strong extending the lead for a small margin as Melikke Nichols (Rockaway Beach, NY) hit a three pointer. While it looked like Bridgton could keep the momentum going in their favor, Northfield capitalized on a handful of missed shots by BA to take an 11 point lead. Northfield managed to hold onto their lead for the remainder of their game as the finished with a 72-61 win.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bridgton Ends Regular Season With Win

Bridgton Academy closed the regular season with a 75-68 victory at the Winchendon School. In a hard fought and well played game by both teams, BA earned the victory and claimed the 5th seed for the upcoming NEPSAC AAA Tournament. Bridgton will face 4th seeded Northfield Mt Hermon on Wednesday evening at 7 pm. All quarter-final round games will be held at Endicott College (MA) beginning at 1 pm.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bridgton Drops Close Game to Brewster

The basketball team took the court against long time rival Brewster Academy last night. For the first half of the game, Bridgton trailed by about ten points. Bridgton would make a few baskets, but Brewster kept answering back with one or two more. In the final minutes of the first half the momentum shifted and Bridgton capitalized to lessen the gap to one point at the end of the first half. Down 37-36, Bridgton took the court looking to overtake Brewster. With fans packed into every corner of the gym, there was a feeling of excitement as the second half started up. Bridgton had some great opportunities on offense and strong defensive plays, but it didn't seem to be enough. At the end of the game, Brewster was able to keep their lead as Bridgton lost a tough 87-84 match up.

Monday, February 13, 2012

BA Overtakes Winchendon

Bridgton used a balanced scoring attack and solid effort on both ends of the court to defeat Winchendon 81-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Wolverdome. BA led 42-29 at the half and quickly expanded the lead in the first few minutes of the second half in earning their 19th victory of the season. It was a solid effort from each member of the team, all who saw time in the game.

BA is off until Saturday when they travel north to play non-league foe Lee Academy.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Crider on Cox Network

This past weekend at the National Prep School Invitational, Bridgton Academy found great success on the court. They came together as a team to win all three games, and people noticed. Not only did the team do well, but it was a chance for individuals to be noticed by colleges, scouts, and more. Cox Network's Adam Finkelstein took the time to speak with Markus Crider (Dayton, OH) after the big win over Northfield Mount Hermon about his success, his performance, and his plans for college next year. Click here to view the video.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

BA Wins 3 at Weekend NPSI

Bridgton Academy had a very successful weekend on the campus of Rhode Island College coming away with several victories including a hard fought contest with league rival NMH on Saturday afternoon. BA defeated New Hope Academy (MD) on Friday evening 75-69. The
Wolverines jumped out to a 42-29 halftime lead and held off the efforts of New Hope for a second half comeback. On Saturday, BA persevered in a NEPSAC contest that was featured on Cox television. NMH sprinted to a significant early lead but BA rallied to keep the game close at half. BA played a strong second half to take the lead and held off the potential game tying shot with a good defensive stop and well earned 72-69 win. Sunday morning Bridgton started a little
slow again but played perhaps their best overall game of the showcase in defeating the Canarius Basketball Club (Spain) 56-40. Congratulations to the team!

A special thank you to the McDonnell, Green, and Stebbins families' for their hospitality over the weekend in supporting the guys!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Basketball Falls to New Hampton

The basketball team took the court against New Hampton last night in what turned out to be close competition. For the first half of the game, the score was back and forth, with only a two point difference. However, towards the end of the first half, New Hampton capitalized on some three point opportunities, while BA had a number of missed shots. Going into the half, New Hampton led 34 to 20.

For the second half, New Hampton was able to keep their lead. With Bridgton down by 10 with 4 minutes left, they were looking for a comeback. Both teams had opportunities, but Bridgton was still not able to capitalize. With a final score of 75-59, Bridgton fell to New Hampton.

They will be back on the court as they travel to Kingston, RI this weekend for the NPSI Showcase.

Monday, January 30, 2012

BA Falls In Championship Game

In the Championship Game, Bridgton Academy faced off against St. Thomas Moore in what promised to be a competitive match up. Right away, Bridgton took the lead and held it for most of the first half. St. Thomas Moore took advantage of Bridgton's lead and made a few baskets to take a 34-33 lead going into the second half. Once Bridgton lost their lead, it was anyone's game. As the teams traveled up and down the court, the score went back and forth. With 2:36 left in the game Jarryn Skeete (Toronto, ONT) lessened St. Thomas Moore's lead to 55-51. Bridgton continued the fight until the end, but St. Thomas Moore was able to hang onto their lead for a 58-53 win in the 2012 Wolverine Winter Classic- Coaches vs. Caner.

Thank you to all fans who came out to support not only the Wolverines, but the American Cancer Society as well!

BA Advances to the Winter Classic Final

In the first round of the Wolverine Winter Classic- Coaches vs. Cancer- MCI took the court against St. Thomas Moore and fell in a tough fought battle. With St. Thomas Moore already advancing to the Championship game, Bridgton took the court against Leadership Prep to see who would join them. Right away Bridgton came out strong on their home court. It didn't take long to secure a lead, and hold it throughout the game. In the end, Bridgton dominated with a 84-46 win.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Basketball Splits Pair at Prides Corner Tournament

BA traveled to Connecticut to participate in the St. Thomas Moore Prides Corner tournament this weekend and split a pair of games. The host Chancellor's proved too much for Bridgton on Friday night in a 94-63 victory. On Saturday BA bounced back with a better effort and defeated Phelps School (PA) 73-53. St. Thomas Moore earned the tournament championship by defeating Maine
Central Institute on Saturday 83-62. The Wolverine record stands at 14-6 on the season . BA travels to Brewster Academy Wednesday to play at 6:00 P.M.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Coaches vs. Cancer UPDATE

There has been a change to the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. The times and dates will remain the same, but Notre Dame Prep will not be in attendance. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Wolverines defeat Holderness 55-42

Bridgton Academy traveled to Holderness (NH) and came away with a 55-42 double-digit victory. BA started strong and built a comfortable lead but also showed visible signs of a very long semester break. The victory improves the Wolverine record to 13-5 on the season. BA travels to the Prides Corner Tournament this weekend and plays host St. Thomas More on Friday evening in a AAA league contest.

Friday, January 13, 2012

2012 Coaches Vs. Cancer Wolverine Winter Classic

This year Bridgton Academy is hosting the Wolverine Winter Classic for a cause- "Coaches Vs. Cancer". Bridgton will charge a small admission fee (Adults: $5, Children & Students: $3) and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

There is a impressive line up this year, with very talented players. Notre Dame Prep is bringing some of the top players from around the globe. On their roster you will find Steven Adams from New Zeland who is viewed as one of the top players in the world. They also have Sam Cassell, Jr. who's father had an NBA career and Myles Davis who is a major prospect this year.

Athletic Director Joe Sawicki commented, "Notre Dame is looking good this year, but the talent is high across the board. We will definitely see some pretty good battles."

The schedule has been announced and is as follows:

Friday, January 27th:
6:00 P.M. -St. Thomas Moore vs. Maine Central Institute
8:00 P.M. -Notre Dame Prep vs. Bridgton Academy

Saturday, January 28th:
12:00 P.M. Consolation Game
2:00 P.M. Championship Game

We hope to see you there!

Winter Classic Coming Soon- More Info To Follow

This years Wolverine Winter Classic is quickly approaching! The Classic will be played Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of January. We will post additional information as it comes in.