Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coaches vs. Cancer Winter Classis

This weekend the BA Wolverine basketball team hosted the fourth annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Winter Classic at Bridgton Academy's Memorial Gymnasium. Notre Dame Prep, NAPS (Naval Academy Prep) and St. Thomas More rounded out the tournament lineup, which kicked off with St. Thomas More dispatching Notre Dame Prep. Bridgton Academy took on NAPS in a rematch from a game earlier in the season where NAPS came out on top. The script was flipped Friday, with the Wolverines coming out on top with a convincing 81-72 victory.
On Saturday, BA squared off against St. Thomas More in the finals, with the Wolverines taking a six-point lead into halftime. However, St. Thomas More heated up in the second half, using a strong inside game to change the tide and pull away for a nine-point victory.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BA at Pride's Corner Tournament

BA’s Basketball team traveled down to St. Thomas More in Oakdale, CT for STM Annual Tournament. The Wolverines would face St. Thomas More in the first game of the tournament. BA came out with good energy and battled for the whole game. Even though second half saw the chance for Bridgton to get the game to a two-possession game, they were never able to capitalize on their opportunities. The final score was 76-60 in favor of STM. Luckily, the Wolverines did not have to wait to long or dwell on the game from the night before, as they would take on Coastal Prep the next day in the consolation game. BA came out hot as they hit their first eight three-pointers and were playing great team basketball. Tanner Hyland (South Portland, ME) had 26 points with six three-pointers; Rayon Miller (Brampton, ON) had 10 points with some very clutch free-throws at the end of the game. With the team playing great and looking like a well-oiled machine, Coastal Prep had their hands full, and would fall to BA with a final score of 81-78. BA has three games coming up this week, with the first game is away on Wednesday against Brewster Academy. This weekend, BA hosts the Winter Classic at home. A $5.00 / day fee admission is charged for this weekend’s games, with all proceeds benefiting coaches Against Cancer.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BA vs. South Kent

Bridgton Academy’s basketball team was back in action this past weekend taking on South Kent School. To start the game the Wolverines came out flat and rushing their offense. They would battle back in the second half and cut South Kent’s lead down to 7 points. Unfortunately, that was as close as BA would get and ended up losing 68-47. BA travels down to St. Thomas More on Friday looking to get back on track.