came out with intensity. They had great teamwork and excellent ball control
from the beginning.
| #11 Anthony Gugliuzza, #12 Ryan Walker, #23 Hayden Bilodeau |
was pressuring, but the Eagle’s defense was staving off Bangor’s force. Windham
kept up the enthusiasm at the start of the second quarter, keeping a
comfortable lead over Bangor. The Eagle’s solid offense and defense, kept
Windham ahead in the first half.
the half, Windham led 26-19.
the start of the third quarter, Windham took to the court with a veracity,
ready to shut down Bangor. Despite the Eagle’s lead, Bangor was not far behind.
was trying hard to steal this one, but the Eagles were not about to let that
happen. With 4:24
left on the clock, Windham was up by three.
|#12 Ryan Walker, #13 Drew Curtis and #15 Sean Cunniffe |
the final minutes played out, the Eagles were capitalizing on any mistake
Bangor made and worked to secure rebound opportunities.
score: 49-38, Windham.
played really well together; the attitudes were very, very good,” said Varsity
Coach Chad Pulkkinen, filling in for Coach James Clark. “That allowed us to
stay ahead. The first half, we got into a lot of foul trouble, which allowed
[Bangor] to get a lot of points from the foul line. In the second half, we
played with our feet a little bit better and came together as a group and made
some great plays . . . everyone stuck together and that’s what basketball’s all
about . . . guys all contributed from the bench.”
takes the court and immediately begins pressuring Bangor. The Eagles had good
teamwork, moving the ball around quickly. Bangor was pressuring Windham, but
the Eagles were pressuring back.
|#3 Nick Curtis and #21 Dierhow Bol |
had good offense and defense early on.
had a small lead, but the Eagles were working hard to get back on top. Windham
got several turnovers in the second quarter. Windham had worked hard and had
done well to close the points gap.
the half, the scoreboard read 30-26, Bangor.
Eagles took the court determined to regain the lead in the second half. Windham
continued moving up and down the court with speed and agility. They also
doubled up their teamwork, passing quickly and moving the ball around, up and
over Bangor’s players.
the third quarter, the score was 44-42, Windham.
the start of the fourth quarter, Windham was working to keep Bangor in the red.
teams were putting the squeeze on each other and tensions were running high, on
the court and in the stands. These final two quarters were heavy “edge of your
bleacher seat action”; each team holding the lead for several moments.
came together in the fourth quarter giving well over 100 percent. Every basket
they made -
the crowd went wild. Neither team was letting up. Three minutes
left in the game. This was the definition of a nail biter.
|#5 Nathan Watson and #10 Nazari Henderson|
1 minute 14 seconds on the clock, Cam Brown gets a turn over and ties the game
up at 61. With 35 seconds left on the clock, Bangor is up by two.
with 23.5 seconds left Bangor is up by one.
pulls ahead 64-63 with 13.8 seconds left.
Bangor is up by two with 7.3 seconds left in the game.
the final play of the game, Windham went in for the layup to send the game in
to overtime, but didn’t make it.
Chad Pulkkinen commented on the team and the game:
did a decent job; we had opportunities to steal the game and we came up short.
Our guys did a good job sticking together towards the end and coming back, we
had a chance to tie it up and then we took the lead and we went back and forth
at the end. As a team we need to get back to work; we need to get better, learn
from it and keep going. We’ll be ready and . . . more prepared next game.”