(Wolfeboro NH) Brewster Academy dropped Northfield Mount Hermon from the undefeated ranks, 76-69, in NEPSAC action on a very foggy Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire.
This game got away from NMH (10-1) during a 6-minute segment in which the Bobcats (12-2) ran sixteen unanswered points. During this surge the 27-26 Hoggers’ lead (with 4:12 left in the first half) turned into a 41-27 deficit two minutes into the second half.
The home team had the lead up to nineteen (70-51) with 4+ minutes left before some lights-out shooting by Jackson Donahue (15 points) resulted in a more respectable final score.
The speed of BA was the difference in this game. Devonte Graham (21 points) led numerous Brewster man-advantage breaks that ended up with a host of high-percentage shots. Even when NMH scored Devonte broke out a number of times with teammates Jared Terrell (13 points) and Donovan Mitchell (9 points).
NMH was able to stay in the game early (despite ten turnovers) thanks to junior Aaron Falzon. 6-8 Aaron ended up with nineteen points but had fifteen of them in the first half including three 3’s.
NMH guard Daquon Ervin finished with fifteen points with eleven of those coming in the second half.
Good crowd of students on hand.
Both teams had their share of entertaining dunks in this one. Less entertaining was the free throw shooting. Brewster was 23-for-36 while Northfield Mount Hermon was 14-for-25. What shot (24 misses!) is apparently practiced the least??
A number of Brewster Academy players have made college commitments: Isaac Copeland (Georgetown), Jared Terrell (Oklahoma State), Max Twyman (Albany), and Kevin Zabo (San Diego State).
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