Engineers Defeat the Bucks in Close Contest

Woodsville 51- BMU 49


(BNN Photo/K.Murray)

The Bucks call a last second timeout to draw up a last ditch play to try and tie the game.

Owen Murray, News Editor

WELLS RIVER- On Monday, February 13th the Bucks welcomed the Engineers into the Dr. Harry M. Rowe Gymnasium, for a highly anticipated rematch, which ended with the visitors coming out on top 51-49.  After an electric performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by BMU Junior Matt Webster, the Bucks came out firing on all cylinders, establishing a quick 4-point lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter. The Engineers responded, scoring 6 points, and the quarter ended with the Bucks leading 12-6.

The Engineers made quick adjustments to the Bucks’ fast-paced offense that had them on their heels in the first quarter.  Woodsville Sophomore Landon Kingsbury showed his athleticism hitting a last-second fadeaway 15-foot jumper from the foul line, putting the Engineers within one point at the half.  The Bucks went on another offensive run in the third frame with the Engineers only scoring six points; by the end of the 3rd, the Bucks had managed a 7-point lead.  The Engineers came back once again in the 4th, putting them ahead 49-47 with under 2 minutes to go. The Bucks managed to foul, which gave the Engineers the ball near the timeline.  A quick pass from the sideline allowed Jack Boudreault to drive to the basket while closely guarded by Ricky Fennimore of the Bucks. Boudreault managed to get off a highly contested layup that put the Engineers ahead by two.

The Bucks broke the Engineers’ press and got the ball into the forecourt as Coach Chris Cook of the Bucks would call a timeout with 12.8 seconds left to go. The Bucks had the ball on the end line and set up in a box formation in the paint, as the ball was passed in; Hayden Carle sprung back beyond the arc and got the ball with time winding down and took a slightly contested 3-pointer that would rattle in and out of the hoop. Evan Dennis secured the rebound but his put-back attempt would not go.

The Engineers improve to 14-3 on the season and travel to Colebrook tonight.  The Bucks fall to 11-4 and will face undefeated Winooski on Wednesday evening.

Blue Mountain: 12-26-38-49

E. Dennis 7(1) 2-3 19, H. Carle 3 (0) 0-0 6, K. Blood 3 (0) 1-3 7, R. Fennimore 7 (0) 3-4 17.

Woodsville: 6-25-31-51

R. Walker 6 (2) 3-5 21, C. Youngman 1 (0) 0-0 2, C. Houston 1 (0) 0-0 2, J. Boudreault 4 (1) 1-2 12, L. Kingsbury 5 (0) 4-5 14.