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Varsity Basketball Falls In Close Battle Against Eaglebrook

Pete Sanderson
The Fessenden Varsity Basketball team traveled on Friday to take on Eaglebrook in a neutral site game at Cushing Academy. It had been two years since our teams have met in a basketball game. As advertised, Eaglebrook took the floor with one of their strongest teams in years and immediately lived up to the scouting report.  Fessy fell behind early by 10 points as Eaglebrook came out of the gate hitting shots from inside and outside. The Bears battled back and narrowed Eaglebrook's halftime lead at 24-19. Fessy's shooting went cold to start the second half and Eaglebrook opened up a 14 point lead.....but the Bears would not quit as they battled all the way back to within 2 points, but just ran out of gas in the final minutes....falling 57-51 to a talented Eaglebrook team. This was Varsity Basketball's first loss in two years and only its second loss in the last 4 seasons.  

Alex E. led the Bears with 13 points (including 6 for 6 from the free throw line), 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Borja H. chipped in 12 points with some accurate shooting from midrange, while Nigel J. contributed 11 points, and 5 assists. Tyler G. had solid all around game with 9 points, and a team high 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. 

Varsity Basketball will take the floor again on Wednesday against the always talented Brooks JV team. 

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