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On This Day In History | 1977

February 2, 2011

The Shrikes | Hargrave (#14), Scanlon (#35), Wilson (#32) & Whitney (Front, 1st on right)

On this day 34 years ago the boys basketball team withstood a furious comeback to defeat Eastport 54-53 on their own floor.  The Shrikes led 29-25 at the break after a a 7-0 run comprised solely of free throws.  2 straight scores to open the 3rd frame extended the spurt to 11-0 run and by the quarter’s end the blue and white held a 43-33 advantage.  Brad Hargrave scored to give the Brook a 12 point lead to begin the final frame, but a 10 unanswered points by the Ducks turned a comfortable win into a dogfight.  Eastport grabbed its 1st lead since the 2nd quarter when they took a surprising 51-49 edge.  In danger of squandering not only a double-digit lead but also the game, the Shrikes bounced back.  Dave Wilson connected on 2 free throws to take the lead back and Hargrave scored to push the lead to 3.  The Ducks cut the deficit to 1 but would run out of time as the blue and white stole the victory.  Wilson finished with a game-high 20 points while Hargrave added 13.  John Scanlon and Mark Whitney added 8.

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