BELMONT — The Winnisquam Bears boys' basketball team needed a second half comeback to get by Belmont, 70-65, on Friday. The Bears, down 35-31 at the half, responded in the third quarter by scoring 22 points to take over the lead and hold off the Red Raiders. "We took control of the boards and that led to the running game opening up," Said Bears head coach Kevin Dame.
The Red Raiders jumped out to a 15-5 lead to begin the game. "Nobody expected us to compete with Winnisquam after we only scored 20 points against Prospect Mountain," Belmont head coach Jim Cilley said. "I told the team if we play like we do in practice we could keep up with anyone."
The Bears took their first lead in the beginning of the second quarter but could not hold it by the end of the half.
Winnisquam's Christian Serrano drove to the net for two points and a Bears lead they would not squander. Serrano led the way with a game high 23 points for the Bears, 14 of the 23 came in the second half.
The Red Raiders were led by Trevor Hunt (22 points) and Corey Derosier (18 points). Belmont falls to 1-8 and will visit Gilford tonight.
Winnisquam improves to 7-2 and welcomes Prospect Mountain tonight.
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