Bedford boys' surge does in Pinkerton
The Bulldogs (12-7) won their 11th in a row and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will play at Trinity Friday in Manchester.
For the Bulldogs, Taylor Grande scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter. Sam Stanton had nine points and eight rebounds. Ryan Brown added eight points and Cam Meservey added seven.
“This wasn’t our day. Guys were fatigued going in,” said Astros coach Pete Rosinski, who said his son Luke was still feeling the lingering effects of mononucleosis.
“We got better defensively as a team in the second half of the season, no question,” said Bedford coach Mike Fitzpatrick. “That and our rebounding.”
It was a close game through the first half with both teams taking their time on each possession, slowing the game down and exchanging leads.
“They got us in that run. That one-minute burst did us in,” said Rosinski. “That was the turning point.”