Kents Hill 66
Hyde fell to the Huskies from Kents Hill to split the season series at one apiece. After a close first half, Kents Hill pulled away late in the game to win by 18 points. Due to turnovers and missed layups, the Phoenix never found their momentum and trailed for most of the contest. Standouts for Hyde were Ted Cercos ’11 with 13 points and Harry Smith ’11 with 12 points. Tyler Raff ’12 put in a solid performance, finishing the game with 11 points.
Putnam Science Academy 77
A late comeback fell short, as the Phoenix lost to a talented PSA team on Wednesday 2/9. With their height, quickness and accurate shooting, PSA was too much to handle for our guys. At the half, PSA had a 22 point lead and it looked like it was going to be a blowout. However, thanks to some timely shooting from Ted Cercos ’11 and Harry Smith ’11, Hyde crept back into the game. Chris Moulton ’12 battled for rebounds against PSA’s 6’9’’ center and Tyler Raff 12’ made three 3-pointers late in the game. Despite the hard work and team play in the second half, Hyde ended losing by 17 points. The lads should be proud of hanging in there against such a STRONG PSA team!
In a rematch from earlier in the season, Hyde beat Hebron 66-64. Led by Jonah Alexander ‘12, Ted Cercos ’11 and Chris Moulton ‘12, each scoring 14 points, Hyde controlled the pace for the majority of the contest. After the first half of play, Hyde led by seven and were looking to extend their lead in the second half. Hebron kept the game close, however, and the match was decided in the last possession. After a Harry Smith ‘11 bucket with under a minute, Hyde forced a turnover and ran the clock out to preserve the win.
New Hampton 72
In their last game of the season, Hyde lost to New Hampton’s Varsity B team on Tuesday afternoon. Hyde came out on fire and jumped to an early 10-2 lead. Chris Moulton ’12 and Tyler Raff ’12 set the tone from the beginning with their aggressive play and ability to convert high percentage baskets. Late in the game, Hyde went into a half-court press and forced several New Hampton turnovers. In the end, New Hampton’s athleticism was too much to handle for the Phoenix on the night. Man of the Match was Harry Smith ‘11. Not only was he the leader on the floor, but he led the team in points (22) and rebounds (12). Hyde finished the season with a respective 11-6 record. The coaches were impressed with the team play and improvement throughout the season.