NHS Men’s Varsity B basketball team started their season on the road at Northfield Mount Hermon. With many new faces on the roster, on court chemistry and feel for the game were a major worry. The huskies proved ready to compete, putting up a double-digit lead early in the first half. Threes from Austin Caruso, Max Davis, Marcus Peterson, Guthrie Little and Charlie Raisin helped New Hampton push out this early lead. Heading into half, the Huskies held a 33-23 advantage thanks to their hot shooting and solid defense.
However, shots that fell during the first half of the game stopped going down during the second. NMH switched their defense to a 2-3 zone, putting the brakes on the hot husky offense and holding NHS to 2 points during the first 5 minutes of the half. NMH created several turnovers, leading to easy buckets and tied the game with 4 minutes left. In the final minutes, Guthrie Little exchanged 3s with NMH on back-to-back possessions to keep the game tied. NMH took the lead in the final minute, and with .6 seconds left and down NHS 49-50, NHS got one last side line inbounds. Adrian Julliand-Johnson inbounded the ball to Max Davis who drilled a buzzer beating 3 to win the game. NHS won a tough battle 52-50.
Guthrie Little and Max Davis led the game with 13 and 12 points respectively. Charlie Raisin, Adrian Julliand-Johnson and Max Davis all scored their first points as NHS Huskies. David Henriquez and Max Taylor provided great minutes in the front court, while Will Wood played stingy defense off of the bench for the Huskies. NHS hits the road again to take on a very good Winchendon squad this Saturday.