Huskies Overcome Halftime Deficit to Win Second Straight
The New Hampton Huskies tipped off the annual St. Paul’s Tournament against Winchendon School Thursday night. The Huskies got off to a slow start, falling behind quickly to a fast-paced Winchendon offense. New Hampton responded with a run of their own. Charlie Raisin hit three 3-pointers and Marcus Peterson chipped in 12 points to help get New Hampton back into the game. Winchendon then applied a full court press stalling the Huskies and retook the lead. NHS trailed by 11 at the half.
Once the second half started New Hampton came out firing. The Huskies turned the deficit into a lead with 10 minutes remaining in the game. After trading leads from the 10-minute mark to the 3-minute mark, Guthrie Little hit a late 3-pointer that put NHS up for good. Marcus Peterson and Charlie Raisin hit key free throws late to seal the great team win.
TJ McMahon and Will Wood led the bench. The pair made huge momentum changing plays in the second half by grabbing offensive boards and getting big stops on the defensive end. TJ McMahon and Will Wood also scored their first career points at New Hampton. Marcus Peterson led the Huskies with 25 points and every NHS player scored. The Huskies are back on the road tomorrow to play back-to-back games Kent’s Hill and St. Paul’s to close out the tournament.