ST.ALBANS–The Falcons' boys basketball team traveled to Franklin County Tuesday night to face BFA St. Albans, and despite a strong outing, fell to the Bobwhites 52-49.
"It was a very exciting game," said coach Bonvechio, "We played some of our best basketball, especially in the second quarter."
After finishing the first quarter trailing by three, North Country came out flying in the second, outscoring the opposition 23-9, and took a 33-21 lead into the break.
In the third quarter it would be miscues and missed chances that would allow the Bobwhites to creep back into the game.
"Turnovers cost us in the second half," said Bonvechio, "Stolen inbound passes and missed shots down low really hurt us."
The Falcons had a two point edge as the fourth got underway, but the outside shooting that eluded the Bobwhites all game long reappeared in clutch situations late.
Darren Callan drained a three in the waning minutes to put BFA ahead to stay as the Bobwhites dropped the Falcons record to 1-2.
The coach is now looking to work on getting some points form his big men down low, something that the team has struggled with in the early going.
Someone who is not struggling is Caleb Prue, who once again was the leading scorer for North Country, netting 24 points in the loss.
Said Bonvechio, "Caleb dominated. He has the great ability to get the ball into the paint and finish in traffic, even if he has two guys on him."
The boys are on the right track to accomplish their goal of being a defensively minded, physically and mentally tough team from tip-off to buzzer. If they can tighten up some of the little things as well as spread out the scoring, they will be in a good position to challenge the top programs in the state.
Next up is a rematch against MVU at home on Friday night. Tip-off is at