BANGOR – The Rams avenged a loss to the Broncos in their first game back from a competition pause.
The Bangor girls basketball team held off one-loss Hampden on Monday night, 45-41, in overtime at Red Barry Gym.
A two point Broncos lead at the start of the fourth quarter then became a game of runs. Bangor opened the final quarter of regulation on a 6-2 run to go in front, but the Broncos responded with a 7-4 run of their own to take a three point lead in the closing seconds.
Bangor would have the ball for the final full possession of regulation, and Emmie Streams would open space under the basket for Abbie Quinn to score a contested lay up, and subsequent free throw, to send the game to overtime.
Each team would manage just two field goals in overtime, but free throw shooting would be the difference. Bangor hit six of its nine free throws in the extra period, while Hampden hit just three of its eight shots from the charity stripe.
The loss is the Broncos twice in a row in overtime, falling to Hermon on Friday night. Hampden will look to right the ship Tuesday night at Nokomis, while Bangor looks to win two in two nights at Old Town.