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Hornets Sting Masters in Late Comeback
Proctor Academy’s boys’ varsity basketball team picked up a much needed win on the road over Master’s School at the BABC Classic in Boston on Saturday afternoon. The game featured two teams with similar style of play, desire to get out and run, and ability to convert the long ball. The first half saw both teams get up and down the floor in a hurry, as Proctor’s Mykel Derring ’19 got hot early and often, scoring 18 first half points. The Hornets led 46-41 at the break, but Masters went on a 14-1 run out of the break, and eventually built a 79-64 lead with 4:00 minutes to play. Those last four minutes turned out to be pretty special for PA, however, as Bol Akot ’20 pushed tempo and the whole team started to lock down on defense. Clawing its way back to 71-79 with two minutes to go, untimely turnovers for Masters led to two more quick Proctor baskets and a 76-79 deficit with just under a minute to go. Proctor got the ball back with :20 seconds on the clock when Derring drained his 8th triple of the game to tie it up. Masters began to run down the clock as the Hornets played for overtime, but an illegal screen gave the ball back to Proctor with 7.8 seconds on the clock. As he had done repeatedly in the second half, Bol Akot took the ball to the rim and finished the and-one layup. After a made foul shot, Proctor walked away with the 82-79 win. Derring led the way with 34 points, while Akot added 24 points and 7 assists, and Terrell Brown ’19 joined his backcourt mates in double figures with 12. Proctor has a quick turnaround for a Monday night game at Brewster Academy.
Located in Andover, NH, Proctor Academy is a private coeducational day and boarding school for grades 9–12. Students benefit from a rigorous academic program, experiential off-campus programs, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.