Bangor Rams Sweep Brewer Witches in Thursday Doubleheader at Historic Auditorium
The Bangor boys and girls basketball teams both came out with wins Thursday night against the Brewer Witches as the two teams met for the final time at the historic Bangor Auditorium.
In the opening game, the Bangor girls defense held Brewer in check for most of the game, helping the lady Rams earn a 56-36 victory. Bangor sophomore Mary Butler earned McDonald's MVP honors.
In the nightcap, the Bangor boys, looking for a win after a tough loss to Lawrence earlier in the week, outlasted Brewer, beating their crosstown rivals, 58-53, in a tight game.
Brewer kept it close in the first half, but the third period belonged to Bangor and McDonald's MVP Liam Harrigan, who helped put the Rams up by nine before the start of the final period.
The Witches, needing a win to keep their hopes alive for post-season play, came back strong, with Brewer's Brandon Newman pouring it on and putting his team in the lead for the first time with only four minutes left in the game.
Bangor responded, however, and built its lead back to five points with one minute on the clock. Brewer cut the lead to two with 35 seconds left, but when the buzzer sounded, Bangor held on for the 5-point win.
Harrigan scored 16 points.in the victory.
It was the final meeting for the two teams at the auditorium, which after 57 years at Bass Park, will torn down later this year. The new Cross Insurance Center will open in the fall.