Matt Fleming Scores 18, Leads Bangor Past Hampden
Matt Fleming led a balanced offensive attack as the Bangor Rams picked up a 64-50 triumph over the Hampden Broncos on Thursday night.
Fleming scored a team-high 18 points and collected 10 rebounds. Isaac Cummings added 12, while Damien Vance chipped in 10 points for the Rams.
Hampden was led by Bryce Lausier, who scored a game-high 23 points and snagged 11 rebounds. Kent Oliver added 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
Kory Winch, part of a dynamic backcourt duo alongside Lausier, was held to just seven points.
Hampden played without starting center Marc Hutchings, who broke several bones in a car accident on Essex Street in Bangor early Wednesday morning. Prior to Thursday's game, Broncos head coach Russ Bartlett said Hutchings remained in the Intensive Care Unit at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Prior to tipoff, a moment of silence was held for Hutchings, who spent his first two years of high school at Bangor.
The Rams picked up a victory at a venue that isn't kind to visiting teams, as the Broncos had lost just one regular-season home game since Martin Luther King Day in 2010.
The Broncos' only home loss over that stretch came in Jan. 2017, when Bangor defeated Hampden 57-47. The Rams' win two years ago ended a 62-game home winning streak by the Broncos.
The win improved Bangor to 9-1, while Hampden dropped to 7-2.