Hampden boys basketball team keeps winning streaks alive

Posted Feb. 05, 2014, at 2:59 p.m.

The streaks just keep growing for the unbeaten Hampden Academy boys basketball team.

The Broncos’ 71-30 Senior Night victory over Mt. Blue of Farmington on Tuesday was the team’s 39th in a row overall since they fell to Deering of Portland 59-50 in the 2012 Class A state championship game.

The win also was the 39th straight at home for coach Russ Bartlett’s reigning state champions. It’s a stretch that dates more than four years — to a 58-48 loss to Mt. Blue on Jan. 18, 2010.

None of the players on this year’s squad have experienced a regular-season loss on their home court — or more accurately home courts since the Broncos have played for the last two years at their new school after playing previous seasons at the old Hampden Academy.

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Seniors Zach Gilpin — who scored his 1,000th career point Tuesday night — and Cam Scott, the only fourth-year varsity players on the current squad, concluded their high school home-court careers with a 37-0 record.

And the streaks don’t stop there. Hampden, 17-0 this season, heads into Thursday’s game at Skowhegan with 45 consecutive regular-season victories since a 43-40 loss at Lewiston on Jan. 7, 2012.


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