|Thornton Academy||Bangor High School|
At Bangor, Matt Fleming scored 21 of his game-high 25 points during the first half Saturday afternoon as the Bangor High School boys basketball team knocked off Thornton Academy of Saco at Red Barry Gymnasium.
The win was the first in four attempts this season for Bangor over a Southwestern Maine Activities Association school and improves the Rams’ overall record to 5-3.
Thornton Academy, which was playing its second game in less than 24 hours after suffering its first loss of the season to Windham on Friday, is now 4-2.
Fleming nearly outscored Thornton by himself during the game’s first 16 minutes. The 6-foot-5 junior forward shot 9 of 13 from the field overall and 3 of 5 from beyond the 3-point arc to lead coach Carl Parker’s club to a 35-22 halftime advantage.
Junior guard Noah Missbrenner added 10 points for Bangor, including two 3-pointers to help the Rams build a 19-6 lead at the end of the first period.
Fleming also grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds to go with three steals and two blocked shots, while Vance gathered six boards.
Freshman Payton Jones led Thornton Academy with 11 points.