BANGOR, Maine — The Sumner Tigers made their first-ever tournament game at the Cross Insurance Center a memorable one.
The No. 8 Tigers battled back from a 14-point deficit four minutes into the game to eventually take the lead at halftime, and then had to make another comeback from nine points down in the second half.
With time winding down, Sumner’s Colby McLean hit a layup for the winning points in Tuesday night’s 54-53 victory over No. 1 Central Aroostook Tuesday night in a Class C North quarterfinal.
“We call it a 1-4 slip,” McLean said of the winning play set up after a timeout. “It’s me and Kyle Brooks on the wing. If we can’t get him the ball I just drop right to the post and it’s a 1-on-1 isolation.
“That’s where my bread and butter is and I just went to work,” he added.