With the game on the line, Dexter boys basketball coach Peter Murray wants the ball in the hands of Nathan Richards.
The senior guard made sure on Wednesday that the Tigers didn’t make an early exit from the Class C North tournament.
Richards scored eight fourth-quarter points, including some key free throws, to lift No. 2 Dexter to a 39-36 victory over No. 7 Central of Corinth at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
“I’m the one who keeps the string going and it’s my job to make sure everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to be doing and doing it right,” said Richards, who went 9-for-14 from the foul line overall, but 4-for-8 in the fourth quarter.
“It’s painful to watch as a person and as a player,” he said of that effort.
Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...
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