February begins with the biggest week in several years for the Bedford High School boys’ basketball program.
The Buccaneers – with a record of 10-3 and a four-game winning streak – entertain two reputable Dual County League rivals: Concord Carlisle on Tuesday and Newton South on Friday, which is also Senior Night. Both games begin around 7, after the completion of junior varsity play.
“Guys have settled in to some roles, and I think we have gotten better in certain aspects of the game,” said Anthony Halls, Bedford’s first-year coach, after last Friday’s 59-50 triumph at Lincoln-Sudbury.
C-C also has been playing well of late, he acknowledged. “They are well-coached and will present challenges offensively and defensively. It should be a great game between two long-time rivals.”
At Sudbury, the game went back and forth for a while, but Bedford’s excellent defense held the Warriors off. “Lincoln-Sudbury has really good players, and we hoped to slow them down,” Halls said.
Bedford was led by seniors Max Alper and Matthew Forman with 18 and 14 points respectively.
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