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A frustrating Friday night defeat on its home court put the Colchester High School (CHS) boys’ basketball squad into the loss column for the first time this year.

The Lakers squandered a 6-point halftime lead and eventually fell 40-38 to visiting Mount Mansfield Union (MMU).

Game at a glance

The Cougars led 13-6 after the opening quarter but were held to just two points in the next frame. Colchester came surging back and outscored MMU by 13 in the second to bring a 21-15 upper hand into the break.

Mount Mansfield kept it close and trailed just 31-30 at the end of the third stanza, and the Cougars would jump on top in the fourth. With less than 10 seconds and up by one, MMU was fouled and went to the charity stripe, but the second free throw rang off the rim to give CHS a chance to tie it with a basket or win with a 3.

The Lakers ran the court and had a good look at a run through the paint for a tying layup, but the ball was mishandled and flew out of bounds. On the ensuing inbound, however, Colchester was able to pounce and force a jump ball situation with the possession arrow pointing in the Lakers’ favor.

But with just 0.01 seconds on the clock and no timeouts remaining, CHS wasn’t able to coordinate a tip-in play for the Cougars to walk out with the win.

Game notes

  • Colchester moves to 2-1 on the season with the loss.

  • CHS senior guard Carson Corrigan dropped a game-high 17 points with the help of 2 3-pointers. 12 of his points came in the second quarter.

  • Colchester sophomore guard Henry Bacon had 7 points while junior forward Jackson Miller chipped in with 5.

  • Next up for the Lakers is a Tuesday tilt at South Burlington with game time slated for 7 p.m.

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