Bulldogs drop OT contest to St. Ed’s


Hampton-Dumont's Trevor Eiklenborg drives the baseline around a pair of Gael defenders en route to a scoop shot to end the first half, drawing the Bulldogs within 27-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 21. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


HAMPTON – Another game, another overtime for the Hampton-Dumont boys basketball team.

This time, the Bulldogs didn’t get the ending they liked as a three rebound opportunity with 5.6 seconds left in the extra period fell for the Gaels as H-D dropped the North Central Conference game, 52-50.

But so many close range shots that didn’t fall could have changed the face of this game.

“We need to mentally figure out how all of these games that we’ve lost we get those shots to go in because close losses, ‘boy, you played really hard,’ really feels nice but it still doesn’t get the job done,” Hampton-Dumont coach Heath Walton said. “We had a ton of attempts that we should have made. If we are going to win those types of games, we’ve got to make those types of shots.”

For more on this story, see the Jan. 29 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.