Hampden Boys BBall Hold On to Beat Edward Little 

Going into this years high school basketball season, the matchup we’ve all been waiting for on the boys side, two-time defending Class A Eastern Maine champs, Edward Little, traveling up i-95 to take on Hampden Academy. A lot of heal points at stake tonight.This was a game of streaks. Hampden trailed by 14 points early on, but came charging back. Gabe Burditt hits a three before halftime. The Broncos trailed 36-34 at the break. After the half, Hampden’s Graham Safford took over.The senior with the steal, goes coast to coast, lays it up and in. Hampden up 50-40. Safford with 26 points tonight.But Edward Little makes a run of their own. The Red Eddies cut it to three points thanks to Bo Leary and his game-high 30 points tonight.While EL made it close, Hampden able to hang on. logan Poirier takes the long in-bounds pass for the lay-in. The Broncos win 73-65. After the game, Graham Safford spoke about Hampden’s in-game turn-around and the tenacity of this team that now has wins over Bangor and Edward Little.