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Proctor Phantoms lose first game of the season against Fair Haven

The Proctor 5th/6th grade boys basketball team lost 39-37 in the final minutes against a stubborn Fair Haven team last Wednesday. It was their first loss of the season and with a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter the game seemed in Proctor's control but with some questionable calls by the officials and missed shots in the final minutes Fair Haven came back for the victory.

The first quarter started off slow for both teams came to an end the score tied 6-6. The Proctor guards took control in the second quarter not only driving to the basket but hitting the outside shots and Proctor took a 22-12 lead into halftime.

Proctor continued to maintain its 10-point lead throughout the 3rd quarter but during the final minutes of the game Fair Haven started battling back. With three and a half minutes left Fair Haven tied it up 33-33. Proctor guard, Jack Morgan, nailed an outside shot to give them back the lead 35-33. The team exchanged baskets and with only one and a half minutes left in the game  the score was tied once again at 37-37.

With time ticking down there were a number of calls by the officials that resulted Fair Haven taken possession of the ball. Fair Haven made the opportunities count and was able to score one more basket before time ran out giving them a 39-37 win over Proctor.

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