NEWCASTLE – The Torrington High School boys’ basketball team held on down the stretch to pick up a 55-49 win over the Newcastle Dogies on Friday evening in Newcastle.
After trailing much of the first half, the Blazers battled back late in the third quarter en route to the victory.
Newcastle led 14-13 after one and 31-28 at halftime. In the third, Torrington mounted its comeback.
The Blazer took the lead late in the third. Torrington outscored the Dogies 15-5 in the third, taking a 43-36 lead into the final eight minutes.
The Blazers pushed their lead to as many as 11 early in the fourth quarter, but down the stretch, Newcastle chipped away at the deficit late in the contest.
Torrington fended off the late run to secure the road win.
The Blazers shot 44.4% from the floor and limited Newcastle to only 32.7% shooting. Torrington outrebounded the Dogies 34-30.
Senior Kieser Wolfe led Torrington with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Juniors Skyler Sargent and Ryan Baker added nine points each. Junior Ben Firminhac grabbed a team high nine rebounds, to go along with eight points.
Torrington (4-6) hosts Mitchell, Nebraska on Thursday in the team’s home opener. The Tigers come into the game with a 3-10. The Blazers defeated the Tigers 67-38 on the final day of the Sidney Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29.