Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - Spartan junior Andrew Ward looks to make a layup during last Friday’s home game against Roosevelt.

Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review - Spartan junior Andrew Ward looks to make a layup during last Friday’s home game against Roosevelt.

Bainbridge boys best Roosevelt 52-46

Friday the 13th was actually pretty lucky for the Spartans.

The Bainbridge High varsity boys basketball team scored a feisty 52-46 win at home against the visitors from Roosevelt and stopped short what could have become a slump late last week.

It was the island squad’s first win since their debut outing Dec. 4 against Kingston, following two losses, and upped their overall season record to 2-2 (1-2 in conference).

Garfield is the team to beat, leading the Metro pack with a flawless 5-0 record.

The guests scored first last Friday, and though the Spartans answered back almost immediately, the win wasn’t a sure thing until the final moments.

Bainbridge led 8-2 with about four minutes left in the first quarter, but the Rough Riders managed to pull ahead 9-8 by the buzzer.

In the second, BHS managed a temporarily significant lead (24-15 at the half), before entering a scrappy second half.

The island squad worked for every point and largely retained the upper hand, though never confidently enough for the large crowd of fans to settle in and truly enjoy it.

Next, the Spartans traveled to play Cleveland (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,and will return home to host West Seattle (3-1) at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, their final home game of the year.

They will play again in Paski Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 against Chief Sealth (0-3).

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