The No. 20 Wayland Warriors boys’ basketball team used an 11-3 run over the final two minutes of Tuesday’s game to beat visiting Bedford, 66-55, and clinch a share of the Dual Country small title for the third year in a row. “We finished strong tonight which was good,” said Wayland coach Dennis Doherty. “We weren’t able to do it last week, but did it tonight.”On Feb. 12, the Warriors were up by 6 before dropping the 55-47 decision to Concord-Carlisle. Doherty feared the same happening as Bedford erased the 10-point halftime difference. Senior guard Mark Bonner, playing in his third game since returning from an ankle injury, put Wayland (14-3) up by 4 with two minutes left to trigger the final run. Senior Dan Karp came off the bench and hit two free throws with 1:40 on the clock.“It was a game of run. We kept getting a lead and they’d chip away at it,” Doherty said. “They made a bunch of runs, but we didn’t break.”The Warriors were led by senior guard Jaleel Bell’s 20 points and Bonner’s 19.
Wayland 66, Bedford 55
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Wayland
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 8:53 p.m.