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WLC boys finishes season 3-15

The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys basketball team concluded its 2012-13 season with a 91-39 loss at Sunapee on Wednesday.

The Warriors finished with a 3-15 record and in a tie for 17th place in Division IV. They were just one win out of a tie for the 16th and final playoff spot.

It was a struggle this season for WLC and first year coach Ken Garnham. After losing three starters to graduation, the Warriors were in a rebuilding phase from the first day of practice.

And it wasn’t the easiest schedule to start the year for the new collection of players. Of the team’s first nine games, seven came against teams that finished in the top nine of Division IV and all finished with at least 12 wins.

That can explain the 0-9 start to the year before WLC finally broke into the win column with a dominating 62-31 win over Hinsdale on Jan. 22.

They came real close to winning two straight, but dropped a nail-biter with Concord Christian in the next game, 48-46.

The Warriors would pick up a pair of wins against Nute, the only team in D-IV without a win, but fell short of the four needed to make the tournament. Last year, they were the 16th seed and lost to eventual champion Moultonborough.

Of WLC’s 16 games against Division IV opponents, 12 came versus tournament teams ranked in the top 10.

The Warriors averaged almost 43 points per game with their season-high coming in the team’s first win.

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