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Litchfield edges Wamogo in alumni game thriller (12-27-17)


Litchfield's Cal McKenna, left, and Wamogo's Spencer Albano battle for a rebound during the annual alumni game at Litchfield on Tuesday. John McKenna photos

It was another close one in the annual Litchfield and Wamogo alumni game on Tuesday as Litchfield held on for a 68-64 win on its home court.

Bragging rights in the still competitive but friendly rivalry went to Litchfield for the fourth straight year.

Litchfield led by 14 late in the game and appeared to have the victory in hand, but Wamogo launched a furious rally to take a 64-62 lead on a basket by Spencer Albano. Quinn McKenna retaliated with a three-point field goal to put Litchfield back on top for good.

The game was a fundraiser for the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Club's scholarship fund. Major sponsors were E.J. Murphy Realty and LaBonne's Markets. Other sponsors were the Village Wine Cellar, the Village Restaurant and BantamWesson. Volunteering the time to officiate the game were Jon Torrant, Art Hamm and Mia Barbieri. 

Quinn McKenna drives to the bucket between Mark and Eric Davis.

Mike Odenwaelder shoots over Adam Claire.

Tim Deacon drives against Nick Brennan.

Spencer Albano glides to the hoop.

Andrew Murphy goes up and under for a basket.

Nick Brennan lays one up.

Quinn McKenna soars for a dunk attempt.

Tim Deacon, left, and Spencer Albano contest a rebound.

Cal McKenna lofts a shot from the baseline.

Mike Odenwaelder drives against Jeremy Brignolo.

Bill Leviness distributes the ball.

John Barrett looks to make something happen.

Aaron Barrett takes a shot.

Mike Odenwaelder grabs a rebound in front of Matt McCarthy.

Crowd favorite Jeremy Brignolo pushes the pace.

Max Kinkade throws a bounce pass.

Shawn Murphy gets set to secure a loose ball.

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