Dublin's Varsity boys' basketball team dropped a tightly contested season opener, losing to Cardigan Mountain School 46-40. Dublin came out hot on their home court in the first six minutes of the game, jumping out to an 11-1 advantage on buckets by Will Campbell '19 and Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan '20, but Cardigan soon closed the gap and took a 19-16 lead into halftime. Dublin briefly regained the lead, 33-32, with five and a half minutes remaining, but turnovers caused by Cardigan's scrappy defense proved costly to the home team down the stretch. The taller and stronger Wildcats dominated the boards throughout, led by Idriss Traore '19 and Wyatt Switzer '19, who collected 13 and 12 rebounds, respectively. Belliveau-Ryan led the team with 18 points on the night to go with 7 rebounds, followed by Campbell with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Dublin (0-1, 0-0 RVAL) will host Groton School on Saturday for a 5:30 game.