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HARVARD — Bromfield boys basketball coach Tom Hill is not renowned for tossing bouquets around, but after his team’s 55-36 win over Littleton on Friday night he was in a flowery mood.

“We played well at both ends tonight and our defense is playing outstanding basketball,” said Hill. “This was a great team effort. Our starting line-up played a lot of minutes, but they consistently found the open man and played very smart. We did a good job of hitting those shots and this was a good win over a good basketball team.”

Bromfield improved to 13-3, remained unbeaten in league play and extended their winning streak to12.

The Trojans deserved the accolades. Point guard Brian McCullough adeptly orchestrated a remarkably efficient offense that hit 50 percent of its shots (20-40). The defense suffocated Littleton and forced the Tigers into taking 29 of their 50 shots from behind the three-point line. They shot themselves out of the game by connecting on only four of them. To boot, Bromfield destroyed the Tigers off the backboards, 34-17.

In the first quarter it appeared the game would be tight as the teams battled back and forth. Littleton jumped in front 9-4 when Chris Murray (21 points) hit a 15-footer, but Bromfield battled back to close the quarter with a 10-4 run to move in front 14-13 after eight minutes.

Trailing 13-10, McCullough (10 points, two steals) finished off a drive (nine rebounds) capped the scoring in the quarter with a 15-footer.

The Trojans carried the momentum into the second quarter, holding the Tigers scoreless for four minutes and taking a 22-13 lead with eight unanswered points. McCullough scored four of the points while Kennedy and Trevor Granville each chipped in with two.

Murray ended the drought for Littleton with a turnaround jumper, but those would be the only Littleton points in the quarter as Bromfield took command by finishing off the half with seven more points to extend the lead to 29-15 after 16 minutes. Kennedy hit a pair of free throws, Matt Griffin (14 points, nine rebounds) hit a jumper after taking a pass from Kevin Sun, before Granville stuck a knife into the Tigers’ heart with a buzzer-beating bomb.

“I think that Trevor’s three-point buzzer-beater was a killer,” said Hill.

Bromfield didn’t let up in the third quarter, continuing to dig in their heels defensively and outscoring Littleton 14-4 to build a 43-19 lead after three quarters. Sam Shepherd (five points, 10 rebounds) chipped in from inside the paint while Kennedy, who missed just a single field goal attempt in the game, and Griffin stayed hot.

“Ryan was outstanding and played his best varsity game ever, and Matt also played very well,” said Hill. “All-around, this was probably our best effort of the season and it came on a night when we were playing an tough game.”