Saturday, March 8, 2014
Charlie Fay and Grant Burfiend of Falmouth have teamed up several times this season for some crowd-pleasing plays.
They did it again Saturday in the Western Class B quarterfinals against Maranacook at the Portland Expo. Late in the third quarter, Burfiend was just a little strong on a semi-breakaway layup, but not to worry. There was the 6-foot-5 Fay trailing to slam it down. The play provided some excitement in the one-sided game, won by the top-seeded Yachtsmen, 58-30.
Fay and Burfiend have worked the combination three or four times this season. Fay has had other dunks on breakaways.
"It´s nice to know there´s someone there when I miss," said Burfiend, who doesn´t miss often.
Fay, an outstanding lacrosse player as well, is good at following shots and has excellent timing.
"It came off the rim nicely," he said.Tweet
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