STANDISH — Scarborough overcame an 18-7 deficit after one quarter to beat Bonny Eagle 43-42 in a Class AA South boys’ basketball game Friday night.

The Red Storm held Bonny Eagle scoreless for the first 6:59 of the second quarter to climb back into the game. Scarborough continued its stellar defense in the second half, grabbing a 30-29 lead after three quarters.

“Every game is always the same (for us). We try to figure out the tempo of the game and then we tend to get better as the game goes along,” said Scarborough Coach Tony DiBiase.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Red Storm (2-3) and extended the Scots’ losing streak to five.

“It’s good to win, but it’s better to play well because I think our better basketball will be mid-January to the end,” said DiBiase.

Bonny Eagle (1-5) got a deep 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer from Will Myrick to head to the break with a 25-20 lead. But the Scots were held to four points in the third quarter.

“I told them, we need to increase our energy, let’s pick them up full court,” said Di- Biase.

The Red Storm maintained control in the fourth quarter despite poor free-throw shooting. They made only 4 of 9 free throws in the final eight minutes and 8 of 17 for the game.

Nevertheless, Scarborough led 43-37 before Bonny Eagle’s Ben Autry was fouled on a two-handed putback with 8.1 seconds left. He missed the free throw, however, which meant a banked-in 3-pointer at the buzzer by Troy Bogdahn wasn’t enough for the Scots.

Bogdahn led Bonny Eagle with 15 points, but he was shut out in the second half until his last-second basket.

“I think Jaquan (Seme) did a really good job on Bogdahn, who is one of the better guards in the league,” said DiBiase. “I think (Jaquan) tired (Bogdahn) out a little bit.”

Emmett Peoples paced Scarborough with 12 points. Dominic Joy and Reece Lagerquist played huge roles off the bench, especially in the fourth quarter.

“Dominic played really, really well for us. He came off the bench and gave us some really good minutes,” said DiBiase.

“We just switched me to playing in the high post, looking for cutters,” said Joy. “When I had open shots I took them, and (I) fed people in the paint.

Joy finished with eight points, four rebounds and a pair of 3-pointers.

“It starts in practice,” said Joy. “We all work in with the starters, we all work together. We have a good bond and we flow together no matter who is out there.”

Lagerquist contributed six points and six rebounds (four offensive).

“(Lagerquist) did a nice job for us in the second half because he gave us the ability to score inside and the ability to be active,” said DiBiase.