FARMINGDALE — What the Hall-Dale boys basketball team lacks in size is more than compensated by the depth and quickness the Bulldogs showed Tuesday night in running past Carrabec.

With all 13 players scoring, Hall-Dale remained unbeaten in Mountain Valley Conference play with a 90-51 victory that showcased their three-point shooting and athleticism.

The Bulldogs (4-0) broke a 15-all tie at the end of the first quarter with a 28-point second period that featured six 3-pointers. Hall-Dale shot 13 of 26 from behind the arc, led by sophomore Ashtyn Abbott who made three en route to a game-high 15 points.

The game was less about high scorers than it was about the Bulldogs depth. Coach Chris Ranslow played 13 players in the first half, sometimes subbing five at a time with little drop-off.

“We’ve got really good offensive balance,” Ranslow said. “We’ve got six or seven guys who could go for double figures on any given night.”

Sophomore Alec Byron added 14 points and seven rebounds for the winners while freshmen Josh Nadeau scored 10 and Tyler Nadeau and Owen Dupont nine apiece. Dustin Crawford led Carrabec (1-3) with 13 points while Dylan Willette scored 11 and Cade Chipman 10.

The Bulldogs actually enjoyed a height advantage over the Cobras, who don’t have a player over 6 feet on their roster. Hall-Dale grabbed 39 rebounds, 16 of those at the offensive end.

“Everybody can play,” Carrabec coach Heath Cowan said of the Bulldogs. “They can all shoot the ball and they’re very athletic. We didn’t make many shots in the second half, I think our kids got a little bit winded. We’ve competed really well up until this point. Hopefully, the kids can just put it behind them.”

Hall-Dale junior Jett Boyer, who saw limited action due to an ankle sprain, opened the second quarter with a 3 from the left side. Abbott, a smooth shooting lefty, followed with another from nearly the same spot and the floodgates opened. Josh Nadeau sandwiched a pair of treys from either side around a six-point run from Byron to make it 33-25. The Bulldogs closed the quarter on a 10-2 run to take a 43-29 lead into the half.

“On any given night we’ve got guys who can come in and score points, get rebounds and play defense,” Tyler Nadeau, the team’s sophomore point guard, said. “We can definitely give the big teams a run. It comes down to how well we play defense and box out. We’re young so we don’t have a lot of experience in late game situations. We still need to learn how to win down to the wire.”

Tyler Nadeau scored four points as the Bulldogs opened the second half on a 10-0 run. Seven players scored in the quarter which ended with Hall-Dale on top 65-44.

“I thought he played really well at the point guard position,” Ranslow said of Nadeau. “It’s not about being flashy, it’s about being consistent. He really just gets it done.”

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