Laker girls out run, out gun Falcons

LR point guard Sarah Hancock tries to shake a Freeport defender. (Rivet Photos)

LR point guard Sarah Hancock tries to shake a Freeport defender. (Rivet Photos)

By Wayne E. Rivet
Staff Writer
Freeport is trying to become an aggressive press team under first-year coach Mike Hart.
Lake Region showed the young Falcons they have a long way to go in their development.
Crisp passing and good decision-making by veteran guards sliced holes in the Freeport press and resulted in quick strike scores as the Lakers had their inside-outside game cranking last Thursday night in a 68-48 romp at Nutting Gym.
Behind two three-pointers by Chandler True, the Lakers rolled to a 23-7 lead. Senior guard Sarah Hancock (10 assists) threaded several passes to fast-breaking teammates for easy layups as the Lakers shot 50% from the floor over the first eight minutes.
They kept the pedal to the metal in the second by scoring 24 points as five different players scored, led by Sarah Hancock with eight points.
Freeport (0-8) showed some resiliency in the third quarter, playing hard and finding a hot hand in forward Megan Cormier, who scored eight of her team’s 16 points by making strong drives to the rim. The Lakers closed out the quarter with back-to-back three-pointers by Kristen Huntress and CeCe Hancock for a 61-35 lead.
The big cushion allowed Laker coach Paul True to give many reserves valuable varsity court time.
LR had good balance on offense with Huntress scoring 13 points, CeCe Hancock 12 and Sarah Hancock 10. Other scorers were: Meghan VanLoan 6, Lauren Jakobs 6, Spencer True 3, Molly Christensen 2, Melody Millett 2, Alizah Thayer-Broussard 2 and Alison Morse 1.
In other action:

Guard Kristen Huntress looks to score on a fast break.

Guard Kristen Huntress looks to score on a fast break.

Gray-NG 52, Lakers 35. Unlike their first meeting, the Lakers were unable to push undefeated Gray-New Gloucester to the limit.
The Patriots started quick Saturday with a 10-2 first quarter run and built a 25-11 halftime lead. The Lakers trimmed four points off the deficit in the third, but the Patriots (10-0) sealed the win with an 18-11 fourth quarter.
G-NG’s Maria Valente was the game’s high scorer with 25 points (she was 15-of-16 from the foul line) to go along with 10 rebounds.
The Lakers (5-4) were led by freshman Lauren Jakobs, who tallied 11 points, 7 from the foul line. Other scorers were: Sarah Hancock 7, CeCe Hancock 6, Spencer True 4, Chandler True 3, Kristen Huntress 2 and Meghan VanLoan 2.
Next: The Lakers host Falmouth Friday for a 7 p.m. game, and then they are off until Friday, Jan. 23 when they travel to Greely for a 7 p.m. game.

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