Same formula, same result — Lakers rout Raider girls

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JORDAN TURNER came up with a steal and scored two points on a fastbreak lay-up for Lake Region. Fryeburg's Nicole Bennett attempted to block the shot. (Rivet Photo)

By Wayne E. Rivet

Staff Writer

FRYEBURG — If the formula works, no sense to change it.

Lake Region forced eight turnovers to start the game, moved the ball on offense with precision and held Fryeburg Academy to just one field goal.

Opening result: A 13–2 start.

End result: A 54–32 victory over the Raiders. Lake Region improved to 7–1, winners of four straight and currently ranked Number 3 (27.9321 tourney points) in the Class B West Heal Ratings (Spruce Mountain occupies Number 1 at 8–0, 35.8951 tourney points followed by Wells at 77–1, 33.6420).

When the Lakers weren’t forcing bad passes or coming up with steals in the backcourt — the Raiders commited 23 turnovers — they showed good patience and crisp ball movement on offense. The balanced attack saw eight players score with Tiana-Jo Carter scoring a game-high 11 points to go along with 12 rebounds and three blocked shots. Senior forward Jordan Turner made several quick moves inside the lane, beating the Raiders to the glass and finishing with 10 points.

The Raiders scored in spurts in the second quarter. Sarah Welch netted a jumper and scored on a lay-up, while Julia Quinn drained a three-pointer to trim the deficit to 17–9 with 5:53 left in the half.

Following a timeout, the Lakers went on an 11–0 run as five different player scored led by Turner’s four points.

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SKYE DOLE of Fryeburg Academy (right) shoots over Lake Region defenders Meghan VanLoan and Miranda Chadbourne (#44) during Tuesday's game at Wadsworth Arena. (Rivet Photo)

Up 30–15 at the half, the Lakers put the game on ice with a 17–2 run aided by 10 Raider turnovers. Sarah Hancock, who guided the LR offense with steady play and good decision-making, knocked down a pair of three-pointers to lead the charge. She finished with nine points.

Fryeburg’s lone hoop came at 4:15 on a baseline jumper by Sydney Charles.

FA’s Kristen Chipman snapped a 12–0 Laker run to end the third quarter by scoring at the start of the final period. Chipman scored six in the quarter to lead the Raider reserves.

“We lost to a better team. Our kids worked hard, tried to do what was asked of them to the best of their abilities. For the last couple years, in most situations, our team has not been outworked. We may not have come out on top, but generally speaking it is not due to a lack of effort,” FA Coach Sean Watson said. “I think we’ve improved from the last time we squared off. We did a better job of dealing with their pressure. They create match-up problems for just about everyone they play. We are not an exception to that. We are fully aware that this is a big week for us and it is not because Lake is on the schedule. The Lake Region game is always important, but we also have Falmouth, Poland and Gray on the road. All of those teams are good teams and will certainly be great tests for us.”

For the Lakers, Lucy Fowler scored 7 points, CeCe Hancock added 7, Allison Morse 4, Kristen Huntress 3 and Miranda Chadbourne had 3.

For the Raiders (2–5), Quinn netted 5, Skye Dole scored 4 points and hauled down 10 rebounds. Other scorers: Welch 4, Mackenzie Buzzell 4, McKenna Gerchman 4, Nicole Bennett 2, Charles 2, Sage Boivin 1.

Stat Lines

Turnovers: LR 11, FA 23

Free Throws: LR 7–19, FA 11–16

Rebounds: LR 34, FA 23

 

 

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