Hall-Dale girls edge Wiscasset, 37-26

Posted:  Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 9:00pm

Hall-Dale used a balanced scoring attack to edge Wiscasset, 37-26, in MVC girls basketball at Hall-Dale Saturday afternoon. 

Ellie Dekker and Kayla Searles each had eight points, as Hall-Dale (2-1) used their size to hold Wiscasset to two points in the decisive, second quarter. 

Wiscasset (0-3) started strong, as it has in three of its last four games extending to the preseason. After a quick bucket by Searles, Wiscasset’s Maeve Blodgett found Jade Rego underneath for two to tie it early. Blodgett then hit a three to put the Lady Wolverines up 5-2. Dekker returned her own three to knot the score at five with 3:26 to play in the first. Wolverines guard Grace Webber closed the quarter with a flurry of plays, including a drive and foul, a steal and breakaway layup for two, and finally a jumper that put Wiscasset up 9-5 after one.

Hall-Dale used its size to slow down the Wolverines in the second. Wiscasset’s only field goal was an early Rego layup on a dish from Blodgett to go up 11-5 with 6:54 to play in the second. After a quick timeout, Hall-Dale scored 11 unanswered points to go up 16-11 at the half.

Wiscasset’s offense opened cold in the third, as Hall-Dale won the quarter 12-5. Bulldog forward Cat Kincaid scored six of her seven in the frame. The Wolverines sent the Bulldogs to the free throw line 28 times where they made 13. 

Webber and Blodgett helped Wiscasset outscore the host team 10-9 in the final frame, but it wasn't enough to erase the early deficit. Webber finished with 10 points, five rebounds, eight steals and three blocks, while Blodgett finished with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Lindsey Gordon added six rebounds and two steals, while Sydnie Thayer had four boards and five steals. 

Next up: Monday night, Wiscasset travels to Rumford to play Mountain Valley. Game time is 5:30 p.m. for junior varsity, 7 p.m. for varsity.