Madison girls get past Wiscasset, 56-31

Posted:  Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:00am

The Madison Lady Bulldogs overcame an early deficit to beat Wiscasset, 56-31, in MVC play on Thursday night in Wiscasset.

Madison (3-0), playing back-to-back games on consecutive nights, found itself trailing early and big, as Wiscasset pounced on the road team early. Behind solid play from their seniors, the Lady Wolverines opened the game on a 7-0 run, which they extended to 21-4 with 5:37 left in the second quarter. Led by the trio of Grace Webber, Lindsey Gordon and Maeve Blodgett, Wiscasset  showed a new spark on the press breaker and solid halfcourt defense that helped the team jump on the second ranked team in Class C South. Madison needed senior Lauren Hay’s eight points in the second quarter to close the gap to 21-17 entering the half. 

Madison opened the second half on a 6-0 run, taking its first lead of the game with 6:21 remaining in the third. Wiscasset immediately answered with Blodgett converting a three-point play that put Wiscasset back up 26-25. But behind Hay, Madison closed the quarter with 12 unanswered points, leading 39-26 entering the final quarter.

After trading baskets to open the fourth, Madison again went on a run, 10-0, to seal the victory. Hay finished with 17 points, Sydney LeBlanc added 12, and Ashley Emery, 9.

For Wiscasset (0-2), Webber finished with 12 points and 11 steals, Gordon had nine points and seven rebounds, and Blodgett finished with six.

Next up, Wiscasset heads to Hall-Dale for a Saturday 1 p.m. matinee.