Mustangs gallop to big win over Wolverines, 70-23

Posted:  Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

Junior forward Kaeti Butterfield scored 20 points and teammates Abbie Allen and Destiny Clough each added 10 as Monmouth cruised to a 70-23 win over Wiscasset Wednesday night in Monmouth.

Monmouth (15-1 and second in Class C South) got out big and early, owning the first quarter 21-6, as the Mustangs’ full court pressure was too much for a Wiscasset team on the road and without senior captain Grace Webber due to illness. 

Wiscasset (0-17) held Monmouth to just 10 points in the second quarter, but the lady Wolverines only posted five of their own as they found themselves trailing 31-11 at the half. Wiscasset’s Lindsey Gordon had seven of her team high 11 in the first half, establishing herself in the post to keep it respectable.

Monmouth took the third quarter 10-5, as the Mustangs utilized their depth and worked in some younger players. Two more hoops from Gordon and a Maeve Blodgett three was all the offense the Wolverines could muster in the fourth, as the Mustangs poured in 26 in the final frame, closing out decisively with their starters on their Senior Night.

Blodgett finished with five points and Sydnie Thayer had four for the Wolverines, who close out their season with Senior Night next Tuesday night at home against Mt. Abram (8-8, eighth in Class C South). Junior varsity begins at 5:30 p.m. Varsity begins at 7 p.m.