WMHS basketball

Wiscasset boys still seeking first win

Posted:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

From Dec. 26 to Jan. 8, the Wiscasset Wolverine boys played four basketball games, losing all of them. The first game was Dec. 29 against Winthrop, where Wiscasset lost 83-24. The second game was Jan. 2 against Madison. Wiscasset lost 69-38. This game included Wiscasset putting up a very tough first half.

For the next game,  Jan. 6, Wiscasset traveled to Lisbon to face the Greyhounds. Wiscasset lost this game 74-37. On Monday, Jan. 8, Wiscasset hosted the Boothbay Seahawks in a rival matchup. This game resulted in a 75-49 loss for Wiscasset. Wolverines head coach Seth Farrington said about Zach Reed’s return to the lineup, as well as the game against Boothbay, “(Zach) immediately makes us better in every aspect of the game. Besides the statistical things he will do, he will bring a varsity level of communication on the floor. He also has played in a lot of big games during his career and will be that calming voice because no moment will be too big for him.

“We need to start with things we can control. We can’t control our (field goal) percentage to a point but we can control our shot selection to give us the best chance to put points on the scoreboard. With that being said we need to limit our turnovers and need to be about even on FGA. We need to dominate the paint on both sides of the floor and have to improve on our 34 (field goal) percentage from the paint. Defensively we need to force tough contested 2’s. We need to limit the second chance points and transition points. At the end of the game when we look at rebounds, turnovers and FGA that will tell us a lot about the final score.”