Wiscasset Rec outlasts Bath, 37-33
Jevar Garricks scored six points in the last eight minutes leading the fifth and sixth grade Wiscasset Parks and Recreation traveling team to a 37-33 win over a visiting team from the Bath Recreation Department Thursday night, Feb. 1.
The game was tied 21-21 at the half. Back-to-back baskets by Braylon Williams put the visitors up 25-21. But with 10 minutes left to play, Alex Richard’s layup cut Bath’s lead to a basket.
The lead changed three more times before Garricks’ hoop at 3:14 put Wiscasset up for good. Richard hit two free throws down the stretch and Austin Trask added a basket in the final minute.
Bath got off to a fast start scoring the first six points of the game. Five minutes had run off the clock before Audie Plummer hit a foul shot to get Wiscasset on the scoreboard. With 10:22 until the half, Richard banked a shot in from outside the key, putting Wiscasset ahead for the first time, 10-9. Minutes later, Bath’s Sebastian Grover scored from underneath the basket and Williams added another hoop to put the visitors back in front.
Trask found Richard open for a basket tying the game and Cam Larrabee put Wiscasset ahead again 19-17. Bath then tied the game with 30 ticks left until halftime.
Wiscasset Coach Shane Plummer, assisted by Bill Davenport, have led the team to a 5-1-1 record this season. The team has three wins over Woolwich, defeated Bath teams twice and finished with a tie against Whitefield.
This is Plummer’s fourth year coaching the fifth and the sixth graders. “We’re having a lot of fun and the kids are learning how to play the game. We’re building for the future,” he said.
The team plays its home games in the Memorial Gym at Wiscasset Elementary School on Federal Street.