Libby Clement and Kaeti Butterfield combined for 29 first period points powering Monmouth to a 56-24 Mountain Valley Conference basketball win over Wiscasset Middle High School at Stover Auditorium Monday night. It was the final home game for the Wolverines and began with Coaches Tom Philbrick and Bob Applebee honoring the team’s senior players Sydnie Thayer and Alice Yokabaskas and manager Zack Main.
Monmouth entered the game with a record of 13-5 and ranked fifth in the class C south standings. It outscored the winless Wolverines in every period, 26-4, 14-11, 10-5 and 15-4.
The Mustangs raced out to an 11-0 lead. The Wolverines’ first points came at 3:06, when Zoe Waltz swished a basket from the left side of the key. Jade Rego accounted for Wiscasset’s only other points of the period when she went to the foul line and sunk a pair of shots.
Butterfield, who finished the game with 19 points, put her team up by 22 by hitting a three-point basket in the final seconds of the opening period.
Freshman Maddy Carrier netted a three-point basket on Wiscasset’s first possession of the second period. Abby Ferland then hit a three for the visitors. Waltz answered with a three for the Wolverines followed by Katie Harris’s three for Monmouth. At the half, the Mustangs were ahead 40-15.
Thayer hit a three for Wiscasset in the third period. Abby Flanagan’s layup put Monmouth up by 30 points, 50-20 headed into the final period of play.
Thayer finished with seven points and eight rebounds for WMHS, Waltz had five points. Yokabaskas blocked five Mustang shots. Clement netted 10 for Monmouth.
Ramblers survive scare
The Wolverine girls played their best game of the season at Winthrop Feb. 2 but the Ramblers hung on for a 49-36 win.
Wiscasset was behind by just three points at the half 31-28. The Ramblers then went on a roll outscoring Wiscasset 22-7 in the pivotal third period.
Sydnie Thayer finished with 13 points for WMHS including a pair of threes. Kateleen Trask and Alice Yokabaskas had eight points each. Madison Carter scored four. The Ramblers entered the game with a MVC record of 13-3 and ranked number two behind undefeated Boothbay Region High School in the class C standings.
WMHS finishes its MVC season tonight, Tuesday Feb. 5, at Mt. Abram.