Wolverines’ rally falls short against Greyhounds

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 8:45am

The Wolverines outscored visiting Lisbon 16-11 in the final period but fell short losing 47-35. Saturday’s basketball game at Stover Auditorium was the Mountain Valley Conference season finale for Wiscasset Middle High School.

Kateleen Trask put 10 points on the scoreboard for Wiscasset in the game’s final eight minutes that included hitting two threes in the closing minutes. The Greyhounds were ahead 12-8 after one period when the lead changed three times. The visitors then went on a roll scoring 11 unanswered points in the second period, Kiley Merritt putting six of those points on the scoreboard staking the Greyhounds to a 23-8 halftime lead.

Lisbon shut down the Wolverine offense until halfway through the third period. Trask ended the drought swishing a jump shot. The Wolverines finally came to life when freshman guard Kailee Colby entered the game. Colby came off the bench and hit two threes and suddenly the score was 34-19. Her second three came with just 20 ticks left in the period, forcing the Lisbon bench to call a timeout.

The fourth period started with Colby dribbling by two Lisbon defenders and scoring. Lisbon answered on its next possession, but a steal and basket by Brianna Olsen-Orr trimmed Lisbon’s lead to 17. With three minutes left to play? the Wolverines went on a 5-0 run. Trask’s three in the closing minute cut Lisbon’s lead to 11, 44-33. With 36 ticks left in the game, Trask stole the ball at half-court, dribbled to the hoop and scored, making it a 44-35 ballgame. That was as close as the Wolverines would come.

Colby finished with nine points, a season high for her. Olsen-Orr had four, Kylie Peoples and Waltz two, and Latisha Wright hit a foul shot. Peoples grabbed 12 rebounds, Madison Carrier nine. Lisbon’s Giana Russo netted 13 points, including two threes in the first half. Charlee Cox had nine. Emma Wiley went four for four on the foul line. Lisbon, a class B high school, improves to 10-7. WMHS finishes the MVC season at 0-18.

Cougars win

Trask scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and had a steal for the Wolverines in a 50-32 loss to Dirigo at Dixfield Jan 28. WMHS had just three points in the first half. The Cougars led 24-3 after the first eight minutes and 32-3 at halftime. The Wolverines outscored their hosts 29-18 in the second half.

Waltz finished the game with seven points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Carrier has six points and grabbed 10 rebounds as well. Trask had three trifectas, Waltz had one. Wiscasset made four of five foul shots. Olson-Orr and Colby had two points each.

Rebels roll

Telstar outscored WMHS in every period, winning 52-27 at Bethel Jan. 16. Wiscasset’s Zoe Waltz netted 14 points including a three and Kylie people blocked three Rebel shots. Telstar led 15-7 after the first period, 25-12 at the half and 43-20 going into the final quarter.

Carrier had five points and five rebounds. Olson-Orr and Trask each scored four points.