EAST MACHIAS — Undefeated on the season so far, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ basketball team added a 74-46 win over the Washington Academy Raiders Tuesday.
Junior Kelsey Shaw scored 33 points in the game. Sierra Tapley had 17. The Trojans now stand at 3-0.
“They really gave us a game for three quarters,” Coach Brent Barker said. “They (the Raiders) took us out of some things we wanted to do, but we pulled ahead late in the game. We came out and finished off the game the way I like us to.”
The team is playing at a high level, but Barker still has developmental goals to meet. “I want to do a better job of recognizing things on both ends of the floor,” he said. “We have to work on our defensive recognition, being able to see who’s putting pressure on the ball. On offense, it’s execution, spacing and cuts.”
MDI 65 – Hermon 43
At Hermon High School Friday night, MDI bagged their second win of the season with a 65-43 victory. Scoring was balanced, with 13 points each from Shaw and Tapley and 12 points each from Sarah Phelps and Molly Carroll. Phelps and Tapley also led in assists. Phelps, Keely McConomy and Darcy Kanu each had six rebounds.
The Lady Trojans went on an 8-0 unanswered run to start the game. Carroll and McConomy guarded the top Hermon shooters. The Hawks’ first points came from free throws. Scoring plays for MDI began with steals and rebounds by Kanu and Sarah Norberg. Tapley added a three-pointer.
McConomy logged the first MDI field goal of the second quarter on a Phelps assist. Ali Bierman, Norberg and Kanu held the fort on defense. The Trojans had built a 32-15 lead, so even an impressive streak from Hermon with a three and a two-pointer in the final 30 seconds of the half made little difference. The score was 32-20.
Trojan defense held the Hawks to five points in the third quarter. MDI had to fight on offense, too, but pulled off tightly coordinated plays. Carroll switched gears nimbly between guarding and shooting, with six points and a steal in quick succession. Phelps added a three on a Tapley assist. As the clock ran down, Hermon again managed a five-point run, making the score 45-25 after three quarters.
Both teams had their best quarters in the fourth, but MDI outscored Hermon 20-18. McConomy and Kanu both had “plus one” situations where they were fouled while making field goals. Tapley added two twos and Phelps a three. Abbe Miller scored in the final seconds. The final score was 65-43.
The Lady Trojans are set to host the George Stevens Academy Eagles Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.