Thompson leads the Lady Wolverines over the Red Riots
January 26, 2013By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions
Written by Matt Schilmoeller for RK Sports Productions
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Orono - Senior guard Morgan Thompson scored a game high 18 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead the Schenck Wolverines over the Orono Red Riots 48-41 at Orono High School on Friday night.
Everyone remembers the four overtime win Orono had over the Lady Wolverines in East Millinocket right?
“We knew that we were going to have another tough test with Orono especially coming off a four overtime game at our place,” said Schenck girls basketball coach Derrick Thompson.
Schenck started the game on a 12-0 run and held Orono scoreless until the four in a half minute mark of opening quarter. Katie Sypher scored the first basket for the Red Riots. The Wolverines led 13-6 after one.
Despite being outplayed for three of the four quarters Orono played much better in the final quarter. Orono went on a 14-4 run to start the fourth quarter going 11-14 from the line, but could not complete the comeback.
Eight players scored for the Wolverines. Kristin Thompson had seven points, Katie Stanley and Ashley Leavitt each scored six points, Kayla Falone added five points and Lexie Hoxie, Mackenzie Bell and Olivia Lewis each chipped in with two points.
Thompson talked about how they played mostly man-to-man defense the first time they played Orono up at their place “I had to swallow my pride a little bit and crowd the bucket to make it difficult for Woodward and Sypher.”
Jillian Woodward led the Riots with a double-double scoring 11 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and three block shots. Ana Souza-Cuhna had nine, Elea Kass added seven and 3 steals, Katie Sypher scored six points, Hannah Clement finished with 5 points and 4 assists and Katie Smith chipped in with three points.
Thompson said “I was very proud of the effort of my girls tonight especially being handed a defeat in our last game in Houlton.”
The Wolverines shot 66 percent (10-15) from the free throw line. Orono shot 65 percent (17-26) from the charity stripe.
Schenck improves to a 11-2 with five games left before heading into the tournament. Orono fell to 12-2 with four games remaining in the regular season. Both teams will make some noise in their respective classes in the postseason tournament.