Haines Drops 36 On Bears in Central Aroostook Win Over Easton
The Central Aroostook Panthers and the Easton Bears played in Mars Hill on Monday night. Easton and Mars Hill have maintained their neighboring small-town rivalry despite Central Aroostook's move up to Class C a handful of years ago.
Easton beat Central Aroostook 50-33 just 11-days prior to Monday's matchup. The Panthers were missing multiple starters when the two teams played their first game.
Central Aroostook hit (3) three-point field goals as a team in the opening quarter. Lucas Haines led the Panthers with 6 points in the quarter on (2) three-point shots, with Hunter Charette drilling the other three for CA, and scoring 5 points. John Coffin scored 3 points for Central Aroostook who led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. Owen Sweeney knocked down a three-point field goal, and led the Bears with 5 points in the quarter, with Gus Bonner adding one free-throw.
Haines scored 10 points in the second quarter and making (2) three-point shots, from deep. Charette followed suit by knocking down one more three-point shot of his own in the second quarter for CA. Easton's offense got rolling in the second, led by Ben Wipperman's 6 points and Sweeney's 5 points. Chase Flewelling hit a deep three-point shot for the Bears, and Dawson Lamereau added one point. Central Aoostook took at 27-20 lead into halftime.
Lucas Haines lit up the gym in the third quarter, scoring 15 of Central Aroostook's 17 points. Haines nailed (3) three-point shots in a row and was too much for the Bears to handle. Charette scored the other two points for the Panthers. Ben Wipperman scored 6 points in the third for Easton, with Flewelling scoring 4 points. Sweeney made his third three-point field goal of the night, and Bonner scored two points in the third. Central Aroostook ended the quarter with at 44-35 lead.
Central Aroostook maintained control of the lead throughout the final quarter, with Frankie Kearney scoring 8 points. Haines scored 5 points, with Chase Hentosh scoring 3 points, and John Coffin adding one point. For Easton, Wipperman scored 4 points with Sweeney and Flewelling each knocking down a three-point field goal. Bonner scored 2 points in the fourth quarter for Easton. Central Aroostook (5-6) won by a score of 61-47. Haines led all scorers with 36 points for the Panthers. Hunter Charette scored 10 points for Central Aroostook. Ben Wipperman and Owen Sweeney each scored 16 points for Easton, and Chase Flewelling scored 10 points.
Easton (4-7) will play Ashland later this week, and the Panthers play Southern Aroostook on Tuesday. 101.9 The Rock will be covering the Caribou Vikings at Houlton Shiretowners in girls action on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.