Warriors & Panthers Play Early Saturday in Mars Hill; Recap
Early wake up call in Mars Hill
Athletic Directors across Maine need to be able to adapt and come up with creative ways to get local high school games in around current health and safety protocols, as well as the winter weather conditions.
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With the storm moving into the area later Saturday, the Southern Aroostook girls traveled to Mars Hill to take on the Central Aroostook Panthers for a 9:00 a.m. game to get home before the storm settled in. Southern Aroostook put their unblemished 14-0 record on the line in an early morning game that should prepare the Warriors for a potential Championship Saturday game at a similar time in a few weeks from now. Coach Flewelling's Panthers played in Madawaska on Friday night and picked up a 51-7 win and pushed their record to 9-3. The quick turnaround was made easier with Central Aroostook hosting the game.
The two teams used the first quarter to shake off the early morning sluggishness and found their groove as the game went on. Amy Shields and Emalee Landry each scored 3 points in the opening quarter for Coach Cliff Urquhart and the Warriors. Cami Shields and Madison Russell each scored 2 points for Southern Aroostook. For the Panthers, Kira Fitzherbert scored 4 points and Abby Haines scored 2 points. Southern Aroostook led by a score of 10-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Both offenses woke up in the second quarter, and for the Warriors, Maddison Shields led the way scoring 6 points. Russell scored 4 points, with Landry, Lexi Rackliff, and Callie Russell each scoring 2 points. Haines scored 3 points, with Rylee Pierce and Harleigh Allen also scoring 3 points apiece. Going into halftime Southern Aroostook held a 26-15 lead.
Cami Shields dominated the third quarter on the offensive end scoring 15 points in the quarter for the Warriors. Landry, Russell, and Brianne Daggett each scored 2 points for Southern Aroostook. For the Panthers, Haines and Izabel Pryor each scored 7 points in the quarter. At the end of three quarters, Southern Aroostook led by a score of 47-29.
Southern Aroostook used a team effort to close out the hometown Panthers in the fourth quarter. Cami Shields added 4 more points to her total and she finished with a game-high 21 points. Emalee Landry, Maddison Russell, Brianne Daggett, Lexi Rackliff, and Callie Russell each scored 2 points in the closing quarter. Maddison Russell finished the game with 10 point and Landry collected 9 points. Haines scored 3 points in the quarter and finished with a team-high 15 points on the morning. Pierce and Fitzherbert each made a field goal in the fourth quarter. Southern Aroostook picks up a 61-36 win over Central Aroostook.
Southern Aroostook (15-0) will play Penobscot Valley next Wednesday. Central Aroostook (9-4) will play Houlton on Monday night.