Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deering withstands Bonny Eagle, comes back to beat Scots

Deering entered the Girls Class A West tournament as the top-seed, and with one of the top players in Kayla Burchill. Bonny Eagle was thinking upset, however, and they had some believing in them at the half. Deering turned it around in the second half, however, squashing the upset, and going on to a 37-30 win.
Both teams got off to slow starts, trying to figure eachother out. Burchill scored 5 points in the opening quarter, and Bonny Eagle's Sarah Assante matched her. The score was knotted up at 9 heading into the second quarter.


Deering went cold in the early part of the second quarter, and the Scots took advantage, going on a 9-0 run. Shannon Sanborn had 5 points and Jessica MacDonald 4 in the Bonny Eagle run. Burchill couldn't get a shot to go down in the quarter, with only a free throw to show for in the quarter. Deering woke up heading into halftime, going on a 5-0 to end the half. Bonny Eagle held an 18-14 lead, and the "U" word was being whispered.
Burchill came out firing to start the second half, hitting a 3-pointer as soon as she touched the ball. She would then hit it from inside the arc, and like that Deering was in the lead. MacDonald gave the lead back to the Scots with a steal and a lay-up. Keneisha DiRamio then took over the game, with 4 straight points and some solid play at the point as Deering took the lead for good. The Rams led 25-20 heading into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter belonged to Deering, and specifically Ella Ramonas. The Junior scored 9 points, 5 coming from the free throw line, as the Rams pounded their way to a victory. Deering avoided the upset and will now face Sanford in the Semifinals at the Cumberland County Civic Center.



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